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The new fossil Pokémon

Discussion in 'Pokémon Sword & Shield Discussion' started by keithpetrosky, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. DaddyOak

    DaddyOak Well-Known Member

    the ice features are already implemented in the black & white parts wich are fused with one of the dragons
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  2. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    I doubt they'll be completed. Them being incomplete is part of the joke.
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  3. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    Which would defeat the joke entirely.
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  4. Luthor

    Luthor Well-Known Member

    Which could mean that in future games the current sword and shield fossils could become the hardest fossil Pokemon to get. As they can't be bred and traded unlike all the others.
  5. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    I like the idea of the new fossils being able to combine with each other to form a unique Pokemon. It's like GF revamped the Kyurem, Zekrom and Reshiram fusion feature from B2W2.
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  6. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I like them but Dracovish is way to op and they need to either give him another ability or lower the base power of fishous rend I didn’t really like the other fossils since they looked kinda ugly and were tricky to get ingame
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  7. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I didn't really think of the Gen V Tao trio when I saw the new Fossil Pokemon fusions, but now that I think about it I can definitive imagine Game Freak getting the idea to fuse the new Gen VIII Fossil Pokemon from their previous concept of fusing the Tao trio.
  8. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Reducing the power of Fishious Rend would also affect Arctovish as well. If they want to nerf Dracovish, they either need to change Strong Jaw to something else or make Fishious Rend ineligible for the Strong Jaw boost.
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  9. DaddyOak

    DaddyOak Well-Known Member

    revamped horror abomination mode yes

    at least the gen 5 dragon combo looked decent. sure not the best designs ever but it was alright

    arctofish looked normal but than you figure he has his head upside down

    or dracofish until you realise the head is on the top the end part of it's tail.

    It's like gamefreak had a toddler doing the designs that time around. It's not a good thing imo i hope they ever get evolutions that let's those fossil pokemon get rid of those horrible frankenstein designs.
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  10. EmeraldArcanine

    EmeraldArcanine #TeamScorbunny

    I'm starting to think you don't see the reference that them being abominations are.
    Them looking wrong is the entire point, it was a thing in real life. There's a so called infamous "Unicorn" that is just a rhino head with two front feet and no hinds and uses its whole spine as a tail and is wtf-worthy to look at.

    These four fossils are literally referencing that wtf-kery.

    That is literally the POINT.
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  11. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    In my Shield game, I’m only missing Arctozolt. It’s crazy that I managed to find all the Fossils at least once.
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  12. DaddyOak

    DaddyOak Well-Known Member

    from what i've read it was a reference to piltdown man.

    the missing link between humans and apes. however this was fake since dawson combined different remains of different spots and combined them to try and pass them off as legit.

    orangutan and human remains combined. he failed in the end it was considered a fraud. multiple researchers did such things btw since new finds mean extra earnings for these researchers and allot of honor with a ton of other creatures. it's big deal if new species get discovered especially bigger creatures such as dino's humans big mamals. insects and small fish are way smaller deals when you discover them

    The whole thing seems to be an elaborate joke about a real-world fossil phenomenon, and in this respect, England — the region which Sword and Shield seem to draw inspiration — is particularly notorious. The infamous Piltdown Man, for instance, had archaeologist Charles Dawson trying to pass off an assortment of remains from different sources as an ancient human. Piltdown Man was supposed to be the missing link between humans and apes. Piltdown Man is also not real. Dawson allegedly combined the remains of orangutans and humans in an attempt to pass it off as an actual creature, only for the whole thing to get outed as a fraud. I can only imagine what Piltdown Man would have looked like if we had the technology to bring it back to life, as Pokémon does.



    in other words if it really is a reference to this than those pokedex entries are made up by the proffesor and those creatures never existed back in the day and it was a frankenstein messup.

    in other words not a wtf reference but rather a crazy proffesor trying to pass off his frankenstein creations to try and pass them off as legit creatures that existed in the past while in reality it's fake + it's pokedex entries. the legit creatures should have the correct halves combined. those pokedex entries are BS fraud

    even if the origin is interesting not everybody has to love the designs. definitely bottom tier design creations for me but i respect it if people really love the designs.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2019
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  13. Dragalge

    Dragalge Lucy Eiscue

    It doesn’t have to do with anything regarding the piltdown man don’t trust Bulbapedia lol.

    They’re clearly based on early paleontology screwing up fossils. Which also happened in the UK.
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  14. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    I think it’s understandable how early paleontologists could easily mess up recreating a skeleton from random fossils. I mean if you found a bunch of random bones in a hole, you have absolutely no idea if they all came from the same species or twelve different ones.
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  15. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Personally I got the point from the very beginning, but in real-life paleontology, the wrong and mixed-up fossil combinations of earlier times still looked like things that, theoretically, could have been alive.

    The Gen 8 fossil reconstructions don't.

    That's why I'm not a fan of them. I would have preferred if the fossils had looked a bit more like this:

    I especially love that version of Dracovish. It's so much more creative and natural with it using the tail-spikes as arms. That's a lot more like real-life mistakes in paleontology than what we got in the game.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2019
  16. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I can help you out there Jigglypuff I need Dravovish and the whale
  17. Ophie

    Ophie Salingerian Phony

    Not only that, but that thing has two knees on each leg. They're not even digitigrade legs, which look like they might have a backwards knee below the regular knee (as can be seen on the hind legs of cats, dogs, and horses, for instance--as opposed to plantigrade legs, the kind that humans have, as well as bears, weasels, and raccoons). Instead, all of the knees bend forward. The sharp pointy bits on the spine also point downward, which makes no sense.

    There's also the fact that complete skeletons take a LONG time to find. It takes decades, sometimes centuries. Triceratops is one famous example in that they found skull after skull, and it was in the double-digits until anyone could find any other bone from the creature. As a result, paleontologists knew what its head looked like (and enough to call it Triceratops, or "three-horned face"), but they didn't know if it was bipedal or quadrupedal or something else entirely, what its body shape was like, how it moved around, or how it used that thick plate surrounding its face.
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  18. Dragalge

    Dragalge Lucy Eiscue

    Yeah but it’s just not the same as seeing a fish head on a tail. Funnier!
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  19. Emboar_Rulez

    Emboar_Rulez Pokémon Master (Kinda)

    I wonder if we will ever see the fossils in they’re original forms?That would be kinda cool to see
  20. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Sorry I'm not sure whether that was sarcastic or not :(

    But if it was sincere: Humour is very, very subjective.
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