• Please check out our recent thread on handling different opinions and toxic behavior here.
  • If you are finding yourself unable to log in, you should be able to fix the issue by following the following process.
    1. Close all browser tabs with any part of Bulbagarden open.
    2. Delete all Bulbagarden.net cookies (and if possible, any cached site data for Bulbagarden) from your browser.
    3. Close and reopen your browser, open a new tab, and log into the forums on the new tab.
    If you've followed this process and are still having issues, please contact us via the "Contact us" link at the bottom of the forum.
  • Announcing the National Bulbagraphic photography contest, open to entries from New Pokémon Snap and Sword and Shield, with prizes for the winners! A thread with all the details on how to enter can be found here.

Mythological creatures or Urban Legends you'd like made into Pokémon?

The cold is nigh
Joined
Oct 17, 2018
Messages
1,823
Reaction score
4,771
I’ll be listing some creatures from Brazilian folklore for inspiration here:
  • Saci: a prankster spirit that lives in bamboo forests and goes around in a whirlwind. Could be a fun Fairy type, maybe Flying or Dark too.
  • Curupira: a fire headed forest spirit with backwards feet that makes hunters get lost in the woods. Perharps it could be a Grass/Fire type.
  • Headless Mule: pretty straightforward name, a woman cursed into becoming a big horse with a raging fire where her head should be. This could work as a Ghost/Fire Rapidash variant if anything.
  • Mapinguari: a huge cyclop-like monster with a vertical mouth crossing its stomach and an endless appetite. I could see it being a cave dwelling pokemon.
  • Boitata: a serpent made of flames that puts out forest fires and eats those who caused them. Obviously would be a fire type.
  • Cuca: a crocodilian witch that kidnaps and eats naughty children. Toning down the kid murdering part, I could see a psychic type coming out of this one.
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2011
Messages
900
Reaction score
1,188
Wampus Cat: A creature from Cherokee mythology said to be woman turned into a were Panther by a shaman when she got caught spying on him when he was sitting by a fire. Either a pure fire or fire/dark.

Grootslang: A monster from Zulu mythology that’s a cross between an elephant and a snake and is said to live in caves. Rock/Dragon would be perfect for this one.

Bloody Mary: Easily one of the most famous ghosts of all time so she needs no introduction. Ghost/Dark is by far the most fitting combination for this one.

Jackalope: Ground/Fairy.
 
Hmmm what are these creatures and do I splat them?
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
759
Reaction score
355
I think this is a stretch but a Link/Zelda/Elf pokemon sounds nice
 
Hmmm what are these creatures and do I splat them?
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
759
Reaction score
355
Oh oh oh how about an Enderman/Slenderman based pokemon probably Physic coming from the ET theme
 
Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
765
Reaction score
1,910
I think this is a stretch but a Link/Zelda/Elf pokemon sounds nice
I could see it working if they were separate from normal Pokémon, like say from another Universe where regular Humans did not exist, certain Pokémon evolved to become Human-Type. :unsure:
 
Hmmm what are these creatures and do I splat them?
Joined
Nov 21, 2020
Messages
759
Reaction score
355
I could see it working if they were separate from normal Pokémon, like say from another Universe where regular Humans did not exist, certain Pokémon evolved to become Human-Type. :unsure:
I have a lot more where that came from but really...Brownie. I am a bit confused it's not a pokemon yet and all hope for one is lost as galar won't have any new pokemon
 
*eats a berry*
Joined
Feb 25, 2021
Messages
8
Reaction score
27
Preferred Pronouns
he/him
Delighted by everyones' answers already.. . . I'd love to see kelpies, gryphons, black dogs, and possibly a peryton! Kelpies especially could be really fun... and I'm only a little biased cause I like horses!

I'd also love to see another unicorn, but something more like the older depictions? Just a real weird little animal!
 
New Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2021
Messages
10
Reaction score
0
What do you think could make good mythical pokémon?
 
Joined
Feb 27, 2021
Messages
1,521
Reaction score
936
Preferred Pronouns
He
Oh oh oh how about an Enderman/Slenderman based pokemon probably Physic coming from the ET theme
I was actually kinda picturing something along the lines of SCP-096

A Bigfoot/yeti Pokemon would be cool.

A couple already exist tho, Gyrados for kraken and midnight Lycanroc for werewolf.
 
The night is filled with wonder...
Joined
Oct 15, 2015
Messages
6,039
Reaction score
5,076
Preferred Pronouns
He/Him
In Zulu/Xhosa mythology, Tikoloshe, Tokoloshe, Tokolotshe, De'Avion or Hili is a dwarf-like water sprite. It is considered a mischievous and evil spirit that can become invisible by drinking water or swallowing a stone. - Wikipedia

But essentially a Tokoloshe will be Water/Dark.
 
Top