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Randor
04-03-2011, 04:51 PM
This thread is based off of Trainers first impressions when they witnessed a Pokemon evolve out of the Unova region. What do you think the most unexpected evolution was for you? What I mean by this is, if a Pokemon evolves were you expecting something completely different? Down below you can see my most unexpected evolution and that would have to be

"Tynamo" I never expected that this little fish/guppy could evolve into such a amazing evolution! "Elektross". When I first caught the Pokemon I just thought it was going to be a wimpy single phased Pokemon, then I was soon to find out that this guppy was the Magicarp of the Unova region!

http://img.pokemondb.net/sprites/black-white/normal/tynamo.png -------> http://img.pokemondb.net/sprites/black-white/normal/eelektrik.png ------> http://img.pokemondb.net/sprites/black-white/normal/eelektross.png

Skylands
04-03-2011, 05:34 PM
Karrablast to Escavalier.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/588.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/589.png

And Shelmet to Accelgor.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/616.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/617.png

I feel as though Shelmet and Escavalier are more similar than Shelmet is to Accelgor. I suppose it is because of the design, Shelmet and Escavalier both have that "knight and shining armour" vibe to them. While Karrablast and Accelgor... I have no idea, lol.

Randor
04-03-2011, 05:43 PM
That is a unexpected evolution lol, I see what your saying about Shelmet it looks as if it should be the pre evolutionary form of Accelgor.

ThePokeCritic
04-03-2011, 06:01 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/00/636.png >>> http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/39/637.png

The Larvesta>Volcarona exchange threw me a little bit, I'm not entirely sure why however. It just seemed a little odd.

Randor
04-03-2011, 06:08 PM
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/00/636.png >>> http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/39/637.png

The Larvesta>Volcarona exchange threw me a little bit, I'm not entirely sure why however. It just seemed a little odd.
Hmm, I can see what you think is unexpected, The color change would throw me off, going from white to gray, I could tell when I first played B&W that Larvesta had a evolution because he looks epic lol.

Judgmental Arceus
04-03-2011, 06:27 PM
Karrablast to Escavalier.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/588.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/589.png

And Shelmet to Accelgor.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/616.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/617.png

I feel as though Shelmet and Escavalier are more similar than Shelmet is to Accelgor. I suppose it is because of the design, Shelmet and Escavalier both have that "knight and shining armour" vibe to them. While Karrablast and Accelgor... I have no idea, lol.

Well the idea behind that is Karrablast takes the armor of a Shelmet when traded for one, thus giving the jousting knight appearance. The shelmet without armor thus becomes an Accelgor.

http://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/zweilous.jpg > http://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/hydreigon.jpg
The Zweilous to Hydreigon evolution threw me off a bit because its front feet become heads for some reason, making me wonder what happened to the pair of heads it had as a Zweilous, not to mention it is suddenly granted the gift of sight, which I find strange as well.

Randor
04-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Well the idea behind that is Karrablast takes the armor of a Shelmet when traded for one, thus giving the jousting knight appearance. The shelmet without armor thus becomes an Accelgor.

http://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/zweilous.jpg > http://img.pokemondb.net/artwork/hydreigon.jpg
The Zweilous to Hydreigon evolution threw me off a bit because its front feet become heads for some reason, making me wonder what happened to the pair of heads it had as a Zweilous, not to mention it is suddenly granted the gift of sight, which I find strange as well.
Yes, that Evolution was unexpected for me as well, I didn't think the 3rd evolution would be a flying/hovering Pokemon, I imagined it having the four legs.

Pokemon Trainer Sarah
04-03-2011, 11:42 PM
Karrablast to Escavalier.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/588.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/589.png

And Shelmet to Accelgor.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/616.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/617.png

I feel as though Shelmet and Escavalier are more similar than Shelmet is to Accelgor. I suppose it is because of the design, Shelmet and Escavalier both have that "knight and shining armour" vibe to them. While Karrablast and Accelgor... I have no idea, lol.
Completely agree with this! I figured Karrablast would end up looking something like Heracross and Shelmet would be something like Cloyster. I guess it's good they didn't just copy old designs, but those two evolutions are still really strange xD

Randor
04-03-2011, 11:59 PM
I never really thought about it the way you did, and you are right, The way "Karrablast" has the horn structure on his head makes you think it's going to look like "Heracross". And also what makes me think that "Karrablast" was going to be like "Heracross" is the way they sound pronunciation wise.
"Hera - Karra"

Pokemon Trainer Sarah
04-04-2011, 11:43 AM
Ooh I found another one.

http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/610.gif -> http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/611.gif -> http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/612.gif

I really don't get the drastic colourchanges between evolutions. They don't even look related! Haxorus was actually a big disappointment for me since I found Fraxure to be really cute and was hoping it would evolve into an awesome dino. Instead it looks like some strange bug!

Altrius
04-04-2011, 12:23 PM
Karrablast to Escavalier.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/588.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/589.png

And Shelmet to Accelgor.

http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/616.png -> http://floatzel.net/pokemon/black-white/sprites/images/617.png

I feel as though Shelmet and Escavalier are more similar than Shelmet is to Accelgor. I suppose it is because of the design, Shelmet and Escavalier both have that "knight and shining armour" vibe to them. While Karrablast and Accelgor... I have no idea, lol.

I think it makes Perfect sense. Because you trade one for another they exchange bits of each other. For example, Shelmet gives Karrablast the armour, making it become Excalavier, whole Shelmet takes the membrane from Karrablast giving it more agility to become Accelgor.

Thats the way I see it anywhos :)

Volcanflame
04-04-2011, 12:51 PM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/502.gif http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/503.gif

Er...

3m0d0ll
04-04-2011, 02:31 PM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/502.gif http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/503.gif

Er...

This! When I saw the Dex on Serebii, I was, like, 'Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?' Samurott looks kinda cool, but it shouldn't be Dewott's evolution...

Teddiursa of the Sky
04-04-2011, 02:32 PM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/502.gif http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c347/husnain/503.gif

Er...

I was so going to do that one. However, this one is also unexpected:

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif ---I can see this------> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Celebi/Pokemon%20Sprites/th_chaoboo_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38025t.gif?t=1300551517 ----BUT THAT!?-----> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

How do we get from this to that!? http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif --> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

I know it was gradual, but comeon!

Randor
04-05-2011, 03:21 AM
The final evolutions for the Pokemon starters, in black seem very bulky and big but they still look cool, I agree with both of you guys Tepig and Emboar seems very unexpected and as for Dewott's evolution that looks really great, but I can see why it's unexpected,going from a two legged pokemon to a four legged pokemon with horns is a bit unexpected lol.

The pokemaster
04-05-2011, 06:43 AM
I was so going to do that one. However, this one is also unexpected:

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif ---I can see this------> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Celebi/Pokemon%20Sprites/th_chaoboo_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38025t.gif?t=1300551517 ----BUT THAT!?-----> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

How do we get from this to that!? http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif --> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

I know it was gradual, but comeon!

I don't understand how you see that as "unexpected". They look quite similar to me. They're both pigs, and the Tepig grows bigger and stronger as it evolves into it's secondary type, fighting. Torchic to Blaziken was more unexpected than this to me.

Teddiursa of the Sky
04-05-2011, 06:19 PM
I don't understand how you see that as "unexpected". They look quite similar to me. They're both pigs, and the Tepig grows bigger and stronger as it evolves into it's secondary type, fighting. Torchic to Blaziken was more unexpected than this to me.

Notice the pig in Tepig. Notice the totem pole golem thang going on in Emboar. At least Torchic and Combusken, Combusken likewise to Blaziekn, looked relatively related. First of all, Pokabu is on all fours, then we get to this freakin' fighting type two-footed thing, and then we get to a totem pole. <----Fake and gay----- "Stop it!" <-------Fine, Staged and bisexual-------

What about this:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/c/8/yamask_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je1w.gif -------> http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/0/e/cofagrigus_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je4n.gif

Randor
04-05-2011, 07:01 PM
Notice the pig in Tepig. Notice the totem pole golem thang going on in Emboar. At least Torchic and Combusken, Combusken likewise to Blaziekn, looked relatively related. First of all, Pokabu is on all fours, then we get to this freakin' fighting type two-footed thing, and then we get to a totem pole. <----Fake and gay----- "Stop it!" <-------Fine, Staged and bisexual-------

What about this:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/c/8/yamask_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je1w.gif -------> http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/0/e/cofagrigus_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je4n.gif
That is also a odd evolution, I honestly couldn't identify or place what I thought the first phase of the pokemon was, and when it evolved I could tell what it was which makes it a bit different.

The pokemaster
04-05-2011, 11:18 PM
Notice the pig in Tepig. Notice the totem pole golem thang going on in Emboar. At least Torchic and Combusken, Combusken likewise to Blaziekn, looked relatively related. First of all, Pokabu is on all fours, then we get to this freakin' fighting type two-footed thing, and then we get to a totem pole. <----Fake and gay----- "Stop it!" <-------Fine, Staged and bisexual-------

What about this:
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/c/8/yamask_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je1w.gif -------> http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/032/0/e/cofagrigus_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38je4n.gif

How does it look like a totem pole? It looks nothing like a totem pole. And if you're going from 4 legs to 2, is Sandile to Krookadile unexpected? Because Sandile is on all fours, whereas Krookadile is only on two.

Teddiursa of the Sky
04-06-2011, 05:15 AM
No, but Sandile looks the same everywhere else. And do you see the little wrap around Emboar's body, with the symbols. Looks like a totem pole (a creepy one at that). Why are you making a federal case out of something I thought was unexpected?

Saraibre Ryu
04-06-2011, 06:39 AM
Lets look back at the Gen's where some quadrapeds have turned into bipeds.
[Off the top of my head]

The Nido line
Slowpoke->Slowbro/Slowking
Rhyhorn->Rhyperior
Cyndaquil->Typhlosion
Mareep->Ampharos
Mudkip->Swampert
Lotad->Ludicolo [Technically Lotad had six legs]
Aron->Aggron
Trapinch->Flygon


So, why is everyone finding this weird? Through the process of evolution, I do believe this is based around the idea that humans evolved to walk bipedal instead of on all fours.

Also, the pattern on the Emboar line isn' a totem pole, I believe it's leaning more to the pattern commonly used in greek pottery.

Considering Zweilous to Hydreigon, that's like Doduo to Dodrio. Think of the things covering where the eyes of Zweilous are like a flower. In Hydreigon, the flower like covers bloom and grant it sight. Though where the front legs on Zweilous go when it evolves, yeah that I's like to know too.

Zan Sabrefang
04-06-2011, 08:32 AM
Sorry to take away from Gen 5, but Trapinch to Flygon was pretty unexpected.
I think Magikarp to Gyarados and Feebas to Milotic take the crowns though.

For Gen 5, I think Accelgor/Excavalier Evo's took me off guard, but they make sense considering how they evolve.

winstein
04-06-2011, 11:41 AM
If you ask me, I think Remoraid to Octillery is an odd one, but that one was before.

As for now, I thought some of them have strange evolutions, like the starters, because I didn't expect them to wind up as they are now. Tepig I thought will be quadruped all the time, Oshawott I thought will always be standing like a weasel and Snivy I thought will keep the hands and legs.

Also, Yamask to Cofagrigus is pretty strange because you never expect a tiny mask-holding Pokemon to turn into a sarcophagus. Oh, and I didn't think Gigalith will get pre-evolutions that look like pre-historic versions of Beldum and Metang.

Thanks for reading.

Randor
04-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Remoraid was a weird evolution for me two, I never expected a fish to evolve into a big octo-jet lol. It seems like the water/fish species pokemon are very unique when they evolve.

Saraibre Ryu
04-07-2011, 05:28 PM
Sorry to take away from Gen 5, but Trapinch to Flygon was pretty unexpected.


I wanted a Flygon so bad in gen 3 but I could never figure out how to get one. It took me about a year later to realize that Trapinch evolved into the thing.

I did not have the internet savvy at the time.

Remoraid and Octillery. Yeah, major unexpected thing right there. I think when I was younger I half expected Remoraid to evolve into Mantine when I first played gen 2 since it had the thing on it's wing.

Randor
04-07-2011, 05:56 PM
I wanted a Flygon so bad in gen 3 but I could never figure out how to get one. It took me about a year later to realize that Trapinch evolved into the thing.

I did not have the internet savvy at the time.

Remoraid and Octillery. Yeah, major unexpected thing right there. I think when I was younger I half expected Remoraid to evolve into Mantine when I first played gen 2 since it had the thing on it's wing.
I use to think the same about remoraid, it seemed to make more sense at the time if it evolved into mantine.

ShinyMe
04-11-2011, 07:16 PM
I use to think the same about remoraid, it seemed to make more sense at the time if it evolved into mantine.
When Mantine was introduced Remoraid,was put as method of evolution,but strangely remoraid does not go away after evolution,giving the question:

If Remoraids do not go away after Mantykes' evolution,how Mantine have these remoraid-like things on its wings?

Plus,Lillipup's final evolution's giant 'stache kinda surprised me...

White_Rabbit
04-16-2011, 05:12 AM
i'd like to mention some really odd ones that threw me off.
those element monkey's for one
they look like a rock band trio

and that venipede to the scolipede.

darumaka to darmanitan

and i almost had a hope that vanillite would evolve into different flavors ;)

superpikachu11
04-25-2011, 12:59 AM
This! When I saw the Dex on Serebii, I was, like, 'Wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut?' Samurott looks kinda cool, but it shouldn't be Dewott's evolution...

I chose Oshawot and saw that and I was like: "Wtf??"

KKranberry
04-25-2011, 02:50 AM
I was so going to do that one. However, this one is also unexpected:

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif ---I can see this------> http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/Celebi/Pokemon%20Sprites/th_chaoboo_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38025t.gif?t=1300551517 ----BUT THAT!?-----> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

How do we get from this to that!? http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/335/f/3/pokabu_tepig_pignite__bw__by_yuchikuto-d340zgt.gif --> http://www.deviantart.com/download/194838368/enbouh_animated_sprite_by_devinwarriors-d38028w.gif

I know it was gradual, but comeon!
I completely agree. From the initial starter images, I thought for sure that I'd be going with Tepig. He was so adorable. But as soon as I saw Emboar, I knew I'd be going with Oshawott. Snivy was never an option because I've never been a Grass-type fan.

Also, this evolution:
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b0/540.png --> http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/c8/541.png --> http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3d/542.png

Aside from color scheme, I think Sewaddle looks nothing like Swadloon who looks nothing like Leavanny. Swadloon looks much more "cartoony" to me than Sewaddle. But I'm still so bugged by Leavanny. We went from an apparently quadrupedal Pokemon to a very humanoid bipedal creature who looks nothing like its pre-evolutions.

Grassy_Aggron
04-25-2011, 03:03 AM
As for now, I thought some of them have strange evolutions, like the starters, because I didn't expect them to wind up as they are now. Tepig I thought will be quadruped all the time, Oshawott I thought will always be standing like a weasel and Snivy I thought will keep the hands and legs.


Actually, Serperior keeps the hands. It has it's arms behind it, like a boss that is thinking while strolling. It does lose the legs though.


Minccino to Cinccino. It just feels...Unnecessary. I mean, what's will all the added fluff? And does it still have a tail...? It's hard to see. It's just...I don't like Cinccino. It's not needed and isn't cute.