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Pokemon - Female Symbol by Shazzbaa Pokemon - Female Symbol by Shazzbaa
You came here searching for a monster you had not captured, but it is an 80 foot tower of shifting red lights that stands before you, shrouded in darkness. It screams endlessly, musically. You cannot stop listening to its cry.
Kinda a companion to Missing Number, Female Symbol is a significantly more obscure glitch pokémon, but it's DEFINITELY one of my favourites. The dark square you see in its sprite isn't actually part of the pokémon; the pokémon is those red shapes, which change every time you look at it, and the dark square is just darkness around it -- if you manage to catch a Female Symbol and send it into battle, that same dark screen will also obscure your moves and options in battle.
Female symbol is infamously difficult to catch, however, since its pokédex information has to play its cry; its cry is very long and sometimes you'll get trapped listening indefinitely to its unending song. (I've had this happen to me when sending it into battle, too.)
Its Pokédex info also lists it as being 80 feet tall, which is my favourite thing! It's an 80' tall tower of shifting red lights shrouded in darkness that might drive you to madness with its unending cry!! THAT IS LITERALLY A LOVECRAFT HORROR.

Anyway, hello, I love pokemon glitches and I hope I can inspire you to consider how amazing they are. If you would like to own this as a companion to Missing Number it is ALSO available in my Redbubble store for... SOME?? REASON???????
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hakike--guro Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's my favorite Pokemon now.
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Personally, I think Nintendo should totally include the (more well-known) "glitch pokemon" in their games... Just imagine:
'M is a Bird/Normal type, it's 23 feet tall and is made of junk data... It's literally 7 meters of pure primordal chaos with wings.
MissingNo. is also a Bird/Normal type... that weighs over ten-thousand pounds. They may as well go the whole way and have it be a sentient bird singularity or something... Though, given its sprites (Aerodactyl fossil, Kabutops fossil, a Ghost and glitchy messes) and the fact that it might also appear as a Normal/99||9 type pokémon, maybe it should be the Pokémon-verse's Grim Reaper instead?
But, yeah, I definitely think ♀ would be the most interesting one. I mean, for starters, it's Normal/Normal type. If you ask me, that in itself just sounds suspiciously like it's trying to deny the fact that it's an 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy THING. "Nnnope, I'm just an extraordinarily normal pokemon, move right along, nothing to see here." Then there's the fact that it's an 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy THING. An 80 feet tall, 3 tons heavy thing with base stats second only to Arceus. And then there's its moveset. It starts with Spike Cannon (so it presumably has spikes), Waterfall (Cthulhu confirmed?), Dream Eater (and if you teach it TM42 it gets a STAB from using Dream Eater, too) and Psychic (which shouldn't come as a surprise seeing as it's pure mind raping horror). After that it learns Constrict (what kind of physique does a 23 meter tall thing have if it's able to CONSTRICT something?!), Hyper Beam (which it learns at Lv.6), Pay Day ('cuz why not?), Stomp (can you imagine being stomped on by this thing?), Petal Dance (pretty pretty Cthulhu?), Twin Needle (which it learns twice... whatever this thing is, it obviously likes its spikes and needles), Double Kick (or, in other words, Stomp TWICE) and Hydro Pump (yyyup. definitely, definitely Cthulhu). Personally, I feel the only way its form can be made justice is if its in-battle animation is some Alucard-esque shapeshifting (kinda like this: youtu.be/s9MjaOJSKk8?t=53s). Also: It already has its own boss encounter music.
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Mannnnn yeah, I've been thinking about this for a while, and I'd just really like to see a future pokemon game that centres around the glitches -- like, every game introduces some new type and some new legendary etc etc, what if one game the whole story of it that whichever professor was looking into was that some pokemon (whom we know get stored as data in the PC) were getting corrupted data, and a Glitch type was introduced??? MISSINGNO could be that game's legendary -- I think it would be awesome!! It probably wouldn't make sense to keep the moves the same, since a lot of Glitch pokemon don't learn anything super impressive other than their SuperGlitch moves, but heck, I don't even care!! I just wanna see these guys actually exist in canon, I think it'd be amazing!!
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GrahamChapman Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Indeed. The only thing I can think of that'd concievably make the inclusion of the glitch Pokémons a bad idea is that there's something special about the way they're so mysterious an unknowable. Properly putting them into a Pokémon game would be a bit like defining Cthulhu: A bit of the "magic" that makes them so special would go away... Well, unless effort is put into making their Pokédex entries just as mysterious and unknowable as before... preferably they should be identical to their original entries.

(Hmh, seems the Hellsing clip I linked to got deleted... Meh, I'll just post a new link: youtu.be/UcCy6s5uPhE?t=53s ...10 year old clip with a 480p resolution. That's pretty impressive... And it hopefully shouldn't go away any time soon, either.)
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TheAugmentedScyther Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god this is amazing! Do you plan on making a series of these? I'd love to see how you handle .4, a, and H-Poke. :D
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man!! thank you so much!! :D
Alas, I'm not as familiar with the Red/Blue glitches as I am their Yellow counterparts -- it's awesome to know I'm not the only one who'd like to see more renditions of glitches in the world, though! :love: I've pondered some ideas for Q and Z4 because MAN A GLITCH SERIES WOULD BE JUST THE RADDEST, but it's definitely tricky to get a really strong visual that still evokes the sprite. Whether I revisit is all about whether a good visual strikes me, I think! : )
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Aranov Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL :heart:
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
AHHH THANK YOU :love:
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Aranov Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D YOU'RE WELCOME I LOVE LOVECRAFTIAN HORRORS
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IcarusHector Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god. Yessss. A truly Lovecraftian horror.


Just had a thought, I feel as though the red lights are not the form of the thing itself but rather like the false colors you see when you press your fists against your eyelids or sit in total darkness for a length of time caused by the rift in reality that is perceived as the darkness around it. Merely a song in the vastness, brushing up against our own illusion of the mundane. Were the singer themselves to actually enter into our realm, nothing would remain but that haunting tune.

Yep, losing my shit just thinking about it.
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm 100% on board for this
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IcarusHector Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That sleepy delirium comes in handy every now and then.
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Svartaberget Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice design and colors
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Shazzbaa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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