Thid is the White Tiger design for the contest. I did some research, and learned that it was not only associated with the cardinal direction west, it was also associated with virtue (hence the gold all over it, as gold is assocoated woth virtue). Typing could be either Steel/Ground or Steel/Fighting.
I have a pitch for an alternative to the “steel tiger” idea, for any interested artists: an invisible tiger, its only manifestation being glowing eyes and its silhouette shrouded in fallen leaves, forming a stripe-like pattern with bright fall orange and decaying brown, with a single large three-pointed leaf forming an arrow-like mask on its face (to keep the theme).
It combines aspect of autumn: fallen leaves and decaying vegetation animated by an unseen breeze, the ghostly and ominous Halloween season, and the deathly association both bring about, as well as the beauty of the changing colours.
Ghost/Grass typing could be good, or Grass/Flying if it’s an airborne kind of mystical entity or a creature of wind. Maybe abilities could include some sort of camouflage?
Good idea. Here’s a great suggestion for when you guys are designing your tigers.
It looks like that’s a very real possibility :)
It is a combination of metal and muscle wearing a white tiger’s skin. Its tail always points to the West.
Buddreami - The protector pokemon Buddreami for centuries have protected younger children and pokemon from their fears and danger.And studies show that the patches sewn into fur are from past trainers and pokemon that it protected and outlived. (Aw I feel sorry for making it seem sad now)
Based off of amber because its usual colour always reminds me of leaves in autumn. The arrow is in the stripes on the waist, and I have a basic dex entry for it too!
"It’s said that this pokemon stores knowledge and wisdom in each of its gem-like scales- those who find one become wiser than before"
Name up for suggestions
Ground/Fighting (A typing I always wanted to see)
Abilities: Tough Claws, Frisk, Adaptability (HA)
This pokemon is the protector of the forest
Submissions are now open for the White Tiger of the West Legendary Pokemon!
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY IF YOU PLAN ON CREATING A DESIGN. ALSO, PLEASE READ THE WHITE TIGER WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE.
This contest is to create a legendary Pokemon based on the White Tiger of the West. It represents the element of Metal, the cardinal direction West, and the season of Autumn. Please keep these details in mind when designing your entries. This Pokemon will be the cover legendary for Pokemon Autumn Version.
This will be a single-stage Pokemon.
Since the White Tiger is representative of the element Metal we highly recommend that it is at least part Steel-type but it is not strictly required.
The arrow theme we saw in the Winter and Summer legendaries is also not required. It is slightly more difficult to have an arrow point to the West. Although having an arrow somewhere on the body would be nice for consistent design. Please try to have your entries match a similar design pattern as the other three seasonal legendaries we already have:
Your entry should not have names or abilities attached to them. We want all of the seasonal legendaries to have names and abilities that make sense with each other.
Submissions will close on Wednesday, September 9th, at 5pm EST.