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Nahualatu's Phoenixdex Entry

oops one last NL fakemon

It is said that Nahualatu always keep their real eyes closed so that they can ignore the distractions of the earthly realm, instead using the eyes on their masks to peer into dimensions beyond understanding. Nahualatu are very rare—only high-level Xatu that have undergone special training and have a mystical Logos Stone used on them can evolve— and are sacred to the Tanoby people as teachers and spiritual guides. Nahualatu masks closely resemble ancient Tanoby carvings depicting a mysterious, little-known Pokémon; the reason for this is unclear.

(the "Tanoby" being the mysterious "Unown civilization" hinted at in the Ruins of Alph, etc.)

The scramble to clean up New Logora has given it a partial Mesoamerican/South American flair (though it's not based on any real-world locations), so taking Nahualatu more in that direction instead of the more common Native American one seemed like a nice idea. Xatu's pokédex entries mentioning South America doesn't hurt, either.

The name is pronounced something like "nah-wal-ah-too", jsyk.

Pokémon, Natu and Xatu © Nintendo et al, Nahualatu © me.
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HottubUSA Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I always thought Xatu was perfect I WAS WRONG :D
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REUNICLUS99 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
ohmygosh!! more Aztec fakemon!!
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Heh, Mesoamerican culture gets comparatively little attention in the fakemon fandom. Glad you like it!
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agreendayinheaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
This thing is original and awesome! Good job (also I love xatu)! :D
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Thank you!
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agreendayinheaven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Welcome :)
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RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Original Xatu evo :D
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Pigtackles Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Yeah AMAZING
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Pigtackles Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
OMG I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks!
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RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
No roblem :)
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LordKorpsepaint138 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS!! this is totally a viable evolution for Xatu!! and I love how it's like Quetzalcoatl based! I'd use this definitely in a psychic team!
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Quetzalcoatl is easily one of the most badass-looking deities in any pantheon ever; I kind of couldn't not pay homage to him. :P Thanks!
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LordKorpsepaint138 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right?! I always thought that too! and you are most welcome :3
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before reading the description, I thought the fake eye on its head was its real eye lol. Clever.

Definitely one of the more original Xatu evolutions I've seen. :clap:
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Heh, thanks!
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I want to catch one so bad! :]
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Heh, so do I! Thanks!
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xSwordsDance Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Welcs :3
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TrueMefista Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow,so cool
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phoenixsong Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you!
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