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UmbreonRob
12th May 2006, 5:08 AM
The Monai Region is a project I have been working on for a little while now.
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4878/monairegionlabelednk0.png
The Monai Regoin consists of the mainland and a series of islands. The region has every kind of environment chock full of unique pokemon. The starter town is Black Pine City which is found on the west coast of the mainland. Unlike the games the starter town in Monai is a moderately sized city not a little town with two houses and a lab.

Here are some of the gym leaders i've made sprites for so far.

http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/2592/sporville0od.png Orville
Rook Town Gym Leader in a run down airplane hanger specializing in flying pokemon. Beating him gets you the Glide Badge.
SIDE NOTE: When you defeat his brother Wilbur (who uses much more powerful Flying type pokemon at the Hawkitt City Gym) you will be able to fly back and forth between Rook Town and Hawkitt City which is on an island with two other cities.
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/3716/spniome7mi.png Niome
Cape Seabreeze Gym Leader specializing in ground/water pokemon. Beating her gets you the Scale Badge.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9936/spcraig7mt.png Craig
Canyonpass Town Gym Leader specializing in fossil pokemon. Beating him gets you the Erosion Badge.
SIDE NOTE: i decided to give all the pokemon that are regenerated from fossils a Fossil Type designation since none of them actually have any rock type moves or abilities.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9702/sptess6ye.png Tess
Illume City Gym Leader specializing in electric type pokemon. Beating her gets you the Shock Badge.
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2654/spnathan9qf.png Nathan
I haven't thought up a name for the city he's in but he secializes in bug pokemon. Beating him gets you the Swarm Badge.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4002/spamanda6mb.png Amanda
I haven't thought up a name for the city she's in but he secializes in fighting pokemon. Beating her gets you the Dueling Badge.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/962/spdoctorjoy6is.png Doctor Joy
Central City Gym Leader specializing in poison pokemon. Beating her gets you the Venom Badge.
SIDE NOTE: I got tired of seeing a million Nurse Joys and figured there had to be at least one Joy that wanted to be more than just a nurse.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6104/spshar3ht.png Shar
Gym Leader at the Mt. Froston Ski Resort who specializes in ice pokemon. Beating her gets you the Cornice Badge.
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/9576/spmorton6hz.png Morton
Gym Leader at the Amaranthine Cemetery in a converted mousoleum who specializes in ghost pokemon (obviously). Beating him gets you the Eternity Badge.


Here is also the leader of the evil group of the region.
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4250/spdonvino5jh.png This is Vincenzo aka 'Don Vino'. He's the leader of the mafia ring known as 'The Syndicate'.

blazemxx
12th May 2006, 5:14 AM
NIce sprites. I bet Don Vito was made from Giovanni.

zuloon
12th May 2006, 5:30 AM
Nice...do you have a website or anything?

UmbreonRob
12th May 2006, 8:33 AM
thanks! i actually made Don Vino from the fat sailor trainer and altered the clothes to look like Giovanni's. he looks like he would be in the mafia with the nice suit.

ex-ty
12th May 2006, 6:09 PM
Don Vino is *puts on mafia style accent* the god father of sprites. :D . But seriously they're all pretty good.

Kim and Kam Fan
12th May 2006, 6:57 PM
Those are awseome,I wish i can even make sprites

Kinginsoar
12th May 2006, 9:46 PM
The Monai Region is a project I have been working on for a little while now. Here are some of the gym leaders i've made sprites for so far.

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8704/sporville8ja.png Orville
Rook Town Gym Leader specializing in flying pokemon. Beating him gets you the Glide Badge.
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7812/spniome2dl.png Niome
Cape Seabreeze Gym Leader specializing in ground/water pokemon. Beating her gets you the Scale Badge.
http://img164.imageshack.us/img164/6903/spdoctorjoy1tk.png Doctor Joy
Central City Gym Leader specializing in poison pokemon. Beating her gets you the Venom Badge.
SIDE NOTE: I got tired of seeing a million Nurse Joys and figured there had to be at least one Joy that wanted to be more than just a nurse.
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/863/spshar9ai.png Shar
Gym Leader at the Mt. Froston Ski Resort who specializes in ice pokemon. Beating her gets you the Cornice Badge.
http://img133.imageshack.us/img133/9476/spmorton8dv.png Morton
Gym Leader at the Amaranthine Cemetery in a converted mousoleum who specializes in ghost pokemon (obviously). Beating him gets you the Eternity Badge.


Here is also the leader of the evil group of the region.
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/5053/spdonvino4br.png This is Vincenzo aka 'Don Vino'. He's the leader of the mafia ring known as 'The Syndicate'.
Wow! How'd you make these? They're awesome! I like the 2nd gym leader, she looks pretty.

DanK84
12th May 2006, 10:17 PM
Very nice! Vincenzo is awesome!

Psychic
13th May 2006, 12:30 AM
Wow, those are really amazing! I must say I'm impressed!

Not only are the sprites really awesome, but I like the little bits of information you provided for each one (along with original names for the towns and badges). They're all very well thought-out, and extremely original. I mean, how many people ever imagine a Nurse Joy being anything more than a nurse, training Pokémon, and Poison ones at that! It's also interesting that one Gym Leader runs a Ski Resort, and another runs a cemetery! (Mortan reminds me of a character from a tv show...I'm not quite sure which one, though I don't think he looked quite as...sinister.) And I also like that you had an evil organization in the region, which is usually overdone and cliché, but you managed to make it different and still very interesting- I have yet to see any mafia ring in any part of the Pokémon well world! Kudos for the originality on that and all the other Leaders!

Now, the sprites themselves...again, they're very well-done, and I can't really find anything wrong with them. Normally, I would point out that you should be using black outlines (as all Pokémon-style sprites have) however you did an amazing job without them, and I now that I look at them, I think that giving them any black outlines would ruin them. *very impressed*
Only thing I can thing of is the shading on Vincenzo isn't great, not entirely sure why, but it's just not very good. His clothing is great, and I like the extra touch of the cigar (I've never seen a Pokémon sprite holding one of those before!) and the entire head was well-done. Yet somehow, the shading on his clothing is just...off.
And also, though the clothing on Shar is really good, I don't quite think it's appropriate for skiing, or at least for someone who skies. o.O
Oh, and I have to say that Orville's clothing and pose is perfect for a Flying-type Leader.



So all I can really say is that these are really, truly amazing, and I'd love to see more from you!

Keep up the terrific work! ^^
~Psychic

UmbreonRob
13th May 2006, 6:45 AM
Thank you all for the praise on my sprites. i really appreciate it. It took me a while to get these completed. i have to say that the second one Niome is my favorite by far even if she wasnt the most complicated to make. for Morton i was going for the classic undertaker image - the tall skinny creepy guy with the long white hair. the first one was the most difficult since hes not just standing there like the others and took a lot of trial and error before i get it right.

i should note that my Monai Project has a total of twenty gyms and gym leaders in three levels of difficulty so there will be more as time goes on. and i'll update the thread periodically.

.Bambi.
13th May 2006, 8:11 AM
Yeah for made-up Gym Leaders! 8D

It's good to see Nurse Joy be something besides a pushover who heals your Pokemon. But why does she wield the Poison type? That seems a tad...dark for her. I always saw her as a Normal type trainer. With Chansey and all...

Overall, they all look proportionate and well shaded. Great job.

Zero Nexus
13th May 2006, 11:38 AM
holy jumpin' crap! they are great! love the vinchenzo!

UmbreonRob
15th May 2006, 6:40 AM
i pick Joy to have poison pokemon for a reason. as a doctor she would deal with healing those who are poisoned by pokemon so she would use hers to develop anti-venoms and other things to help.

If anyone is interested here is another thread i had started a little while ago that shows some of my custom pokemon sprites - Umbreon's Sprite Thread (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=107337)

UmbreonRob
17th May 2006, 8:45 AM
I just wanted to mention that i am going to update my gym leaders by adding in their mini sprites and badge soon

Omega Pirate
17th May 2006, 8:48 AM
Are these completely scratch? If they aren't I can't figure out what trainers you've used.

UmbreonRob
19th May 2006, 5:28 AM
Everyone meet Nathan http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2654/spnathan9qf.png the newest addition to my gym leaders. He deals in bug type pokemon and gives out the Hive Badge. I gave him the two hairs sticking up on purpose to be like bug antennae but i didnt want it to be too obvious. of course pointing it out don't help. lol

Here are the mini sprites of me, the gym leaders in order, and Don Vino.
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1646/chars9hj.png
They've all been added to the list at the beginning.

The sprites are not complete scratches like my pokemon sprites. they are more like patchworks with small bits of trainers added together and altered accordingly to get them just right.

it just hit me that the mini sprites are overworlds. duh.

UmbreonRob
19th May 2006, 7:10 AM
the little colored bars under the overworld sprites of each gym leader just shows what of pokemon they use. i just didnt feel like removing them when i uploaded the sprites.

UmbreonRob
8th July 2006, 8:18 AM
Ive been offline for a little while but that time was not wasted. Here are my latest additions:

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9936/spcraig7mt.png Craig
Canyonpass Town Gym Leader specializing in fossil pokemon. Beating him gets you the Erosion Badge.
SIDE NOTE: i decided to give all the pokemon that are regenerated from fossils a Fossil Type designation since none of them actually have any rock type moves or abilities.
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9702/sptess6ye.png Tess
Illume City Gym Leader specializing in electric type pokemon. Beating her gets you the Shock Badge.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4002/spamanda6mb.png Amanda
I haven't thought up a name for the city she's in but he secializes in fighting pokemon. Beating her gets you the Dueling Badge.

Raicune
12th July 2006, 4:59 PM
It's great but there already is a hive badge and every fossil pokemon learns ancientpower which is a ROCK MOVE

Dean
12th July 2006, 5:05 PM
The Nurse Joy leader should have Normal pokemon or Psychic pokemon. I mean know offense, but nurse joy wouldn't really use poison pokemon.

~()~WOBBUFFET~()~
12th July 2006, 5:09 PM
Amanda's Town=Mt. St. Punchelens
Nate's Town=Arachnia City

UmbreonRob
29th August 2006, 7:03 AM
Hello people. ive been offline for a little while but i am back. Ive noticed how some of you question my making Joy a Poison type gym leader rather than normal type. I figured that as a doctor she would deal with people and pokemon being poisoned so she studies and uses poison pokemon to make antivenoms and antitoxins to heal the sick. its a nice twist.

I'll be adding in a regional map and town maps soon.

Silon
29th August 2006, 7:17 AM
Those rock! =D I love how they're not just recolors of Ruby and stuff like that. ^^ Cause most people just recolor Gary and stuff and say, "omg lyke this is derek and he is a dark/flying gymleader and his twin brother (recolor of Red) derrick is a fighting/ground gymleader" Makes everything better. =D xD

Glaicerguy36
30th August 2006, 11:35 PM
Yo these are wicked awesome!!! I mean the coolest, if only i was as good as you?

UmbreonRob
8th September 2006, 5:59 AM
Thanks for the compliments guys. =)

For those of you wondering what the Monai region looks like i bring you a map of the region. Ive named most of the towns/cities and some of the routes but its a work in progress. Unfortunately the image is coming out smaller on the post then the actual image size but you can still see the words. So squint your eyes and enjoy. =D
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/4878/monairegionlabelednk0.png

Rukaria
8th September 2006, 1:33 PM
i totally luv em all
gee that map is so complex
why is the water suddenly going deep with corners on it?

UmbreonRob
8th September 2006, 8:36 PM
the water suddenly gets deep because there is a deep trench there where you can use dive to go down to the bottom to get deep see water pokemon. so far i made two of them - Engulfon (dark/water) and Strobenth (water/eletric). i havent been able to make sprites of them yet.

Monkey D. Luffy
8th September 2006, 8:41 PM
well, The first guy does ballet and you made the first black guy in pkmn (not to be racist) hehe!!! They're all very good!

MiTYH
8th September 2006, 8:41 PM
wow those are really nice


but where's wilbur?

UmbreonRob
9th September 2006, 11:07 PM
I havent made wilbur yet but i do know how i want him to look. he'll be dressed like an airline pilot. more professional looking then Orville.

Malachite Treecko
19th September 2006, 7:20 PM
^Umm... You said something about Pokémon sprites... Can you please set a link because I really like your sprites here... Maybe an Elite Four too? A Grass-type trainer would be great in the Elite Four. My opinion.

HWarrior
19th September 2006, 7:45 PM
I really like the gym leaders & map! You should have a shot of making some maps.

Hallnavy
19th September 2006, 9:38 PM
Very nice oh and the first time ever seeing a dark-colored person in pokemon.

~Jack~
19th September 2006, 11:55 PM
wow thoose look great!!!!

~Lati Master~
20th September 2006, 3:52 AM
I can't see the map.

UmbreonRob
6th October 2006, 12:20 AM
Here's the link to the thread with my fake pokemon that i had sprited:
UmbreonRob's Sprite Thread (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=107337).

both threads are a work in progress that is proving to take longer to complete then i originally thought. a lot longer.

Dracos
6th October 2006, 1:02 AM
NICE !! good job!! your map is good (better than mine......) and your gym leader are so cool! you are really good, I like your sprites a lot!

jakepwnsjoo
6th October 2006, 1:18 AM
All of your people have the exact same skin tone. =(

Zeke
6th October 2006, 5:02 AM
You the most original and fantastic ideas ive seen to date! I love your ideas and originality have you ver considered working for gamefreak? Lol. You MUST continue your series.

Malachite Treecko
7th October 2006, 10:48 AM
... Wow. Nice sprites of fakemon but no Grass-starter :( Your Gym Leaders are awesome.

UmbreonRob
10th October 2006, 5:55 PM
thank you for all the kind words. I havent had a chance to complete any of the other gym leaders since ive been working on my fakemon but i will try to catch up on the people. I'll put in some consideration on making a Grass type starter pokemon for the other thread.
UmbreonRob's Sprite Thread (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=107337) i think im gonna put both links in my signaure.

shadow master jimack
14th October 2006, 9:08 PM
just a slight argument about your fossil type
some fossil pokemon do learn rock type moves take armaldo for example it learns the rock type attacks ancient power and rock blast omastar also learn those attacks and the rock type rollout plus kabutops learns ancient power and aerodactyl learns rockslide and ancient power plus cradily learns ancient power and ramparudo learns ancient power and double headbutt and finally teatopsu learns ancient power so every fossil pokemon learns at least 1 rock type attack (which is ancient power) but other than that it is very creative

oh yeah i forgot to ask you are you taking requests for fakemon for your region cause i got a weird one http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/9981/requestsxn5.png (http://imageshack.us)
wraipel the disquise pokemon
this pokemon is found hiding behind tombstones in cemetaries. wraipel look terrifying but are really quite docile keeping its shadow which shows its real shape hidden
type normal and ghost
wraipel>>>:)>>>luraith

UmbreonRob
17th October 2006, 3:00 AM
jimack you are right. i know i said they should be fossil because they have no rock moves and i am wrong on that. i should have corrected myself. my real point is that just by looking at them none of them physically show any rock traits. if it wasnt for the fact that they are regenerated from a rock they really wouldnt be rock type at all.

to be honest i really wasnt looking for more fakemon to populate my region but wraipel is a good idea.

shadow master jimack
17th October 2006, 6:41 AM
thanks for saying wraipel is a good idea it is supposed to be almost the exact opposite of luraith so instead of disquising itself to be less threatening it acts as if it is threatening even though its not

i do agree that all fossil pokemon dont share any resemblance to rocks at all exept for a few exeptions like omanyte and omastar they both look like they would be at least parcially rock type because their shells still keep that fossilish tinge

tinfoil
17th October 2006, 7:23 AM
I think the Venom Badge should be renamed the Anti-venom badge because Venom hurts but Anti-venom heals you. Other than that this looks really good. Any plans for a RPG?

Divine_Light
9th November 2006, 9:02 PM
Good map, Great trainers and brilliant ideas 10/10

jakepwnsjoo
9th November 2006, 10:36 PM
These are great, very well thought out. Have you thought about D/Pizing them? Also, are you gonna update with anything else?

Umbreon Rider
10th November 2006, 7:52 PM
awsome simply great!!!!!!

just a sugestion:
connect your fakemon thread with this one I.E.
make a new thread with all of them together

YOU GOTTA TAECH ME HOW TO DO THIS STUFF!!!!!!
team up with a programmer and make an RPG!

Samayowa
10th November 2006, 8:06 PM
Your sprites are very well made and very cool aswell!

UmbreonRob
10th November 2006, 8:22 PM
Thank you for all the kind words everyone. I do plan on making more gym leaders but ive had a little bit of spriters block on how i want the others to look so i had been spending more time on my fakemon sprites and towns. but i do plan on resuming my gym leaders in the future