I love the idea of fossil pokemon, but the design haven't apealed to my, except aerodactyl and maybe rampardos.
As for Relicanth, i believe that in a later game, about 10 years time, it could appear as a fossil. This would be a great touch.
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You make it seem like a satisfying simple explanation, but for me its just raising more questions. Why would being fossilised make the original pokemon Rock after being brought back to life?
I mean, surely when GF decided to make ancient pokemon that are revived from DNA preserved in fossils (which btw is not doable in the real world because the DNA decays), they knew if those were to be exactly as the initial now extinct pokemon, or if seemingly magical alteration of the DNA merely by being buried in dead ground for ages is somthing thats a possibility in the pokemon universe.
They were careful about details that most fans dont even notice or care about, like type orders from the sole beginning, so I simply don't believe that they don't have some actual explanation for this issue.
I always figure since they're fossils being rock types makes it natural. As for Tirtouga isn't it more water physical compared to Kabuto who is more water mixed and omanyte water special. Those two along with Craniados are my favorites
The more I think about it, the more it seems absurd to me that ancient Kabutops didn't look the same as they do now.
And if all the fossils look the same as their ancient versions, there is just no way I would ever buy the "Rock was added because fossil" theory, cause surely you wouldnt look the same if your DNA got so affected by whatever dead rock forces that you now officially count as a Rock type pokemon.
Aerodactyl because he was seriously a haüs in gen 1
Kabuto is the only real answer here.
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Carracosta is my fave fossil Pokemon, followed closely by Aerodactyl.
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So assuming ancient Archeops is 100% identical to the revived Archeops in every way.
Meaning, it is mainly Rock type and always was. Since we see no simple rocks covering its body or similar, I would say it (and several other Rock pokemon, especially Geodude and co.) has a different biological make-up than non-Rock pokemon. A wild speculative idea would be that its silicon-based instead of carbon or who knows what, but simply, its a kind of organism, with cell-structure that allows for the part storing its DNA to remain fully preserved instead of slowly decaying when suddenly buried in layers of rock or whatever circumstances the fossil pokemon samples were found in.
I still like Cradily and Lileep more than any other Fossil (except maybe Relicanth, which is even, and Relicanth is a living fossil, so it techniacally fits under this condiditon
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i really like carracosta's design, especially the face shell/mask thing.
Omanyte/Omastar for me.
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i think your second theory makes sense to me
actually they didn't have rock type, but they gain it
so maybe kabutops were like Water/Bug ( i always think of that too, imagine bug vs bug: kabutops vs schyter!)
remember theory about genesect = kabutops?
maybe.. (just maybe)
in a way that only team plasma knows, kabutops lost it's water typing and gained steel as a secondary type, making it a Bug/Steel!!!
what if gamefreak send scouts to Pokemon forums,
give some trailer for the new gen,
then wait for our responds, and keep an eye on our speculation,
and then steal our idea???
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Rampardos, has great speed for a rock type, looks cool, and learns great moves, what more could you want from a type like that.
My favorite fossil is Tirtouga.
I'd like to see a raptor or t-rex next
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Aerodactyl, mainly because it's the fastest fossil out there!
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