A long time ago in the Netherlands far far away from most of you, I came up with the idea to do a pokémon inspired Star Wars retelling. But everything changed when the fire nation attacked…. Okay that one is not true .. there was just a bit of a difficult period in which producing content was difficult but now it’s almost time to write my Magnum Opus of ‘spoofs. This time though I decided to add in a part 0.
Here I will discuss the main characters and briefly give you some heads up on the pokémon they are based on. Rather than spamming a name I can refer to them by species on occasion then, to reduce word spam. Also I do not have to make a single episode where I explain every character. During the stories any non major characters will also be revealed trough similar ‘pokédex Entries’. I’ll try to add these characters to part 0. Since New was quite a story, Blue Hope will take several weeks to complete.
Now let’s talk characters.
Luke Skywalker eat your heart out because here we have Rioluke Skypuncher the riolu. Riolu is a Pokémon introduced to us in Generation IV in the Sinnoh Region. Quite oftenly classified as one of the baby pokémon. Being a pure fighting type Riolu at first doesn’t seem to have a Luke with our favorite desert dweller. Yet both Riolu and it’s evolution Lucario (I bet you can see the potential in that one) are sensitive to a hidden energy in the pokémon world called Aura. While Riolu has not mastered the Aura yet it can still to an extend communicate through ripples of Aura and can use it to improve it senses. It is stated that Riolu posses great strength stamina and endurance which allow it to go on long journeys which make this pokémon a pretty perfect fit. Rioluke Skypuncher lives with his uncle unownen and aunt natu on a shiny miltank farm on the planet Tat-Orre. A name based on the desertous Orre Region in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon Gale of Darkness XD. (That is not an emote but a title). Orre is pronouced like Oreo without the O..at least in my world.
While all his friends are signing up to be a part of the rebellion he has to stay on the planet to harvest the BlueBlue milk (Miltanks give Moomoo milk and Blue Milk is a Star wars thing so since the Miltank are shiny they give this type of milk here as shinies are alternatively coloured pokémon.) Bored with his life he spends most of his days trying to shoot Womp-Rattata with his landspeeder. But recently his magnetic suspension system broke. Poor Rioluke knows little what he’ll be in for.
The title Blue Hope is a refference to Riolu’s skin colour and the orginal title Blue Harvest.
Princess Leia has been replaced by the much cuter Gothorita also known as Princess Rita hails from the planet of Galaraan. Galar is the region where Pokémon Sword and Shield will be set. If you wonder how to pronounce it imagine how Hermione Granger would say it and you’ll probably get very close. Now to address the elephant in the room, did I select Gothorita to play Leia for her hair buns? I most certainly did! I thought of selecting the pokémon Slurpuff for it (though we will see that one make its appearance if this star wars spoof does well) but Gothorita felt more elegant. This pokémon also is more likely to have the spunk that Leia has in the original movies compared to the whipped Dream Pokémon.
Gothorita is said to draw her power from the stars which will help Rita find strength as well when she most needs it. Gothorita creates friends for herself by hypnotising children and playing with them at night. While this has nothing to do with our story and Rita will not go this route in our story I thought it was an interesting bit of trivia for you to know. Like the Pokémon thought Rita and Leia can be quite manipulative and make people do something they would not have done otherwise.
No one knows Shaun’s real name but he is a scrafty, so his name is probably close to that. It is said that Shaun was fleeing his home world of Unovellia (a combination of the american inspired Unova region and Corellia, han Solo’s home planet) and he picked the very unpokémon like name Shaun. When the custom officer asked him if he was sure he said YOLO. This all was tied in to everything important to his character happening to him on a single adventure but that is a prequel story we will only tell as soon as we have finished all the prequels and actually start on the sequels. Scrafty is the Hoodlum Pokémon and he’s very american, which makes him a very good fit for the role of Han Solo.
He has Moxie and can intimidate his enemies. It’s pokedex entry in the games state that it may be rude, it will take very good care of his friends it’s family and it’s turf. Shaun’s turf is his beloved spaceship the Millennial Mantine. A lot of people think this ship is worthless and slow and not as potent as ships of the generation before it he manages to do amazing things with this ship. It’s his baby and he will never leave it behind. However a deal he has made with Halva the Zygarde is risking his beloved ship if he can not pay up soon.
Obi the Alakazam
That’s right we aren’t even trying with this one! Formerly known as Obi the Kadabra was a PokéKnight serving the Pokécouncil and the Galactic MONarchy until Councillor Mewtwo got elected to be the new MONarch and ended democracy. When Kadabra traded in his old life for a new one, unbeknownst to the rebels he evolved into a Alakazam. Alakazam is one of the four Gen I trade evolutions, the name change fits a certain minor element in the story but most of all we just needed an old man that can teach Rioluke the ways of the force. Alakazam is unable to forget anything he ever learned or knew. Having an IQ of over 5000 he will always have the intellectual highground.
While he was still a Kadabra he was the PokéMaster of a young boy named Pawnianakin Skypuncher, the father of Rioluke but he claims that his student was killed by the loyal henchman of Galactic Overlord Mewtwo. Like any Alakazam Obi’s senses and abilities are increased exponentially when he closes his eyes. While his old body may be frail his mind is still extremely capable.
Galactic Overlord Mewtwo
Pale and Veiny, desiring absolute power, Mewtwo and Sheev Palpatine are basically the same person already depending on your chosen rendition. Both harbouring a big hate for a certain group inside civilisation and both well spoken, elegant and arguably the most powerful creature out there. (We do take extended universe into account and not just the disney cannon.. in fact if Rise of the Skywalker is going to be half as bad as the Last Jedi was there is going to be some heavy Retcons in those should i ever retell them). Since I talked about Mewtwo extensively I will just relink you that post though. Galactic Overlord Mewtwo rose to power after from the shadows he managed to instigate several wars. Pretending to be all for the MONarchy he was elected their ruler in an attempt to end all these wars, at this time he suspended all democracy and became a fierce dictator. The PokéMaster Tapu Bulu tried to stop him but Pawnianakin interfered.. leading to the results we see today.
Mewtwo plans to use his new space station the MAS STAR to capture all the rebels and send them to someone’s pc. In Pokémon when you have six or more pokémon on your team when you capture another they are sent to someone’s pc where you can later withdraw them.. but until then they don’t really live or exist they just are energy stored inside energy.In other words if you are ‘send to the pc’ you are kind of dead in this universe. Both Lightsabers as blasters are actually capture beams in this story, since pokémon cant handle pokeballs (as it would suck themselves up) so they use beams to attack each other.
Darth Vader is replaced by Bisharp the Dark and Steel type pokémon seemed to be a great fit for the man permanently clad in a form of armor. It’s pre-evolution Pawniard and Bisharp share the ability inner focus with Riolu which we will use in explaining “The Aura” . The pre-evolution Pawniard also has the ability defiant which is an important trait for it to have in our mythos. Bisharp and Lucario share an egg group, which again is quite important to our narrative.. because we all know what will happen if I ever make it to the final part of The Overlord Psy Strikes back. So it’s defiant, edgy, armoured a Dark type.. that all fits Darth like a glov- uhm ..mechanical hand. Now this guy is made up entirely out of blades which means we can give him a sound a like name that is actually pretty legit. Dark Blader. While Corviknight might have been an aesthetically better fitting pokémon it would give us a lot of trouble in the process. Bird Pokémon aren’t really great to use in situations like these.
Bisharp has red armor though, like the lightsabers of the bad guys. Did you know that the reason why all Sith Lightsabers are red is that they are artificial crystals? Unlike the Jedi who find a crystal to bond with, they make on using Alchemy. Why? Because these artificial crystals have a slight chance to short out non alchemical crystals. Bisharp takes pride in his blades being the best of the best as well. Bisharp can take down a target even a friend without changing it’s facial expression. Dark Blader is going to need this ability in the story to come…although he does have a type advantage already.
Instead of a wookie, we just have a very hairy and angry bear right here. Unfortunately for Chewie this time he his name sake is not chewing tobacco. This time he is named for his apparent lack of intelligence. While proven very capable to those who make an effort in getting to know the Wookie at first glance, Chewie does seem like your standard D&D barbarian.. a bit slow.
Since most of my readers are weeaboos or at least otaku i figured the description many star wars haters have given chewbacca .. stupid bear would fit but like any good Tsundere we do it secretly affectionate. Hence the name Bear Bakka. Ursaring goes stronger if he is angry thanks to his ability guts, he grunts and shouts a lot and he has brown fur. No real deep reasons here. Same can be said for most of the supporters though, as their backstory isn’t as relevant anyway and their impact on the narrative and personal growth is a lot less compared to our heroes.
Rotom W (Rotom Double U)
R2D2 will be replaced by a washing machine. Why? Well let’s talk about Rotom a bit first. Rotom originally is a ghost electric type pokémon introduced in generation 4. Soon however we find out it can posses all sorts of appliances to create mischief. Including a lawn mower, a stove, a fan, a fridge and finally the washing machine. Rotom Wash and Rotom Heat come about as close as we get to a pokémon like R2 that still fits in the mechanical theme.
It has some or R2’s blue elements and has the right amount of ‘clunk’ It can zap his targets just like R2 and it’s kind mischievous. Now why would Princess Rita put her secret plans in a washing machine? Well .. hiding plans in a droid seems fairly obvious compared to hiding them in a washing machine. I would check all the droids memories if I was an evil henchman but I would never think of checking inside the laundry. So there you go.. I am a bad henchman.
C-3P0 has been the one who has been mutated the most of the sake of this story. Yet nothing really changes. I needed a golden hued pokémon that I can break into pieces without it being too harmful to it, that can be deemed mechanical. Phew.. that’s a bit of a difficult task. A certain legendary might have fit the brief quite well but I really doubt I can put C-3PO on that level. So i chose to go with Magneton. For those who don’t know, Magneton is a pokémon consisting out of 3 magnemites stuck together. While their main colour is silver their shiny variant is goldenish (though this oftenly isn’t really shown on the anime art.
Magneton is one of the few pokémon that know screech which I find fitting for C-3PO and since it’s mechanical and consists out several very much identifiable parts it’s a pretty good fit. The fact that it’s made out of 3 seperate pokémon.. sort off.. but not really but still make it easy for others to refer to the droid replacement as 3people. C3PO being mostly referred to as 3P0 thusly is as close as we can get. The protocol droid was my encounter with the Mandela effect, I vividly remember him being solidly gold while in actuality he has one silver lower leg. So this brings me to the question I have for my reader!
Question for my Readers:
Do you think I should make one of the eyes silver to refer the leg, or do you like me remember C3PO’s to be entirely golden?
Now before I round up this post I shall present you with a little treat. Next week will start our story… but this week I will already give you that with which we start all star wars movies!
That’s it for this post, arigato for reading again! Let me know your answer to my question in the comments and may the aura be with you!
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