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September 24, 2013
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Team Sassy! by Leashe Team Sassy! by Leashe
We all know it was only a matter of time before I got sucked back into :iconthe-ipl:

New trainer, new team. new beginning!

Alshe is a trainer who hails from the Jhoto region. She spent much of her career as a plant and pokemon surveyor for the parks and forests of the different regions, documenting the health of the ecosystem and pokemon in detailed reports. As she only carried pokemon with her for protection while surveying, she is relatively inexperienced at battling despite being very knowledgeable on the subject, and oftentimes her commands go ignored by her headstrong team. In her free time she enjoys reading and going on walks with her team on her small wooded property.

Name: Alshe (the e is silent)
Height: 5'5
Age: late 20's

- The Team-

Druddigon ♀
(Rough Skin/ Sassy)

Hyper Beam
Draco Meteor
Flame Thrower

Ruby is a beauty pageant retiree and a true queen. When the dragon craze became the fashion trend in the contest world, she won numerous awards for her bold, bright coloring and eye catching moves ( She was also specifically bred to have tiny wings in order to show off her scales and form). Once more flashy pokemon became popular, she faded out of the spotlight and was kept in a dusty old pokeball forgotten and in isolation. Eventually she was sold to the black market where trainer thugs attempted to turn her into a ferocious monster. Her size and rough skin were her only protection from the much more fierce dragon types she was pitted against, and as she was bred for pagents she lacked the fighting spirit and skill needed to survive against the more experienced pokemon. Frustrated, her captors released her into the wild where she was taken in by a rescue sanctuary that Alshe volunteered at in her free time. Seeing such a proud and powerful dragon in a weak, faltering state, Alshe decided to 'adopt' Ruby, not really knowing what she was getting into. As she was nursed back to health, her spirit returned, and now spends her time bossing her teammates around and ignoring her trainers commands in her proud but endearing manner.

Absol ♀
(Justified/ Timid)

Swords Dance
Will o Wisp
Magic Coat

Sable was Alshe's first pokemon and was her primary escort when she was out in the tall grass for work. Abused by schoolkids because of her undeserved reputation for bringing bad luck, Sable was given to Alshe in elementary school by a teacher who thought they would work well together. Sable loves to get the mail in the mornings, but unlike most absols, her canines are very large and occasionally pierce the morning paper. She's generally very shy but friendly to those she is comfortable around and a complete cuddlebug who loves tummyrubs. One of her favorite treats is a cup of coffee in the morning which she is served at the table after fetching the morning news. In battle she relys on her agility and nimble movements to dodge opponents attacks while she whittles down their hp.

Sawsbuck ♀

Double Kick

Alshe rescued Cinnamon from a daycare that used her for excessive breeding purposes, due to the stress her body endured laying so many eggs, her coat changes forms very slowly, and her transformation phases are often incomplete. She's a very gentle pokemon and occasionally allows other people and pokemon to hop on her back for rides. She loves being brushed, having her ears scratched and laying on the couch after dinner. Cinnamon is even more nosy than Ruby and always likes to know what's happening around her, like her other teammates, she rarely stays in her pokeball.
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Hardtwon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
There is something richer in the coloring style you used compared to your other card and references lovely work!
CrystalSiren7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist

aquafox12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Haha love the absol!  That's how my dog likes to relax too, with his legs sprawled out XD
OhNoItsJoshyPoo Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
These are wonderful! I love how you actually think of their personalities as individuals rather than just as their species. Great work!
PokeShoppe Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked little absol!!!
Love it!!!
Hard-Work Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not trying to be mean but the wings on your druddigon look to small to let it to be able to fly. I am just using constructive criticism
Leashe Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, sadly Druddigon lacks the ability to fly, and their wings are for soaking in sunlight only 8C

 So partially as a joke (because in my previous druddigon pieces the wings allow flight and a lot of people got pissy)  I made them very tiny. I figure as a pageant Druddigon, she was bred to have small wings so she could show off the rest of her body better too.

Thanks for stopping by!
nezumi-lord Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
It was the Sawsbuck that won me over. I love the antlers and the braided hair. I ove Winter Sawsbuck soooo much. I would have loved to see what you do with her hoof hair (one of the weird reasons I love the Winter Sawsbuck).
Leashe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'll show her off more in battle but her 'feathers' (hoof hair) will be fluffy!
nezumi-lord Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I can't wait! You do amazing Winter Sawsbuck Artwork. :)
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