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Alola Sandslash! by Retro-Death Alola Sandslash! by Retro-Death
I just had to come out of hiding after the most incredible news had surfaced! One thing I have wanted ever since they introduced babies and continued certain evolution lines was for Gamefreak to do something with my favourite pokemon, Sandslash, and obviously the cutest dude ever, his preceding evolution, Sandshrew. They never did, then they introduced Mega Evolution but alas, after 2 gens they still gave me nothing... But now! Now with Pokemon Sun and Moon they are introducing re-imagines of existing pokémon, gen 1 for the most part from what has been revealed so far, and lo and behold!! Sandshrew and Sandslash are getting an Ice/Steel make over!! I couldn't be happier right now!

So to celebrate I just did this quick doodle, took me about 2 hours I think, because I could not let this slip passed me. That amazing Sandslash redesign with tha Ice back

and that IGLO SANDSHREW ZOMG!! :iconlawooplz:
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:iconmonstermmorpg:
MonsterMMORPG Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
great
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx!
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VazquezG19 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soo cool!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx!
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:iconvazquezg19:
VazquezG19 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmegaelectivire:
megaelectivire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
it annoys me that people think its such a horrible typing. if you consider resistances and offensive coverage ice/steel is better than pure ground
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ground is a beast of a type but I agree, Steel/Ice is definitely not as bad as people make it out to be.
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megaelectivire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
yea, ice/steel has more resistances than ground, and also has better offensive coverage than ground
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MrsVolv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Now they should make it a Mega too :D
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap that would be insane!
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SwagmanIV Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
I think Sandslash should get two depending on the form.
Original gains Steel type, but Alolan keeps its typing. I could see them becoming a lot faster.
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hehe just you wait! :D
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can already imagine the massive ice spikes on its back! <3
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:iconmrsvolv:
MrsVolv Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's a must be! \o/
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:iconknow-kname:
Know-Kname Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
such coolness
that ice looks awesome too
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx man, I'm surprised with how much I can get away with and what I can do with such doodles compared to years ago. I'm pretty happy with how the ice turned out compared to the time I spend on it.
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PitchBlackEspresso Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how sandshrew looks like an igloo :'D
also heck yeah, ice-steel makeover suits sandshrew/slash just fine!
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed! Whenever I would imagine Sandslash to have a Mega Evolution I always thought Steel would be added to his ground type so this new Ice/Steel typing is absolutely perfect!
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this legit??? thats so coooool (pun intended) 
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed and hell yeah! 100% legit! They released a trailer for it even, I put the video in a journal on my page.
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DreamDrifter91 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: greatest news ever
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
This is so coooool. :D
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know if you mean the art or the piece but hell yeah or thx I guess! :dummy:
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:iconaaronmcloud:
Aaronmcloud Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
totally naming mine subz0
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! I wonder how many people will. XD
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:icontemmybanana:
temmybanana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA that was fast! 
Love the outlines and coloring, really well done :3
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx bro! I'm glad that at this point I can actually poop out a decent doodle like this without too much effort.
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temmybanana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
PROGRESS YO
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconranranruuplz:
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:iconthecrzm14:
TheCrzM14 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! This is so cool!
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:iconretro-death:
Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx! I couldn't believe it when I saw the reveal!
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galaxyredstar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
omg igloo sandshrew is so cute X3
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Retro-Death Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, hell yeah, he's amazing!
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galaxyredstar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah sandslash can't get more bada** than this!
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