Conceptual Pokémon Fusion, September 2018 : Wagonite

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Welcome Trainers, to the third article in the fan-art that is the Pokemon GO Fusiondex, in conjunction with the talented team over at Fusion Evolution.

In my foundation article Collaboration of Concepts : Fusion Evolution in Pokémon GO, I cover the mechanics of how a fusion is calculated. I will refer to these mechanics in this article but I wont be going into granular detail. Previous entries in the Fusiondex can be found here.

For a history of how fusion in the Pokémon Universe was born, please refer to my foundation article; or the first entry in the Fusiondex, Venustoise.

WARNING : These articles are 100% Fan-art. They are not intended to be a serious suggestion. I appreciate that these are not everyone’s cup of tea but I hope you will enjoy reading this piece of fiction.

This months entry to the Fusiondex is recommended by Aquatic, member of the Fusion Evolution Team.

In the Fusion Evolution meta, Wagonite is used as a bulky mon under hail, due to it’s signature ability, which makes it take less damage if Hail is active. Even outside of hail, it has good stats all around and a good movepool. In Pokemon Go, I think it would have the potential to be good, despite Water being very crowded. Mainly due to decent HP, Bulk and Attack, being a jack-of-all-trades kind of mon

Wagonite Guide

Pokémon GO Wagonite is a dual typed Water and Flying type Pokémon. It is a blend of the Generation 1 Pokémon, Dragonite and Generation 3 Pokémon, Walrein. This type combination is represented 7 times already in the main series, from the mighty Gyarados to the ever disappointing Pelipper. It comes with many strengths and weaknesses which this fusion does a good job at patching

Within the Fusion Evolution database, Wagonite would evolve from a the Fusion called Leonair, a merger of the Dragon Pokémon Dragonair and Sealeo, the Ball Roll Pokémon. This would be an Egg Group Fusion as they are both part of Group Water 1 (see foundation article for details). The first tier of this chain is currently an unnamed fusion of Dritini and Spheal

In Pokemon GO, I would suggest it would be obtained by evolving a Dragonair with 100 Spheal candy (or vice versa).

Wagonite has a MAX CP of 3606, with an ATK of 235, DEF of 212 and STA of 220

 Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Dragonite DragonFlying 3581 263 201 182
DNA Splicers Wagonite
Water Flying
3606 235 212 220
Walrein IceWater 2606 182 176 220

Wagonite in the Meta

Below, we will look at Wagonite’s stats compared to some of the other prominent Water and Flying types in the game, across all released generations in the main series.

The amount of Pokémon that bridge these two types is significant, in total 240 across the 7 released generations, at time of writing. This including legends, mega evolutions and alternative forms. Our entry comes in at #15, which is not too shabby given both Water and Flying have some solid Pokémon in their typesets.

For the sake of the table I have not included Mega Evolution’s.

Water or Normal Type
Forme  Max CP Attack Defense Stamina
Kyogre Water 4074 270 251 182
Ho-Oh FireFlying 3889 239 274 193
Palkia WaterDragon 3818 280 225 164
Landorus GroundFlying Therian 3721 289 184 178
Yveltal DarkFlying 3665 250 186 229
Greninja WaterDark Ash 3656 339 157 144
Rayquaza DragonFlying 3645 284 170 191
DNA Splicers Wagonite
Water Flying
3606 235 212 220
Lugia PsychicFlying 3598 193 323 212
Dragonite DragonFlying 3581 263 201 182
Salamence DragonFlying 3532 277 168 190
Keldeo WaterFighting 3468 260 192 182

Wagonite’s stats are solid, sporting an above par defense and stamina to absorb those thunderbolts, and an attack stat which while not immense, would be remembered. If Lugia and Gyarados had a baby with these stats they would certainly pay to put it through college (although it might look different, Lugyaradia?)

Defensively, Wagonite has resistance to Bug, Fighting, Fire, Steel and Water type moves and double resistant to Ground types, but a weakness to Rock and double weakness to Electric type moves.

Wagonite’s Potential Movepool

Conceptually, following the rules of the Fusion Evolution mechanic, this Pokémon has access to all the moves of its composite parts. The spread of moves to combat common counters of this fusions typing is significant.

Below is a list of all the moves Dragonite and Walrein have access to:
I have not included any Exclusive Moves from Community Days or other sources.

Fast Moves Charged Moves

If/when abilities are introduced into Pokémon Go, Wagonite would have access to a Fusion Ability, which would be a combination of the abilities available to its constitutional parts.

The ability which is allocated within the Fusion Evolution Database is called Ice Scale, which is a fusion of Ice Body and Multiscale.

Ability Ability Desc
Dragonite DragonFlying Multiscale Restores HP if hit by a Water type move, instead of taking damage.
DNA Splicers Wagonite
Water Flying
Ice Scale Halves damage taken in Hail.
Takes no damage from Hail.
Walrein IceWater Ice Body During Hail, regain 6.25% maximum HP at the end of each turn. Take no damage from Hail.

Ice Scale is a ability which would only be effective if weather abilities and status effects were introduced into Pokémon GO.

A Pokemon that is waiting for this revelation is the mighty Tyranitar, who’s signature ability Sand Stream causes weather to immediately change to a Sandstorm. For those unaware a Sandstorm damages all Pokémon ⅛ of their maximum HP at the end of each turn, unless they are Steel Rock or Ground. The Hail weather effect is similar to this.

Weather Influence on Wagonite

With weaknesses to two different moves types, Wagonite has to take into account of the weather. In weather that has pros, use Wagonite all you want and let it tear through its enemies, but in the weather with cons, avoid using it against foes that may have super-effective moves. FYI: Rain is BAD.

The chart below will help you visualize what weather is beneficial or harmful for Wagonite.

Weather Pros Cons
Sunny Boosts its potential Ground moves
Partly Cloudy Boosts its potential Normal moves Boosts opponents super effective Rock moves
Rainy Boosts its potential Water moves Boosts opponents super effective Electric moves
Windy Boosts its potential Dragon & Flying moves
Snow Boosts its potential Ice & Steel moves

Wagonite Sprites

So what does a Fusion Pokémon look like? Fortunately the Fusion Evolution Team has this covered with a large collection of sprites created by their talented artists.

Normal Shiny
Pokemon GO Walrein sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Walrein Shiny sprite (Male)
Pokemon GO Dragonite sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Dragonite Shiny sprite (Male)
Pre-evolution (Leonair)
Normal Shiny
Pokemon GO Sealeo sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Sealeo Shiny sprite (Male)
Pokemon GO Dragonair sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Dragonair Shiny sprite (Male)
Post-evolution (unnamed)
Normal Shiny
Pokemon GO Spheal sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Spheal Shiny sprite (Male)

Pokemon GO Dratini sprite (Male) Pokemon GO Dratini Shiny sprite (Male)

Is this even achievable…

The ever changing jigsaw that is Fusion is a picture without end. There are so many possibilities that it will remain as is, a fun concept. We have to be realistic that everything conceptualists do is considered as Fan-art. While its an acceptable and often fun medium it will unfortunately never make it into Pokémon GO.

Let’s wrap this up

I hope you enjoyed this concept, and I hope to share more in the future, along with our friends over at Fusion Evolution. While my usual concepts focus on adding or building on the existing in-game mechanics or the Overworld, this is about adding an entirely new dimension and game play outside of Niantics control.

A huge thank you to Aquatic and the team at Fusion Evolution for helping me with this conceptual entry into the Pokémon GO Fusion database.

Next month we will bring you an entry nominated by our own team at the Hub.

If you wish to join the discussion at Fusion Evolution, you can join the discussion at their Discord Channel

Here’s hoping Niantic is listening. Expanding content beyond the current game, can only enhance the experience for both the solo player and the overall community.


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