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Original sugimori style artwork by Rachel Briggs!



This is another that might not be different enough to REALLY be worthy of its own review, but it's interesting that Delibird was so much more explicitly a Santa Claus pokemon at one point. It feels like it has a very different personality when we put a beard and a hat on it; it even looks a little grumpier, to me! The bag is also more obviously a part of its "tail," which is still really weird in either version of this penguin.

And, once more, we have a pokemon whose visual concept was diminished in its final version. From explicitly Santa Claus to only subtly Santa Claus. Now, I like subtlety, but in character design, I feel like pushing an idea further is almost always better than the reverse.



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