The psyduck and slowpoke alternate full art IS A MUST!! It’s a reference to one of my all time favorite episodes of the anime “evolution solution” and ash stating that maybe psyduck will become a “psybro” when it got clamped by shellder! lol
I was really looking forward to Psypoke's alternate art, but then they gave it to Miki Tanaka of all people (who is not talentless, but is one of the worst choices they could have made for a card that should have been bursting with personality)... it's a no for me.
Psypoke alternate art:
Slowpoke: Oh, your in so much pain. Since all water types evolve from a shellder, inculding me, I'll evolve you with one!
Slowpoke: puts shellder on Psyduck.
Psyduck: Makes expression on the card.
People should make more dialogues for the special arts. They're hilarious
Interesting. Shellder actually bites things with its MOUTH, it doesn't just clamp things with its shell. I believe this is the first time we've seen it grip onto something without its shell shutting.
Incidentally, the alt. art Slowpoke/Psyduck's the only particularly interesting one here IMO. I guess you could build a narrative for the alt. Tyranitar/Sableye, though. Is Sableye eating Tyranitar's treasure horde, or just hanging out with its buddy?