Ugh, this took much longer than it should have due to problems with the motion tweens in Flash... Maybe I'll stick with Classic Tweens for the other ones, as much as it annoys me to not use the Latest Feature...
Anyway, Sparkpup is apparently the first Miasmon that I designed, all those many eons ago when I started developing this game! And by that I mean early last year. "I'll be done in a month!!", I naively thought, back then. Ha!1
Because it's the first one that I made, it was also the first one that I tried to make a sprite for... with really crude and embarrassing results! Which I've decided to include for the sake of amusement on the right here.
You might think that the better sprite - the one in the middle - was the result of months of improvement or something like that... but I think it was done like a day after the really bad one, and I was amazed by the massive jump in quality. o_O
I suppose I'd just thought of a better approach?! Looking at generation III Pokemon sprites helped too.
I'm not fond of the name 'Sparkpup', because while 'spark' technically does mean something like "a small bit of fire or molten material", like the little bits that float out of fires or which are used for pyrotechnics or even in lighters, due to Pokemon, 'spark' is probably more commonly associated with electrical stuff.
"Cindog"... "Embark". Ha. Ha. Yes... "Embowwow". That's silly. I wanted something with 'pup' or 'puppy' in the name to show that this is a young form, like how Torchick has, well, chick in it.
Maybe I'll think of something later. Or I'll use Embark because it's silly. Or Sparkpup for posterity. It's hard to suddenly change the name of something I've been familiar with for the better part of two years!