This is NOT a Fakemon, this is the original and unreleased Gen II fire starter, for more information visit: [link]
I'm doing clear artwork of all the unreleased and beta Pokemon that I know, trying to stay true to their original designs, like this ones:
I'd like Honoguma to have an American name, but making a true traduction of his japanese name, it would be Flamebear, others refer to it as Flarechu or Pikaflare, due to his close resemblance to Pikachu. But the truth is, while other Pikachu look alikes, Honoguma is not a rodent, it's a bear.
Some speculate this was the early version of Teddiursa, but I really don't think so, because Honoguma was supposed to be the fire starter, so I think this was a completely 'new' design, unrelated to any Pokemon we know.
I came up with Honoguma's shiny form too.
See more Beta Pokemon art on my Group
Enjoy and comment!
I want to hear (well read) your thoughts about this and how have you felt to have those starters instead of Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile.