21 – Colipée


  • Colipée are often seen play fighting with each other. In doing so, they train themselves for any actual combat they might someday face.
  • With a diet consisting entirely of natural sugars, Colipée can often be seen tirelessly running from flower to flower.

Pokédex entries by Plubcol


Pokémonday voting 14 (3-20-2023)

Prompt: ideas for fighting type gym leader Isolde’s ace
Winning idea: a fencing hummingbird line (by Haelerin)
2: a fencing scorpion (by Kristen Shields)
3: a fencing swordfish (by Rhinastoc Roc-Boulet)
4: a fencing musk(steer) rat (by The8-BitFan)


Name origin

kolibrie (Dutch for hummingbird) + colisée (French for coliseum) + épée (heaviest sword used in fencing)


Creator’s notes

For these two I wanted to integrate fencing sword shapes into their designs: those of an epée and a sabre. I also decided to use the cute tailfeathers hummingbirds have to create legs for Colipée. Because pose and legwork is so important in fencing I decided to not let Colipée fly but rather have it assume the typical fencing stance using its little wings and its tailfeathers. In Fensabre’s design, the tailfeathers help suggest the typical sabre shape of the hilt.