The fourth in my series of Trainer Scouts, Pretty Guardian Trainer Mercury!
Mercury’s team consists of:
Lapras : I thought Lapras was a perfect fit for Mercury, given its kind, gentle nature and high level of intelligence. Also, I related Lapras’ ability to communicate with humans telepathically back to Mercury’s occasional role as tactical and communication co-ordinator within the sailor Senshi.
Wartortle: Originally I was going to give Mercury a squirtle because it’s so often seen using bubblebeam in the anime, but I thought Wartortle would be a better fit … Mostly because I couldn’t go past the fact that it’s ears are shaped the same was as the wings often seen on Mercury (the roman god’s) helmet in mythology.
Vaporeon: Purely included because vaporeon is one of my personal favorite pokemon, and a great all rounder water type for Mercury’s team. It’s mentioned in the manga that Ami Mizuno love cats, so I also thought Vaporeon was the closest thing to a feline water pokemon.
Dragonair: Also a pokemon I included because of the Mercury wings present in its design, and I also love the gemstones on both its tail and under its chin, something that ties in with the gemstones on the scout’s fuku. Despite being a dragon type, Dragonair still learns water and ice type moves, both elements synonymous with Sailor Mercury.