The Batteron and Meriton species have been redrawn and updated in terms of art. Overall, you should notice a clearer and more familiar style. We felt that the artwork in the older, original style was mismatched with the rest of the creatures here at Egg Cave. We hope you enjoy the updated changes.
Both species are available seasonally as part of the Advent Tree in December. Now that it's January, you cannot currently obtain them.
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Are there other species on Egg Cave that you feel are mismatched with the rest of the creatures at Egg Cave? Leave a comment below for other art redraws you might like to see in the future.
jlya • 7 Jan 2020, 3:33 PM
Ooh, I like the look of the new Meriton.
lexicon • 7 Jan 2020, 3:33 PM
I was transferring my Meriton to my side and had to do a double-take when I saw it xD. I much prefer this style, it's very cute!
tetromino • 7 Jan 2020, 3:34 PM
Aww, the Meriton looks so cute. Same with the Batteron, I was wondering why it looked different. xD
hinokazes • 7 Jan 2020, 3:34 PM
I saw the Meriton before the news, so I was very confused why nobody was talking about the change xD
I'll miss the old looks tho...
pouncessoftly • 7 Jan 2020, 3:34 PM
BIG improvement on the Meriton, I *love* it now!
xenni • 7 Jan 2020, 3:38 PM
have to say i love the new art work but now im curious how a yeep will look in this style
tamora • 7 Jan 2020, 3:38 PM
I LOVE the new Meriton and the Batteron is also very cute
apple_dumpling • 7 Jan 2020, 3:39 PM
I like the new Meriton, but personally I like the more cartoonish style better. The shading makes me feel oddly uncomfortable? Guess it’ll just take some getting used to.
They’re both still very cute! The Meriton’s lack of confusing spikes is kinda relieving to see lol
lonewolf • 7 Jan 2020, 3:46 PM
They look great!
dragistar12 • 7 Jan 2020, 3:46 PM
stevepat2002 • 7 Jan 2020, 3:50 PM
raccoon • 7 Jan 2020, 4:00 PM
I think I kind of preferred the old batteron, but the new art looks great too! I vote we redraw the nym, onny, and tine. ;D Kidding kidding, I vote the coona, lem, smorlin, tiver, and wahla for updates!
mirime • 7 Jan 2020, 4:02 PM
I Like them! ?
anabanana • 7 Jan 2020, 4:04 PM
Wow, I love the new art design! They look a whole lot better imo
jlya • 7 Jan 2020, 4:11 PM
I was about to take you down for the Nym. xD
sinthr • 7 Jan 2020, 4:18 PM
blub • 7 Jan 2020, 4:18 PM
I think the look is cute, but I froze the 1st stage of my Meriton because I really liked that stage, I really need to get used to this new look.
I dunno, I really pick creatures for their art style, so I'm not super into for sudden redraws. Maybe a poll or something?
nanami • 7 Jan 2020, 4:19 PM
NOOOOO! I dont like the look of the new Meriton, the old look was better
The Batteron looks okay but why change the Meriton? It looked cool the way it was!
sandara • 7 Jan 2020, 4:20 PM
Meriton is so cute
chapus2009 • 7 Jan 2020, 4:20 PM
oOh these are lovely!!
brookie • 7 Jan 2020, 4:23 PM
I LOVE the new redraw! Well done!
thursdays_dove • 7 Jan 2020, 4:24 PM
These look much better!
decay • 7 Jan 2020, 4:48 PM
These are cool! If we could redraw Coona that would be great! XD This really reminds me of @achimenes style of art (:
xxcouchxx • 7 Jan 2020, 5:05 PM
WOW, thank you EggCave!! They look so much better, especially the Meriton.. very cute indeed
pipkitten • 7 Jan 2020, 5:08 PM
The redraws look lovely! I didn't like these creatures originally, but now that they've been redone I like them much more.
asteria • 7 Jan 2020, 5:18 PM
Personally, I'm not too keen on these redraws, I enjoyed the style of the old versions more. It's kind of disappointing to me because it seems like erasing bits of the history of Eggcave, where many talented artists left a piece of themselves.
asteria • 7 Jan 2020, 5:20 PM
I also think that now my creatures don't match as well with their travels. I wish there at least was an option to choose which style would I like my creatures to be in. It would add a touch of personalization and make it more fun to collect more of the same specie.
mirime • 7 Jan 2020, 5:24 PM
I think the Cosmiathan would be beautiful to see redrawed
foxbit • 7 Jan 2020, 5:40 PM
Great, now I want to hoard Meritons
Also, I think Meritons should stop evolving only in December - it's a bit annoying to me.
prairie • 7 Jan 2020, 5:47 PM
Totally coona is definitely one that just sticks out like a horrible sore thumb. :v
ethereality • 7 Jan 2020, 5:49 PM
Omg they look so cute now!
sparklefox • 7 Jan 2020, 5:49 PM
Eh, I prefer the old Batteron more than this redraw. I liked the older style, to be honest. I'm mostly indifferent on the Meriton. I didn't realise that was supposed to be a tail, though... I thought it was sitting in some grass or something and its tail was hidden in it.
foxbit • 7 Jan 2020, 5:50 PM
Also, yes, redraw the Coona. It's kinda ugly. Also, the last stage of the Tiver could use a redraw...
sparklefox • 7 Jan 2020, 5:53 PM
@prairie - I kinda agree. I'm not the biggest fan of the final stage (it really isn't drawn all that well in my opinion) and I can barely tell what the hatched stage is supposed to be. Seeing it redrawn would be interesting.
bigdust • 7 Jan 2020, 5:54 PM
Those look really good. Great improvements!! I would have to say that I would like to see the Coona redone.
iia • 7 Jan 2020, 5:56 PM
Wow! This is much better!!!
arcana • 7 Jan 2020, 6:01 PM
While these are nice, I don't think people who froze theirs in certain stages would agree. As for them fitting in, I suppose they do, but a lot of the cave commons are misfits as well.
dusskfall • 7 Jan 2020, 6:19 PM
you have ruined my danger squirrel.. why change it? it was perfect. the batteron.. who really cares, it's kind of a blob anyway. so it's actually a bit cuter.
pounces • 7 Jan 2020, 6:21 PM
I agree with a lot of the comments about the Coona - it could definitely use a redraw. Pretty please?
chameleon • 7 Jan 2020, 7:07 PM
@Blub I also froze one of my first stage Meriton, a bit sad that the old style was changed (though I have to agree the 2nd stage looks much better)...
marner • 7 Jan 2020, 7:40 PM
I like the new Batteron! I kinda like the old art style, wish there was actually more of it. I dunno if it's just my eyes but the new Meriton is a little hard to read as a drawing. (Not like I looked at them often anyways)
metaphor • 7 Jan 2020, 7:55 PM
I really like the Batteron. The Meriton is ok, but I was never really that big of a fan of the original.
Some creatures that come to mind: Kinka, Pogknot, Coona (has a lot of potential, but the current art really bugs me--no offense to the artist)
To a lesser degree: Trinit
metaphor • 7 Jan 2020, 7:57 PM
Also, the last stage Sey always bothered me but that's just me probably.
wavypavy • 7 Jan 2020, 8:00 PM
I think I like them, but it'll take some getting used to. It feels kind of strange to me that creatures are getting redrawn to fit the style when the style has changed so much over time. It does make sense for non-retired creatures though and would love to see the coona redone
nyan • 7 Jan 2020, 8:31 PM
personally I think the Vitta could be redrawn, it looks two dimensional and has a lot of potential like these other creatures! concept of redrawing is great!
lucas • 7 Jan 2020, 8:59 PM
Awesome! Yes, I do have a few redraw suggestions, I guess! I'll list them, but I might have to post multiple replies. Hope you guys don't mind it. Please do keep in mind that I'm not listing them because I find them ugly, but because I don't think they match the EC style at all!
bubblez • 7 Jan 2020, 9:06 PM
I actually like the Meriton now. It's kind of cute
zircon • 7 Jan 2020, 9:09 PM
I LOVE the new style! Adorable!
valorie100 • 7 Jan 2020, 9:17 PM
I could see redrawing the Meriton a little, but the Batteron looked super cute how it was originally If you want to redraw something, do those new CSP travel :x
veritaspunk • 7 Jan 2020, 9:25 PM
@valorie100 I agree. I liked the previous design for Batteron infinitely better. The older eggs seem to be of higher quality and very "crisp". These are simpler with less "depth" almost seems more sloppy. It definitely confuses a logic toward quality likewse with the travels :/