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Ovaltine and Malt by purplekecleon Ovaltine and Malt by purplekecleon
Ovaltine the Miltank (pictured left): she's spent a giant portion of her life on Tao Ranch... or at least, as much of it as she can remember. She's siblings with Malt, the brown Miltank. She has a bit of a temper but works hard to help produce milk and helps Iceburg and Strawberry a lot in the fields when it's needed (which is quite often). She's very close to Iceburg and prefers to spend her free time around him, for whatever reason.

Malt the Miltank (pictured right): he spent a lot of his time as a kid learning to do math and use his father's abacus. Where he could have been helping in the fields, he chose to do paperwork and keeping track of the farm's expenses. He also prefers to be referred to as a boy and gets severely agitated when people enter the shop and go "miss," "ma'am," etc.

Ovaltine's teased Malt quite a lot for not helping out with production like most Miltank. As of Mission 2 it had caused a lot of strain on their relationship that he spent most of his time indoors instead of putting his strength to good use.

edit: For those who can't read, Malt identifies as a male regardless of whatever its actual sex may be.
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SSGuy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Even though Miltank is 100% female Pokemon, I always pictured Malt being a male from birth and not as a female choosing to identify itself as a male. I mean look at those bull horns!
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Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Malt. 
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RenagadeRexRider Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are the most epic Miltank i have ever seen
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Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why have the male a Udder? ^^°
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TheHandsomeRockLee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Just like in that cartoon Barnyard...
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Megaloceros-Urhirsch Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats not a real Movie or... Animal... x°D
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HotChaps Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I really like Malt's colours 0u0
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Reborn8059 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
the comments are better then the picture and the picture is awesome, Malt needs to kick his lil sisters ass then i'd like to see Ovaltine take over his job see how hard it is
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Shiro-Aura Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So cute!
Malt, Fresnel and Devonshire = my fave NPC's of PMD-e.
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CopyMegaman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
lol even though I don't like ovaltine milks(the drink not the miltank) I fav this.
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DarkRain25 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I love this!Your Miltank is super cute!
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TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Adorable picture, yet I'm curious.. In this version of the pokeverse, do the Miltanks buff and file their horns normally, and thus Malt lets his grow out? I dunno why, but that just seemed liked an interesting way to aid in his appearance.
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sketchinnegro Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Miltank picture
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msnitta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't get why it's either completely confusing or horrifying/offending people in the comments. I think this is a fantastic idea and it was...I guess the word would be 'subtle'. Like it's not being made to be a big deal or shoved down anyone's throat- that's one thing I liked about it, it's just made out to be as normal as it should be accepted as. There's nothing wrong with it like people are making it out to be.

Anyway, I love these characters. Great ideas, just like all the NPCs.
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Wildface97 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
huh? im so confused... i thought you cant get male miltanks :/
and i have read the description, i just dont understand it...
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Draco-Digi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Malt is female but prefers to be thought of as male so he is referred to as such.
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Wildface97 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Ooooh! Sorta like a Tom boy?
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Volcano-Queen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011

You ignorant people don't know how to read. :no:
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ADB-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Malt's a girl who claims to be a boy....so then (s)he's like the opposite of lady gaga!
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SendMeHappiness Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Malt is a cool dude. :)
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crimson-elegance Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so Malt is transgender FtM?
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J-Juller Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
No-noonon- Everyone knows a Male for of a Miltank would be a Taurus I demand Malt Have a re-draw!
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Volcano-Queen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011

Tauros is not officially miltank's male counterpart.

Also, read the artist's description again.
"edit: For those who can't read, Malt identifies as a male regardless of whatever its actual sex may be."

and what is so bad about a male miltank anyways? :hmm:
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poplarleaves Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Male... with udder... @_@ does not compute...
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Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol, I thought the same when I first saw this movie: [link]
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o-sprites Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
holy crap the amount of ignorance in the comments section of this image is making me shit dicks
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o-sprites Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
anyway malt seems like a pretty cool dude i'd share a pokébeer with him
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Netherguard Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
OMG THIS IS GREAT

I know transgendered people in real life, and transgendered + pokemon + NP for cryin out loud = bundle of epic open-minded-ness and awesomes
This rite heer. This be incredible. xD
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Aperrentis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Where exactly is Tao Ranch in relation to Tao Village? For the sake of a plot, since I'm doing the "escort Ovaltine" side quest for Mission 3.
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PikaDiety Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
I love Malt.<3 And I love you for making a transgendered Miltank. Cause....that's just awesome.

Also, Jesus Christ, the comments.>.> Really, people? How hard is it to understand? Do they even read?
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digipokefriend2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yay MAlt for being the first Male Miltank, even if he is not actually a male.
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Diholody Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Malt <3
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Imaginoxin Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I'm deeply saddened by the amount of people not understanding the concept of being transgendered.

EITHER WAY. Miltank is my favorite 2nd gen Pokemon, and I adore how you draw them. Malt is a cutie, I love his coloring. C:
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CloverOfLight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I can see the pink one having fun dressing him up in frilly things just for giggles XD
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Terrorfly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So, Malt is a freemartin then?
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Mevrona Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011   General Artist
Transgender miltank? :thumbsup:
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda weirded out by the insertion of transgender themes into something as lighthearted and silly as pokemon, but the art is adorable.
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Emplosion-Syndrome Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nothing really weird or not-lighthearted though. Just like one of my characters "isn't affected by Attract the same way as others", it's just who they are and it makes them a more interesting character. I mean it's not like this sort of thing doesn't happen in the real world (although there is a line on how much realism we really want here.)
I know a few people have raised some concern of it being "inappropriate", but both I and a lot of others including the people running it agree it shouldn't be, even for children and such which Pokémon is primarily aimed at (which this group isn't for; dA has an age limit of 13+). I mean it's not like we're getting sexual or something agreeably adult, just dealing with personal aspects everyone deals with.
Different opinions will be different though. I'm not a "Conservative Christian" so maybe your views differ.
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would not want a stranger explaining to youngsters the ins-and-outs of "gender identity" without their parent's consent. Thus it is something that I don't think is child-friendly--and while I realize dA is far from being a site in which children are running around frequently (as you said, they aren't meant to be here), it still means it doesn't fit into the more innocuous pokemon world that I grew up with, and thus I don't like seeing it. There's a difference between, say, James putting on a dress and running around like an idiot in the show and characters that are meant to be serious transgenders.

But whatever. I've already realized that the fandom pokemon universe is going to go places a lot more risky then the actual canon does, and the fact that I dislike it isn't going to make you or the artists change your minds. But just as you can find nothing wrong with it, I can say that I find it questionable. Cheers! :)
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LexyEevee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Their parents' consent?! What is so complex and inherently adult about "he's a girl but would like to be a boy"?

Do note that projects like this crop up, in part, because Pokémon canon is ultimately kind of boring. Few characters are important long enough to have real personalities, and when they do they're usually just archetypes at best. The people who grew up with Pokémon are trying to grow Pokémon up with them.
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Because there is a difference between a grumpy little girl wishing she was a boy and an adult woman having to pretend she's a man in order to be happy with her life.
Also it'd be "she's a girl but would like to be a boy." If it was a he, he would already be what he wanted to be.

But the comments section of someone else's artwork isn't really the place for this conversation. I made one small comment of unease, it'd be cool if everyone'd stop turning it into a super-long comment string. x)
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Diznits Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a question no one has asked:
If the comments section is a bad place to be discussing this, why did you put it in the comments section in the first place; not to mention, why are you concerned about little nine year olds asking questions about transgender when this is a place with an age limit of 13+?

Not really food for thought, but still something to consider.
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Kinda weirded out by the insertion of transgender themes into something as lighthearted and silly as pokemon, but the art is adorable."

ONE LINE. OH GEEZ. CLEARLY I STARTED A GIANT INAPPROPRIATE DISCUSSION ON SOMEONE ELSE'S DEVIATION.
Lol, no. I made a very short and fairly innocent statement which was quite fine being there and everyone jumped on it. It was when other people started responding to it that it became a discussion. :T
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Diznits Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing is too inappropriate for the internet~!
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Huh. That's an odd thing to be weirded out by!
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CloverOfLight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
So really.... Pokemon isn't as child like as they come.... seriously they should read the manga.... it can get pretty gory
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CloverOfLight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Especially since in Japan they made an episode that may never be aired here for the fact that James was wanting to be apart of some swimsuit contest thus added boobs to his chest..... real ones
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Ud-the-Imp Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I take it Malt is the Pokemon version of a crossdresser. XD
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ForbiddenTouch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such adorable expressions they have. <3
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SkunkyRainbow270 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait Miltank can only be female
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