Almost looks like a wailmer pre evo. I know that sounds weird...but wailord has those dots on its sides and a gray underbelly and a blue body. So, this swissim fakemon reminded me of wailord at first glance...
Cool. Water/steel is a type combo currently held only by empoleon. Never expected it to be used for a fish I can see swissim being able to use Iron Head, but not Metal Claw of course.
I see where your coming from but I just based it off a picture of an actual knifefish. I understand what you mean tho. & This is an interesting water/steel type indeed because if it were to be made into a game, I would give it lightningrod, making it AMAZING! ^^
Steel can be hit but in sense I wanted to make this one seem like it can absorb the electricity, it would make it a really unique choice for trainers. (A good example is Eelektross with Levitate, he's just electric, doesnt look like he should even walk, & still has no weakness because of its ability)
Yep. Makes sense in a way, but I can see problems. Example: you have a swissim and say, my fakemon nyoot, which is a dark/flying owl, in a team on a double battle. The opponent launches a thunderbolt at the nyoot, the swissim gets hit instead because of the lightning rod. The swissim was also not at full health. Electric is still super effective due to its water type, so the swissim gets pwned.
I would give it another ability it can have because of that.
But lightningrod completely nulifys any electric power + it would raise Swissims Sp.Atk aswell. Its like the electric flash fire or water absorb. Because of it, this would make Swissim only weak to Ground & Fighting.
Well I was about to say you were wrong and give you a link to Serebii.net's ablility page for lightning rod...but turns out you're completely right. So sorry. I guess I'm not as big of a pokemon expert as I thought I was xD