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Garchomp is the best. Probably among the most difficult Pokemon to make look somewhat realistic, those arms man, those arms. Its pretty loose and sketchy, but I thought it deserved more than Tumblr. Here is a joke just for any paleo artists that may see this; you could also call this a Carcharodontosaurus carcharias.

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-Tyranitar- by arvalis -Scyther- by arvalis -Nidoking- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis


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Edit: I always saw Scyther as a very dinosaur/dragon looking critter with some bug parts. It has come to my attention that others did not see it this way, they saw him as more of bug. This is my interpretation. If you want him more insect-like, you're more than welcome to draw him that way :)

Always thought Scyther was pretty sweet. Always wished he was actually a better pokemon. This is the Scyther I always wanted. You can see the entire process recording over at My Livestream Channel

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis -Nidoking- by arvalis

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Tyranitar is a pretty cool guy. I didn't want to go the route that most artists go with making him more realistic. I thought it would be very cool to see a more ankylosauroid Tyranitar. I threw in a cute little Larvitar as well. You can see the entire process recording over at My Livestream Channel

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis -Nidoking- by arvalis

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My computer is sorta running again. I've had the idea to do an amphibian Dragonite for weeks without the the means to execute it. Upon research I've discovered that Dratini looks suspiciously like a salamander tadpole, everything just fits into place. Pretty much the only time in nature a vaguely serpentine creature transforms into a reptilian looking critter.

The way I was looking at it is that Dragonites are very rare in the wild as it reaches maturity at around 55 years old. They can be trained into maturity much faster than they grow in nature. Dragonites are exceptional swimmer and are very strong ambush predators, using their powerful legs or tail to propel themselves at prey. They often are mistaken for taking flight when really they just jump great heights.


Other Realistic Pokemon
-Gengar- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis

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Dragonite, Dragonair, Dratini©Nintendo
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Commission for Karyousu

Honchkrows are a medium sized bird that largely feeds on carrion and bug Pokemon. Males display a very large "beard" and can puff it up while pulling their head into their chest to intimidate other males and gain favor of females. During mating season, the males with bash their crests against one on another. They will continue to do this until one of their crests cracks, deciding the victor. Honchkrows have taken their namesake after the tendency of them to lead flocks of Murkrow, these groupings are called gangs. Murkrow will start to grow into a Honchkrow when given access to a dusk stone. A Murkrow will rub their bill on the stone causing their crest to develop as a response. Venipedes are an especially delectable treat to Honchkrows because they are a stupid pink millipede beetle. Also, what's the deal with Wurmple?


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-Eevee- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis more here...

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Nidoking was always a pretty cool looking pokemon, though I never used him in a game until I played FireRed last year. This Nidoking here is grumpy because he has been left with the kids. There is also a mischievous Pikachu that has taken advantage of the Nidoking's colorblindness and snuck its way into the family. You can see the process recording over at My Livestream Channel

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Zoroark- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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Commission for pychopat2

Aggron are very large, very defensive terrestrial omnivores. Aggron young, hereafter referred to as Aron, live largely in cave ecosystems. They have very large eyes for their build and are most often found hiding in crevices. They lack the offensive capability of their older counterparts. As the Aron grow, the juvenile state is called Lairon. Though Lairon share the same susceptibility to attacks from more advanced elemental Pokemon, their hide has greatly thickened, even growing sail like forms on its back to appear larger and more of a threat. Lairon are most frequently spotted in the open air caves that often surround the regional Pokemon Leagues. A full grown Aggron is a sight to behold, and an extremely rare one at that. Aggrons in the age of Pokemon training are generally only seen under a trainer's command, they were once thought of as demons and any full grown specimen was tracked and hunted. Aggron is thought to be the modern relative of the extinct Bastiodon. Geodudes, an unfortunately abundant species often use large Pokemon as a means of transport, Aggron is no exception. A Golem mother can yield a clutch of nearly 50 young Geodudes, many trainers have stepped on young Geodudes thinking them no different than rocks. Durants are just big ants made of metal and are mean to everyone.


Other Realistic Pokemon
-Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Eevee- by arvalis more here

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Commission for :iconravynarcadia:

Zoroarks secrete a greasy hallucinogen that coats their mane. This toxin can be absorbed through the skin and causes predators and would be prey to see them as a much larger Pokemon than they are. Sometimes their toxin can coagulate into turquoise lumps in their fur, these are known as Zoroark beads and are quite valuable as a recreational hallucinogen. They are notorious for feeding on Natu as they cannot fly yet and Xatu are ground laying birds. Natu's psuchic abilities have no effect on Zorua and Zoroark. Diglett is ready for his closeup.

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Mewtwo- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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Commission for :icongifted-monster:

I thought it would be cool to portray Reshiram as sort a proto-bird. Maybe as like an ancestor to Ho-oh is what I was thinking. He has been adorned with silver bangles which he was worshipped by. He is considerably less mammalian than you may be accustomed to, but I thought it would look strange if I threw a goat head on a dinosaur bird body. Alternative title for the paleo art aficionados could be Macroraptor

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Gengar- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Blastoise- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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Here is the seemingly much anticipated Blastoise. He was always my least favorite of the original three starters, but I'll take him over Swampert any day. The big challenger with a more realistic take on Blastoise is of course, his cannons. After spending some time researching animals that use projectiles, a squid's jet really seem to fit the idea. Blastoise is supposed to be able to aim his cannons and fire water jets to propel himself in a direction, very much like a real life squid. So he intakes large supplies of water through his mouth and stores it in a specialized organ in his chest under the shell. Blastoise primarily eats shellfish, earning his nickname as the shellfish Pokemon, he holds onto a Shellder in this case and blasts water to help him pull it off its rocky home. Squirtles start out primarily aquatic and as they grow they eventually become semi terrestrial and lose their developed swimming tail in favor for a heavier counterweight tail. Wartortles spend much of their time drifting motionlessly after meals to facilitate the tremendous growth, sometimes for months. As a result coral sea fans often take root on them, especially on their head. Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass.

Other Realistic Pokemon
-Gengar- by arvalis -Mewtwo- by arvalis -Bulbasaur- by arvalis -Charizard- by arvalis -Reshiram- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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