Tentacool- done for the Pokemon Battle Royale art show [link] . I’ve already seen some people posting their finished pieces so I figured it was okay to post mine Had a lot of fun working on this one, but got a bit carried away in rendering his gross Cthulhu-esque wrinkles. Thanks for looking!
Groudon – The Continent Pokémon. Pokedex Number – 383 Type – Ground
Like its opposing force, Kyogre, Groudon is a living relic, a prehistoric monster that towers above many of the mightiest modern day Pokémon. Believed to be the creator of all land, continents and volcanic activity in the Hoenn region (along with the rest of the known world) by its citizens, it has garnered a fearsome, apocalyptic reputation that surrounds its revival and awakening. As a legendary Pokémon, much of the entry that follows is speculative, or based on myths, legends and folklore. However, due to a few, scant viewings; there is enough to put together a suitable entry.
Physiology – Groudon is believed to have existed at the same time as Kyogre in ancient times. It is unclear is there is any truth to the religion that follows Groudon as a creator of landmass in the biblical sense, but much is known about its ability to create landmasses simply by being present. There are no known Pokémon In the world like it, and the towering behemoth has a unique and frighteningly powerful form, let alone powers. Its body mass suggests a creature left behind from a time when Pokémon, and whatever else may have been around all those millions of years ago, were far greater in size and mass, along with power.
Sketches, studies and a handful of photographs have shown the Pokémon to be incredibly large, carrying a massive bulk of thick, rock like armour plating over a similarly hard skin and gargantuan skeleton. For a bipedal creature, it moves incredibly slowly, and is thought not to be able to stand upright at all without aid of its massive tail.
To this end, and considering that Groudon seems to top heavy, leaning over very far as its trudges over the landmasses it creates. It is believed that the monster used to walking on all fours, a quadruped that could perhaps move faster, but seemingly evolved into something far more fearsome in the years that would follow its creation. Indeed, its short legs and longer arms also suggest a level of evidence to support its once quadrupedal form, but these are only down to speculation. To start, Groudons main body seems to be composed of an incredibly thick, tough and muscular skin that is naturally flame retardant (given that it is mostly spotted in or around volcanoes and emits ridiculous levels of heat) and incredibly resilient. On top of this almost impossible skin sits layer after layer of thick, rock like carapace, which is littered with savage scars and great wounds from ancient battles.
The armour of Groudon functions on a level unseen by any Pokémon today. The plates are a reddish brown, incredibly powerful and encrusted with massive stalagmite-like spikes that do not seem to be naturally occurring at birth. Rather, it is thought that these spikes are formed of massive Silica deposits, molten rock that has remained on the creature’s body for so long that they have solidified and become a part of it. It has also been theorised that these spikes were a sign of dominance and power in the ancient world, the larger and more numerous the spikes, the older and more powerful you are. The plates of the armour are fitted together so that the Pokémon has a large amount of manoeuvrability in its own skin, despite its massive size and sluggish demeanour. The slates of craggy armour shift and meld together as if pieces of a puzzle, locking together when the creature coils, but also being free and wide set enough to lunge, swipe and lurch when the creature sees fit to attack.
The tail is of particular interest to scientists, who have noted its size, shape and weight. Being that the entire creature is incredibly top heavy (referring back to a time when perhaps the beast roamed the land in a different form on all fours), to walk on all fours would require a gargantuan amount of effort on the Pokémon’s part, draining its energy within minutes should it desire to go far. Because of this, it is believed that the tail weighs the creature down at the back, allowing for it so simply drag its heavy bulk forward, rather than have to support its massive upper body on its legs alone.
The legs, whilst sturdy, are very stout, but are still layered in the thick scales and shell of the creature, and are bursting with thick, ancient muscles that allows it to travel, albeit slowly, with its incredibly heavy body. The tail ends with a set of four massive rake like structures that churn up the earth behind it as it moves. It is unknown if these function for this purpose, stimulating the earth behind it for new growth, or are simply a remnant of a more ancient time.
The Pokémon’s head is crested in the same armour that dons the rest of its body, and is twice as fearsome. Its eyes glow with a fierce and hot energy, hollowed out in a skull reminiscent of modern day dragons and dinosaur Pokémon. It also has a mouth filled with vicious teeth, some longer than a human hand in length. The entire inner mouth of Groudon is naturally flame and heat retardant, being that the creature regularly vomits up magma and lava as it walks, spewing new land from a seemingly endless stomach cavity. There have been almost no indications that this leaves the Pokémon scarred or hurt in any way, so one can only assume that the entirety of Groudon inner workings, or at the very least digestive tract, is made up of a similarly flame retardant structure.
Concerning display, Groudon is a rusty, earthy red in colour, with a deeper grey underbelly that bleeds into a bluer colour on the upper side of the creatures back. Interestingly, Groudon, like its ancient counterpart Kyogre, sports ancient bioluminescent cells in particularly sections of skin and on some remote areas of the craggy shell, which glow are vivid and deep blue when the creature so wishes. It is unclear whether these cells are used for territorial displays, for signalling other creatures, intelligent or no, or simply as a natural response when the creature feels threatened.
What is known is that its counterparts also sport similar markings, prompting scientists to believe that the ‘runes’ or blood vessels and veins were used in a time when the creatures fought over expanding territories, used almost exclusively against one another as warnings, or perhaps a unique brand of language that only the ancient titans could understand. Leading scholars and researchers of ancient texts to look into the runes near their homes and respective temples and places of worship.
Behaviour – Groudon has only been glimpsed outside of its ancient home a handful of times in the entire span of human history, and only once or twice in modern times. It is an ancient, towering monolith, but fantastically rare to behold, believed by many to be the last, if not the only one of its kind. However, according to ancient texts, legends and myths of Mt Pyre, Groudon is an incredibly aggressive and fiery Pokémon, capable of causing destruction on a massive scale when it is disturbed; contrasting to the otherwise serene and calm Pokémon Kyogre (this is speculative and must be treated only as theory).
Groudon signature trait in both legend and fact is that it was believed to create landmasses by causing the sun to shine and thus evaporating the water on the shores where it walks. There is a scary amount of truth to these claims, documented the second time Groudon has been seen in more recent times. Groudon’s body is capable of stripping electrons on a massive scale, which makes the atmosphere surrounding it less dense. Because of this ability, (which has been witnessed in the Pokémon move ’Sunny Day’ recently) the clouds around the Pokémon in at least a three miles radius begin to thin, along with the rest of the atmosphere and cause the sun’s rays to hit the earth at a far more direct and intense rate.
As one can imagine, this ability heats up the earth around it to dramatic and intolerable levels for almost any living thing besides rock, ground and fire type Pokémon. This ability to cause the sun’s rays to become intensified in the Pokémon’s vicinity, coupled with the fact that Groudon actively eats rock, magma and lava in its natural habitat and follows by spewing it from its mouth means that Groudon creates masses of new land, expanding continents by large amounts should it ever by allowed to roam free.
Because of the heat generated by its mere presence, Groudon also has the ability to use a number of electrical attacks, along with the unique ability for a non-grass type to manipulate solar molecules and charge them into the attack known as ‘Solar beam’ by officials. This shocking ability again suggests a heritage that is not strictly limited to its current form.
In terms of intelligence, Groudon is not thought to be particularly intelligent, but certainly above average and equally cunning. Whilst Kyogre, like most whale-Pokémon, is believed to be a swift and vastly intelligent creature, capable of curiosity and almost understanding, Groudon doesn’t seem to comprehend anything more than feeding and sleeping.
Unfortunately, this can never be tested in full, as Groudon’s mere presence incinerates smaller and weaker Pokémon, let alone humans should they come close to its form, so for all scientists know, Groudon could be a very compassionate creature, capable of understanding and a degree of intelligence that it simply cannot reciprocate with modern day organisms and Pokémon.
Concerning food, Groudon lives in an often barren environment, but is an active predator. A vast majority of the time, Groudon seems to nourish itself in the same manner that Kyogre does with water, by simply absorbing them through the skin from magma and lava, which are rich with nutrients and chemicals that are able to sustain it for hundreds of years at a time. When awakened however, Groudon has been seen to hunt, blasting Pokémon with its high powered heat and fire attacks before feeding on the ash that remains. It has also been seen feeding directly on Slugma, Magcargo, Numel and Camerupt, Torkoal and many other Pokémon that are able to live in such high temperatures.
The specimen observed in more recent times laying waste to an evacuated village several years ago is believed to be male, if one compares it to modern day reptilian Pokémon. It is therefore believed that the males of this species were the more aggressive of the two genders; however this can only be speculated, as with much of the Pokémon’s history and genetic makeup etc.
Groudon has never been challenged on film or witnessed truly in battle. Its rampage that was documented several years ago has records of it using attacks such as fire blast, earthquake, massive tremor based attacks and even more elemental ones. Along with an entirely new and seemingly unique attack recently (and rightly) named Eruption, which causes the Pokémon to violently expel magmatic lava and pyro kinetic forces from its core in all directions, effectively recreating the effects of a volcanic eruption, with almost as much force. If it wished, this could quite effectively create a new island for it to live within mere hours. This ability has been polarised by Kyogre, which is able to produce water in vast quantities in a similar fashion, effectively carving out its own habitat wherever it sees fit.
Hoenn lore assumes that should Groudon met with Kyogre after being awoken both at the same time, a violent apocalypse would follow, the result of floods and masses eruptions being considered the next cycle for the world, which would then begin anew in a new shape and size. These lore’s are currently being researched into, with thanks to the residents of Mt Pyre for access to their records.
Habitat – In origin, we simply cannot say what the world was like back when this particular Groudon was born. We cannot say whether is has existed for so long in the same form it always has, or what the primordial world had to offer it. Its current habitat is often within active or indeed sleeping volcanoes. In an interesting thought of paradox however, when Groudon awakens, volcanic eruptions occur all over the immediate region, so sleeping volcanoes are often checked to see if the beast is slumbering within them.
Not including the fact that Groudon often feeds directly off of the nutrients present within volcanic magma, it seems to simply enjoys bathing within the substance. As one would expect, it shuns the cold and damp, and much prefers to be submerged within its heated home, whether that be in the core of the magma stream, or simply a warm location.
Other Pokémon follow Groudon in an almost Acolyte-like fashion. Slugma and its evolution Magcargo have been seen following the great lumbering beast as it slowly makes its way across the landscape, seemingly unaware of what or where it its heading towards. What is interesting is that, seeing as Slugma are born from molten magma and various rock materials, these creatures could theoretically have been born from Groudon itself, its unique body being able to vomit up masses of the same substance is made from, but with ancient bacteria and other organisms contained within that modern day Pokémon cannot match. To this end, to study Groudon, Pokémon scientists have begun studying Slugma and Magcargo, somewhat common Pokémon, to see if there is anything they can learn or at the very least, confirm about Groudon’s abilities and ancient world.
Myths/Legends – Hoennian religion focuses on a strong triangle of Pokémon. Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza are all legendary in their own right, but each performs a specific function. Groudon, a master of land and fire, created the landmasses, attempting to expand its territories and those of its kin. Kyogre used its mastery of water and the storms to drench the lands in an attempt to drown the new landmass. Legend states that these creatures duelled almost to the death before Rayquaza, the great dragon god, descended from on high to stop the fighting. Using its mystical power to stop both of their powers, made the Pokémon calm, and sent them to slumber for what could have been millennia.
Legend also states that one of the many artefacts of mount pyre, namely the blue or red orb respectively, can be used to awake these creatures, even control them. Whilst this myth does hold in terms of written evidence, there is no proof that these items hold any other link to the beasts other than in folklore. The elders of the Mt Pyre sanctum hold true to these legends, as it forms the basis of their small, cultural religion.
These legends are always under speculation. For one, there is debate whether Groudon was the ONLY member of its species, being created at the dawn of time with its counterparts by Arceus, or was a natural breed and a thriving populace of the primordial world. Some believe that in the days past, when these two species clashes, it was on a far larger scale.
A large population of Kyogre could theoretically have created a water source large enough to cause mass flooding on a global scale, along with its foe, Groudon doing the opposite with its magmatic powers spewing landmasses into the ocean. In either case, rather than just these two Pokémon engaged in a cataclysmic battle, it could be said that an all-out war between these species formed the landmasses we see today, as no other Pokémon can boast such powers on a scale these two create.
Whilst there are other Pokémon that boast earth and Geokinetic abilities, none can hold a candle to Groudon. Along with this, none can truly ‘Create’ landmass in the same way. These legends are only in theory, but they hold weight in the argument that these two creatures almost drove themselves to extinction with the formation of the world, stopping only when Rayquaza appeared or intervened. Regardless of this, true believers of these legends stay firm to the belief that Kyogre, Groudon and Rayquaza are in fact one of a kind Pokémon, being the only ones to have ever existed and being somewhat immortal.
Along with this, they also believe that their Behemoth-like gods are either sleeping or have been asleep for hundreds of thousands of years. Whether this is true or not remains to be answered, as the sightings of the creature recently has led to serious debate amongst the hoennian religious factions concerning the possibility that a similar conflict of legend is soon to begin.
Trainer Policy – Groudon is protected by Hoennian capture law, forbidding trainers to capture it. It has always been revered by various tribes and religious factors since the founding of the nation, and, along with its almost god-like status, it is considered federal offence to go on the hunt for it.
Along with this, it is considered far too powerful for capture, with the exception of the patented Silph Co. Masterball, which is distributed to league champions and officials only. Despite this, Trainers have been seeking the creature for any, many years and will naturally continue to do so, despite the high risk of its prize.
Unlike Kyogre, which has an incredibly vast ocean to hide within, Groudon is limited to active volcanoes, or at least to areas with extreme heat properties. Whilst this limits the search; it effectively renders the hunt moot, as Groudon simply cannot be approached by a trainer unprepared for its abilities. Being within 900ft of the titan will result in massive burnings to a human being when Groudon is even sleep, as was witnessed before its awakening and since its initial documentation.
To this end, it’s hard to know just how powerful or violent Groudon could become when threatened, but it also debated at what levels restrictions should apply. On a religious level, on a danger level and on a simply apocalyptic level, Trainers are forbidden from entering the territory Groudon has carved out for itself, for fear of death at the hands of the creature itself or reprisals from officials (up to but not limited to the banning of a Pokémon training licence and lifetime imprisonment).
Because of popular demand, i decided to give Groudon a go I do have some more things to do on it, such as more work on the slugma and some more tiny little details, but im off and away for a few days and wanted it up before i left.
After some suggestions on-line, i've gone for the heavier, lumbering approach for Groudon, a mixture of ankylosaurus, tyrannosaurus, gorilla and crustaceans, particularly lobsters just to give the mass of its weight across as a very Godzilla-like monster that's incredibly sluggish, but unnaturally powerful.
I hope everyone has had a very merry Christmas, and i hope youre looking forward to the new year!
I always wanted to design pokemon in a realistic way, it's a fun challenge. I didn't want to go the approach did, where some of his realistic pokemon designs drifted from the original look of the pokemon too much, but I still appreciate his work. Plus it's more challenging keeping loyal to their original look, especially for the pokemon that don't look like any animals in the real world.
My take on the ~realistic~ pokemons fever. I like parasect since the old days, but I`ve never been able to use it in any game, since it`s too damn weak and has a bad type combination. It`s just sad, but it I`ll keep on being one of my favorites anyway. Weak or strong, you gotta love your pokemon <3
Kyurem – The Boundary Pokémon. Pokedex Number – 646 Type – Dragon/Ice
There are few Pokémon considered as dangerous or as odd as the creature known as Kyurem. Alien in origin, it is known for its ghastly, unnatural appearance its ferocious power and its appetite for human flesh. The legends that surround it are many, all of them sinister, the entry that follows is to be taken seriously, as the Legendary status of the creature matches its body count.
Physiology – Kyurem can best be described as draconic in terms of body shape; however it would be unfair to say that it goes much further than an initial summary. Its entire body, including the ice it carries about its person are Alien in origin and so any attempt to truthfully categorize the creature cannot be verified properly. Kyurem is believed to have crash landed to Earth on a meteor several Thousands of years before the present day and Experts that have glimpsed the creature have decided that a large portion of its body was destroyed or at least mangled in the process. The creature is tall and well built, but is feeble and seems almost withered to the point of being corpse like. It has 6 limbs in total, with typical forearms and legs of a regular dragon type-Pokémon (suggesting a link in species) and protruding limbs up onto the lower back that form whip-like tentacles, tipped with bioluminescent nodes.
The nodes themselves shines and shimmer and have been seen being used to lure in prey to the creatures domain before it strikes, but they also form a greater function. For all of the weight that the lumbering beast carries about its body, Kyurem can actually fly. Scientists and experts that have studied it have confirmed that these whip like tentacles on its back are some form of Alien ESP, that project a field of anti-gravity about the creatures person. In space, it would therefore have no trouble powering itself using these abilities to fly unaided through the vacuum, further emphasizing the belief that Kyurem has no need to breathe (as no nostrils have been found upon it ). These appendages can be used to whip, lash and carry on with tremendous strength and have been witnessed snaring men, women and children alike from their homes when the creature is feeling particularly daring.
There is, however, a downside to the creatures ease of travel though space. Whatever planet or asteroid it may have originated from, Kyurem’s body is simply not strong enough to cope with the gravity of this planet for very long at a time. It is known to take extended periods of rest and to be feeding and hunting almost all the time, showing that the constant use of its powers are a drain on its already feeble body. The beast uses it’s unique (and believed to be Alien) water to coat its tendrils with ice, freezing them so that they appear as vast horn-like icebergs upon its back. It is believed that through this method, the special ice creates a sort of resonating chamber for the creature’s abilities, allowing the Alien to not only stand and even run, but to levitate and, albeit poorly, fly, though this is never for very long or at a very high speed. These nodes are often glowing with an ominous amber light, creating an interesting lure amongst the barren whites and blues of its habitat.
The downside to carrying such a massive weight is that Kyurem’s body is horribly imbalanced by this feature, and so is always very low to the ground, its head sweeping the floor for small Pokémon to feed on. To remedy part of its problem, a large cluster of ice is often formed at the base of the already rotting tail to creating a counter balance, along with a sweeping, mace-like weapon.
Kyurem’s unnatural alien metabolism and biological make-up seems also be a hindrance at times as much as a help. Its freezing interior body does not seem to work well outside of its frigid resting place and if it wanders too far from its lair, its body begins to react with the moisture in the air and freeze over. This, naturally restricts its movements, often causing angry rampages and frustration for the creature. Because of this fact, Kyurem is rarely seen outside of the Giant Chasm, and almost never during daylight hours. Indeed, it does seem to fear the suns warmth somewhat, for fear of its body parts becoming wear.
Kyurem’s head and gaping maw function much the same as the rest of its body. It does not need to breathe, but always seems to be fogging from its jaws, hinting at a freezing interior body temperature, as well as an Alien bloodstream, which has been observed to be blue in colour. A large section of Kyurem’s head is made of its unique ice, including the lower jaw and upper section of the skull, forming horns. Whether or not these are part of the skull cannot be confirmed as Kyurem is believed to be a one of a kind creature and no dead specimens have ever been found.
To further promote its alien appearance, Kyurem’s sickly body is covered in bulbous sections of flesh that have irregular patterns and colouring on them. It is not known what they are for, but the Pokémon’s surreal body shape and general behaviour leave a lot of unanswered questions for scientists, along with the concern that there are more of them out there.
Behaviour – Kyurem are highly, highly aggressive creatures. Despite their lumbering frame and almost comical walking style when not hunting, they kill and maim anything that crosses their paths. As mentioned before, the amount of power it takes for the Pokémon to move natural means that to sustain it, it must eat as much as possible. Because of this, it is usually seen stalking around its known habitat for food, but is usually incapable of doing so without making its presence known. Its bitter, screeching cry will put off Pokémon and humans for many miles around it.
The Pokémon prefers to remain hidden amongst snow and ice before attacking, being surprisingly capable of lurching from hidden places as various ice and water based Pokémon enter its home. Kyurem is a known man-eater and unlike many Pokémon has no particular preference to what it eats; it simply depends on what can run faster.
In terms of fears, the Pokémon is readily seen as an apex predator of the region, possibly one of the top in the known world because of its unique combination type. The dragon specie of Pokémon are known for their intelligence, their formidable attacking and defending strength, their legendary statuses and their ferocity. Their only known weakness known far and wide as being ice and of course, their own kind. The freezing of a dragon renders their cold blood useless in a fight and makes them slow and sluggish, open to attack. Kyurem embodies what dragons fear, it is the nightmare of their species, considered an abomination by dragon experts and masters (known for their fanaticism and devotion to their heritage) who readily petition for the creatures extermination.
Kyurem does, however, seem to fear the sun. This would be natural considering its ice-based body parts and its frigid based origin. It shuns heat and light and is almost never seen out in daylight, preferring to stalk and kill at night. The light also renders its luring method useless as one might imagine.
There also some mythologists that claim that the other members of the Unovan legendary group are connected to Kyurem because of their resemblance. Indeed, numerous legends about the Pokémon being linked to the other two exist as a sort of regional myth that tourism thrives upon. The existence of both Reshiram and Zekrom is a fact of course but Kyurem is still under observation, albeit from a distance. Behaviourally, experts cannot tell if Kyurem’s behaviour would change around these two as it has never occurred, with Reshiram and Zekrom naturally shunning the cold that Kyurem thrives upon.
Habitat – In origin, Kyurem hails from outer space, possibly from a frigid asteroid where the low gravity would have made it a truly formidable creature indeed. But on Earth, only one habitat is known, just outside Lacunosa town in what has become known as the Giant Chasm, supposedly where it and, according to legend, Reshiram and Zekrom came to earth. The credentials of whether the legendary duo of Unova also were found this way are debatable, but the creatures icy home and meteor sight are hard to ignore, leading scientists to assume that this is indeed where the Pokémon came to earth. Inside and around the location, there is a perpetual snow storm of varying ferocities. Considering that there are many Pokémon, including legendries that can control the weather means that this is no strange occurrence, but what is considered abnormal is that this snow often finds its way inside, suggesting that the storm is not conjured by natural climes, but by the creature itself.
Considering its method of attacking and defending itself by using its frigid inner body temperature and breathe, it is no surprise that wherever it walks, Freezing temperatures kill the ground and most of the life around it. As such, the inside of the Chasm is suspected to be barren, frigidly cold and most likely scattered with the creatures kills.
Legends surrounding the giant chasm are varied, but all of them warn to stay away. It is not known if there was only one Kyurem concealed within the chasm or if there is the possibility of a second or even third. As the creature appears to be genderless, it is suspected it has no need of a mate or partner, preferring it live alone.
No other crash sites containing Kyurem or a variant of it have been found, but all sights are quickly checked and approved when meteors do hit, for fear of another being unleashed into the world. The fact that the only known living one is contained in the chasm is a blessing, as the residents of the city have not only built a vast wall to protect themselves, but shrouded it in myth so that trainers rarely venture there. None that do go after it ever return, and the Pokémon is restricted by law to be captured, as it is simply too dangerous to be contained, let alone trained.
Myths/Legends – The legends surrounding Kyurem extend to the ridiculous to the factual. The first and most prominent being the legend that surrounds Lacunosa City and the great wall erected to keep Kyurem out. It is believed that the people of the city built without the knowledge of the giant chasm and its sinister guest and that, once construction began to reach its zenith; the slumbering dragon awoke from its crash, the machines and workers stirring it. From this legend so many years past, it is believed that as the city began to near completion, people began to go missing. It was mainly pets at first, with small meowth, Growlithe and other small mammalian Pokémon being snatched as they wandered too far into the forests. But as the weather began to change across the region, winter approached and the attacks became more daring. Kyurem was said to have snatched grown men from their beds at its boldest moments, openly attacking the city and destroying the work the people had done.
Yet as soon as it appeared, it vanished with the dawning of the sun. But this was not something the people of the city would take lightly. Indeed, after losing 12 people in one bloody night, they erected a vast stone wall in a single day, to keep the beast at bay. Despite the fact that Kyurem could easily scale the wall due to the fact it could fly, it seemed that, according to local folklore, this managed to keep Kyurem out. For what reason this is the citizens do not know, only that to this day, several hundred years later, the people of Lacunosa do not venture outside their homes after the sun goes down and their gates remain firmly shut.
The second legend is the one that follows Zekrom and Reshiram, the popular ‘legendary’ Pokémon of the Unova region. The legend believes that when Kyurem fell to earth, it brought Reshiram and Zekrom with it and they were one a whole being. A ferocious beast to be sure, but this is again down to speculation. Whether it was the impact of the crash that shattered this Alien beast into pieces or Kyurem was simply unlucky and did not survive as well as the others we simply cannot know, but what is known is that the Unovan royal family have a long history with Zekrom and Reshiram, but little to do with Kyurem.
Access to the records of the royal family is strictly forbidden to outsiders and so we cannot determine whether they used to have details upon the beast, have searched for it, or tried to use its powers in the past. What is known is that due to their resemblance in attacking force, defensive strength and similar look (especially the ‘turbines’ of the legendary dragons), that they are least connected in some way, perhaps deeper than many think possible. Small cell samples of the beast reveal that it indeed somewhat older than either of the other two, but who is to know what Alien DNA measures up to when compared to carbon dating of modern times?
Kyurem, Reshiram and Zekrom are believed to represent yin, yang and Wuji, the latter being the absence of yin and yang altogether. It is wondered by many scholars whether there might be some truth to this, the elements that they represent, the colours and attitudes that they take all seemingly pointing to a much stronger link than simple folklore dictates. The subject requires further study.
Trainer Policy – Kyurem is, by Unovan law, strictly prohibited for capture. It has obtained legendary status for the simple reason that it a viciously powerful creature, with power over nature. It plays no role in the countries law and ecology except that it needs to be restrained. Hunting orders were originally sent out, including vast rewards, but these created uproar when none of the police, trainers of military officials that went after it came back. It is deemed too powerful to kill but also too aggressive to train. Capturing is in fact possible, but training is believed to be almost impossible, hence the restraining orders on its capture as a whole.
Trainers and general civilians are forbidden from entering the giant chasm unless allowed by the Unovan government, and the residents of lacunose town enforce this rule with their military forces. Reckless trainers beware. No matter how strong you believe you are, this creature is not to be taken lightly; it is highly aggressive, incredibly powerful and virtually unstoppable when it wants something. Avoid at all costs.
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On a serious note, this is how i see Kyurem, i hope you like it. I went a bit overboard with the pokedex entry, but i hope you like that too, I got quite into it, as i find the beast to be quite interesting
This is how I plan on doing all of my pokemon redesigns so far, with a changing background, trainer size and full info explaining my reasons behind it in the form of a pokedex.
Dragonair is the evolved, adolescent form of Dratini. Dragonair are proud, majestic and powerful creatures, holding a vast level of myth and legend in their native country of kanto. Revered as something of a pseudo-legendary breed, it lives up to its title as one of the first Dragons. The Dragonair as a species has undergone many different changes externally as well as internally, its biological makeup changing rapidly as it grows.
The first and probably the most obvious is the growth of six small limbs. The first four are already present in its adolescent form, but they have filled out, allowing the long finger bones underneath the muscles to be seen along with sharp, protruding claws at the end of each finger. These rudder like fins are incredibly strong despite its massive bulk and Dragonair are capable of supporting a massive amount of weight upon them, along with use claw based attacks with far more proficiency than before. As they grow, these fins undergo a selective form of necrosis-like evolution, with the skin cells between each fingers dying and separating into individual fingers as time goes by. As they shed their skins, each coating of dead skin falls away from them, revealing a fully functioning set of three fingers and an opposable thumb at the point of adulthood. The stronger, more powerful limbs at either end of its body allow for increased stability when attempting attacks, and allow the Dragonair to support nearly the entire length of its body upon its hindquarters. The strength of the back legs and tail being enough for it to lunge viciously from over 2 to 45ft in a single, jutting attack. They have also formed rough, callous scales around the joints as the Dragon begins to lose its ability to shed its skin (it is assumed that once Dragonair sheds its final skin, not only do the wings sprout formally, but they also begin to grow without the need to shed), leaving, stronger, harder defences in its place.
Large, bony growths have also appeared on the creatures back. The odd mutations are in fact layers of incredibly hard skin covering rapidly growing wing bones on its shoulders, which will later become vast in size. It is unknown how Dragonair are able to form these massive structures so quickly, only that when they emerge, they are capable of unaided flight within a matter of weeks. As mentioned before, when the creatures shed its skin for the final time of its life, these large, callous lumps will be shrugged off, usually with the aid of biting and gnawing for ease of passage, allowing their colossal wings to bloom freely. This is not thought to be too painful a process, but can add a small amount of discomfort if allowed to go on for too long.
Dragonair as a species in general are some of the most intelligent on the planet, with the exception on Psychic types. They are known to remember vast libraries of faces, solve puzzles if in the mood and communicate with their broods on a highly complex and emotional level. In some rare cases however, they can be incredibly vicious, though these particular moods are as mentioned, rare. It is no surprise to many officials however that with their increase in intelligence, they not only become far more protective of their broods and families, but far more wary of humans and are fantastically rare to catch in the wild, if at all. It is also known that, like their offspring, remain mostly in the water, preferring to stay in large bodies of liquid such as lakes over its adult forms, which need vast areas of ocean each for territory.
Concerning their attacking and defensive abilities, Dragonair are weak to very little, with the exception of ice based attacks and freezing weather (which many researchers is to do with the rapid cooling of their blood leaving them sluggish and ill almost to the point of death on occasion) and other Dragons, the only other creatures with powers and abilities strong enough to kill each other on an aggressive level.
As a species, the entire dragon based line of Pokémon has access to a vast array of attacks and Dragonair are no exception to this, from fire, to lightning, to water and even some earth elements, there is something about their almost divine gifts that gives them an otherworldly quality.
Returning to outer changes, it is also noted how quickly Dragonair put on weight in this form, their bodies rapidly metabolising any food they can get their hands on, storing the energy to spur on their gargantuan levels of evolution. It is no surprise that they therefore eat enormous amounts of food every day and can reach lengths of up to 30-40 ft. in the wild, and even longer in rare cases (it is widely believed that like many dragon species, if they continue to feed, Dragonair and its evolutionary line will not stop growing if they continue to eat and remain healthy, only adding to their legendary status of pseudo immortality). Because of this insatiable appetite, Dragonair develop a thin, highly compacted layer of blubber just under the skin. This layer does not serve purpose to keep the creature warm, as its natural weaknesses make it steer clear of colder conditions. The layer in fact is a reserve energy source, to fuel its extreme growth. A noticeable side effect of this large appetite is the arrival of medium to large growths on the creature’s neck and tail. These spheres are the result of the creature’s diet and overall metabolism and are quite fantastic when studied. Dragonair are known to eat large quantities of whatever they can find, be it fish, plant life, crustaceans, larger mammalian Pokémon, even humans should the mood take them and are a compacted mixture of indigestible waste and fatigue toxins. Because Dragonair have a tendency to snuffle around seabed’s looking for food, it is no surprise that they often swallow rocks, silt, hard shells, small bones and such other materials than its digestive tract rejects.
Rather than waste body energy by sending it through the intestines and picking out the few nutrients these things have to offer, the Pokémon’s body breaks the items down and forces them to the pores of the creature’s neck and tail, where they build and crystalize when added to another chemical that the creature rejects; fatigue toxins produced by muscles.
Like many dragon Pokémon, Dragonairs body is a powerful machine capable of far greater abilities than that of any human and filled with far less flaws. In order to retain a high metabolism and lessen the need to rest when the body is already working overtime on growth, Dragonairs body removes fatigue toxins from its muscles and directs them to the surface of its skin, where they mix with its other undesirables, coat them and form a pearly, sapphire like jewel.
These jewels, prized amongst many avid collectors and religious officials alike for their supposed spiritual connection and beauty, are removed from the creature’s neck when it sheds its skin, each time making way for new ones as the Pokémon continues to develop. When it reaches adulthood, its digestive system becomes far stronger and hardier, removing the need for this system to continue. However, scientists are fascinated by its ability to create such pearly gems at such a rapid rate, along with its brilliant biological advantages. It is noted by officials that Registered trainers must report the acquisition of a Dratini to their local Pokémon centre, so that they are fully prepared for the massive biological changes that will occur, and the consequences should they not be.
It is noted that whilst they get longer and bulkier, their necks and main chest ribs being to grow in an odd manner. It has been observed that the spinal column lessens growth on various vertebrae within the Dragonairs body as it grows, causing the neck to grow closer to the shoulders and the legs, arms and chest to grow into a more compact, lizard like form, forcing the creature away from its original, serpentine body shape.
Its final evolution, the Dragonite is quite the spectacle when fully grown, and it is little wonder why these creatures are so revered for their abilities, their temperament and their near mythical status all over the world.
DOO DOO DOOO, DOODOODIDOODIDIDOOOOOOO!
Conratulations!You're DRATINI Evolved into OH GOD ITS EATING MEEE!
Tiberius the Dragonair belongs to Mortimer Tyler - [link] To see his full evolution line - [link]
EDIT: im overwhelmed that this has gotten so many views in less than 10 hours, so thank you all so SO much! The general consensus is that whilst he looks good, the legs are a bit nyeh, which i am inclined to agree with. But as i mentioned, its an initial concept, so try to not take it too seriously again though, thank you all so much!
EDIT 2: Both the text and the picture have been updated, with the addition of slimmer, more sea-turtle like fins for smoother travel, the orbs on the creatures neck and tail (the tail ones I don't like, but they're there now, so meh) and just more detail added in general, including scary-slitty cat-lizard eyes. hope the changes are to peoples liking!