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Some free *cough* time and a look at generation 1… I wanted it to look really rocky so I experimented a lot with rock and stone textures. I really like those lizard/dragon like pokémon :) But maybe I should draw something out of my comfort zone... Any suggestions for another pokemon to draw xD?

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After painting a lot of human faces it is really refreshing to draw some creatures :) Spent about 9h on this one, I hope you like it ;)

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On a roll now :> One of my favourite pokémon of all time – Tyranitar! Inspired by other realistic drawings on deviantArt I wanted to try it out by myself. With a lot of working steps here:[link]

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Working time about 4h (new record) with Adobe Photoshop CS4
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My version of the crystal onix which was only (if I remember correctly) present in one episode of the anime :o First it looked a lot like steelix…

Time about 1-2h, Adobe Photoshop CS4

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:pokeball: Pokémon Index initializing....
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Leavanny are very caring parents, something that has surprised poke'mon researchers given their nature as bug-types. Using the heat given off from fermenting leaves, Leavanny swaddles up their eggs and young alike, binding the leaves with their silk-like saliva. The leaves also provide a suitable camouflage for their vulnerable young; occasionally the compassionate weavers may be found bundling up small poke'mon in leaves to grant them a measure of cover against predators.

Poke'mon belong to (c) Nintendo
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My interpretation of Slugma.
A kind of volcanic nudibranch. It absorbs a lot of volcanic ashes and stones and turn them into natural weapons. Its skin is made to resemble magma, and the yellow parts are phosphorescent. As it grows, it uses a mix of ashes, stones and its own secretion to form a hard shell and eventually evolves into Magcargo.
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Togepi family
A togetic with her togepi chicks. Sexual maturity for the togepi starts in the togetic stage of development for females. Males reach their maturity later in life in the Togekiss stage.

(to see a more accurate coloring head on over to my tumblr- vcreatures.tumblr.com)
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Pokemon Folder- [link]

I always wanted to design pokemon in a realistic way, it's a fun challenge. I didn't want to go the approach :iconarvalis: 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.

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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).

Caution is advised.


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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!

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Kyogre – The Sea Basin Pokémon.
Pokedex Number – 382
Type – Water


A remnant of a more ancient time, Kyogre is one of the oldest Pokémon to have ever existed, along with one of the strongest. T is considered a water god by the people of Hoenn and is revered in a myriad of myths and legends for its ability to expand the seas with its control of the weather. Incredibly elusive and magnificent when viewed, the Pokémon is a living relic and is one of the strongest Pokémon on the face of planet. The entry that follows concerns the scant knowledge that has been gathered upon it.

Physiology – Kyogre is an incredibly ancient creature, a living fossil by all accounts. Whether you believe the idea that it was somehow formed at the dawn of time along with its respective elements or was birthed by Arceus itself, the beast has been around for thousands upon thousands of years, and is most likely the last and arguably the most powerful of its kind.

As such, there are many attributes of its form that intrigue scientist, biologist and legendary enthusiast alike. Its massive form, one of the largest sea dwelling Pokémon on earth, is supported by a colossal bulk that has served it well during its many, many years of travel. Its body is a mass of flesh, muscle, sinew and blubber, a true leviathan, and naturally one of the ancestors of modern day whale-like Pokémon. To start, Kyogre’s head. Able to swallow several people whole if it chooses, the face is large and rounded, with a small protruding jaw that conceals rows of elongated cone-shaped teeth, a sign of mammalian origins.

When most sea-dwelling Pokémon are fish like, or at least purely aquatic, Kyogre boasts mammal-like signatures. The lack of gills for one suggests that it was not confined only to oceans in aeons past, but descended from a time when it walked on all fours, further hinted at by its limbs.

Returning to the front end of the creature, Kyogre’s eyes are golden in iris hue, with a dark purple or even black sclera, an attribute it shares with both Groudon and Rayquaza, the masters and national Pokémon of the Hoenn region. Indeed, its eyes are small, but adjusted for both light and deep sea exploration, but are much better served in the depths of its home. It is supposed that the creatures natural affinity to water, along with its dislike of heat, light and the surface atmosphere would cause the creatures eyes to be somewhat ineffective whilst breaking from the water, but not enough study has been possible to further this point.

Bodily, Kyogre sports several sets of fins. Two large, clawed front limbs help the creature to steer and glide through the ocean currents, along with providing an attacking force with thick, almost meter long claws that resemble fingers attached to each bone. This further alludes to a past not completely submerged in the water, or perhaps hailing from a time when predators may have fed upon it. Along the back, two dorsal fins also help with steering and streamlining the creature as it moves, which are then followed by a second set of these smaller fins near the base of the stunted tail.
Interestingly, Kyogre does not possess the common tail flukes of whale Pokémon such as wailmer and its grown form Waillord. It sports a second set of paddles that were assumed to be far larger in size than the front pair. Over time, these thinner muscles and flesh have been bitten, clawed, scratched at or simply fallen away, as they appear shredded, whilst sturdy. The only Kyogre specimen to date that has been documented is covered in scars of varying thickness, width, size and strength, as one would expect from a lifetime of being alive in treacherous seas. From the face, to the sides and fins of the creature, no part of it seems to have been untouched from battle and predators.

The massive body ends in a tail that serves little purpose in terms of attack or defence, but can be used as a useful additional rudder when applying the smaller fins on the lower half of its body. No gills have been found on the creature, along with no blowhole that traditional whales sport, leading scientists to assume that it either simply does not need air, or that it takes oxygen in through some form of cellular diffusion, simply taking what it needs from the water around it.

Concerning display, Kyogre has a creamy pale underbelly, (useful when hunting near the surface to create the illusion of light when looked at from below) that is also continued onto two patch like spots on either side of its head, perhaps used to create the illusion of larger, stalking eyes when in the gloom of the ocean. But far more interestingly, the creature has several parts of skin that contain ancient bioluminescent cells, which glow a deep, menacing red. It is not known if these are territorial displays, or if the creature is flushing blood into these parts to create a display of force, woo a partner or perhaps even communicate with intelligent life such as we humans, but what is known is that is 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.



Behaviour – Kyogre is a phenomenally rare sight to behold, with a great deal of legends, myths and other media surrounding it originating from Mt Pyre, a goldmine of local folklore and myths for the country. As such, its behaviour is only documented on rare occasions, but all of which have been seemingly peaceful thus far.

Kyogre has the natural ability to cause thunderstorms and heavy rain simply by coming into contact with earth’s atmosphere, its body producing several chemical compounds and unstable molecular disruptions in the air that they spark off large thunderstorms, that grow the longer it spends time at the surface. It also believed that should Kyogre wish, it can use these unstable forces to create and manipulate a number of electrical based attacks, creating its own storms to blast opponents with thunderous bolts and lightning.

Away from combat, Kyogre has been observed lazily drifting just out of sight underneath boats, skimming the surface with its dorsal fins and even yawning as it comes up for air, food, or whatever it so wishes. On the whole, Kyogre does not attack humans or its trainers, even when hunting.

Its intelligence is unknown, but being ancient in nature, it’s unclear if it has wizened with age, or perhaps become dulled by it. In either case, it has also been observed lurching from the water with great force, creating massive waves almost for fun. It has been known to nudge boats of sailors and fishermen playfully and almost curiously, but as a general rule prefers to be left alone.

Concerning food, Kyogre is not a baleen whale, and thus cannot seem to filter feed. Its sharp teeth seem to suggest an actively predatorily diet, perhaps stalking larger prey such as waillord, tentacruel, even seals such as walrien and dewgong. It would be fair to say that any ocean dwelling Pokémon would be at risk when hunted by the leviathan.

The specimen that has been studied is believed to be female, and the last of her kind. To this end, Scientists have noted that its mournfully beautiful song, a chorus that all sea Pokémon respond too in some way, is probably a mating or family based call, as no other creature alive makes it.

Whether this is true or not cannot be determined as one would imagine, but it is thought that the creature ventures to the surface for company, or perhaps to search for a companion even now. This would explain the creature’s curiosity and playfulness when dealing with others; it is not believed to be a violent species.

However, it is capable of great force on a massive scale. Its power to create weather systems alone makes it an incredibly dangerous Pokémon, let alone its wide and varied arsenal of attacks that have been listed. In Open Ocean, when hunting, the creature has once been observed taking on several fully grown Gyarados, sustaining very little damage in the process, its age, power and size allowing it to crush, scar and maim any Pokémon that sees fit to attack it. This is further alluded to in legends, where it is portrayed as a much more chaotic, primordial beast that duelled night and day with its rival, Groudon.

These legends are yet to be truly looked into, but the reports on Groudon's existence worry Hoennian scientists at the possible meeting of the two, their particular mythologies apocalypse is thought to be brought on by the never ending fight of the two creatures should they ever meet.

Habitat – In origin, we simply cannot say what the world was like back when this particular Kyogre was born. We do not even know if there was a populace of them, as no skeletons or remains have been found whilst deep sea divers excavate ruins. As with today’s oceans, Kyogre likely lived as deeply as it could go; it’s incredibly powerful body being able, and even comfortable under the crushing depths of the waters weight. The deep sea trench that runs under Hoenn is thought to be the creature’s natural home, but a miniscule amount of the area has been explored, so it is impossible to say what its ‘home’ truly looks like.

What is known however, is that other ancient Pokémon flock to its presence, particularly the Pokémon Relicanth, known for being one of the few readily available ancient Pokémon for capture. They react almost as one mass that follows the beast, the similar bioluminent patches on their sides reacting to when it grows near, a further sign of a method of ancient communication that modern day aquatic life has left behind.

Because of these creatures, we can gather that the Pokémon has a similar habitat, where Relicanth’s numbers are stronger, but, as before, these creatures too tend to travel, and a mere fraction of the oceans floor simply will not give enough truth to speculation.

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 Kyogre 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.

Lugia, of Johtoan lore, is considered to the guardian of the seas, but possesses no real water based powers, save some ones associated with its telekinetic and offensive abilities. Kyogre, on the other hand, is considered far older, and a much stronger contender or ‘creator’ of the seas. 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 leviathan-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 – Kyogre 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. But this is put in place as a precaution to those seeking a challenge, Kyogre is known to kill when it feels threatened, and not only that, but its aquatic home makes it incredibly hard to even find, let alone challenge. To dissuade trainers, these laws have been put in place, but are often bent or broken. Only scientists, biologists and legendary historians are allowed to travel and explore the deep sea trench in search of it, few ever glimpsing it, and usually, only when it desires you too.

To this end, there can be no doubt, if Kyogre doesn't want to be found, you will not find it.


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My next design, Kyogre, because i want to move away from dragons for a little bit. not for too long though... I see kyogre as this big, ancient whale that has attributes of dinosaurs as well as whales. This is purely my fan speculation on the beast mind you, so don't think i think its how everyone else might see it :)

I will probably come back to this to add in more details, perhaps textures etc, because i am NEVER happy with my work, but for now, here it is!

The background image i found on a free wallpaper website, i plan on repainting it...when i really can be bothered...

Pokémon Designs.

Old Format

Blastoise
Charizard
Growlithe – Evolution Line
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Dratini – Evolution Line
Blaziken
Weavile
Lugia

New Format

- Kyogre
- Groudon
- Rayquaza
- Kyurem
- Xerneas



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