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I do believe this is the longest I have spent on any one piece in this series.  I did however learn crap tons about croc scales doing this.  How about some flavor text then.

Feraligatr is a very large opportunist carnivore. They live in coastal estuaries and commonly travel between salt and fresh water habitats.  Though they can often be seen standing near upright with their massive tails serving as counter balance, their normal posture is a quadruped and is very clumsy when upright.  They will display like this to ward off smaller members of their species.  This posture will also be used in courtship rituals, females only picking the tallest mate.  Wearing an ostentatious red on their crest and spines is a sign of good health and a full belly.  This color can also be used to intimidate rivals.  This red will almost disappear when the animal is hungry or asleep, aiding in its camouflage.  It may look very slow, but it is capable of a lunge from the water towards prey at up to 78 feet per second catching its meal off guard.  Though very uncommon in the wild today, the Feraligatr is a very sturdy Pokemon and makes for a strong companion.  It is even capable of producing a laugh-like call once standing that sounds exactly like this.

The adolescent Feraligatr is a highly temperamental stage known as Croconaw.  It is at this stage in the wild when the Croconaw will vacate its family unit.  It will rapidly grow during this stage, needing to feed nearly every day before the winter season when their metabolism greatly slows.  This is where this stage gets the nickname "Croconaw", as it will gnaw on just about anything it can find that may or may not be food.  It is not uncommon to find broken Pokeballs in its stomach during autopsies in the Pokemon Nurse Veterinary Academy which the Pokemon presumably mistook for some sort of shellfish.  Here we see the archetypal gnawing of Croconaw on the mega-badass Pokemon, Shuckle.  If Croconaw could talk, he would refer to himself in the third person.

Totodile is the moniker given to the youngest stage of a Feraligatr.  Though they hatch from very small eggs, they will grow quickly, able to reach around two feet at the shoulder when upright in less than a year.  Though this species is thought to be very ancient, they are now quite rare in the wild.  In fact it wasn't until recently, when they were successfully bred in mass, that their species was taken off the critically endangered list.  Their native habitats are still under threat and kept from public knowledge, it is even illegal to catch a wild member of the Feraligatr line should one happen upon one.  For a time, Totodiles were distributed to young trainers as their first Pokemon, known colloquially as a "starter".  This practice was only common in the Johto region around 13 years ago.

Surskits skate along the surface of the water using their hydrophobic feet and their smug attitude.  Look at how its red cheeks openly mock you.

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Black924's avatar
What does it eat magikarp
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BeastTyrant's avatar
That is my favorite starter Pokémon. This is so awesome


Totodile is so cute!

RealAdamSandler's avatar
Feraligatr favourite drink is canned iced tea mixed with cream soda
Archemios's avatar

Totadile, do not f**kle with Shuckle.

RealAdamSandler's avatar

Maybe the Croconaw is nicknamed "Totadile"....

Dracomonstar's avatar
I want to see that Detective Pikachu Bill Nighy photo featuring a bunch of Totodile! Argh, why can't they just share that online finally?
Miss-Barker's avatar
what is Shuckle supposed to be, exactly?
arvalis's avatar

Based on a gooseneck barnacle.

NeweRegion's avatar

The way it's "attaching" to the Croconaw makes it looks like a colony of leeches.

Ashleydoesarts's avatar
Awww it's the most cutest thing ever
Olmagon's avatar
How embarrassing! The Pokemon god,shuckle,losing to a little croconaw!
geneticmonster03's avatar
Holy f**k that looks amaze balls
750Dinosaur's avatar
Oh dear god surskit
AscendedFallen's avatar
You wouldn't happen to have individual image files of each singular stage, would ya...? I mainly care about your gorgeous Feraligatr, but still~
AscendedFallen's avatar
Wow~ thank you so much! This is pretty cool, did you set it up yourself or is it fanwork?
JacobCamerupt's avatar
dang, shuckle should've evolved
OfficialSBB's avatar
Shuckle is just like: "God damn it dude.."
MidnightBluestar's avatar
Cool! I like the realistic look you gave to the Totodile Line! Also Poor Shuckle! I'll be sure to check your other pics in this series. :3
PaladinPainter's avatar
Haha, that's some great work right there Cat nods 
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