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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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Dracomonstar Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2019
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?
srbarker Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
what is Shuckle supposed to be, exactly?
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist

Based on a gooseneck barnacle.

Tigon1Monster Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019
Ashleydoesarts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Awww it's the most cutest thing ever
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
How embarrassing! The Pokemon god,shuckle,losing to a little croconaw!
geneticmonster03 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy f**k that looks amaze balls
750Dinosaur Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Oh dear god surskit
AscendedFallen Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
You wouldn't happen to have individual image files of each singular stage, would ya...? I mainly care about your gorgeous Feraligatr, but still~
arvalis Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
AscendedFallen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018
Wow~ thank you so much! This is pretty cool, did you set it up yourself or is it fanwork?
JacobCamerupt Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
dang, shuckle should've evolved
OfficialSBB Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shuckle is just like: "God damn it dude.."
MidnightBluestar Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, that's some great work right there Cat nods 
sahroogummys Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Totodile is one of my favorite pokemon, this is precious.
PatrickNord Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
What a great picture! Wow! You should play in this drawing challenge! ;)
JeyWiz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that croconaw eating shuckle? 
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It is indeed
DerangedGod Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really wild Pokémon! I am a dummy! 
Gilla64 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Totidile still looks cute
sahroogummys Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Elle-Athaliah Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018
Awesome details here!!!
TheNerdAuthor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018!!!!!!! Looks like it could be straight out of Jurassic World!
JackVenom Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2018
NO! You don't fuckle with Shuckle!

But sertiously This is a really good piece! Love your work.
RegiradeOfficial Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017
You are... Amazing. Honestly, I don't know how I haven't heard of you yet!
chickenpeep Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017
Totodile jazz hands
chacha125 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Croconaw's jaws are about to crumble apart.
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful art
SilhouetteRat Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Rip croconaw, that feraligatr Is gonna fall on him sometime soon.
DinoBrian47 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass! :D
ANIMEGURL02 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
the mandible of the feraligtr reminds me that of a hippopotamus
shadowmaster422 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool Nice Art 10/10
SaltyPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016

I was wondering if I could repost your amazing piece of artwork on my page on facebook. I was looking for amazing art of the Feraligatr line and this came up! I would love to be able to post it on my Facebook page! If not no worries. :)…

I will advertise your website / page here on DA! 
If Totodile is no longer a starter because it is endangered, what is the johto starter now in your version of the Pokemon world??
Oopsie-Spoopsy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so much! Totodile and its evolutions have always been one of my favorites in Pokemon!
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never smile at a crocodile~
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just made my day arvalis :). You deserve this fave.
IrvinMondor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Dragonjek Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That Croconaw's about to break his teeth.
SnarkyGamerPie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, that poor shuckle :(
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg just noticed the cloaca opening. the detail!
Nellehfox Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Artist
Feraligatr = Lagiacrus
JoelCapelliHarryHero Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
more proof that in reality Pokemon is a death world with the children being actually in a virtual reality that shows them a much more ... children appropiate world while the adults are out there fighting for the survival of the human race and the position at the top of the food chain.
angaturama2 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
This is the best think I read :D
Volcanik64 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
it looks absolutely terrific. good thing too because its my favorite pokemon. great work
Constrict0r12 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If pokemon were real this is one that I would definitely have. >:3
Constrict0r12 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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