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-Flygon- by arvalis -Flygon- by arvalis


Commission for deadworldlullaby

Season 2 of my Realistic Pokemon series begins with Flygon.

Flygon are a large, desert dwelling dragon. Though of a similar length and habitat to adult male Garchomps, Garchomps have much more mass and are much more aggressive. Adult Flygon are seldom seen setting foot on the ground, due to their natural proclivity towards levitation. Science has not yet discovered the nuances of their helium bladder, though it is known that Flygon's helium bladders are much more efficient than their juvenile state, Vibrava. Flygon skim the desert surface of the desert, diving into the loose sands for prey. They are adept sand swimmers, though they only utilize this skill to collect meals. Flygon have developed a transparent membrane over their sensitive eyes, it acts as a hardy shield from the course sands of its environment.

Trapinch are the earliest stage in the life cycle of a Flygon. They possess a grossly enlarged head which is used as a makeshift sand trap. A Trapinch will burrow into the sands creating a pit of loose sand. It will then reveal only its head while it grips deep roots. Anything Pokemon unlucky enough to stumble upon its pit are swallowed into the maw of the Trapinch. They have even developed clever false eye camouflage to hide the location of their real eye, a trapped Pokemon may try to attack its eyes to break free.

A Trapinch will spend a minimum of 35 months buried in the sand before it has grown large enough wings and a helium bladder to hunt with its trap. This stage of life is known as a Vibrava. Vibrava will develop two large nasal crests, which eventually recede and reappear on the back of the cranium as Flygon. Vibrava its not capable of suspended flight like Flygon, but its smaller wings can be moved with great speed causing vibrations. They will use these vibration to disorient small desert dwelling Pokemon such as idiot Cacneas. This is the noise a Cacnea will make as it desperately fights for its meaningless life.

There are also some other little desert Pokemon in there, but who cares about those ones.

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PotatoWallpaper Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i w a n t i t
AlfaBreloom101 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Want It As A Pet
ThisRComics Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
looks like a gecko-butterfly fusion cool...
RoyH99 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018
Nice drawing
JTgolem31 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
nice and looks realistic and very flawless
TheEpicFantasy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
So epic!
nursinembers Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018
Im surprised you didn't reference the antlion more when illustrating Trapinch, but I understand that if you already decided that Flygon was going to be interpreted as more reptilian, it's preevolutions had to be as well. Love it all the same! Scrafty is one of my favorite pokemon. 
Giant--Cat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
So majestic.
GryphonsArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
wohw beautiful Dragon *-*
What is your next step with the realistic pokemon... do you once draw a blaziken in realistic...? :3
Suika999 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible. :D
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Avesome work, but imo flygon should look more like insect
OldtimelySoda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art of my favorite pokemon!
Who else thought that trapinch has a little strange evolution line?
DEM-Tec Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
that little scraggy looks cute
CJCroen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do I see a bit of Coelurosauravus influence in the wings? If so, that's a clever touch!
franaletorres Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
the link for download doesnt work T-T
Magnatck Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Definitely one of the best of your creations. But " skim the desert surface of the desert." Really?
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have a problem with this problem?
Magnatck Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Ha, I see what you did there.
CartoonBen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Apparently an influence from draco volans lizards, dragonflies, and chameleons. Seems logical enough for the evolution of Flygon. As for Cacnea, I thought it was another Plantiform just like Oddish, but the desert frog squealing video from Youtube you made a shortcut for in your art's description makes a lot more sense than ever now that I looked closely at the Cacnea's details helping me realize it's actually an amphibian just like the desert frog.
Imdraproc Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Cool and imaginative designs!
Kitty-Krusher Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favorite Pokemon😍
NotchPoodles Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
lilytxylorr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Student
I love dragon wings 💖
MANKEE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016
Foxiethepirategirl Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Aw fuck Ya It's cool In game and out
Give me 20 of these and 30 Vibrava
Hyenagirl22aj Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Student Artist
whats the little red one in the bottom supposed to be .
WhisperMoth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Judging by the large head and orange coloration that's a Trapinch.
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Artist
Unlimited-gold Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
So does Dragonite.
NotchPoodles Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes yes it does
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
very nice!
asianplatypus6 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student General Artist
This is probably my fav "realistic" Flygon. Great job!
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The realistic Flygon is so majestic
IrvinMondor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
this is the best..
Coolkuy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Sandslash Line: Pangolin
Dugtrio Line/Excadrill Line: Moles
Marowak Line: Lizard
Donphan Line: Elephant
Trapinch/Vibrava/Gliscor Line/Shedinja Line: Bug
Groudon/Tyranitar Line: Dinosaur
Rhyperior Line/Hippowdon Line/Landorus/Mamoswine Line/Camerupt Line: Ungulate
Flygon/Garchomp Line: Dragon
Claydol Line: Bird
Krookodile Line: Crocodile
Stunfisk/Whiscash Line: Fish
Golurk Line: ???
Nidoking/Nidoqueen: Primate
Golem Line/Quagsire Line/Swampert Line/Seismitoad Line: Amphibians
Steelix Line: Snake
Torterra: Tortoise
Gastradon: Sea Slug
Diggersby Line: Rabbit
Zygarde: Snake
Nega-The-Impmon9508 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, Did You Ever See This?… Someone Made A Model Based Off Your Design!
MudkipzUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this as a pet, like, now
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JeannetteHime Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
In the near future, certain insect species will evolve into a living sentient dragon you can make friends with and ride on his/her back. These are the adventures of Flygon, a Pokemon who evolved from two kinds of desert insects, his/her first stage, a cute ant like thing with a sharp jaw mouth.
Fraknei Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that a Sandshrew?? 
These are amazing!! :D
MLP-Zipplebit Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, Flygon is my favorite Pokemon, this looks amazing.
MLP-Zipplebit Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's better because I don't run out of the computer room in my urine soaked pajama pants
slayerdude677 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist
the only one that doesn't horrify me 
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
plus I love the other pokemon in there
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
swag Mega Mewtwo Y Deal with it emote Oshawott swag 
fun fact: flygon's evolution line is based of the antlion
StardustLightseeker Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Flygon is so amazing! 
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Okay, you just made the Trapinch line friggin BEAUTIFUL.
Abbey-Draws Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I want the Sandshrew! Kawaii!
adid you make Sandslash?
AndrewQ84 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
I am not an artist. I knew of this site before and checked it out a bit. I never created an account because I don't have any artwork to post. Not really my thing. I doodle here and there, but that's about it. After seeing your rendition Flygon, which just so happens to be one of my favourites, I had to create an account just to be able to follow you and see any new designs you come up with for realistic Pokemon. I like how you try to compare and rationalize them to real life stuff even though we all know that somethings like these couldn't possibly exist. My friend, keep up the good work. You have amazing skill and it shows I love all of these realistic Pokemon. Gorgeous designs. I would hug and cuddle my Flygon if it looked like this. I would do it anyways, but I would be immensely proud to have one of these beautiful animals on my team. If it's possible, a request. Toxicroak. I know not a lot of people like him, but he is my all time favourite. I love the guy. If not, I understand. Either ways, I will be happy to see whatever new designs you come out with. Thank you. 
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