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Though once thought to be a malevolent spirit, and in some circumstances a demonic dragon, Giratina is in actuality an extremely large arthropod Pokemon.  Only one adult Giratina has even been confirmed by science to exist, however there are many unsubstantiated reports of them near the mouths of caves.  The natural habitat of a Giratina is colloquially known as the distortion world, an exceptionally large, exceptionally deep cavernous pocket of heavy gases.  This environment is where the larval stage, also known as origin forme, grow to gargantuan size.  The heavy gases allow the sizable origin forme to float and almost fly through the dark, vast caverns it calls home.  As the Pokemon matures, over an unknown, but great span of time, it will start to make its way closer and closer to the surface with each passing year.  During this time, six of its poorly developed legs start to gain strength and girth to support the over-sized arthropod outside an environment submerged in dense gases.  It is not known why Giratina seek out the surface, or why it has adapted to mimic the appearance of a dragon.  The leading mind in the field profers that its because dragons are the coolest and no one messes with bad-ass dragons because they are the best.

Vanilluxe is an odd pokemon indeed.  The Pokemon and its kin have been thought by some to appear as an ice cream cone.  More realistically however, this adaptation allows Vanilluxe will bury its cephalothorax in snow or rocks and use its white, bulbous abdomen as camouflage when under threat.  Most of its time is spent suspended in its web waiting for small pokemon to get caught, using their smiling face patterns to intimidate smaller members of its species.  Mature adult Vanilluxe exhibit a straw-like protrusion from their rear, this acts as both a sexual organ and as spigot to release sub-freezing temperature gas, a byproduct of its digestive system.  This gas super cools prey caught in the web, killing them faster and quieter so as to not alert as much attention to themselves and make them abandon their catch.  The infant stage of a Vanilluxe is known as a Vanillite.  Vanilluxes do not mind the presence of their young, though cannibalism has been observed in some particularly aggressive members of the species.

Crobat is the adult stage of infernal and omnipresent pest, Zubat.  These Pokemon are quite uncommon, they require a strong bond with a partner Golbat or trainer.  Having a partner allows them time to grow larger without threat of attack.  As Zubats are so common, many children are given Zubats as baby's first Pokemon.  The problem with owning a Zubat is that they grow very large over a short period of time.  The households that can keep a Golbat are few and unfortunately once the Gobat has a very strong bond with the child, they develop into a Crobat.  Crobats are simply too large and require much upkeep, as a result Crobats are often released into the wild.  Some say the characteristic frown of a Crobat is because its heart was broken by the child it cared for so deeply.

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:iconolmagon:
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  New Deviant
I always thought giratina looks like scolipede. I used to think the evolution was: venipede into scolipede into giratina
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:iconnoeplat:
NoePlat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
It's great but I don't think Giratina should look like an insect.
Like Ialga and Palkia, he's a dragon.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I disagree
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:iconnoeplat:
NoePlat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Dialga*
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:iconeldertyrant682:
Eldertyrant682 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
Is it a predator 
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:iconlux-kiddo:
Lux-Kiddo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Hey! I absolutely love your art and it'd be pretty cool to see how you draw a Marshadow .w. Stupid idea but I'd love to see it one day
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TitaniumUrsa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
Oh cool, Giratina. I wonder how it gonna lo- BUG!!! KILL IT!!! IT'S EVIL!!! *Insectophobia intensifies.*
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Fantastic.
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:iconellenphantionhive:
Ellenphantionhive Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Student Filmographer
MY FAVORITE POKEMON!!
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:iconmissshirisaido:
MissShirisaido Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
me before: haha giratina lil cute thingi
me now: aAaAaAaAaAaAa
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:iconskullstriker10:
SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
Did you do one for Palkia and Dialga? If not, can you please.
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:iconredthesinopa:
RedtheSinopa Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Student General Artist
This is terrifyingly detailed.
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:icondragonfireaml:
DragonFireAML Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Student
If I saw this irl I would run, call Arceus, Lunala, Hoopa, and Jirachi and tell them to protect me.
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:iconnoeplat:
NoePlat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018
Arceus should do.
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:iconrevdafaker1001:
revdafaker1001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FUCKING AMAZING.
i can see the bug like look that this design gives giratina the wings remind me of a dragonfly, the head reminds me of an red centipede and the legs remind me of a specie of beatle that i forgot the name of. Would love this beign giratina's official design.
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:iconkinggigabyte:
KingGigabyte Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional General Artist
The crobat description though omg :c. 

This rendition is beautiful as well but omg poor Crobat.
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:iconlawrencedreary:
LawrenceDreary Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
I thought it might be like a dragon... I didn't even imagine that it could be a bug...
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:icongryphonstar5678:
GryphonStar5678 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I figure it's a reference to one of the many devil names, Beelzebub, lord of the flies.
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:iconlawrencedreary:
LawrenceDreary Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
It's... it's unique but really strange....
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:iconanakafire:
ANAKAfire Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
now i will look at pill bugs differently O_o
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:iconcatmaster173:
catmaster173 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Good job
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:iconeverboundvenvel:
EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
Love how Giratina is an enormous cross of centipede and earwig. I do believe it is canonically based on a centipede, in part. I wonder if the Scolipede line would be related to it in this setting?

Your description of Crobat made me cry and now I'm sad forever.

As for cannibalism in Vanilluxe...Hey, it looks like ice cream, therefore it must taste like ice cream.
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:icondarkiplierdragon:
Darkiplierdragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hm... i like how the vanleite is a spider
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:iconkaijux:
KaijuX Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is easily a brilliant interpretation of the ghost themed Pokemon. This one, along with Gengar, are probably my personal favorites of the realistic Pokemon series. And the Crobot backstory... Damn, that's a good one.
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:iconflipperturtle80:
Flipperturtle80 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
A giant bug-dragon this is the best thing ever
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:icontech-impaired-anubis:
tech-impaired-anubis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017
everytime i see this pic, it just gets cuter. i Love the idea of a HUGE arthropod giratina, and the spider vanillite line is just wonderful
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:iconcodbox:
codbox Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuter? Seriously? You really believe that giant insect is cute?
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:icontech-impaired-anubis:
of course!
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:iconcodbox:
codbox Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I see...
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:iconholconia:
Holconia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
How can you not think that centipedes are adorable?
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:iconcodbox:
codbox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a point there.
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:iconpotatowallpaper:
PotatoWallpaper Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
vanilluxe.... why...
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:iconninjasquid42:
NinjaSquid42 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Giratina looks so awesome! I love it!
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:iconshadowhawk427:
shadowhawk427 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Giratina left top Giratina middle top Giratina right top 
Giratina Left Middle Giratina Middle Middle Giratina Right Middle 
Giratina Bottom Left Giratina Bottom Middle Giratina Bottom Right 
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:icontimmcjimfrompl:
TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Looks great.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks bigger than I imagined. :D
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:iconmau-kymburrinth:
Mau-Kymburrinth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a cool portrayal of Giratina! Awesome work. 
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:iconsinistershadowsaaa:
SINisterShadowsAAA Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
-best dragon pokemon
-best legendary
-amazing art of it
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:iconhyph0n:
hyph0n Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEMON MOM
DEMON MOM NO
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:iconluigis-spaghetti:
Luigis-Spaghetti Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
ABORT ABORT ABORT Arceus Is amazed 
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This ice cream pokemon is better as spider
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:icongaby2016:
gaby2016 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Student General Artist
I am the only who is more freak out about the ice cream spider (vanillite) instead of the satan ghost thing (giratina)


Also crobat is like "what i am doing here?"
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:iconsqenton:
Sqenton Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I may never look at a vanilla ice cream with a cone made of literal ice again
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:iconterriqrussell:
TerriqRussell Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yikes, that is one scary looking Centipede.
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:iconshadowhawk427:
shadowhawk427 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the fucking Vanillite thats terrifying
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:iconwilliemanga:
WillieManga Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Student Photographer
Could you imagine fighting THAT thing in Monster Hunter?? I mean look at that thing. Oh, and let's not forget Giratina and Crobat. LoL
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:iconwolfrage76:
Wolfrage76 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
What type of element is Giratina?
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:iconsapphirewolf3057:
Sapphirewolf3057 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ghost and Dragon
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:iconphantomplayzit:
PhantomPlayzIt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Origin form is Steel Dragon I think
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:iconhs11-art:
hs11-art Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Really? Are you sure it doesn't have "bug" in it?
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