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Of all the mythical and legendary Pokemon, Rayquaza remains one of the most enigmatic.  The amount of Rayquaza sightings could be counted on one hand until eleven years ago when a Rayquaza took roost in an abandoned tower on a small island off the coast of Hoenn.  Before it departed its lair, scientists were able to to study the mightiest of serpents.  It was discovered that this Rayquaza specimen was bedeviled by numerous parasitic Emolga.  What was most fascinating about this find is that Emolga are not endemic to Hoenn and therefore it is presumed that these small Pokemon were carried on the back of Rayquaza into the region.  One scientist observed the perturbed Rayquaza try to shake an Emolga from its hide only to be shocked into submission.   Rayquaza exhibits mysterious bioluminescence, which he initiated just before trying to attack an Emolga.  It is currently unknown how Rayquaza attains lift, it appears to slither through the clouds.  Perhaps it farts like a jet engine, however this is pure conjecture.

Pidgeot, most famously from the Kanto region, is a large predatory flying Pokemon.  Young Pidgeots, Pidgeys, have little natural predators, so it is not uncommon for fields to become overrun with them.  As a Pidgey matures it greatly increases in size, becoming an apex hunter.  There is not many Pokemon within their range that are safe from their talons.  Pidgeots are aggressively territorial, some stories even claim Pidgeots have killed enormous Snorlaxes that approach their territory.  With a haircut like that, I believe them.

Braviary is the national bird Pokemon of Unova.  Unlike Pidgeots, Braviaries do not claim and defend a territory.  Instead Braviary meander through mountain side forests covering great distances over their lifetimes.  Braviary is one of the more daunting bird Pokemon in the skies, though it is not very agile.  As seen here Braviary has been attacked by an irate Pidgeot.  Though Braviary possesses superior strength and larger talons, Pidgeots excel in blitzkrieg strikes which has taken the Braviary by surprise.

Skarmory is an extraordinarily hardy Pokemon.  It is commonly known as the "steel bird", however this is a bit of a misnomer as it isn't actually made of steel but instead possesses a shimmering silver plumage.  Skarmory has evolved very little since the time of Tyrantrum, as it had no reason to evolve further being that it had already reached the peak of evolutionary success.  I mean you could kick the thing in the side and it doesnt fall over; its a tank.

Talonflame is the fastest of all bird Pokemon.  It reaches such speeds by tucking its wings in to create a divebomb position.  There is little else in the skies that can outrun the bravebird of a Talonflame.  As a result of its extraordinary speed Talonflame has become very popular with hipster trainers.  Little known trivia: Talonflame was given its name by a small child because only such a mind would think that name is a good idea.

Altaria is quite the oddity.  Its appearance would have one believe that is a plump little bird, however beneath the fluffy plumage beats the mighty heart of a dragon.  From its small beak it is capable of unleashing a torrent of dragon breath capable of decimating a small building.  Talonflame is new to the region has no idea who it decided to pick a fight with.


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Donbun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Is he based off an green anole?
WoIfieART Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you made a speed paint of him ;;
That-Random-Banana Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stupid Emolgas! Why do you have to do that to the lord of the skies!?
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018
OMG is pidgeot actually as deadly as you say?
WilyWeeb Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
These definitions are the best XD
zekrome20 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
(if anyone saw the vine...)

TV: Who's That Pokemon!!!?

Random Dude: ITS PIKACHU!!!!!!!!!!!

TV: it's Rayquaza!!!

Random Dude: ARG F****!
zekrome20 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Super cool! i wish i hade it in real life!
NimblePixel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
OverlordAvarice Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These 'realistic Pokemon' artworks are absolutely stunning.
Keep up the great work! :)
DragonFireAML Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018  Student
BlueQuartzz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
i made that noice
JXchen Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you make them like this
cup-drop Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
how majestic!! but still an hm-bitch for an 8-year-old homeless kid
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I still can't get over the part where he suggests Rayquaza "farts like a jet engine." XD
raptor92921 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
I think that Talonflame can handle Altaria.
raptor92921 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2018
Talonflame actually is a pretty cool name.
PotatoWallpaper Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
R.I.P Emolga
pmd Emolga icon (Tearing) 
gloomghost13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
i feel so bad for altaria.
GreninjaAs Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Sqenton Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
(Great job btw)
Solace-Drawings Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love your realistic pokemons, but I especially love this one ! :D
KamenArts Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this by far has to be my favorite within this series
NotAnARMY Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
I never would have thought Rayquaza to have a form of bioluminescence. Instead I would have guessed his scales have some sort of reflective properties. Either way, all your art is fantastic!!!!!!
apcomics Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
Based on the awesome drawing, I'd assume Raywuaza's flight,  is at least in part due to extremely low body mass, for it size.   Its body being mostly gas sacks.... maybe with naturally generated hydrogen gas inside?
So Rayquaza flys like some kind o zeppelin.

The hydrogen gas would be extracted by electrolysis from collected and condensed water from clouds & drink etc.... which also explains why it would evolve such notable electrical generating powers.

With the kite like fins and crests acting as precision control and helping to increase lift.

I assume any waste gases (while still hot) would be expelled through pours across the body, providing additional thrust.

My theory also might partially the luminescence.
Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016   General Artist
bjjjjjs to Rayquaza's left!
EliTheDinoGuy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Student General Artist
Is there any way we could view this image in all its awesomeness without the animation?
Martsuia Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EliTheDinoGuy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Student General Artist
My tablet can't process the awesomeness, it's just a blurry blur
Coolkuy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Tornadus/Pidgeot Line/Fearow Line/Farfetch'd/Dodrio Line/Scyther/Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres/Noctowl/Togekiss Line/Honchkrow Line/Delibird/Skarmory/Ho-Oh/Swellow Line/Pelliper Line/Swablu/Tropius/Staraptor Line/Chatot/Unfezant/Sigilyph/Swanna Line/Braviary Line/Mandibuzz Line/Talonflame Line/Hawlucha/Yveltal: Aves
Noivern Line/Crobat Line/Swoobat Line: Bat
Charizard Line/Dragonite Line: Salamander
Butterfree Line/Ledian Line/Yanmega Line/Gliscor Line/Beautifly Line/Masquerain Line/Ninjask Line/Mothim Line/Vespiquen Line/Vivillion Line: Bug
Gyarados/Rayquaza: Snake
Aerodactyl/Archeops Line: Pterosaur
Jumpluff Line: Plantiform
Mantine Line/Lugia: Cartilaginous Fish
Altaria/Salamence Line: Dragon
Drifblim Line: Cephalopod
Shaymin: Hedgehog
Thundurus: Primate
Landorus: Ungulate
CornerkiddO Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Jojiro-kun Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What made you choose Emolga as parasites on Rayquaza? I get that you wanted to use them to show how far Rayquaza's range spans, such that it can even carry species to a new continent, but I'm curious about why Emolga in particular.
awsomethewolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
everyone hates emolga
StormyKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yoyre incredible ;o; thank you for making these
Mourlie Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
Is that a Skarmory in the background?
NeMetallo Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
My favourite Pokemon =P (Razz) 
K12E Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Perhaps it farts like a jet engine, however this is pure conjecture.

you keep makin my day Laugh LOL 
Treborius-Maximus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, for me you are making pokemons cool again. And the scales...just an amazing idea!
R3v3nge2011 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
This is so good 😍
kczoroark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Clap 
Suiyin02 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass Rayquaza!Poke Ball 
vovan1 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2016
When I've read about theory of Rayquaza jet propulsion, I've immedeately remembered about Jetdarter from Darwin 4, which had biological version of a ramjet engine, complete with a turbine of bone and gristle - which is capable of launching them up to speeds of 64 kilometers per hour, and Skewer, which also have organic jet engines, powered by methane (they can accelerate up to 322 kilometers per hour). I think Jetdarter-like or Skewer-like Rayquaza would be pretty awesome.
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Student
Nice design with Rayquaza, maybe it has flight bladders? could explain those bumps on their wing sections.

Got the idea from this:…
CubeTron23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Perhaps it farts like a jet engine" maaaybe. Just maybe.
NightRaven64 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016
Little was it known that rayquaza must consume chipotle and Taco Bell in order to fly. Otherwise it must slither along the ground, looking for a taco
theMadMarsupial Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
That emolga done fucked up. 
Titeufii Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
My favorite legendar pokemon. Awesome.
Wolfy-FH-Lover Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
"Perhaps it farts like a jet engine, however this is pure conjecture."
I think this is true..
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, and I like your spin on these creatures.
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