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Realistic Pokemon Season 2 finale.  I did 18 illustrations in the first season, which took about 6 months, this time it took about three years, but who's counting.  This season started with Flygon and boy have I learned a ton since then.  I just wanted to thank every one of you guys for seeing me through on this project so far and being fans.  I will return to Realistic Pokemon in a couple months, and I will be doing some Sun and Moon Pokemon closer to release when there is more info on them available.  Also before anyone asks about the wing design on Yveltal, it was inspired by the real life dragon, Yi qi.  So its effectively a Yi veltal.  Now onto the flavor text, which I know is really why all of you are here.

Legends of Yveltal's immensity and terror have persisted for millennia.  They tell of a monstrous, feathered beast capable of absorbing the life force of anything it came in contact with.  Of course when the first Yveltal was found in present-day, these legends were easily explained.  In reality Yveltal is a super carnivore with the unusual ability to hibernate, not unlike the common Ursaring.  When the legends spoke of Yveltal wiping out all life in an area before disappearing, it really was just mass consuming Pokemon to prepare for extended periods of hibernation.  Due to extreme size and power, there were almost no Pokemon that were not prey to Yveltal's mighty hunger.  Though most often identified with the Kalos region, as the only modern sightings of one took place there, Yveltal stories have been found in many cultures.  As depicted here, Yveltal is showing those dumb Hoenn turds what's up.

Though rarely observed, it has been discovered that Latios and Latias are male and female members of the same undescribed taxon.  Males and females are strongly sexually dimorphic in size, appearance, and ability, which once led to the assumption that they were separate species.  Siblings of the species strongly imprint upon each other and are aggressively defensive of one another.  Like Delibird, Latios and Latias will seek out a specific type of stone, their's being known as Soul Dew.  Once in possession of Soul Dew, it acts as an amplifier for their already considerable psychic abilities for as of yet unknown reasons.

The Hoenn region boasts a considerably high number of dragon type Pokemon species.  Amongst the most powerful of the group is Salamence.  With a unique growth cycle, Salamence can be very off-putting for some trainers.  During adolescence, Salamence are colloquially known as "Shelgon" due to the overly large scutes they develop as protection.  They eventually shed these when their rib wings have full developed and gain the ability to fly.  Though not the most graceful flyers now, prehistoric Salamence fossils have been discovered with far larger and more developed rib wings.  It is thought that these "mega" Salamence were very adept in aerial combat.  Too bad we're stuck with this ugly thing now.

Swellow, unremarkable in many ways, is exceptionally fast.  They exercise a dive bomb maneuver during hunting, reaching maximum momentum to hit prey below with a powerful strike.  Sure they aint no Pidgeot, but they sure as hell are better than that mess, Staraptor.

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PhotoshopCS5: 50 hours
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Jackfrost-300-truefr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so scary ahh!!!! But I love your outlook on realistic pokemon
Dain-Siegfried Featured By Owner May 16, 2019
Some years ago I left an immature, dumb comment on this artwork expressing my distaste for Salamence's design, as he's my favourite Pokemon and I felt he looked lopsided. Since that time I have learned to appreciate him, and I feel like I should apologise for that dumb comment. He's cute, like a dwarf cat among dragons.
zilvart Featured By Owner May 24, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
far better looking than the original salamence.
Scryss Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2019
zilvart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I think so! salamence is a bad looking pokemon and my least favorite dragon type...
GeryRamos Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Incredible, I need a game like this! 💓
redfredrick Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I sense some  slight gen 1 bias with the regional birds lol
KittyKloud Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Besides Yveltal, every Pokémon in this picture is from gen 3. Those are Taillow.
redfredrick Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I meant the comment made in the description not the pictures itself
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Professional Digital Artist

Pidgeot is the best regional bird, fight me

redfredrick Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see it as dumb to argue about your favorite regional bird...I get it starraptor is overrated but I love the bird partly because when I saw it I was reminded of my love for pidgeot, there's a number of sinnoh pokemon who when I saw them I was reminded of some of my gen 1 favorites, like turtwig made me think about bulbasaur
Mila2014 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2019  Professional General Artist
Pale-as-Bones Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
Damn Yveltal looks like the Great Leonopteryx from Avatar 
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
" Too bad we're stuck with this ugly thing now." But can't you just get a salamencite? Do you mean mega evolutions are the ancestors of the normal pokemon?
NightFuryTerritory Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Pokecraftking Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
This 100% looks like something you would find in a monster hunter game.
Ninjago123lol Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Why this thing is not a dragon type (question avalabile for lugia too) i mean...look at altaria,he is a dragon but lugia and yvelta are birds.
JuRoMa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Can that question apply for Charizard too?
stellermations Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Student General Artist
AAA i love this pokemon X3
Darkiplierdragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Flipperturtle80 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2018
Big flying red turkey dragon thingy
RaptorWings Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Student General Artist
gannet/yi qi
JahoaSuchus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
dude thats like... too goodKFC Chicken Dance (Oh yeah) [V1] 
bentronicus Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2017
You know, if you ever continue this series, I'm curious on how you'd treat Mimikyu, or maybe the Ultra Beasts. I'd imagine the Ultra beasts to be VERY difficult, due to them being, well, Aliens. Though, a couple of Ideas I have for them would be

Nihilego - Something like Lampent
Buzzwole/Pheromosa - Mantis Shrimp?
Xurkitree - ????
Celesteela - ? ? ? ?
Kartana - ?  ?  ?  ?
Guzzlord - Uhhhh. . . Crabs?
demodoqqo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, for Nihilego I can see it being like the Lampent. More jellyfish-like though.
Zqklink Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
That Is Wicked!!!
So Cool!
I have now found my newest DA account to follow
GodzillaMP Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
What exactly is Yveltal based on?
Keileon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A wyvern, a quetzal, a yatagarasu, and the eagle that sits atop the tree of life in Norse mythology.
DEM-Tec Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Too bad we're stuck with this ugly thing now."
No shush he is beautiful.
angaturama2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
I think the sharovipteryx idea of latios and latias could be used well,but this Bird dragons are so good!I love it
AlphaAreus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Student Artist
''Dumb hoenn turds'? Oh, you will reget that....

(Latios and latias fangirling intencifes) 
YodaGeek Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my favorite part about your artwork is that you have to insult at least one Pokemon per drawing. It's especially great when it's one I agree is dumb, but it's gotten to the point where I don't even care if you insult one of my favorites anymore. XD
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfull. I like thin new yveltal look
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
while i like the idea behind the beaked dargon bird pokemon........ eh dunno. sometimes it seems like some of the designs are kind missing the point of some pokemon. the likes of yvetal is that they do not look natural.
chrisedwardsthecool Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is why i love pokemon
kennyc222 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too! Pokemon really exists! 
HoodieKnight69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Awesome work as always love the salamence too Love Clap 
Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
You don't like Salamance, Latios and Latias, do you? Personally, I love all three. Salamance in particular is one of my favorite G3 Pokemon. But to each his own.
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like latios a lot, but the other two are chumps.
yveltal0626 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
how do u make these look so realistic?!?!?!?

p.s plz make a realistic xerneas
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student
I imagined Latios and Latias would be more aquatic looking though, something orcalike or shark-ish cuz they seem to live in watery places.

But sea birds would also work, its still cool.
I also don't appreciate you insulting Salamance... XD
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
there size is accurate but they are dragons not birds
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Student
Dragons are very flexible in their definition
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
what does that mean?
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2016  Student
a dragon's look varies with every culture, there are some that look birdish, but in the end there is no "set" look...

This one in particular looks like a feathered wyvern, and considering the guy's experience in drawing dinosaurs and the fact it does look birdish it makes sense he would make it all archeopterix like
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok ;)
Ask-Meganium Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
I would love to see Xerneas in your style, something so uniquely beautiful would be amazing.
MegaHOP Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Imo, Mega Salamence is incredibly stupid looking, and Salamence was one of the pokemon that deserved a mega the LEAST.
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Good thing this isn't mega salamence I guess
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