In 1850 however, when a female West-Highland Terrier gave birth to a litter of Lillipups, people began to realize that Pokemon did come, in fact, from normal animals. This caused several theories to spring up until in 1976 the young Pokemon Professor Samuel Oak discovered a virus in one of his samples. First, he believed it to be a contamination, but then curiosity got the better of him. He noted a section in the virus’ DNA he found oddly familiar. In a sample of his Charizard’s DNA, he recognized the exact same section of viral DNA. This lead to a breakthrough in Pokemon research, explaining exactly where Pokemon came from: The ‘Pokerus’ Virus affects the reproductive organs, slipping its genetic information into its hosts gametes and changing the offspring to mutate into Pokemon.”
Warning! Big File ahead!
Bird Pokémon are amongst the most unique and beautiful Pokémon in the world. Many so-called Legendary Pokémon are birds. Birds come in every shape and coloration, and most of the larger ones have been worshipped as the embodiements of gods. Several bird Pokémon also have additional fingers and claws at their wings, the reason why is not known.
December 3rd, 2016: Updated the file with new art.
They inlcude now: Ho-Oh, Yveltal, Sigilyph, Natu, Xatu, Vullaby, Mandibuzz, Rufflet, Braviary, Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Mega Pidgeot, Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, Fletchling, Fletchinder, Talonflame, Articuno, Rowlet, Dartrix, Decidueye, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Shuppet, Banette, Mega Banette, Yamask, Cofgagrius, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Pawniard, Bisharp, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Pikipek, Trumbeak, Toucannon, Cottonee, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Oricorio, Zapdos, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Misdreavus, Mismagius, Baltoy, Claydol, Taillow, Swellow, Spearow, Fearow, Skarmory, Lavados, Celesteela, Wingull, Pelipper, Ducklett, Swanna, Farfetch'd, Cresselia, Porygon, Porygon 2, Porygon Z, Tornadus Therian Forme, Tapu Koko, Swablu, Altaria, Mega Altaria, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Nosepass, Probopass, Hawlucha, Chatot, Wynaut, Wobbufet, Delibird, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Doduo, Dodrio, Spritzee, Armoatiss, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mega Blaziken
-Porygon is an artificial Pokémon that suddenly changed its appearance and gained more sentiency.
-Blaziken isn't actually a real bird, as they haven't evolved from a common ancestor. In fact, Blaziken has evolved a stage before Archaeopteryx, so it is closer to dinosaurs than birds. But since Blaziken is very bird-like and not very dinosaur-like, it is here.
-Bisharp and Pawniard have evolved from owls, though they have lost their ability to fly and gained a clawed wing instead.
-A lot of large ghost-types are owl Pokémon, in fact. Because they sit in the dark and watch people pass by they were believed to be grave guardians or ghosts.
-Farfetch'd can not learn Surf. This doesn't make any sense, because this stupid duck was clearly swimming in the anime.
PLEASE NOTE: This is how I see the Pokemon. It is fine to be of different opinion, but please tolerate mine.
Bears and Weasels
Rodents and Rabbits
Spiders and other Arthropods
Though not entirely correct, technically Goosander are ducks too, and they do have a pointed beak. That's artistic freedom, since ducks do have a small hook at the top of their beaks- and ducks like Donald Duck have a completely flat beak like a platypus.
What gets me every time is that Farfetch'd can not learn Surf. I mean it's a duck. It swam in the anime, so why the heck can't it learn Surf?!
How differently does Celesteela fly from the other avians?
Are the "Mini-noses" really just chick Nosepasses?
Can a Yveltal kill a massive amount of people in a short amount of time?
Yes. Nosepass is the female bird and Probopass is the male- the father takes care of their chicks, which gather around him.
More or less. Yveltal is related to condors, being a scavenger. However, it doesn't have enough patience to wait till something drops dead, so it is not uncommon to see Yveltal scare entire herds of animals over cliffs and to their doom for insta-carcasses to eat.
Would you be okay if I used it as a reference when I try to draw out some wings?
AHAHAHA I KNEW IT.
YVELTAL SHINY IS A BACON.
NON-SHINY YVELTAL IS A PARROT
Am I right?
I adore birds so much and these are all so beautiful ^^
*EDIT: Never mind, found him.
Ho Oh and Yveltal: Argentavis
Natu and Xatu: Eagle
Starly, Staravia and Staraptor: White hawk
Pidgey line and fletching line: Hawk, Pidgey and Fletchling are more a sparrow and a robin
Rufflet and Braviary: Golden eagles
Articuno: Secretary bird
Rowlet and Yamask lines: Barn owls
Hootoot, Shuppet and Dusklops lines: eagle owls
Pawniard and Bisharp: Flightless owls
Seedot, Nuzleaf and Shiftry: Woodpeckers
Pikipek, Trumbeak and Toucannon: Toucans
Murkrow and Honchkrow: Raven
Oricorio: Paradise birds
Zapdos: King fisher
Togepi, Togetic and Togekiss: Potoo
Misdreavus and Baltoy lines: Nightjar
Taillow and Swellow: Swallows
Spearow and Fearow: Cormoran
Skarmory: Seriema Bird
Farfetch'd : Duck
Swanna,Cresselia and Ducklett: Swan
Celesteela: Great bittern
Porygon and Porygon 2: Moorhen
Porygon Z: Woodpecker
Tapu Koko: Wild Rooster
Swablu and Altaria (Mega as well): Great Bustard
Nosepass and Probopass: Dodos
Piove, Tranquil and Unfeazant: Pheasants but piove is more a pigeon
Hawlucha: some kind of clawed Parrot
Wynaut and Wobbafet: Greater Auk
Piplup, Prinplup and Empoleon: Emperor Penguins
Spritzee and Aromatisse: Kiwi Birds
Doduo and Dodrio: Emus
Torchick, Combusken and Blaziken: Dinosaur like birds
Ho-Oh: Gryphon vulture
Yveltal, Sigilyph, Xatu: Condor
Natu: Condor Chick
Starly, Staravia: Starling
Staraptor: Harpy Eagle
Pidgeotto, Fletchinder, Spearow: Shrike
Talonflame: Peregrine Falcon
Pidove: Common Pigeon
I love how you appropriately matched each bird type with their reality bird counterparts!
You've even managed to turn none bird type Pokemon into birds quite effectively well! Like that Cofagrigus, god dang that Cofagrigus!
Your bird anatomy is also equally impressive!
Isn't it great where we live in a time where we can simply google all the references we want? It's no wonder art has been flourishing generation after generation!
I will admit that I do find some realistic Pokemon weird and at times frightening. But this! No. I can only think of words like Beautiful, and Majestic!