Each one claims a section of the river to rule, leading entire schools of Basculin to hunt for prey, or to drive off enemies. The two different colored varieties are always at odds with each other, and it isn't uncommon to see them battling with the sword-like barbs near the end of their tails. Because of their sharp dorsal fins, they have been known to shred boats in half, and causing stories of sea serpents prowling the waters.
Evolves from Basculin -> level up with King's Rock
Took me a while to get this one up, mostly because I was having trouble thinking of a name. : p
But anyway, it always bugs me when I see certain Pokemon that lack and evolution. And, since Basculin was the requisite basic fish of Black and White, I felt it needed a serpentine evolution like Magikarp and Feebas. The name is a combination of "royal" (or maybe "battle royale" considering their competitive nature) and "leviathan". Just like it's pre-evolved form, it has two varieties, but I really didn't feel like drawing both. : P
Inked with Micron pens. Colored with Crayola color pencils.
Yeah, ones like Jynx or Scyther (well, when they were single-stage, at least) were pretty apex as-is. Moreso bugged about how the smaller, more fragile ones (like most of the Pika-clones) don't have any additional stages to help buff them up. And Basculin was just too plain for my liking to use; no idea how he actually is in battle.