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Here is the seemingly much anticipated Blastoise. He was always my least favorite of the original three starters, but I'll take him over Swampert any day. The big challenger with a more realistic take on Blastoise is of course, his cannons. After spending some time researching animals that use projectiles, a squid's jet really seem to fit the idea. Blastoise is supposed to be able to aim his cannons and fire water jets to propel himself in a direction, very much like a real life squid. So he intakes large supplies of water through his mouth and stores it in a specialized organ in his chest under the shell. Blastoise primarily eats shellfish, earning his nickname as the shellfish Pokemon, he holds onto a Shellder in this case and blasts water to help him pull it off its rocky home. Squirtles start out primarily aquatic and as they grow they eventually become semi terrestrial and lose their developed swimming tail in favor for a heavier counterweight tail. Wartortles spend much of their time drifting motionlessly after meals to facilitate the tremendous growth, sometimes for months. As a result coral sea fans often take root on them, especially on their head. Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass.

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:iconspellboundfox:
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw yay!
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JESzasz Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
 You depict Tynamo as they should have been: a Water/Electric type. And someones about to catch another one of the most useless Pokémon in the kingdom. Again.

 Love all the details, and you really know your biology.
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redsuitheart Featured By Owner 4 days ago
great job
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Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow that's a Staryu on his arm, A Magikarp behind Squirtle and Tynamo leeching off Blastoise. Cool. 
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FroggyRocki Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Filmographer
those circles must've taken forever
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why you no like Swampert?
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:icon20sentryfox:
20sentryfox Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Artist
Is that an octopedal decapod i see?
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you almost always add extra Pokemon to these. I see Tynamo, Staryu and Magikarp as well the ones you mentioned.
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ADCCDA Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I love Blastoisse. And Swampert. Like, the most. They are my favorites.
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:iconbaddahbing:
Baddahbing Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
six toes on blastoise awesome work dude 
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:iconplastospleen:
PLASTOSPLEEN Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
What is the fish near the Squirtle?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Magikarp
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PLASTOSPLEEN Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Thanks. :)
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diebruder Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhwww!
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lol5654057 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome.
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DerpstheKaiden Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Fav all the pokemon! *insert meme here*
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DrawWithSmiles Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Artist
it looks amazing ;)
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NathanielNox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daamn O_O Rly?! Very awesome
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Twilight-Contessa Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
"Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass."

I just choked tea down my front. Thanks for that. xD
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DatAwkwardSwedishGuy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
I love blastoise!
He is my favorite of the kanto starters and also the one with the strongest moves and stats. People think that charizard is the best out of them but blastoise has stronger defense, attack and better moves
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ConnieNFinch Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
All of them are so. Freaking. COOL!!! Although, Wartortle scares me.... ._.
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:iconmwaith:
mwaith Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FREAKING BEAST MAN
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Why is The B-Man your least favorite Kanto starter evolution?
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:iconadccda:
ADCCDA Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
You aren't asking about what's wrong with Swampert? but...
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
I'm not asking what's wrong with Swampert because there's nothing wrong with him (say it with a smart ass attitude). As for Blastoise i was just wondering.
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ADCCDA Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
There is nothing. But said he disliked both, and I figured you were being defensive towards Blastoise. Seeing your pic, I was wondering why not Swampert.
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
The S-man and the B-man are both awesome in there own respective ways. I personally like none of the fire starters.
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ADCCDA Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
I like the first 3. I also Like Tepig and Fennekin. The rest, not really. Water types are the best though.
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner 5 days ago
YASSSSS. Water types all the way. (Mudkips the best)
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Jiggle2dapuff Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Amazing! 
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sam914630 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"U fkin wot m8 ill besh ur ehd een eh wot"

-Krabby, probably
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thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
is that a tynamo on blastoises arm..?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
yup
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Random-Derp Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite pokemon <3
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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Excellent! He reminds me of a giant sea turtle, and yourbillustration looks very natural. Keep it up! ;)
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Creamclaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Your illustration*
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:iconjuris-est:
Juris-Est Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Swampert > Blastoise.
 Fight me! (9'-')9
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ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this Blastoise looks fantastic! This, in my opinion is your best work!
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Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
I would think that the cannons would be a challenge in this one. How did you arrive at your ultimate decision regarding how to recreate the cannons in a realistic way, if I may ask? 
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Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
Also, I love Wartortle's ears! 
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
One of my favorites of yours!
Absolutley breath-taking. This is why I love your project!
This is tone of the many pieces, that makes me want to tell tales of this 'Realistic Pokemon' world!

Blastoise looks phenomenal, his watter jets nicely placed in a believable manner, his scale the perfect size, and a very clean, crisp look even if with the realistic look.
I also really like what you did with Wartortle.
The ice-hair things and his tail look great!
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mutantapk Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my other favorite pokemon
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Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass."
Ded
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol Krabby IS  a dick.
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praetoriansub Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
This is so... awesome ? I dont know any better word than awesome lol but if I did, it would apply. Excellent art. So good I just had to leave a comment.
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BrolliDiamondback Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
It's always the last sentences that make me laugh.

"Also, Krabby is a dick, look at him, being an ass"
-Arvalis
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SludgeyCDFK Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'd want a Wartotle like that!!!!
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
You have a tank! I have a pet thats hafe GIANT TURTLE and hafe TANK, Your argument is Invalid!
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:iconatleastimalive:
really impressive. I really like the Blastoise design, it looks so organic. :D (Big Grin)  Well done.
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Crabby is saying "Your going down my friend." 
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