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My computer is sorta running again. I've had the idea to do an amphibian Dragonite for weeks without the the means to execute it. Upon research I've discovered that Dratini looks suspiciously like a salamander tadpole, everything just fits into place. Pretty much the only time in nature a vaguely serpentine creature transforms into a reptilian looking critter.

The way I was looking at it is that Dragonites are very rare in the wild as it reaches maturity at around 55 years old. They can be trained into maturity much faster than they grow in nature. Dragonites are exceptional swimmer and are very strong ambush predators, using their powerful legs or tail to propel themselves at prey. They often are mistaken for taking flight when really they just jump great heights.


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:icondustin-gamefreak:
Dustin-GameFreak Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far, my favorite interpretation of Dragonite, I only added one to my team after seeing this concept, awesome job!
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:iconpeteyshenchman:
PeteysHenchman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess to be fair, making Dragonite an amphibian at least makes his evolution from long semi aquatic serpent to pudgy land dragon make SOME sence
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:iconfellshadow5:
Fellshadow5 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it's a salamander, but all I see is like a frog.
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:iconmerek2929:
merek2929 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
its so happy
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:iconsomeweirdhuman:
SomeWeirdHuman Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Omg a heptachin
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:iconmegasupream:
Megasupream Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Very creative!
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:iconspacetaco101:
SpaceTaco101 Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
giant flying salamander of death
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:iconflukeycanine84:
Flukeycanine84 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You do know dragonite is a dragon type not a bugish-water type, right?
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:icona-gaming-fox22:
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a salamader that he based it off of, likely because of the previos two forms being water snake things
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:iconflukeycanine84:
Flukeycanine84 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
*shrugs * Eh.. I see it now :3
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:iconpascalofpiers:
PascalOfPiers Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
The only reason I dislike this is the fact you got Dragonite's idea wrong. Dragonite are NOT predatory Pokemon; they are calm and peace loving.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
Disagreed 
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:iconpascalofpiers:
PascalOfPiers Featured By Owner May 7, 2016
...

Can't fault that logic. XD
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:icona-gaming-fox22:
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GAWD
I know its supposed 2 look like a salamander but...

ITS SO UGLY
(never thought i'd say that bout this kawaii fat dragon)
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:iconslimey-slime:
Slimey-Slime Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
nobody cares
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:icona-gaming-fox22:
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
ik....
i just had 2 say dat doe >3< 
i like this guy's other art though..its just because its realistic sometimes it s gonna look a little...blehhh...
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:iconkiwi2005:
Kiwi2005 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It's looks like a fat pug with three little babys(so cute)😊
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:iconravonies:
Ravonies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
This makes me think they should have made Newt Type.... it reminds me of a Newt and not a dragon.
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:icona-gaming-fox22:
A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they made it look like a newt on porpoise
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:iconlegacy-galaxy:
Legacy-Galaxy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's all too realistic...
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:iconshifterstuff:
ShifterStuff Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
first thing i thought of when i saw this was GIANT FROG


love your pokemon artwork  ;D
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:iconthetoyhaunter:
Thetoyhaunter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That Dratini is super cute!!!!!Neko Emoji-41 - (Kawaii Waving) [V3] 
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:icongoji1327:
Goji1327 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
This looks really good, just one question: if Dragonite is a Dragon type Pokemon, shouldn't he look more dragon-like than Salamander-like? Its a very good depection of a realistic Dragonite butstill, i dont see him as a Salamander-like thing. He's more dragonish. But very good, nonetheless.
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:iconrvrwalker:
rvrwalker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy cow!!! He look's so funny!!LOL 
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:iconcubetron23:
CubeTron23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ew.. Just... Ew. I like salamanders but this one... Ew.
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:iconxlitleoy:
XlitleoY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is why Dragonair should have a second choice of evolution.
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:iconeel227:
eel227 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Photographer
HOW'S A FRIGGEN EEL TURN INTO THAT
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:iconleontinees:
leontinees Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
This looks so... ridiculous! :hmm: Not because you, you did awesome here, it's just the pkmn itself.
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:iconburnstarart:
BurnstarArt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Artist
so CUTE 
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:iconsackywack2141:
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Dragonite emoticon #149 Dragonite Dragonite Annoyed Blink Plz pokemon gif Dragonite Dragonite pokemon gif Dragonite Equipo, regresa... pokemon mega lucario gif  dragonite 
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:iconmk2nd:
Mk2nd Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your drawings are magnificent! Keep it up! Reminds me of my pet toad Julius 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸
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:iconsuperawesometacoman:
superawesometacoman Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Dragonite is too adorable in this art.
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:iconmajikin:
Majikin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
This makes Dragonite look harmless.


I like it.
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:iconx-dragonsoul-x:
x-DragonSoul-x Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dragonite's drastic change in appearance actually makes sense when presented this way. @_@ Mind blown. 
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
It looks so realistic in that it's a salamander.
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
How does it fly?
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Quoting what he said: "They often are mistaken for taking flight when really they just jump great heights."
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
:)
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
:D
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
:)
(Sorry, I don't know any more emoticons :) )
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
Click the add media when you're making a comment. All of them will appear there. ;)
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:iconcinna-cat:
Cinna-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
I don't have an add media button... :(
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:iconschizoid3:
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
? It's at the bottom of the add a comment, after you click on it to write your comment.
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:iconyouloudefanyou:
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a frog ? xD
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:iconsackywack2141:
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Possibly part reptile, part eel and part frog.
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:icontui0r:
tui0r Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Google the word "axlotl"
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:iconsackywack2141:
I know what that is but it's more like a frog because axolotls have smooth faces and a frog can fit with this. But an axolotl does make more sense, so maybe i'm wrong. So it's part axolotl then. :D
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:icontui0r:
tui0r Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Anyway I remembered Dragonite like a cute fatty dragon....
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:iconthereptilianboy:
TheReptilianBoy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Dragonite will consume all
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:iconsackywack2141:
That dratini is cute! :boing:
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