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-Dragonite- by arvalis -Dragonite- by arvalis

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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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:iconvasix:
vasix Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By chance or otherwise, this evolution line, being a basic amphibian metamorphosis, seems to be one of the most "plausible" of all the Pokemon out there, except for the part about its abilities...
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Helixdude Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Dragonite looks awesome as an amphibian, which actually make sense as its previous forms can easily be interpenetrated as tadpoles.
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:icontaho:
taho Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeaaah, One of my faves! Amazing to see them glorified in your style!
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SekitaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art has been featured! www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos…
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Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
hmm, i wonder if the fact that it knows all the elemental punches and Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Blizzard? It basically has perfect control over it's natural temperature and the tempurature of its environment, meaning it can live in any environment, and probably uses the thunderpunch and thunderbolt like a Catfish, zapping and paralyzing underwater prey 
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Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
hmm, i wonder if the fact that it knows all the elemental punches and Thunderbolt, Flamethrower, and Blizzard? It basically has perfect control over it's natural temperature and the tempurature of its environment, meaning it can live in any environment, and probably uses the thunderpunch and thunderbolt like a Catfish, zapping and paralyzing underwater prey 
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nickel158 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
While this is amazing, all I see when I look at Dragonite's face is, "HEEEEEYYYY GUUUYYYSSH WHA'D I MISSHH???" XD
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Locksoli Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2014
Dragonites wings are actually a bit larger. They can fly to at least mach 4-5 speeds, and they can circle the globe within days. Jumping seems a bit like an under exaggeration 
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
mach 4? really?
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:iconlocksoli:
Locksoli Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Its pokedex entries for ruby, sapphire and emerald. 
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thats ridiculous :o
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:iconturkishangorakat:
TurkishAngoraKat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Idk if you noticed it these are pokemon.
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
well i certainly do, but its fun for me to actually think about the logic of things.
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Angela-Wolf-1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Would still let it plow me. Such a fantasy.
Put the shaded figure on the crotch, and you guys get the image. ;)
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:iconlionzroar13:
lionzroar13 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
And they said Dragonite had big wings...
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:iconderp2425:
Derp2425 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
That is like a... sextuplet chin right there.
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:icondragontamer155:
dragontamer155 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, axlotl! Respect, for knowing what it is :3
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:iconpiedpie:
piedpie Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yaaay! axolotl!
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:icongideonapollob:
gideonapollob Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!... You don't have a flavor text for this?
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:iconthemedusa:
themedusa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!
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:iconcrystal-the-wolf1015:
Crystal-The-Wolf1015 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
although they arent particularly pretty, this art is amazing and realistic, very detailed. It takes a lot of skill do create something like this.
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:icondante8411:
Dante8411 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
It's Dragonite, bitch!
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:iconroboqueer:
roboqueer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So ADORABLE
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:icontripplesixing:
TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Duuuuude that's perfect.

People saying how ugly they look.. This is how they WOULD be IF they were REAL. You think if it was real it would be a fat clean and round dragon with a baby's face? Pfft, open your eyes to this beauty.
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:iconaspenmommy:
aspenmommy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
eww.
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:iconpyromania101:
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
You have uglified the most adorable badass dragon in history!
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:iconruruderp:
ruruderp Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it looks derpy, why say it's not adorable?
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:iconpyromania101:
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I just don't think it is, I guess.
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RyuuGirl01 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That was sarcasm right?
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:iconpyromania101:
Pyromania101 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Sadly, no.
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:iconryuugirl01:
RyuuGirl01 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There isn't a need to be rude.
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:iconlewarty:
Lewarty Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it me, or did anyone else think Dragonite always look like a derp-a-mon#149 Dragonite 
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Turtledragon2001 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are cute  axolotl/salamander/frog/toad babies! I love them! Love 
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UnluckyxSe7en Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These particular designs remind me a lot of bosses from FF and Chrono Cross... I guess they also used these salamanders a lot in their design processes. :D
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:iconbaconmaniac:
BaconManiac Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
This looks very fitting, actually. I never thought any of them looked like dragons.

Maybe cartoon dragons. :p
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:iconsack-back:
sack-back Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I always thought they looked like tadpoles.
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:iconskelisha:
skelisha Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks so fucking creepy but this is still cool
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/09/d…
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:icondoggonee:
doggonee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Why does it even have wings, then?
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:icontheomnivore:
TheOmnivore Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Stabilising their trajectory when swimming at high speeds.
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:iconmugshotpro:
mugshotpro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap...did Pokemon just get cool?
nice work indeed
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
when was it NOT boring...?
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:iconthelacertakiin:
theLacertakiin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These things are lot cooler than I expected, it's a crime that I never bothered to read the descriptions
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Haha thanks man
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:iconle-sosie:
le-sosie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist
the axolotl pokemon!
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:icon84pokedude:
84pokedude Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks so cool.
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NatureAndDragons Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how you always make even the most impossible evolutions seem possible. I always wondered why this evolution changed from a cool floating dragon thing to a fat orange dragon thing. Now it makes sense. :)
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:iconmremilable:
MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WELP.
Gruss The fariy vs dragon battel is the other way around.
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:iconwolvenyoukai:
WolvenYoukai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish this is how dragonite actually looked like. I love love love that fact you made him look like a flying salamander. Just amazing. :)
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Shamekeeper12 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Writer
IT LOOKS SO DERPY!
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