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I do believe this is the longest I have spent on any one piece in this series.  I did however learn crap tons about croc scales doing this.  How about some flavor text then.

Feraligatr is a very large opportunist carnivore. They live in coastal estuaries and commonly travel between salt and fresh water habitats.  Though they can often be seen standing near upright with their massive tails serving as counter balance, their normal posture is a quadruped and is very clumsy when upright.  They will display like this to ward off smaller members of their species.  This posture will also be used in courtship rituals, females only picking the tallest mate.  Wearing an ostentatious red on their crest and spines is a sign of good health and a full belly.  This color can also be used to intimidate rivals.  This red will almost disappear when the animal is hungry or asleep, aiding in its camouflage.  It may look very slow, but it is capable of a lunge from the water towards prey at up to 78 feet per second catching its meal off guard.  Though very uncommon in the wild today, the Feraligatr is a very sturdy Pokemon and makes for a strong companion.  It is even capable of producing a laugh-like call once standing that sounds exactly like this.

The adolescent Feraligatr is a highly temperamental stage known as Croconaw.  It is at this stage in the wild when the Croconaw will vacate its family unit.  It will rapidly grow during this stage, needing to feed nearly every day before the winter season when their metabolism greatly slows.  This is where this stage gets the nickname "Croconaw", as it will gnaw on just about anything it can find that may or may not be food.  It is not uncommon to find broken Pokeballs in its stomach during autopsies in the Pokemon Nurse Veterinary Academy which the Pokemon presumably mistook for some sort of shellfish.  Here we see the archetypal gnawing of Croconaw on the mega-badass Pokemon, Shuckle.  If Croconaw could talk, he would refer to himself in the third person.

Totodile is the moniker given to the youngest stage of a Feraligatr.  Though they hatch from very small eggs, they will grow quickly, able to reach around two feet at the shoulder when upright in less than a year.  Though this species is thought to be very ancient, they are now quite rare in the wild.  In fact it wasn't until recently, when they were successfully bred in mass, that their species was taken off the critically endangered list.  Their native habitats are still under threat and kept from public knowledge, it is even illegal to catch a wild member of the Feraligatr line should one happen upon one.  For a time, Totodiles were distributed to young trainers as their first Pokemon, known colloquially as a "starter".  This practice was only common in the Johto region around 13 years ago.

Surskits skate along the surface of the water using their hydrophobic feet and their smug attitude.  Look at how its red cheeks openly mock you.


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:iconaaaaaaa67:
aaaaaaa67 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Student Artist
*My reaction on Feraligatr* yellow diamond Adventure Withered Freddy 'Oh God!' Chat Icon 
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AnonymousGX Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Nice laugh.
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:iconunclebourbons:
UncleBourbons Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Totodile reminds me of my ferrets for some reason c:
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:iconnightraven64:
NightRaven64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
This is absolutely terrifying
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DutchSpaceLover Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Does Shuckle have eyes? Or is he just a sort of a leech?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Its a type of barnacle actually.
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DutchSpaceLover Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Thank you very much!
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WlLDFlRE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Shuckle is weird as hell. I want one.
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:iconreptice3:
REPTICE3 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  New Deviant
I love your art
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:icondarthpaul99:
darthpaul99 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconcatisawesome123:
catisawesome123 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I love the lil one <3
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DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess chuckle is a sort of terrestrial mollusk? Maybe a gastropod o some kind?
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sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
What's Shuckle based on?
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:icondenvardoger:
denvardoger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
The best. =3
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maawolfe36 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
This is my new favorite thing ever. Totodile was my very first Pokemon, way back when I started with Gold, and you've done a spectacular job of capturing the playfulness and fierceness of this awesome Pokemon while sprucing it up to be more realistic. Well done, mate! 
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:iconr4ikon:
R4ikon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Don't you dare fuckle with shuckle
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:iconduesal10:
Duesal10 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
SHUCKLE, NOOOOOOO!
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:iconbr4ndonm4rio:
br4ndonm4rio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
I love totodile
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SSJgokuVSshinymewtwo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Artist
My best starter <3
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CubeTron23 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I generally do not like Water-Type Pokemon, but Feraligatr is my best Water-Type.



And yesshhh EAT THAT SHUCKLE
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SakHaNicte Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all your art but this one has to be my favorite.Your animal anatomy is so damn good
that i had to show my sister since she is taking a zoology and anatomy class.
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Zurkon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, these guys are awesome. I was wondering what types of alligators and or crocodiles that you studied for this project.
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:iconhenukim:
henukim Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
hehehehe rip shuckle
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:iconteurboa:
Teurboa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
y u eat shuckle. 
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ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shuckle Exo : Crying Kai 
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Fnaf-fandom-art Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this one is actually my favorite out of all of them!


Sandshrew Shuppet Joltik Cubone Torchic Chikorita  (this would be m team)
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FightTheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Artist
looks evil and very scar/dangerous o.0 Fancy, like it^^
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FarzuEspeonMistress Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
<3
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:iconc4tix:
C4TIX Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
Feraligator's head looks hippo-ish
Still looks great
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:iconspellboundfox:
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it!
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SOTF Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So Feraligatr is a saltwater crocodile that can go bipedal and run at lightning speeds. We're screwed.
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Jadewonderdogge Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Student Artist
holy shit its a blue tyrannasauras rex-  Delphox
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"If Croconaw could talk, he'd refer to himself in the third person"?
Oh so he's like Ibuki Mioda from SDR2?
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SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Croconaw looks like he's having some trouble with that Shuckle. 
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. I like to see more information on your Shuckle.
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dquinlanz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
"the mega-badass Pokemon, Shuckle" What more information do you need?
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:icondragongirl236:
Dragongirl236 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
o3o
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UruturamanZenith Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
One of my few-favorite Water-Types(the others being Blastoise and Samurott)
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spottedfur1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Dis is awesomesauce!!!! Fabulous Foxy Chat Icon
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Blondythedragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gods I want one, I am not the biggest fan of pokékon, but damn this must be one of my favorites! :D
This is really good, it's almost scary how realistic it is :P
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randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Someone here will post a picture of Shuckle wearing sunglasses eventually. And that goop is supposed to be its body?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Its not goop, its feet like a gooseneck barnacle
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Poor shuckle. 
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:iconmeers89:
meers89 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
That shuckle doesn't feel a thing. Shuckle has around 450 defense and special defense naturally so he's fine.
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AClockworkKitten Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ah.
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dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
"Surskits skate along the surface of the water using their hydrophobic feet and their smug attitude."

So surskit can walk on water because its feet are afraid of water?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Not sure if you were joking or not, but here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropho…
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dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I was joking.
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Lupusrouge Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Inspirations! Love it
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BeastTamer163 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I LOVE THIS POKEMON COLLECTION!!! YOU EVEN DID MY FAVORITE POKEMON OF ALL TIME!!! I LOVE YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
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