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-Feraligatr- by arvalis -Feraligatr- by arvalis

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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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:icondraguck:
Draguck Featured By Owner 6 days ago
poor shuckle
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  New member
When are you going to start on the Hoenn starters? I hope soon. (Do Mudkip first please)
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:iconthat-fooz-guy:
That-Fooz-Guy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feraligatr is my favourite pokémon of all time; This is beautiful.
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ElvenCommander Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  New member Student Artist
I love feraligatr!!! He was my first Pokemon and how you compared him to an actual alligator is amazing! His texture of scales is stunning, and his bio is truly spectacular. Thank you for triggering memories of my Pokemon past :D
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Violette-artist Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  New member Student General Artist
This is absolutely amazing! I love how you did the texture and how you use an actual animal for your pokemon. Feraligatr is one of my favorite and first pokemon so it's obvious that I love it.
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xenosdrako Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You completely nailed this. One of my favourite starter pokemon of all time. Well done this is absolutely stunning.
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:iconkrowing:
Krowing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Second favorite Pokemon, first is Charizard
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:iconminebot45:
Minebot45 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IN-TERIOR, CROC-O-DILE AL-I-GATOR,
I DRIVE A CHEV-RO-LET MOVIE THE-A-TER
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:iconmeddi72:
Meddi72 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nu Shuckle oAo
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:iconmarcresus:
Marcresus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Your whole work is realy amazing Dude, what kind of technique are you using to draw?
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Angel3575 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
my favorite!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Heart 
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:iconc3lestialwolf:
C3lestialWolf Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Ferraligatr would sound like Jabba The Hut?
Your art is amazing as always :D
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StarDragoness6456 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
HOW DO YOU DRAW SO PERFECT?!?!?!?!?! :nuu:  TEACH ME YOUR WAYS WIZARD!!!! Tard OMG Emote Tard OMG Emote Tard OMG Emote :omg-whut: OMG SHOCK. :omgomgbb: 
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Hieifireshadow Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
the feraligatr is just sO PERFECT I CANNOT EVEN DESCRIBE :+favlove:
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:iconhyperchaos64:
HyperChaos64 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shuckle's mega form should just be a regular whille with the text as MEGA BADASS SHUCKLE
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:iconmariecolo:
Mariecolo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
POOR SHUCKLE D:
Good job!
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:iconxscarlettbasesx:
xScarlettBasesx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome! ^^
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:icongliskor:
Gliskor Featured By Owner Edited Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My worst nightmare....
Like, you did a good job.
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:iconninetynineno:
NinetyNineNo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I really like how you inject some goofy humor into the pseudo-scientific descriptions. Not to mention your art is off the wall. Keep doing what you do!
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:iconthe-conquerors:
The-Conquerors Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Dude, did I ever mention how awesome your works are? ~ C
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thanks dude!
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Aburameclanhead Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Writer
Nice.
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:iconkirbytails22:
Kirbytails22 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad Crocanaw! Don't eat the Shuckle!
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:iconren-o27:
Ren-o27 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I love Totodile cuz he always seems happy XD 
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:icondrok0920:
drok0920 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn this is nice... wish i could make stuff this good :(
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:iconphyrofrost:
Phyrofrost Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shuckle up the nose XD
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jrc1120 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would be scared to have a Feraligatr after seeing one like this for sure. Which is a bit of a shame since Feraligatr is one of my favorite pokemon.
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JelloMan7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
You are remarkably talented. The reimagined Pokemon you've made are really fantastic! Keep up the good work and stay creative. I haven't played these games in years but these designs are really amazing. Thanks for sharing your gifts on here! 
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
That Shuckle looks like a friggin' SCP. Good work!
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:iconrussiaplaysmc:
RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The lower jaws remind me a lot of hippo's.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
That was the point :)
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Melanochrome Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2014
Please Feraligatr... don't bite me! Hum... you want a teethbrush? Hell, okay^^.
Arvalis, you're the god of my childhood's dreams! (Forgive me for the english, I'm just a damn Frenchy^^')

In addition, gongratulations for the flood part, it feeds imagination an adds more realism.
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Totodile is still adorable.
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:iconferalwolfchild:
FeralWolfChild Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Great job on making it realistic! You've done an amazing work as well as the others! Keep on doing it!
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:iconthejediclone:
TheJediClone Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome! Fantastic!
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:iconhonionb:
HonionB Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Shuckles and Surskit xD
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:iconaikuwo:
Aikuwo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I love this! I seriously can't stop staring at your works!! The amount of detail you put into your works is crazy!!
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:iconzac-films:
Zac-Films Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NO! That poor shuckle!
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:icondrtentakelliebe:
DrTentakelliebe Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
enjoy, no revel in, your skill, there are those of us the imagination but whose trembling hands prevent them from expressing their ideas
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kristeenjeanne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
nice laugh. awesome
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:iconxxsolarcupcakeszxx:
xXSolarcupcakeszXx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Totodile: SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER
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yokogreyword Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
XD
Dude, what is your problem with Surskit? You're great.
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:iconhyperchaos64:
HyperChaos64 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutley love Feraligatr X3
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:iconlashghost12:
lashghost12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That Jabba laugh. XD
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ButtFloof Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pokedex Entry:
Shuckle. The Mega-Badass Pokemon.
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:iconniirra:
Niirra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Diee shuckle diee!! Its ugly haha :D

Amazing Feraligatr :)
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rayvehn-croe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*hyperventilates*

*dies*
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IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You did good on the transparency of shuckle, very creative to think of him as a jelly-like mass in correspondence of the juices he produces *shutters* that sounded weird.
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ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Shuckle is not a jelly-mass is a advanced bernacle
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IceFeather9110 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, but the way u drew him makes it look like he's a boneless creature.
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