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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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:iconteurboa:
Teurboa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
y u eat shuckle. 
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ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
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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:iconfarzuespeonmistress:
FarzuEspeonMistress Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
<3
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:iconcatix66:
catix66 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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:iconjadewonderdogge:
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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:icondquinlanz:
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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:iconuruturamanzenith:
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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:iconblondythedragon:
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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:iconrandomguye0:
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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arvalis Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Its not goop, its feet like a gooseneck barnacle
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:iconaclockworkkitten:
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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:icondquinlanz:
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I was joking.
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:iconlupusrouge:
Lupusrouge Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Inspirations! Love it
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:iconbeasttamer163:
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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:iconjustforstories:
JustForStories Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
lol i love how the first 2 evolutions are just immature crocs
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Cute babies
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boltxavier Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student
why is that so ferrocious OMG iTS EATING An iNNCOCENT SHUCKLE , what is this? some kind of evolution? , LOL great work dude i'm a fan of yours now 
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Andranik26 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Shuckle :(
Anyways, awesome!
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HappyHappyCultist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There was no way anybody could've messed up Feraligatr given that it's literally just a blue crocodile.
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0oZombieZo0 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
its ma fav pokemon!!!!
WOOOOO Bumper Cars! (Bonnie Chat Icon) Dancing Foxy Chat Icon Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] Yay! Eddsworld 
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TailsRox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
There's no way on earth he's gonna be able to crack that Shuckle open.
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Draguck Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
poor shuckle
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
When are you going to start on the Hoenn starters? I hope soon. (Do Mudkip first please)
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
unfortunately, mudkip is one of arvys less favorite starters... so if he does do it, he'll probably make it look stupid(no offence rj).
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Don't Jynx it because he said that he wasn't very inspired with Meganium, but he ended up creating something awesome anyway.
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thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i'm hoping that he wont make it look stupid... because i love arvalis' work and mudkip is my first starter therefor -> my favorite starter, and i dont want to watch it become a glaceon, and instead perhaps a dragonite...


ps that pun tho
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
We are now bonded trough the ancient healing power of the almighty Mudkip feel his power surge through your veins.







ps thanks for that "ps that pun tho"
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lolk
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Do you feel it, I mean really feel it?
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i do... the mudkip runs through my veins like the adrenaline i get when i fall off my back doing a stupid trick. I feel it 
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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  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  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 Filmographer
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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Minebot45 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
IN-TERIOR, CROC-O-DILE AL-I-GATOR,
I DRIVE A CHEV-RO-LET MOVIE THE-A-TER
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Meddi72 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nu Shuckle oAo
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