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Season 2 of my Realistic Pokemon series begins with Flygon.

Flygon are a large, desert dwelling dragon. Though of a similar length and habitat to adult male Garchomps, Garchomps have much more mass and are much more aggressive. Adult Flygon are seldom seen setting foot on the ground, due to their natural proclivity towards levitation. Science has not yet discovered the nuances of their helium bladder, though it is known that Flygon's helium bladders are much more efficient than their juvenile state, Vibrava. Flygon skim the desert surface of the desert, diving into the loose sands for prey. They are adept sand swimmers, though they only utilize this skill to collect meals. Flygon have developed a transparent membrane over their sensitive eyes, it acts as a hardy shield from the course sands of its environment.

Trapinch are the earliest stage in the life cycle of a Flygon. They possess a grossly enlarged head which is used as a makeshift sand trap. A Trapinch will burrow into the sands creating a pit of loose sand. It will then reveal only its head while it grips deep roots. Anything Pokemon unlucky enough to stumble upon its pit are swallowed into the maw of the Trapinch. They have even developed clever false eye camouflage to hide the location of their real eye, a trapped Pokemon may try to attack its eyes to break free.

A Trapinch will spend a minimum of 35 months buried in the sand before it has grown large enough wings and a helium bladder to hunt with its trap. This stage of life is known as a Vibrava. Vibrava will develop two large nasal crests, which eventually recede and reappear on the back of the cranium as Flygon. Vibrava its not capable of suspended flight like Flygon, but its smaller wings can be moved with great speed causing vibrations. They will use these vibration to disorient small desert dwelling Pokemon such as idiot Cacneas. This is the noise a Cacnea will make as it desperately fights for its meaningless life.

There are also some other little desert Pokemon in there, but who cares about those ones.

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:iconandrewq84:
AndrewQ84 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant
I am not an artist. I knew of this site before and checked it out a bit. I never created an account because I don't have any artwork to post. Not really my thing. I doodle here and there, but that's about it. After seeing your rendition Flygon, which just so happens to be one of my favourites, I had to create an account just to be able to follow you and see any new designs you come up with for realistic Pokemon. I like how you try to compare and rationalize them to real life stuff even though we all know that somethings like these couldn't possibly exist. My friend, keep up the good work. You have amazing skill and it shows I love all of these realistic Pokemon. Gorgeous designs. I would hug and cuddle my Flygon if it looked like this. I would do it anyways, but I would be immensely proud to have one of these beautiful animals on my team. If it's possible, a request. Toxicroak. I know not a lot of people like him, but he is my all time favourite. I love the guy. If not, I understand. Either ways, I will be happy to see whatever new designs you come out with. Thank you. 
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:iconvertparrot:
VertParrot Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! They look so realistic. :D
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:iconanonymousgx:
AnonymousGX Featured By Owner Edited Jan 27, 2016
No! Heliolisk! His photosynthetic abilities needs scientific commentary! Especially since you made this half a year before XY came out! Oh wait, that's a Scraggy. Never mind.
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:iconwlldflre:
WlLDFlRE Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
What an adorable little bugger! I've always liked reptillian Flygon better than insectoid ones, and you pulled that off exceptionally well here.
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:iconpsychoanime360ns:
psychoanime360ns Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
cacnea is the true MVP here
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:iconultopic:
Ultopic Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, it looks really realistic and it's a good representation of Flygon!
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:icondoctordarwin:
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If all these animals (or pokemon) reside on the deserts, I assume that Scraggy's extra skin is used as protection of the sun.
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:icondoctordarwin:
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This a theory of mine: Since these pokemon are from the desert, Scraggy's extra skin is used for protection from the scorching sun.
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:iconbirdgvee:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
*whispers* this is so cooooooool
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:iconalaskatheweasle:
Alaskatheweasle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I actialluy really like thos pne e.e
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:iconkoldian:
Koldian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bug dragon's my favorite dragon
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:iconpsariusagi:
PsariUsagi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah my brother would love this <3 (Not that I don't!) Flygon is one of his favourites
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:iconsackywack2141:
That Dwebble is so cute!! Also can anyone tell me how to make faces other than a smiley face? :) 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
^^;
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:iconbrudonkaiju:
BrudonKaiju Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey guys can you help me out - what's the name of the ammonite-esque pokemon next to Sandshrew?
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:iconbrudonkaiju:
BrudonKaiju Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NVM, it's a Dwebble, just realised.
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:iconruinloki:
ruinloki Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
It is so delightful seeing these realistic, very anatomically-correct Pokemon interpretations and Flygon has always been my baby. Must fav, of course! Keep up the amazing work!
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:iconsacredspirit123:
SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Sewaddle is pretty cool in there. And I'LL SAVE YOU, RAIN FROG CACNEA!
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SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Oh, wow. A Jackson's Chameleon Vibrava. That's cool, but it's kinda...stretching it. Vibrava is kinda obviously an adult antlion. And the Trapinch goes pretty far, too. The Flygon is believable, though. It does become a little reptilian.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
If I was going to make flygon reptilian then I had to make its pre evolutions also reptilian.
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:iconsacredspirit123:
SacredSpirit123 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
Got it. Creative, but a bit far off.
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:iconxeebee:
xeebee Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely love all your art.  And i have a question, what programs and tools do you use? If i may ask
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:iconbounce121:
bounce121 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm speechless Oh Noes! 
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:iconartistictimes:
ArtisticTimes Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SEWADDLE NOOOOOO
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:iconroxi95:
Roxi95 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
awesome work dude! it's a dream come true T.T
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:iconthelexl:
THELexl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
U failed Trapinch. Trapinch is not a lizard, it is a kind of cocoon egg . when it evolves a desert dragon fly nymph(vibrava) breaks out of it. after a time the nymph grows into the imago (flygon)Meow :3 :) (Smile) No, I disagree! 
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:iconsackywack2141:
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2015
It has eyes and a mouth and it walks on four legs so how can it be a cocoon or an egg? :?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
Trapinch has never looked like a cocoon or an egg.  You are completely incorrect. 
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:iconwatchermagic:
WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Amazing, love the little sandshrew in the background! ^^
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:iconraptorzesty:
Raptorzesty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flygon looks like he just found out he is the father to a one night stand. 
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you portrayed Flygon as a reptile. I always saw him as a reptile, just with very dragonfly-like characteristics (as the evolutionary family is based off of the ant lion irl). I also find it interesting that you made Trapinch look like a bearded dragon (lol it's eating a Sewaddle).
Also dat Cacnea squeak.
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:iconsnowhawk7:
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That Flygon is absolutely beautiful. 
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:iconthedarkgallade:
TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
lol trapinch doesn't have a tail
i understand why you did it tho
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:iconthedragongirl66:
thedragongirl66 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
Only looks anything less then a photograph if you zoom in, otherwise it's really amazing art.
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:icond0m0ful:
d0m0ful Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"I MUST DANCE"
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flygon is magnificent.
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:icondragongirl236:
Dragongirl236 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
sandshrew is scared XD

Sandshrew entrie 
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:iconrandomguye0:
randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
Flygon actually looks more awesome than Garchomp. 
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:icontsuriae:
Tsuriae Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let flygons be flygons :)
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:iconwindywhite:
WindyWhite Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Reminds me of Pit my flygon on Pokemon Black 2
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SavannahLynnKirby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Flygon. I love this.
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:iconthenewdealer:
TheNewDealer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Except for the part when Flygon and his earlier forms are based on bugs...? Their not a bug type but they are based on the Ant Lion (not to be confused with a dragonfly). An Ant Lion larva is a small insect with large pincher that hunts below the sand (trapinch) and when fully matured, closely resemble a dragonfly and remain in desert environment. This explains Trapinch's "Ground" typing and Vibrava and Flygon's "Ground/Dragon" typing.

They both look SOOOOO much like a fucking bug so WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU MAKE THEM A LIZZARD. YOU ARE GOING TO CONFUSE THE SHIT OUT OF EVERYONE WHO LOOKS AT YOUR PHOTOS.

This photo is cool, don't get me wrong. I LOVE the crativity put into it. But the fact that you destroyed the lore and concept to these pokemon breaks my heart. That's not Flygon, Vibrava, or Trapinch anymore. Those are just lizzards in a cool drawing.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
I am very well aware that flygon is based on an antlion.  However both flygon and trapinch look more reptilian than insectoid, so I went with that.
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:iconkaprosuchusdragon:
KaprosuchusDragon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
so basiclly big flying chameleons
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:iconjade-dragoon136:
Jade-Dragoon136 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
cacnea is hilarious
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:iconutkudakid:
Utkudakid Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Gets His Watergun shaped like a wooper to save the poor cacnea*
Dont make me use it!



































i will 420 quickshot noscope you with bubbles!:mlgplz:
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i cant tell what cacnea is based off of... a frog? it looks kinda disturbing xD
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:iconmineturtle:
MineTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Nice artwork. Are you considering to draw more dragon-types?
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