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Boy this one was tricky. Looking at Gastly, I cracked it, his eyes could be bat ears; then the rest just fell into place design wise. None of the Gastly family are actually ghosts, but have just been claimed to be. Gastly and Haunter on live in caves and empty towers, appearing only at night. Their forms are very hard to make out as they have deceptive camouflage; Gastlies appear to be little more than a head at first glace, though in actuality are a very large poisonous bat. Each member of this family possesses a helium bladder, giving them the ability to float and taking on a ghostly appearance. Gengars do not occur in the wild, they are the result of a trainer taking their haunter to a new region, this results is a radical shift physique. Though Gengars do possess the ability to levitate, they are much heavier than their kin and can only levitate to avoid attacks. Each of them can produce a poisonous cloud by ruffling their fur, releasing dried toxic saliva into the air; though Gastlies seem to do this most commonly. They are hyper carnivores, preying on anything they can find, most commonly their relatives, Zubats. Rattata doesn't like picture day.

Also, happy almost Halloween.

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:iconasnakitty:
asnakitty Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
while i prefer them as ghost I like your bat idea and could actualy see it being real. good job
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
It's a stretch, I know, but if you look closely at their collective shadows it's sorta like a jigglypuff.
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:iconjaylem456:
Jaylem456 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i don't see it that's a giant stretch
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  New member
You gotta look closer and stretch it out as far as you can, then maybe you will see it.
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:iconmidnightsnowballmlp:
MidnightSnowballMLP Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
i see it too
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:iconthaomy1012:
ThaoMy1012 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
it look so amazing
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  New member
Did you also base Gengar off a bat, because it's given me more of a gremlin kinda vibe.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
its a bat. You can tell by its ears, nose, and its arms are the wings folded up
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
I know but it just kinda reminds me of the gremlins movies.
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:iconsgecko100:
SGecko100 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Although this is better than I could do, I think it would have been better to just go with a ghost
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:iconmikalhvi:
Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is super duper cute. I love this interpretation of Gastly, Haunter and Gengar.
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:iconmrkrookodile:
MrKrookodile Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Gastly´s giant eyes and Haunter´s floating arms makes muuuuuch more sense now:) (Smile)
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member
Athough i love your work this particular piece is deteriorating my wish that pokemon were real.
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:icontempystt:
Tempystt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  New member
Before i get into it, while I dislike the interpretation of this evolutionary line as bats, I don't deny the artistic value. However, in my opinion, you should have held of on doing Gengar and the other until you did Clefable, as it's a highly popular theory (and is rather credible as well) that Gengar is a Clefable's ghost, or shadow given life. This is supported by Gengar's name as well. Gengar is likely a nod to the word "doppelganger". 

Again, despite my dislike of your particular interpretation, I still enjoy your work, and can't wait to see what you do next. :)
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:iconlaughingfood:
laughingfood Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015
Very well done in terms of the actual art, but I'm not a fan of the interpretation. I wish you could have found a way to draw a realistic ghost type, because in the world of Pokemon ghosts are a very real thing... I would have just liked to see how that would have translated in a more realistic setting. Never thought of Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar to be even remotely batlike, so it just feels like something completely different, while almost all of the other pictures I've seen you do feel perfect.

I mean it's your interpretation so you're free to draw whatever you want, but since I really like your work I'm just saying what I wish I'd seen you do.
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:iconbrianide:
Brianide Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, you get the weirdest hate for these.  This is a spectacular piece, and I love that you made it different.  How boring the world would be if we only copied and never innovated!
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:iconstaticevolution:
StaticEvolution Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Pokémon renditions are always the most interesting!
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:iconanimallover89:
AnimalLover89 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I didn't want to sleep tonight anyways...
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:iconskullcrusher232:
skullcrusher232 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
it should have been more supernatural like ghost,specters and phantoms. 
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:iconsimbin2496:
Simbin2496 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Perfection!!!!!! I love the whole idea! We need more creative people in this world and you are one of them! I fell in love with that Gastly! 
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:icondatbattybat:
Datbattybat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
BATS!
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:iconkumokitty-cloud:
kumokitty-cloud Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
It's funny to see people getting mad that you made them look like bats -- I think that's a great idea. Good job, I love all of these realistic pokemon!
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:iconotaku3333:
Otaku3333 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Writer
Wow! This is really interesting. :) 
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
they aren't bats
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Looks like they are to me.
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
also the excuse that they live in caves so people can't see there true form is also bullshit because there are a ton of trainers who bring them up to heavily light areas were there camo would be bypassed and people could clearly see there "True forms" .
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
So do you know what basilosaurus is?  Basilosaurus translates to "king lizard", however it is actually an ancient whale.  The original people who found it mistook it for a dinosaur or aquatic reptile so they named it as such.  The thing is, its still called basilosaurus even though that makes no sense.  What I'm getting at is that people a lot time ago mistook something for another thing but they still refer to it with incorrect terminology because its what stuck.  So its entirely possible before there were pokemon trainers people spotted monsters in caves they assumed to be ghosts and even after it was discovered they weren't, they still called them ghost types.
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
if they saw that they were clearly bats then they would call them bats ancient people weren't stupid they just didn't as much as we do.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I really dont have the energy to deal with someone like you.
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
I meant that acutel gengar haunter and ghastly didn't look any thing like bats nor were they even remotely based off of bats so you shouldn't have made them bats because they have nothing to do with them
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  New member
HEY! Davidolvera, before you come in here sayin' what's what you might wanna change your screenshot because it's making me horny.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awesome attempt to revert the discussion
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Lugia isnt based on a turtle either but that didnt stop me.  Your mind is stuck on things that dont matter.
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
well what you did with lugia works because you can still tell it's him without anything telling you it really is him but with these three I can only barely see ghastly in the one you say is ghastly and I can't see haunter or gengar at all in the other two
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
That sounds like a personal problem~
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:icondavidolvera:
Davidolvera Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
well ask around maybe more people see it that way.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you have to think outside the box, dav. Think creatively, and logically. RJ is trying to explain why a ghost with no hands grew hands, then a floating ghost with hands grew legs. he also noted that they are similar to bats, so he made something with what he had to work with. If you have a better idea, make your own realistic gengar.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Nope~
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
Creative ideas you have going on here, especially with the bat's ears being the ghastly's eyes.

However, designing these Pokemon to look like animals they aren't even based on completely takes away the charm, in my opinion. None of the Pokemon in the Ghastly-Haunter-Gengar line ever resembled a bats.

Really they've always seemed like their own thing, not resembling anything real life. Because of this, it escapes me why you would want to design them as ordinary animals. It just takes away their iconic looks in exchange for a pretty lame design.

Your Gengar especially suffers from this, as he's nearly unrecognizable. He doesn't even look like a Gengar, just a fat purple bat with arms and legs.

Not trying to be rude, I'd just like to see your work improve, as you have some good artistic talents to share.
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:iconlaughingfood:
laughingfood Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I don't think they're lame designs, but I do agree with you that they're not anything like the Gastly/Haunter/Gengar pokemon. They've strayed too far from the original design to be recognizable as what they're supposed to be.
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
I think the Haunter and Ghastly look fine, it's just the Gengar that rubs me the wrong way. I just don't like it, personally.

But thank you for sharing your opinion. You've summed up my thoughts better than I did. lol
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Looks like gengar to me.  Also I've never seen any animal that looks like these, so calling them ordinary is quite the statement.
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Aside from sharing Gengar's shade of purple, I disagree.

In terms of what you were going for, they still resemble 'ordinary' bats; as opposed to the Pokemon you were trying to depict.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Looks like gengar to me
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:iconthegrowthcycle:
TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
k
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:iconyobyaxes:
YoByAxEs Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Shit! I thought the Haunter was a Crobat.
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:iconshadowxscarlet109:
ShadowxScarlet109 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Well that explains a lot
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:iconalvarox951:
alvarox951 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
gengar..is...weird
well gengar not actualy, but haunter and gastly looks weird
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:icontrurotaketwo:
Trurotaketwo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I love your creativity adapting the Gengar family into realism.
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FinalGamer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
That is one amazing interpretation, very nice work I could see where you went with this easily.
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