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Though once thought to be a malevolent spirit, and in some circumstances a demonic dragon, Giratina is in actuality an extremely large arthropod Pokemon.  Only one adult Giratina has even been confirmed by science to exist, however there are many unsubstantiated reports of them near the mouths of caves.  The natural habitat of a Giratina is colloquially known as the distortion world, an exceptionally large, exceptionally deep cavernous pocket of heavy gases.  This environment is where the larval stage, also known as origin forme, grow to gargantuan size.  The heavy gases allow the sizable origin forme to float and almost fly through the dark, vast caverns it calls home.  As the Pokemon matures, over an unknown, but great span of time, it will start to make its way closer and closer to the surface with each passing year.  During this time, six of its poorly developed legs start to gain strength and girth to support the over-sized arthropod outside an environment submerged in dense gases.  It is not known why Giratina seek out the surface, or why it has adapted to mimic the appearance of a dragon.  The leading mind in the field profers that its because dragons are the coolest and no one messes with bad-ass dragons because they are the best.

Vanilluxe is an odd pokemon indeed.  The Pokemon and its kin have been thought by some to appear as an ice cream cone.  More realistically however, this adaptation allows Vanilluxe will bury its cephalothorax in snow or rocks and use its white, bulbous abdomen as camouflage when under threat.  Most of its time is spent suspended in its web waiting for small pokemon to get caught, using their smiling face patterns to intimidate smaller members of its species.  Mature adult Vanilluxe exhibit a straw-like protrusion from their rear, this acts as both a sexual organ and as spigot to release sub-freezing temperature gas, a byproduct of its digestive system.  This gas super cools prey caught in the web, killing them faster and quieter so as to not alert as much attention to themselves and make them abandon their catch.  The infant stage of a Vanilluxe is known as a Vanillite.  Vanilluxes do not mind the presence of their young, though cannibalism has been observed in some particularly aggressive members of the species.

Crobat is the adult stage of infernal and omnipresent pest, Zubat.  These Pokemon are quite uncommon, they require a strong bond with a partner Golbat or trainer.  Having a partner allows them time to grow larger without threat of attack.  As Zubats are so common, many children are given Zubats as baby's first Pokemon.  The problem with owning a Zubat is that they grow very large over a short period of time.  The households that can keep a Golbat are few and unfortunately once the Gobat has a very strong bond with the child, they develop into a Crobat.  Crobats are simply too large and require much upkeep, as a result Crobats are often released into the wild.  Some say the characteristic frown of a Crobat is because its heart was broken by the child it cared for so deeply.

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:icontzalekpulse:
TzalekPulse Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so freaking awesome!!
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:iconpencilledandpaper:
PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
THATS BOSS!
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:icontattorack:
Tattorack Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, if only pokemon actually looked like this, that would suddenly make me a lot more intrested!
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another great concept.
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:iconmitchellbratton:
MitchellBratton Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Artist
This Giratina Is Beautifully Disgusting <3
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:iconhurricane-lungs:
Hurricane-Lungs Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist
I always thought of giratina as an insect. I'm so happy to see this.
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:icondragongirl236:
Dragongirl236 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
you officialy ruined my favorite pokemon. what? not giratina, vaniluxe! 

just kidding by the way i love your work

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:icontitoniridion:
titoniridion Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
this is true beauty...
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:iconlexitheartfan:
lexiTheArtFan Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
0-0....
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:iconoliverfangirl:
OliverFangirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Crippity Crap
I never thought of Giratina as an insect, but it makes sense!
Looks amazing.
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:iconarkaida007911:
Arkaida007911 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
No dialga or or palkia yet? foowie. Dialga is my favorite he most resembles a horse or Kirin aka Qilin. Palkia....NO IDEA!! 
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:iconcissuperdroid:
CISsuperdroid Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Love this. Always enjoyed Giratina's Origin Form as being centipede-ish.
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:iconrandomguye0:
randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Origin Form is the LARVAL stage? Isn't it the same size? And if it is roughly the same size, than how do Giratina even give birth?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
These are the same species www.rdebey.com/adult%20varied%… Larvae are often the same size or larger than adults.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Wait a second, is Giratina about to eat Vanilluxe? If so what would Vanilluxe taste like?
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:iconrandomguye0:
randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Spider?
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
What does spider taste like?
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
chicken. everything tastes like chicken.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Then what does chicken taste like?
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:iconcrazy-leen:
Crazy-Leen Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fish
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Fair enough
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:iconpyro5438:
Pyro5438 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY SWEET GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE!
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:icondquinlanz:
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I wanna give Crobat a hug.
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:iconunknow0059:
Unknow0059 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Is not effective
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:icongluevah:
Gluevah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Crobat though T^T
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:iconfalcrow-42:
Falcrow-42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
"The leading mind in the field profers that its because dragons are the coolest and no one messes with bad-ass dragons because they are the best." lol, from technical sounding to a ten year old in two seconds.
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:icondinogummi:
DinoGummi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I think he's scarier as a bug thing, mostly because i hate bugs, but i think he would look awesome as a dragon
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:iconsmuglyotaku:
SmuglyOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Filmographer
I never looked at him as a centipede... BADASS AS FUCK
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:icontheloneveteran:
TheLoneVeteran Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I don't think Giratina is a bug...
But stellar work! I really like this stuff
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Giratina is ispirated by Seta a japanese mytlogical giant centipede ;)
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:icontheloneveteran:
TheLoneVeteran Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
oh well the more you know I guess -
It does go with his creepy feeling.
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:iconboltxavier:
boltxavier Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student
aw dude u jus messed up my favourite pokemon ,,its looking awesome though all of that art is awesome great work
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:iconthehooddedmage:
TheHooddedMage Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how the heck is that gona fit in a pokeball!?
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:iconbrickmaster1014:
Brickmaster1014 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
this is the thing of my 10 year old nightmares
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:iconjade-dragoon136:
Jade-Dragoon136 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
vanilluxe is scary
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:iconmrjmzack:
MrJmZack Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Awesome concept! Those wings on Giratina in particular are really great; superb attention to detail, as always.
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:iconrifi-kun:
Rifi-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
<suPomfGGG
amazing

why every realistic pokemon has to be related in real animals xDD

i can't even imagine vanniluxe as a bug o3o
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
you right, for this Vanilluxe is a spider and spider isn't a bug
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:iconrifi-kun:
Rifi-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yeah yeah whatever xD
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:iconynini:
Ynini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
This is amazing! But a bit disturbing. Good work!! =D
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:iconminteye:
MiNtEyE Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Woah this is just epic :o *-*
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:icondevon2501:
devon2501 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Eyepopping omfg Shocked OMG Time to haul ass out of here! Stupid Me! :O (Eek) Wow! 


Llama...an important part of life Caaaaaaarrrrrrl! What is that?!
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:iconthedeliciousfern:
TheDeliciousFern Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New Deviant
I really like the arachnid twist on vanillite and vanilluxe! Keep it up, arvalis! :D
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:iconoshawott191:
Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Since when giratina was a FLY?
Giratina:487a Giratina 
Oshawott191:no giratina i loved you, no ,don't turn into a fly ,NOOOOOOOO!
Giratina::fly: 
Oshawott191:Oshawott cry plz ..........Oshawott Bawling Plz WHY GIRATINA WHY?!?!?!?!?
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
is not a fly, is a centipede/beetle and I think is the best interpretation of ever
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:iconoshawott191:
Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
487a Giratina  is a dragon.  But in the pic it looked like beetle/fly/centipede.
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
dragon don't exist
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:iconoshawott191:
Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Have a sense of fantasy!  Giratina la Giratina la Giratina la 
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
this contradict RJ's project, he want make pokemon realistical, this mean use ONLY realistical animals for the base. The centipede/beetle is the only way to explain Giratina's both forms, exept insect, don't exist ANY creature that in a serpentine body (larvas) develop legs (adult insect). Other thing, probably you don't know, but the ORIGINAL Giratina too is inspirated by an Centipede, the Seta a giant centipede of the japonese's myth, so the RJ interpretation is absolutly perfect!
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