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-Giratina- by arvalis -Giratina- by arvalis

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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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:iconmikalhvi:
Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, Vanillite and Vanilluxe are ice-cream butt bugs. That's kinda cute.
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Corrupted36 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
giratina is still badass, even in this form I would want to have one as a companion...

come to think of it, having a giant sentient arthropod that I could befriend is pretty awesome in and of itself >.>
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smashingsnail Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely my favorite out of your drawings
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H-A-B-C-D-S Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
insect/dragon?great centipede!
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TheUltimateBro Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Crobat has quite the sad story. I love it!
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Sylvano-DRAGON Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That thing is giganormous :D I want one =p
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Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
u made him to bug like make him more ghost and dragon it good just ya know
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smashingsnail Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this guy tries to interpret pokemon realistically, having giratina being a huge arthropod makes more sense than it being a legit ghost dragon. 
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Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
kinda but not real hes a demon for negative earth soo
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, have you even read the description? He even explained the negative zone in a plausible way.
And as long as there isn't any 100% sure prove of spiritual enteties, they are not convincing as a realistic version of anything to the majority of people.
Besides your writing style is awful to read.
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Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
at lest im noy a know it all brat like traheripteryx
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
At least I have no strong YouTube-dialect. :iconhaterdanceplz:
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smashingsnail Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
demons arent rilly proven to be real, so the artist based giratina on something that actually exists, arthropods. that's how pretty much all his drawings work, like ghastly, which instead of a poisonous ghost ball, is a bat tucking itself in in the shape of a ball
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Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
well demons are real and next time dont say it like that i say that what i belive is not real believe in something not real that mean
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smashingsnail Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the artist interprets pokemon as if they were real animals, and, demons don't really exist yet :(
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:iconsharktooth987:
Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
they do just ot proven so u belive god is not real
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smashingsnail Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you're taking this too far :(
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Sharktooth987 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
ho shet
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:iconrinlockhart:
RinLockhart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
W O W! 
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:iconninjaguy1123:
ninjaguy1123 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Seeing bug Giratina...looks kinda derpy.
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:iconsimbin2496:
Simbin2496 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the way you turn Pokemon realistic. All your drawing are simply amazing! I could never do this... what you have is a gift.
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TeslaEffect Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cant wait the description for fairy pokemon
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:iconturkishangorakat:
TurkishAngoraKat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member
"...because dragons are the coolest and no one messes with bad-ass dragons because they are the best."
I like the way you think.
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ShadowyAngels7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I never thought of Giratina as a centipede before, although it makes sense now.

Great job on all of these.
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matthew117a93 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  New member Professional Photographer
i havent been into Pokies for A LONG TIME but this IS FREAKIN AWESOME AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! got any of Gyrados or Scyther or Moltris? (yes i probs spelled them all wrong lol, and im still only pretty fluent with the 1st 150 thats how long its been since i kept up with thee pokie men lol
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Sorry man, no moltres yet :(
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:iconmatthew117a93:
matthew117a93 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  New member Professional Photographer
thats cool seems if you ever consider itll be worth the wait :)
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SlowerThanZero Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy! I think I like giratina a lot less in this concept, but this is wonderfully executed and I thoroughly enjoy your vision and artistic ability. ^^
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InternetUser2000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  New member
I think I would play pokemon if THIS is how they looked. Congrats this is amazing!
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:icondoublexedge:
DoublexEdge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Crobat, the feels!
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:iconluted:
Luted Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in heaven's name can you see such exceptional art and your first thought be "wow, it doesn't look the way I predicted it to, so it clearly sucks." 
I need to remind myself not to look at the comments on some of these...
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11Doctors Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone loves insects :D too awesome!
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:iconn0b1erebe1:
N0b1eRebe1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Student General Artist
it's a bug guy's. deal with it
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:iconazureakuma34:
AzureAkuma34 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragon pokemon are my fave and I love your vision of him. Bravo!
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:iconcheezayballz:
CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
WTF people???
Enjoy the art and stop bitching around!
"mimimimi Giratina no bugggg, is dragoonnn"
Jeez....
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:iconeverfreesparkle:
EverfreeSparkle Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Pretty nice idea that all your ghost Pokemon seem to be bugs. Kind of makes sense because ghosts are not realistic.
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Also, Living Ice-Cream dose not sound like a good idea now! :(
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Bear Grylls would eat it! ;)
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:iconskullstriker10:
WHY DOSE A GHOST DRAGON LOOK LIKE A BUG FIX THIS MISTAKE, AND IF ITS NOT A MISTAKE THEN MY GOOD SIR YOU NEED HELP! Sorry for the rudeness :(

(I cant sim to use my add media) Please help me
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arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
Giratina has six legs, a carapace, and wings, looks awfully bug-like to me
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KamekazyPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realised... I should put a few of these on my phone... and next time I hear someone say they wanna live in the Pokemon world I can show 'em and say, "You REALLY wanna deal with this?"
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup:
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Axilery Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank ye
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:icondarcylander:
darcylander Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
why did you make him a bug? he's not a bug 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Looked like one to me though
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:icondarcylander:
darcylander Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
fair enough, but he is supposed to be the ghost of a dragon. that happens to have six legs 
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be unrealistic, though...

And those are supposed to be REALISTIC Pokémon.
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darcylander Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
and what about the Vanilluxe here? a floating ice cream cone with faces IS made realistic just as log as you give it little spider legs?
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Arachnids are far more realistic, than floating ice-cream cones with faces. Or do you see floating living ice-cream cones every day?
There are lots of possibilities to make this one look realistic, but as a spider, which can sit in a net, it can explain the "floating" appearance. At least better, than a snail or similar possibility.
It's plausible and a creative idea.
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