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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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:iconteslaeffect:
TeslaEffect Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cant wait the description for fairy pokemon
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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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:iconarvalis:
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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:icon11doctors:
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  New member 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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: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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:iconarvalis:
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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:iconkamekazyphoenix:
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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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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:icontraheripteryx:
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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:icondarcylander:
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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:icontraheripteryx:
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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darcylander Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
my point was that floating living ice cream can't be stretched into realism by giving it legs, it can not be stretched into realism no matter what you try to do with it. it's too ridiculous 
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not ice-cream with legs here, it's a spider. The whole process of the design is far more complex.
And speaking of ridiculous animals... www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGBs-8…
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Locksoli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Giratina was actually the first legendary I ever caught. I thought a realistic portrayal of it would be a mosasaurish creature in origin form, or an ankylosaurish creature in altered form.
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:iconayakaru:
Ayakaru Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
When you draw him somewhat insectoid, it reminds me of Abaddon, which would also kinda fit his description
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Another-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Ultradragon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
I know this man very well
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Another-Art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
good ^_^
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Rain2105 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Digital Artist
THAT IS UTTERLY TERRIFYING 
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:iconkirbytails22:
Kirbytails22 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Crobat ;-; I wont give you up ^U^
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:iconcyrodilicpenguin:
CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
JAIZUS FUCK! GIRATINIA'S A SCARY MOTHERFUCKER!
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:iconsharpman01:
Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like that giant bug monster in MIB but more intimidating it's AWESOME!
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:iconcyrodilicpenguin:
CyrodilicPenguin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, but unlike that giant alien centipede, this thing is as tall as a building.
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Sharpman01 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And is tougher than that thing.
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:iconcoeurdezephyr:
CoeurDeZephyr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG dat Vanilluxe! =O it was a spider! it's a F**king good job! =D
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:iconkillerbarr:
Killerbarr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
This is complete awesomeness.
Still waiting for Gamefreak to make a Bug/Dragon type pokemon.
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SupahCabre Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
*Gasps* I would never do that to poor Crobat! Especially when pokeballs exist!
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Rainbows-Rule123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg What Did You Just Say 
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Chips13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
the crobat part is sad :c
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:iconhighlordsalemjustice:
Awesome and terrifying! I want the real Giratina to look more like this!
Seriously, Giratina is one of my favorite pokemon, and while I wasn't expecting an insect, I think this looks 100 times more badass than the original.
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:icontheironforce:
TheIronForce Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
vanilluxe as a bug is BRILLIANT
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:iconphyrofrost:
Phyrofrost Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of a sudden vanilluxe and vanilite look a lot less appetising XD
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Daww that thing about crobats is sad. Even though I can see little kids not be given them, they are considered blood sucking pests after all, too dangerous, yknow?
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NephilV Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Love this idea for Giratina!
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Shadobian11 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So Garitina was an insect all this time?


he's still epic though.
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