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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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:iconunknow0059:
Unknow0059 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Is not effective
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Gluevah Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Crobat though T^T
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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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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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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 5 days ago
Giratina is ispirated by Seta a japanese mytlogical giant centipede ;)
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:icontheloneveteran:
TheLoneVeteran Featured By Owner 4 days ago
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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Brickmaster1014 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
this is the thing of my 10 year old nightmares
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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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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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TheDeliciousFern Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member
I really like the arachnid twist on vanillite and vanilluxe! Keep it up, arvalis! :D
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Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New member
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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Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
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  New member
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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Oshawott191 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  New member
In the pic, 487a Giratina Is a:beetlewalk:   , but 487a Giratina  is a dragon
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Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, you can interpret Pokémons however you want to.
Arvalis interpreted Giratina as a flying centipede. These things are even badass without wings: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFCReK…

But that doesn't mean, that Giratina must be a flying centipede to you. You can make your own version and interpret it as a dragon. ;)
But leave Arvalis interpret it as a flying creepy crawly, as he is free to do so.
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ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
in the original Giratina is a dragon/CENTIPEDE hybrid, in THIS piece is a centipede with beetle legs and wings and position of a dragon, if you don't belive me the original Giratina too is a centipede I will show to you bulbapedia description of the Giratina's origins:

Giratina may be based on Seta, a giant centipede, from the Japanese fairytale, "My Lord Bag of Rice", which was said to prey on dragon hatchlings and be as large as a mountain.

For this he have a lot of legs and the Origin Forme look like a worm
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shockaLocKer Featured By Owner Edited Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like how a beetle and Girantina have nothing in common, but yet you made them look so alike
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Do you plan on doing Dialga and/or Palkia, if so can you fit Darkrai in with them?
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
nope, only Arceus
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Not you, get out of here you pesky worm.
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
?
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
You heard me shoo, shoo.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
You heard me shoo, shoo.
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Do you know me and RJ are friends and I know all is future pieces right? Well Dialga or Palkia is not in no one of this, in order will be: Kyogre, Steelix, Zapdos, Ninetales, Deoxys, Arceus and Slowbro and MAYBE Kangaskhan
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Were you supposed to say that?
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Kyogre, Steelix, Ninetales and Arceus was commissioned by me and my friend (exept Ninetales, that was only me), Deoxys is by a mine friend, Zapdos and Slowbro is a piece that RJ want do and Kangaskhan is not confirmed but a guy want commission that. I and RJ talk very frequently in skype.
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Girantina is an insect, and Arceus is a llama. 

*snigger*
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Arceus will be a very strange being, hungulate, bug, crustacean, reptile, because he is the first life form (RJ said this)
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thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
what does hungulate mean...
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:iconzarxielzerg:
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
animals like horse, ilma ecc...
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aah, okay. i googled it, and didnt find a result. thanks ^^
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
This brings a whole new meaning to the term "Fuckin' awesome" amirite?
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Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015  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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