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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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Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
So then going off of your statement the Vanillite line would be part bug type?
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Drapion is a scoprion, but he is a Poison/Dark, so if a Pokémon is a spider or a insect this don't mean he is a Bug type
Ikran Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Gillotina is the mi-go of he poke universe
Legion3849 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
What kid wouldn't want a giant ass bat to ride into battle on? Plus, they'd probably make great guardians.
Libertades Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"infernal and omnipresent pest, Zubat"

I see what you did there.
OmniViceUser Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Cool Pic, but why looks it like a Bug, and not like a Ghost?
bobshmit13 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Student Writer
Holy shit, you somehow made that stupid ice cream pokemone into a badass spider! Amazing!
ZeppelinAdventures25 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Coolest version of Giratina I ever saw.
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  New Deviant
Wow! I think this isn't based on a centipede because maybe it's based on the Seta.
Power-Brony Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
Also I thought It was based off the fact that in the English dub version of The Sky The Warrior they used Mothra's roar from the Godzilla franchise. :)
arvalis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015
Its definitely based on a centipede
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  New Deviant
But your friend ZarxielZerg said it was based on the myth Seta.
ZarxielZerg Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
the ORIGINAL Giratina is based on the Seta (a giant centipede)
SmashHero59win Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Mind bleedin' blown. 'Nuff said
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
That is so sick! I love it. Love  Vanillite and Vanilluxe with insect like bodies? :o (Eek)  Honestly, I never would see that coming.
PsariUsagi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god amazing! <3 I've always seen Giratina as more of a bug than a dragon as well.
white-drop558 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks like a bug XD
LeafBug Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Writer
D'aww, poor Crobat.
CountAwesomeness Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fitting, 'cause Giratina is based on a centipede demon, right? :D
Pokemon1ranger1Airt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it a bug if its ghost Dragon? Still though great job!
arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
CrestedGecko1 hey there buddy
candelediva Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Ever thought of making a realistic Palkia or Dialga?
Jetblade525 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
mal,asi no es
HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one my favorite Pokemon!
Anisopteraphobia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I freaking love this. 10/10!
weasselK Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Cool! Reminds me of the Elder Things from Lovecraft mythology.
InternetUser2000 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
Not sure if this ruins childhood or makes it all the more awesome. I mean its scary as hell... But I think that's what it was going for in the first place.
EyelessKittyLover Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
God, thats creepy, I love it, but damn if it was real, KILL IT WITH FIRE
21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
This is the kind of thing that should become official. Or be worked in some other game :)
Dragonik2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Can you do the origin forme too?
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
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sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  New Deviant
But there is a guy called ZarxielZerg and he made this as the origin form. ;P
SOTF Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Now Giratina really looks like something straight out of hell...
Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boy Vanilluxe you sure are looking delicious...
Blue-Arrow-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know if it looks so delicious right here, unless your into eating spiders.
The-Pet-Gallery Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Thats friggin awesome *0* :D
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Girantina really does look like a centipede in-game, so I'd say this is pretty accurate. Also poor Crobat.
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I personally can't stand Vanilluxe but you managed to make it appear pretty likable here. 
zenaku8yoru Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... the crobat story was so sad...
TheNinja0917 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its creepy and makes me slightly uncomfortable. Good job! :ladummyhighfive: 
TzalekPulse Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so freaking awesome!!
PencilLedAndPaper Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tattorack Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, if only pokemon actually looked like this, that would suddenly make me a lot more intrested!
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another great concept.
MitchellBratton Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Artist
This Giratina Is Beautifully Disgusting <3
Hurricane-Lungs Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist
I always thought of giratina as an insect. I'm so happy to see this.
Dragongirl236 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  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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titoniridion Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is true beauty...
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