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Groudon is among the very few surviving titans of old. There is thought to currently be only one Groudon left in the wild. There have been many stories claiming that Groudons were so mighty that they could shape continents and clear the skies, these of course are largely exaggerated. Groudon consumes large quantities of rock and digests specific minerals, expelling the remaining rock, super heated by his furnace like stomach, as lava. This has the effect of slightly altering the landscape. Groudon cannot actually cause the sun to super heat the atmosphere like proclaimed, his body produces waves of intense heat to his surroundings leading some to create the myth that he can control the sun. Little is known about their behavior, though its physiology might suggest aside from rock it is equipped to catch enormous fish or whales, as it possesses conical teeth and hook like claws on very powerful arms. The ecosystems in which Groudons have been discovered to once inhabited thrive yielding a very large diversity to the wildlife.

Magmar is the volcanic cousin of the much more common semi-aquatic Golduck. Though Magmars slightly more territorial and volatile than their cousins. There have been many documented attacks from Magmars, often as high as 300 burn victims a year claim to be attacked by a Magmar. Magmar is seen here fleeing the presence of Groudon with its young Magby precariously held by one ankle.

Magcargo and Slugma are terrestrial cephalopods, thought to be close relatives to Gastrodons. They are very common in volcanic cave systems. Though their bodies appear superficial soft and malleable, they can infact withstand and produce extreme temperatures. Slugma have even been seen hiding in plain sight atop a mound of lava. However there is a very rare subspecies with a silver coloration that cannot trick you, even though try really hard; they will always be losers.

Larvesta are the juvenile stage of the very impressive Volcarona. Volcarona are very dangerously near extinction as it can take as long as 59 months to full develop from a Larvesta stage. Larvesta are very large and thus very easy for predators to pick off when they undergo metamorphosis.

Torkoal are thought to be the cause of the severe decline in the Groudon population. Torkoal would move in herds akin to school of Carvanha, able to cleave all meat from a large animal in a very short period. There were migrations of as many as 800,000 Torkoals at one point. However the middle ages saw an end to the over populated Torkoal species as turtle shell soup became extremely popular. The species was depleted to the brink of extinction before it was made illegal to consume turtle shell soup. The Torkoal race is now on the return as their population grows slow and steady. Is this Torkoal the harbinger of this Groudon's demise?


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:iconamazingzmyster:
Amazingzmyster Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see sharpedo/carvanha. :3
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sharpedo is with Kyogre
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:iconglitched-moonveil:
Glitched-Moonveil Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
this picture is so beautiful and awesome at the same time~
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:iconmaddygirl03:
maddygirl03 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Oh my flipping God it's dino groudon!
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MrBaconPKT Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant
Wonder if you could make a remake of groudon and kyogre but showing them in their past, (primal version:P), as there were way more groudons roaming the land, as you said, they have been eaten up by torkoals
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JESzasz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
  I have no idea what possessed you to make Magcargo and Slugma land cephalopods. Funny thing you did with the shiny version though.
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comicsfordays Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Student Artist
OH ME GAWDS IT GROUDON RUN PEOPLEZ!!!
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
As much as I love the darker Legendaries like Darkrai and Girantina, I'd have to say Groudon is my ultimate favorite. I mean, look at him: he looks like a Legendary Pokémon. What I find interesting is that he made him look like a cross between a carnivorous dinosaur and an ankylosaur in my opinion (without the club-tail, mind you). This is really fucking amazing that he can do this. My only complaint is that he didn't make Groudon's arms bigger. I mean, in-game he has MASSIVE arms, and here I think they're too skinny. Even so, that little Torkoal is royally EFFed against this hulking monstrosity....'specially if it uses Earthquake or another Ground-type move. Also, it says in description that it is "equipped to catch enormous fish or whales".......could this be a reference to Kyogre?
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I never really saw Slugma as a cephalopod, so that was new. Pretty creative, in fact. LOL "[Shiny Slugma] will always be losers". Also, Magmar as a duck......lol I find that funny funny cause it's supposed to be based off boobies (the bird, not....you know).
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gyashaa Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Is that Magmar on the side?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
yup :)
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Shawaam Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Woah...
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo... shiny.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hold on a moment... why does groudon glow blue and not magma red?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
His glow was based on the title screen for pokemon ruby.  I too was surprised that he glowed blue instead of orange or red.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
oh... i guess that makes sense. i never played ruby, so maybe thats why i didnt know... i only played sapphire and emerald 
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DrGhastly Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
*in jontron voice* OOOOOOOOOOH HE LIGHTS UUUUUUUP
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yay10633 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
GROOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUDON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pokemon Kaoani - Groudon 383 Groudon Equipo, regresa... 
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OkayAtArtFynn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
How do you manage  to make art like this O.o It BLOWS MY MIND! I am just starting out on Deviantart and I am crap to say the least especially when compared to this, What software and what drawing tablet do you use? I use Paint tool sai and a bamboo tablet
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
I use Photoshop CS5 and an intuos3 9x12.  Your tools dont matter as much as the skills you use :)
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ShadowtheDarkrai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
HOLY C#p!MY MIND IS GOING TO EXPLODE!
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:iconlavamount:
LavaMount Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome
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:icontheeeveefan:
TheEeveeFan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
groodon
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Fanficwriter1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing. Considering you did Groudon, can you do Kyogre next (I think I spelled that right)? Maybe sometime draw an action scene between the two titans.
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asnakitty Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
OMG F'in EPIC!
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Dokeysale Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't even know how much I love these Versions of Pokemon.
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mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Although I am a huge fan of your work, and I hate to hate on your pieces, but Groudon looks a bit less bulky than I would have imagined. But I do see that that wouldn't be realistic enough.
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sam914630 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done, I see the influences with the Carnotaurus and maybe even some large fishing carnivores of old with the larger arms?
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The-Demon-Llama Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
LOVE the glow effect.  Very nice touch!
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:iconhibajun:
hibajun Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Your pictures are  also popular in Japan. Your Art is amazing!
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HornyChris Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
"Little is known about their behavior, though its physiology might suggest aside from rock it is equipped to catch enormous fish or whales, as it possesses conical teeth and hook like claws on very powerful arms."

Nice and Kyogre foreshadowing Wink/Razz 
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One-Concerned Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Shiny Slugma must be an albino creature.
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:iconvenegal:
Venegal Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Groudon is barely 12 feet ? I thought he was suppose to be Gdozilla sized. 
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Nope :(
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:iconmawxee:
Mawxee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Did you turn Slugma and Magcargo into squids?
Thats an interesting idea.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I did indeed :)
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:iconrobert64dd:
Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Will you  make primal  groudon?:?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Probably not :(
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:iconrobert64dd:
Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Oh that's ok the design is awesome by the way:)
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
He kinda looks a little dull, especially in comparison to other 'realistic' renditions of the character. Many of these alternative are able keep his iconic features intact while creating still creating a life-like look.

The duck Pokemon (who's name I keep forgetting) looks great though.
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DolphinYoshi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
magmar lol
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TheGrowthCycle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thanks for that. haha
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:iconrollinlol95:
Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I like the description on this one.
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:iconerinprimette:
ErinPrimette Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Nice work, but what about Kyogre?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
someday
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Finished with those errands.
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
groudon for lyfe
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Welcome to our cluub! Welcome to our cluub! Welcome Squidward, welcome Squidward, welcome Squidward
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke :P
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warriorcats4everyeah Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. I also love how you animate only few instead of all.
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