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Let it load a second, its a big gif. Wow this one took forever to get done. Tried a lot new here and really wanted to produce something spectacular. I hope you guys enjoy, here is the flavor text:

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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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Groudon: the boss pokemon.
Syrjsia Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Can anybody tell me what the grey octopus-like Pokemon in the background on the left is?

...anyway, great art! I love your realistic Pokemon. Please do some more!!!
arvalis Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Shiny slugma
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I fucking love your art.
W0lfSh0t Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Wooooaaaaahhhhhhhhh. My brain just died for a second. Incredible. Simply incredible.
Coraline12345 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, but lol. Your comment made my day. XD
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
who else went on bulbapedia to compare pokemon
CrimsonIgnis Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thinking of doing a primal Groudon?
NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Luted Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could spend hours and hours staring at the details and reading every single description on your realistic pokemon drawings. Also, I really like how you mentioned Larvesta takes a long time to develop - leveling that thing takes forever. >~< 
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