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Lugia are very rare and very ancient species of Pokemon.  They have been seen only briefly a handful of times in written history until recent when one was successful captured.  Though Lugia have only been seen in the wild in the ocean and deep oceanic cave systems, they have in fact been identified as having great psychic abilities.  There have long been myths of seeing a Lugia flying over the sea as a herald of a mighty storm.  Upon study of the caught Lugia, it would appear that there may be some truth to these myths as Lugia may actually use psychokinesis to hover above the sea even if the cause of this behavior remains unknown.  Though they are extremely powerful swimmers, they can move on land with surprising mobility sliding on their belly quite hastily.  Like other advanced psychic Pokemon, Lugia will occasionally make contact with humans via telepathy.  However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia.

A common denizen of coral reefs the world over is Corsola.  Corsola is a large, ugly fish with many fleshy protrusions that appear to mimic the coral of there surroundings.  Though they can come in a variety of colors, by far the most common is a salmon pink.  Though mostly harmless, Corsola have very venomous spines on their dorsal fin which can inflict a toxic sting.

Like Corsola, Seadra also possess venomous spines, however they have many more and are much more aggressive. Though not very good swimmers, they can expel high pressure streams of waters from their mouth and propel themselves backwards with some haste.  They have also been known to "ink" by squirting their black digestive fluids from their mouth to create a cloud of darkness by which they can escape harm.

Luvdiscs are a common tropical fish Pokemon.  They are all together unremarkable aside from one very important aspect; their scales.  Luvdisc possess heart shaped scales that glisten with some luminosity.  These scales are highly treasured by older people who have left society to pursue silly things like heart scales.

Claunchers are a newer find to science.  Unlike their relatives, Crawdaunt, Claunchers are exclusively found in salt water.  They possess a unique claw mechanism that can fire a cavitation bubble at their prey.  The pressure from this attack is enough to kill smaller sea faring Pokemon.  Though they have rarely been observed, Claunchers can grow to a massive size, though most of this size is in their pistol-like claw.

Another common site in tropical waters are Mantines.  These large cousins of Sharpedo are very docile and quite friendly with divers.  They often harbor one or two Remoraids.  However it has been discovered that some of these Remoraid are not what they appear.  As many as 40% of Remoraids found on Mantines are in fact juvenile Octillery.  They use their tentacles to form the shape of a Remoraid, effectively mimicking one for the safety of the large Mantine.  Once they grow large enough they drop away to become the Octillery we know.

Qwilfish is small spiny fish.  It is highly poisonous, but unlike Corsola and Seadra, its toxins are not secreted through the spines that cover its body.  It's poison is inside its body, effectively killing most Pokemon that try their hand at eating it.  This brave Qwilfish may not win the battle with Lugia, but it will win the war.  Aside from the horrible upset stomach Lugia is certain to receive, those spikes probably wont come out as easily as they go down.


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Darkton93 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
This is another great design, mostly for Lugia. Lugia really looks like an aquatic creature here, something which is rarely seen in designs of him. I think you did a wonderful job in the bio incorporating his psychic type, too.
HamsterZerg Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
But I thought ALL Remoraid were juvenile Octillery. What do the Remoraid-like fish evolve into?
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
Nothing, they just stay like that.
Domiel22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
Uhm, well, uhm, er....

christafinias Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you good sir? are amazing :)
TorrentialSun23 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture brings up a good question...

So, in order for a chef to properly prepare Puffer Fish he/she needs a special license to do so. Because, if it is not prepared correctly, it could be very deadly to the consumer. Since Quilfish is based on the Puffer Fish, would it require a special license to properly prepare as well? I mean, it is part it makes sense. 

Also, would Lugia die if it ate it?

All good questions...I feel they need answered.
henukim Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
look where qulfish is facing. its not running away, its planning to take lugia down
eel227 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Photographer
you turned it into a pleaseosaur. holy crap.
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is the lugia based on a sea turtle?
tarponpet Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015
Amazing Idea with the whole remoraid thing. That makes a lot of sense!
yaji31 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student Artist
GuyWhoFindsYou Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015
Unfortunately, this was the last meal the Lugia got to enjoy before being killed by poison.
And it wasn't even that enjoyable.
Majikin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015   Traditional Artist
If this is what Lugia looks like, then I want to know what Ho-oh looks like.

But I have no points so that'll never happen.
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
He has a wiki that tells what he'll make in the future.
His next one is Ninetales. :D
Majikin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015   Traditional Artist

Can you send me a link to it?
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
I don't know how, but just write up 'Arvalis Wiki' and hopefully it will appear. :D
Majikin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
Alright. Thanks!
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
mackpack787 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Student General Artist
However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia. 

that made my dayLaugh LOL 
CaleblovesGrotle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Mantine still has that freakin' creepy smile.
violetthebat1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TouchTheMoon20441 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I want too own iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
DantesParadisio Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Man, very well played with remoraid.
Evodolka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i agree
and hat is a freaking adorable profile picture
ZeppelinAdventures25 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Corsola is ugly....yay! Lugia looks great, though.
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
You actually made Luvdisc look nice! Well to me it looks very detailed and very cool! I hope you can do more!! 
So cool!! Maybe you can make Latias and Latios because they both look like Lugia. :)
quickman100 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
You made Corsola...a stonefish? ':(
Fantasyfan101 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Lugia telling dick and fart jokes :rofl:
lovecatsanddragons Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Victorysmaster Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
-Lugia will occasionally make contact with humans via telepathy.  However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia.

I was laughing for so long ;)
PoptartFox210 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is definitely my favorite reaslisic pokemon that you've made! I love your work! Dance! 
X-fernando Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
amazing pokemon
Fazbear-time Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Do one of arceus and other legendary pokemon
theArt14brother Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Very amazing! Great job!
bounce121 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this Love 
Taiya001 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someone from Nintendo should hire you to make a game. If they don't they are FOOLS
WatcherMagic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Very nice, I like the work on Lugia's wings. Although I recall it only having one crest on the back of its head, not the two white ones above the eyes. (I'm not talking about its blue spikes.) Same thing for the sides (again, not talking about the blue spikes).
Blue-Arrow-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, yes please!
venjix515 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
these all look like dinosaurs
wondawasumarujera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
real mature, lugia.
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible. I love Lugia. Easily my favorite legendary and I love the way that you did it here. Even with it's more lifelike appearance it still appears incredibly majestic. 
Drew993 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this painting is more legendary than lugia, lol
ThisEnder9999 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you give me a example of the Dick and Fart jokes please?
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is pretty, nice coral.
silverwolvesarecool Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Legit Lugia.
ava-tobiax Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
These are always quite good.
Is... is Lugia a soft shell turtle?
arvalis Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Mostly :)
ava-tobiax Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
It seemed to be a porpoise or plesiosaur like design at first, but with the feet, and the neck, plus what appears to be a flesh density threshold at the base of the neck, and the overlap of the back plates near the sides, it is really indicative of a soft shelled turtle.
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