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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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:iconx-fernando:
X-fernando Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
amazing pokemon
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:iconfazbear-time:
Fazbear-time Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Do one of arceus and other legendary pokemon
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:icontheart14brother:
theArt14brother Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Very amazing! Great job!
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:iconbounce121:
bounce121 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this Love 
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:icontaiya001:
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
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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).
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Blue-Arrow-Art Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
LUGIA'S NESSIE!
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:iconspellboundfox:
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, yes please!
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:iconvenjix515:
venjix515 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015
these all look like dinosaurs
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:iconwondawasumarujera:
wondawasumarujera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Student General Artist
real mature, lugia.
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:iconsnowhawk7:
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. 
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:icondrew993:
Drew993 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this painting is more legendary than lugia, lol
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:iconthisender9999:
ThisEnder9999 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you give me a example of the Dick and Fart jokes please?
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is pretty, nice coral.
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:iconsilverwolvesarecool:
silverwolvesarecool Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Legit Lugia.
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:iconava-tobiax:
ava-tobiax Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
These are always quite good.
Is... is Lugia a soft shell turtle?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Mostly :)
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:iconava-tobiax:
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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:iconxxcelestialdragonxx:
XxCelestialDragonxX Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing piece!
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:icon0ceanicspazz:
0ceanicSpazz Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Besides the mewtwo I have to say this possibly the best one of your whole collection good shade, detail, and i like how you added some other aquarian life on the side
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What is animal is lugia based upon?
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:iconxenephos:
Xenephos Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems to me that Lugia was based on sea turtles. Perhaps a Leatherback?
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Not sure what is what animal Lugia is based on. (This is why Deviant Art needs spell check)
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:iconjoefj:
joeFJ Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That explains it alll, the pokemon world is sent in the dinosaur age but with modern humans and futuristic tech =D
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:iconinotist:
Inotist Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Nessie!
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:iconameredouceur:
ameredouceur Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student General Artist
This is beyond amazing. Excellent work on bringing a cartoonish model to life!
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:iconmikusakurakoji:
MikuSakurakoji Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
AWESOME! You should make different fantasy creatures! I mean, like your very own! you rock at art! and I mean it!!! you have a special gift! and that's drawing mystical creatures!
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:iconlittlesmallsonya:
LittleSmallSonya Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist
So cool ^^ 
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:iconsorreltail34:
Sorreltail34 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
333kipp how cool are these
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:iconkehlli:
Kehlli Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My only partial "beef" with this is Lugia can fly as well as swim..
With this, I do not see at all how he could fly. :c

Laser Rage 
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:iconizzy-sweet:
Izzy-Sweet Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Simple; psychic powers ;)
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:iconkehlli:
Kehlli Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True.. but that Psychic part of his two types would HAVE to be for swimming.

Because Lugia's type(s) are only Psychic and Flying. Nothing about water.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wutsit based off of
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:icondanomaruzenon:
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
I would not want to be that Qwilfish right now!!!
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
did you know that lugia, and probably other legendary, are able to reproduce? its a cool thing to think about knowing they cant reproduce in-game
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:iconmineturtle:
MineTurtle Featured By Owner Edited Mar 18, 2015
"Corsola is a large, ugly, fish.." Well that's mean. What did corsola ever do to you?
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:icontraheripteryx:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's certainly not pretty. ;)
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:iconmineturtle:
MineTurtle Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Dude... -_-"
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
be ugly xDDD LOLOLL roflmao kek
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:iconiamse7en:
iamse7en Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wow!!!! I love this a loT!!!!
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:iconskybreeze26:
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Love this
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:iconquicksilver1987:
Quicksilver1987 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student
"However, these telepathic messages are mostly dick and fart jokes, real mature, Lugia."
XD Fuckin awesome!! That killed me. Lugia is my favorite, and you did him wonderful justice here!
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:iconrandomwolfdragon:
randomwolfdragon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist
it's beautiful
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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Writer
This is beautiful work!Love 
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Despite Lugia sharing "dick and fart jokes", in this piece he looks like he's about eat a bitch.
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:iconmikalhvi:
Mikalhvi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was like "Lugia looks like it's gonna eat that Qwilfish." and then I read the description. XD
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:iconyahzeeskywalker:
YahzeeSkywalker Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional General Artist
...Lugia is one of my favorite Pokémon and this look glorious. Love all your Pokémon art. They should do a movie with it :D
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:iconzaylund:
Zaylund Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these  ecosystem compilations you do - simple stunning! I'm so happy I'm watching you :3 ^_^ :D
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GidLand Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015  Professional
Awesomeness! My computer would explode if I tried to do something on this scale. The detail is just fascinating, I could stare at it for hours.
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:iconhaszard:
haszard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
nice drawing.
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