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Meganium is one of the largest fungivores in the Pokemon kingdom.  The species has adapted a very long neck, which is quite flexible for its length, to be able to reach fungi growing on tree branches.  Meganium will use their very sturdy beaks to gnaw through even the toughest bark to get to the fungal delight beneath.  Meganium will almost always have what appear to be antennae, though in actuality it is a unique type of fungi growing from its nostrils.  It is not known what relation ship the fungus has to Meganium, or how it specifically benefits either the fungus or the Meganium.  Trainers are encouraged to expose their young Meganiums to the fungus as it may have unknown positive effects.  A full grown Meganium male will have intensely pink colored frill of their shell.  The more vibrant the pink and yellow of the frill, the more attractive the male is perceived.  A female Meganium will exhibit a much duller pink, bordering on brown, shell frill.   

A newborn to around sixteen year old Meganium is known as a Chikorita.  Unlike an elder Meganium, a Chikorita develops a very tall, scaly crest.  It is assumed that the crest is meant to mimic a leaf, perhaps resulting in camouflage for the little guy.  Some theorize that the crest signifies youth to other members of the species, as the crest completely disappears by the time it gets to be around thirty years old.  We see here that a Chikorita has engaged in combat to the death with that mushroom from the back of Paras.

Bayleef is a Pokemon.  It is the adolescent stage of Meganium.  It is a medium sized Pokemon.  These are facts about Bayleef.

The population of Meganiums in the wild has dwindled significantly in the past few decades thanks to the introduction of Paras to their habitats.  Paras are the only other fungivore competitor to Meganium.  A common fungi in the mycobiota of Johto, one quite harmless to Meganium, is actually a cordyceps fungus known as Tochukaso.  Tochukaso targets Paras, and will take hold of a Paras' body, essentially turning it into a mindless drone.  A Paras inflicted with this condition is known as a Parasect once the Tochukaso mushroom grows to full size.  These cordyceps mushrooms help control the burgeoning Paras population by keeping them from reproducing or eating other fungi, however Paras multiply very rapidly and are still a threat to the ecosystem.

Foongus, as seen on the back of this Paras, is a very small Pokemon.  Foongus has brought up very interesting scientific debate, scientists are not certain Foongus is a plantiform or just a fungus.  They do move, however at a rate of about fifteen feet per year.  Though the most interesting thing about them is their camouflage though.  Foongus have only become a point of interest recently, when their pokeball-like camouflage developed.  In the past two decades, Pokemon training has seen a huge surge in popularity of youths the world over, as has the littering of broken pokeballs across the country side.  Pokemon have become very cautious around the appearance of a pokeball, as they do not want to be caught.  It appears that Foongus has adapted this color pattern to take advantage of the natural wariness of other Pokemon species.  As such, the numbers of Foongus have skyrocketed with few Pokemon eating them.  There is another species of Pokemon that uses a similar camouflage in the Kanto area, scientists are still uncertain which species developed the trait first.

Celebi are known as "the guardian of the forest" in myths surrounding them.  Some claim that Celebi are time travelers, however this claim is completely unsubstantiated.  A more plausible explanation is that Celebi are so rare, they acquired a "legendary" reputation, stirring up all sorts of myths and rumors about it.  When examined closely, one will see that Celebi is baller as frick.


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:iconexit-humanity:
exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome work
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:iconfayelsmith:
FayeLSmith Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG, I love this!
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KandyLick Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.-.
Bulbasaur, stahp
bulbasaur wat r u doin? STAHP

jk very cute actually i wann to hug its faec~
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MissMiracles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
that's not bulbasaur ; n ; he's not even in this picture, at all
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KandyLick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH.... damn
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:iconmissmiracles:
MissMiracles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think you're talking about Chikorita ^^;
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:iconkandylick:
KandyLick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
._. -nervous laugh- >> << -slowly backs away-uhhh Soundwave  
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Drpeppergirl56 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Artist
CELEBI
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Lusterdust Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, especially the detailed scales/scutes on the legs

and nice reference to Zefrank when you described Bayleef lol
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
What is zefrank?
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