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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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:iconjeszasz:
JESzasz Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
 I guess going the turtle route with Meganium makes sense, instead of going the obvious sauropod route, but what the frick are you going to do when you get to Torterra?! Make them related?

 And Celebi not being able to time travel is bullshit. How can you have Celebi without time travel?

 But I don't think I could've detailed Celebi any better myself. Now Celebi is a time traveling mantis!

 Oh, and brilliant explanation for Foogus's appearance.
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OmgItsMatthew Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possibly a favorite of mine. I have always been a fan of the Chikorita line, mainly because it was underused.
I can see the line being turtle's if they were real.
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AlbionOwl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've just fallen in love with my favourite starter even more, how did you do that? ;P
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:iconxzovy666:
Xzovy666 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I really really really like that pict! It's so a great job, what you did, with the structures and the colors!
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:iconthetruemu:
TheTrueMU Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Celebi isnt a freaking grasshopper and Crickarita, Bayleef and Megnaisum arent turtiles! I am not normally a critic, but this is just bad
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:iconcheezayballz:
CheezayBallz Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Pokemon aren't real, Arvalis made them into something realistic. Please be butthurt somewhere else.
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:iconthetruemu:
TheTrueMU Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Ha! U dont know 100% pokemon arent real.
and if i go be butthurt somewhere else, can i take some CheezeBalls




(Little faggot bitch)
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:iconomgitsmatthew:
OmgItsMatthew Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't know if Pokemon are real?! Seriously? You do know that it is a cartoon. That it came from somebody's imagination.
Of course they are not real dumbass.

As for your first comment, Arvalis takes the Pokemon and makes it more realistic based on its features in the games/shows.
I can see the Chikorita line being turtles if they were real.

There was really no need for the insult either. That's just being rude and is a form of cyber bullying. Hope you feel good about
yourself now.
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A turtle would not have been my first chose for Meganium but its a super idea.
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:iconjjvincent1:
jjvincent1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
cool celebi
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Dragongirl236 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
CELEBI WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!?!?!

Pokemon Kaoani - Celebi 
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:iconxandraclay:
xandraclay Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They're like tortoises :) (Smile)  I like it!  
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randomguye0 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
That Celebi is damn creepy. Are those its real eyes, or just fakes, like its seemingly close relative Froslass?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Those are real eyes, like a mantis.
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:iconthesword1234567890:
Thesword1234567890 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant
I will have nigtmares thanks.




CELEBI!!!Y IT SO CREEPY!!Shiny Celebi :la: 
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:icondiebruder:
diebruder Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nawara me encnta!!
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:iconrifi-kun:
Rifi-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
amazing!
celebi is kinda ugh for me but it's still amazing uvu
this is too real :Q
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:icondisturbeddragon2000:
DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
your just too amazing ^^
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Meganium's the very best like no one ever was.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
This depiction of Meganium really makes an ass ton of sense. I never could figure what Meganium would look like in real life.
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:icondquinlanz:
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
I'm pretty sure that they are based of a brachiosaur, or some other long-necked dinosaur. Mind you, I love the trutle idea.
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lenakgerald Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I thought the same, Meganium doesn't look right all dipped like that. But it would fit Turtwig and his evolutions, but Torterra looks more like a stegosaurus.
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dquinlanz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
I think Arv has said that, If he ever did Torterra, it would be based on an Anklyosaurus.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Arv also said that The Meganium family doesn't have enough tail to be a Brachiosaur. Ya bunch of Biz-Nitches.
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:iconzive:
zive Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I like that you made them tortoises.
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DMN666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I get a very Monster Hunter vibe off your work.

Great job m8.
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student General Artist
was it really supposed to be some kind of turtle?
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:iconthesword1234567890:
Thesword1234567890 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  New Deviant
No it was actually supposed to be some kind of dinosaur Or how the heck you spell it.Icon - Chiko Animated 
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:iconthekidwithaknife:
THEKIDWITHAKNIFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student General Artist
meganium confuses me. 
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:iconnuker22:
nuker22 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
love the design, save the brachiosaur design for  Aurorus(hoping that happens)
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Aurorus is an amargasaurus though
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:iconmabra51:
MaBra51 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You know Meganium is based on a diplodocus, right?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
It is 100% irrefutably not based on any diplodocid. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say thats the only "long neck" dinosaur you can remember the name of.  Meganium is surely based on brachiosaurids, though I thought the design would be much more creative this way.
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:iconkittycake2000:
Kittycake2000 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Baller as frick"

.... K
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:icondaphneysilly:
Daphneysilly Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
dat celebi 
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:iconcaptaiin-katt:
Captaiin-Katt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Meganium!! ITS MY FAVORITE POKEMON!! XD
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:iconancientdruids:
AncientDruids Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chikorita looks too goddamn perfect here.
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:iconminebot45:
Minebot45 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how they're turtles now. That's what I always thought they were, so Wy-the hell-naut?
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:icondangermask:
DangerMask Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Filmographer
If pokemon were real, this is what I image they'ed be like. 
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Nomonoke Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meganium is my favorite pokemon, and I really enjoy what you did with it here! I never thought of it as a turtle/tortoise-like-thing before, but I really love your interpretation and the description!

And your Celebi is, in fact, baller as frick.
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Locksoli Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
I would have assumed that meganium would be a land plesiosaur, or a tanystropheus. But I like the turtle version.
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aoicoppelion Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Seriously guys, I've been reading some comments of how Meganium "isn't a turtle" or how some of you dislike the fact that Meganium is represented as a reptile we know of today.

Seriously, have you ever seen Arvalis' other arts? Look at Giratina, Giratina isn't a bug, but Arvalis executed his/her idea and carved it into a piece of art perfectly. He/she makes Meganium in his/her way, and in this case, resembling a turtle, which is a perfectly fine thing. I know the turtle thing is shocking, but don't lie, Meganium as a turtle is a REALLY creative idea and it surpasses other's notion on how would Meganium would look like if it was to be represented realistically. It's not like Arvalis purposely made Meganium to look like a turtle so it would look bad.



Sorry for ranting, I just can't hold it in anymore. 
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wishedtheyweretoads Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Mantis celebi yesssss; I like that Chikorita looks closely related to a Turtwig, hinting at a slow-time evolutionary relationship between the two?
 
 I really appreciate the cultural/ecological details and explanations of aspects of poke biology. That's just as amazing as the art, I think. Thanks for these!
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TheLonelyFront Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Celebi is baller!
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:iconboopdedoopdoop:
boopdedoopdoop Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student Writer
I can never look at Celebi the same way again.
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GriffiatheGriffon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg I never noticed Celebi.
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:iconvorondara:
Vorondara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Wow. All the works in your gallery are pretty 'wow' worthy, but I can believe these pokemon more than most - you make meganium look very believable. And well, I'd buy a realistic meganium far more than an animal/dinosaur, whatever, with fire on their tail.
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nickzodiac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
All the little poke's in the pic are what make these excellent.  you definitely have a fine imagination OHMYGOD THERES A FOONGUS AMOONGUS!
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createrofchaos Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This has got to be by far my favorite work of yours.  This set of pokemon has always been my favorite and the fact that you turned them into tortoises only made them better.  Yes, I said tortoise instead of turtles.  Turtles live mainly in water and tortoises live on land, very different.  Also love the fact that Celebi looks like a praying mantis.    All in all I love your work. 
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PhantomDragon3210 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
And they do look much more like a Tortoise than a turtle. I'm surprised how many people haven't got that.

I Also love this artwork~
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