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Though Noivern has long been assumed to be a true dragon, only recently has it been discovered it is very closely related to Swoobats.  Noiverns are capable of emitting a booming burst of noise reaching 140 decibels, powerful enough to knock many small cave dwelling Pokemon unconscious.  Being the largest flying predator in it's habitat, Noiverns are quite rare as each fully grown Noivern require miles of cave systems in their territory.  Noivern and its juveniles, Noibats, unlike their cousins Golbats and Swoobats have retained the ability to maneuver on land.  As Noiverns are very frail, unable to employ any physical attacks, terrestrial locomotion proves invaluable should one of their wings need to heal after a scrape with larger cave dwellers.  Here we see a large male Noivern asserting dominance over the goofy ass Swoobats.

Noibats can be quite clumsy, often falling from the ceiling should they be awoken by a passing trainer or hiker.  They are abandoned by their mother at a very early age, left to wander deep into their caverns searching for food.  They are very inquisitive by nature, often inspecting all manner of Pokemon that hide in the deep caverns they call home.  Noibats are very ambitious when it comes to fighting, trying attacks that they know they can't use properly yet, such as dragon pulse.

Swoobats and their young, Woobats, are far more common than the elusive Noivern.  Though the species has been classified as having psychic abilities, they are a far cry from the likes of the might Alakazam or Spoink.  It it unclear why Swoobats developed psychic typing, but it is proposed that they communicate with one another over long distances as they appear to know when their partners are threatened even if miles away.  When under care of a trainer, Woobats and Swoobats are extremely friendly and well behaved pokemon.

Where there are bat pokemon, there are Joltiks.  These small arachnid pokemon are the infants of Galvantula.  They not yet capable of producing their own electric charges, instead nestling into the fur of fluffy bat pokemon to create static charges.  Maintaining a static charge is important to the development of a newborn Joltik.  Galvantulas yield large egg sacs as most Joltik will not reach adulthood, easily picked off by many predators.

Excadrill is a small, though fearsome denizen of many cave systems.  They are equipped with massive mineral coated claws that they use to tunnel through earth at an alarming pace.  Excadrill are a common cause of cavern collapse and rock slides.  They aren't very smart, but they are very hardy.

Holy shit its a shiny Zubat, catch that thing you turkey!


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:iconanonymousgx:
AnonymousGX Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Considering how common it is to find Shiny Zubats, don't bother.
I'm not kidding. When I'm not shiny-hunting, 9/11 of my playthrough shinies were Zubat. The other two were a Goldeen and a Gyarados (and we all know where I found it...).
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MarreThurston Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Holy shit its a shiny Zubat, catch that thing you turkey!" Best way to end a description XDDD

But AWESOME job! You're very talented and I can't wait to see more of your work~
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lukesky1111 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Joltiks are so cute.. Never thought I'd ever find a spider cute considering I have arachnophobia
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:iconryanfrye:
ryanfrye Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Is that a shiny zubat in the back??
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Yes
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:iconryanfrye:
ryanfrye Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
What's crawling on their bats? Jolticks???
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:icondoctordarwin:
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Goofy ass swoobats...
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:icondoctordarwin:
DoctorDarwin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating
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:icondenvardoger:
denvardoger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
This Noivern is male. I swear it is! =3
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:iconsackywack2141:
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
How u no?
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:iconchordataamericana:
ChordataAmericana Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized something: that Noivern's wingspan must be at least 20 feet, from wing tip to wing tip. (WOAH.) And that's one reason why I like this pic!! :XD:
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SSJgokuVSshinymewtwo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Artist
A...a shiny zubat...M-my first shiny way a Zubat...th-the memory of randomly walking through connecting cave before the third gym and seeing a green zubat appear out of nowhere....nothing will ever top that feeling...
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:iconanthro-animals-rule:
Anthro-animals-rule Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
I always love the style you draw pokemon in. All of them, including Noivern here, look awesome. I love that there are cute Joltiks attached to some of the bats. :)
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Karotcake Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Noivern: ALRIGHT YOU LITTLE SWOOBAT SHITS, I AM THE LEADER HERE AND YOU WILL LISTEN TO ME!
swoobats: okay... •~•

Thats how im imagine this is playing out right now XD
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:iconscarabscorner:
ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:icontayhannah:
tayhannah Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student General Artist
This my favorite Pokemon!!!
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:iconsylphdrake:
Sylphdrake Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student General Artist
The Joltiks o.o
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:iconradioradiochilld:
RadioRadioChilld Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love the Joltiks and the Shiny Zubat.
Plus the detail on this is AMAZING!
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:iconpokewolf44:
Pokewolf44 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness, those joltiks! *A* TOO CUTE!
Your art is amazing! :)
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TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
shiny
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:iconichigo440:
Ichigo440 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
is noivern based off of the flying fox?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Among a few other bat species yeah :)
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:iconthedarkgallade:
TheDarkGallade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
and wyverns
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:iconsarythewolf:
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have had two shiny members of the Zubat family in my time. Anyway, many awesome bats and adorable little Joltiks you have here.
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:iconunicorngirl133:
unicorngirl133 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
I see a shiny XD
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:iconava-tobiax:
ava-tobiax Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I love how you make an ecosystem out of Pokémon. I really love Noivern also.
It's not THAT frail, and can use physical attacks (not well) but there are options. U-Turn, Steel Wing. Stuff. I get what you mean  though, and love your wording "booming burst" lul.
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fluffbat Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
super amazing!
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:iconforbiddencovenant:
ForbiddenCovenant Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Once again, you have amazed me! 
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
not to dis on your work or anything, but i feel like woobats nose should of been for heart-shaped like swoobat...
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
But it's not in the official art
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
i know, but the inside of the nose is supposed to look like a heart. in this it looks like a wiggly blobby circle. I know its too late to change anything, and again, i'm not trying to start a shitstorm or anything, but its just feedback. I honestly think it looks realistic, just feels like it could've been a little more to canon :)
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
Brilliant! 
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:iconderanged-dragon:
Deranged-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how neat! A shiny zubat was my first shiny. :D
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:iconstormjumper:
Stormjumper Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love how nobody notices the Shiny Zubat in the background
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:iconwhitwing00deathclaw:
whitwing00deathclaw Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
I must have it..
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
The Joltiks creep the shit out of me.
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:icontheashiro:
TheAshiro Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
"Swoobat is nothing in comparison to the mightiest of the Psychic-type pokemon: Spoink"
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:iconerierin:
erierin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
ii9ii
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:icontemus:
temus Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
is the first time that i see a pokemon realistic using an attack, what attack is?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Its dragon pulse, but no I think the first attack was with blastoise.
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CrestfallenIcarus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made me rethink how id want one as a pet... It looks awesome btw!:D (Big Grin) 
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Otakukiller Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Writer
I wonder if there is some kind of symbiotic relationship between Joltics and Swoobats/Golbats/Noibats. Like, maybe the Joltic's natural tendency to absorb electricity makes them like natural defenses against dangerous Electric Types Pokemon that feed on Flying types?
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RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Although sadly eventually the Jolticks would probably end up outgrowing their hosts when they get ready for the final few molts to become Galvantula, and subsequently become part of the small army of electric pokemon that feed on the flying types.
                               D-->
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:iconotakukiller:
Otakukiller Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Writer
perhaps the Galvantula intentionally let large populations of the flying types survive in order to use them as living nurseries for their eggs. Once a Joltic is old enough, it devours its host and proceeds to lay eggs and lay out it's nets in order to catch more. First it speeds its nest out, then lays it's eggs, then catches some Swoobat/golbats/noibats and plant their eggs in their fur. Then, once their eggs are gone from the nest, they eat the rest, with the eggs and Joltics acting as indicators that these particular bats are their host and should not be eaten yet. 

However, the zubats/golbats have developed a luck of the draw and are prone to living in caves with Geodudes/graveler, which destroy Galvantula nests. Swoobats don't have the same luxuries because Roggenrola and evolved kind do not possess the ground typing, making them vulnerable to the same electrical attacks that are used to hunt Swoobats. 
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RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That was even more amazing than my paradox frog comment on Chingling, AND this combined! 
           First, all we need now are images of Galvantula, the Roggenrolla line, and a Galvatnuala in the process of doing the catch/release thing.
           Second, Arvalis should really take this behavior stuff and make it canon for his Pokemon, because this some pretty great stuff we're comin' up with!
                          Hope Arvalis takes a look at this comment chain.
                 D-->            
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:iconotakukiller:
Otakukiller Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Writer
I definitely pray he's listening in to our talks. 
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RubyKyube Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the joltik's xD 
hanging on for dear life lol
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:iconaoicoppelion:
aoicoppelion Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
COULD YOU PLEASEEEE DO GARDEVOIR OR KINGDRA????? PLEASEEEE
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:iconjaniwolf:
janiwolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
i have the proof that noivern is wyvern bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wik…  look at other language names
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WalrusCanArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
That shiny zubat is also the only zubat not flying away from the confrontation. He's special and he knows it.
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