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Though Typhlosion has a similar appearance to that of an Ursaring, it has actually be discovered their closest living relatives are Dewgongs. One only need to look to the diet of a Typhlosion to uncover the reason for its bizarre appearance. Typhlosion feed primarily on Combees and honey from Combee hives. The average Combee can easily reach a foot in height, thus their hives are immense. As their hives are so grand, one hive can easily feed a few full grown Typhlosions regularly and still not collapse. The tongue of a Typhlosion is used to probe deep within honeycombs of the hive. The wax of the Combee hive, when consumed leads to a unique chemical reaction cause the saliva of Typhlosion to become flammable. They use their lengthy tongue to coat their mantle of quills, then using specialized "flint teeth", they crunch their teeth to produce sparks. The fire retardant coat and quills of a Typhlosion do not burn easily so once lit by their sparking jaws, they will put on quite the display for some time. Typhlosions have been observed ripping openings in hives, putting their entire head inside, leaving their body exposed. It is proposed that their flaming mantle quills were developed just for this behavior as Combees are much less inclined to attack something on fire. Not that it would do them much good regardless, Combee stings have little effect on a fully grown Typhlosion. The quills of the Typhlosion family can be shed when burned for too long(cinder quills), or come in contact with an attacker. As seen here, Typhlosion is demonstrating a baiting behavior. It will occasionally seek out Vespiquens and kill them to draw out many more Combees to slake its insatiable hunger even after it has gorged itself on honey. Typhlosions in captivity are known to be big ol' softies though, look at his cute face; you can't say no to that face.

Adolescent Typhlosions are known as Quilavas. Though Typhlosions exhibit an unprecedented length of parental care, Quilavas become very rebellious against their family group as they age. These youthful Typhlosions actively seek to find new hives, trying to establish themselves as independent. As a result of this these Pokemon are known for being difficult to deal with until they reach maturity. One can see here how a Quilava can chomp their teeth together to create a flurry of sparks to ignite their quills.

The infant stage of Typhlosion is known as a Cyndaquil. These very young Pokemon don't often leave the care of their nurturing parents. They quickly ween off their mother's milk in favor of honey. Cyndaquil seldom open their eyes in the care of they parents or trainers unless threatened. Look at how playful Cyndaquil is, Oddishes just don't get their sense of humor.

Oddish is a Plantiform. It was only scientifically observed 43 years ago that Oddish was anything more than a common flower bulb. Plantiforms are highly developed plants that blur the line between flora and fauna. They have the ability to move, albeit slowly, and even has rudimentary vision. Other confirmed Plantiforms include Exeggutor, Sunflora, and Roselia. These "living plants" are subject to intense scientific discussion, and lead to a reexamination of the vegan and vegetarian movements.

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SlayGunman Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is freakin' amazing, any plans to do the gen 3 starters?
Thetoyhaunter Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Look at the tongueLelelelelele 
Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I Wonder if Bellsprout & Carnivine would qualify for that category.
TheGreatPares Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typhlosion is my favorite pokemon ♥ ! (Here I find it a little scary Llama Emoji-52 (Worried) [V3] ) AMAZING WORK :D
TheChordate Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That Vespiqueen looks straight up VICIOUS...good thing Typhlosion's got that overgrown hornet under control. ;)
Klowbie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Is this a honey badger don't care reference?
RokuroCarisu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Honey badger on fire.
Honey badger don't care.
x-DragonSoul-x Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Cyndaquil...... so cuuuuuuuuute!
Schizoid3 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
This is definitely based on the honey badger. :)
sackywack2141 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015
What type of creature is Oddish based on?
MaxterandKiwiKing Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A radish.
vivid201 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are all really cool!
YouloudeFanyou Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Horrible o_o This pokemon is ulgy xD
But nice work ^^
bobthescaryman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
why is the pokemon ugly? saying that on an artist's work is really rude
Enigma-Jake Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
That is cool...

lol "lead to a reexamination of the vegan and vegetarian movements."
TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. I love Typhlosion! and he looks even cooler now!
Insanitytea Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
congrats on the vespiquen. captured all the creepiness and horror. *shudders* i hate bees up close
theArt14brother Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Typhlosion was my first Pokemon card! It's pretty cool seeing him in realistic proportions!
MarcusBinge Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
You're a wild artist. Some amazing artwork here, may I ask... do you make money off of all this hard work? Beautiful work. 
mooo-o Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015
holy shit ! this is amazing !  , I'm watching you now weeeee.....
jdoem Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
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cablec Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2015
"reexamination of the vegan and vegetarian movements."

OnTopOfTheHill Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
bro you got most of my fave pokemons in one pic, well done
BlueScatman Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
I love honey badgers,otters and bears
Makeewookie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
You've inspired me to want to draw every pokemon in the dex and draw out as many facts that I can, lol
spottedleafkitten Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
They remind me of really large Cynodonts! Which is like, the best thing in the world.
SpellboundFox Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a gift unto this world.
JESzasz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 Cyndaquils just don't understand the concept of the fear of getting burned. And yes, Typhlosions are big ol' softies.
SkyblueTheLynx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he be dancin'!
Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol the combees.
Bennell Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Typhlosion looks like both a badger and a bear which I think of it as.
SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. I really love the way you drew the fire. 
InsolenceIncarnate Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
"These "living plants" are subject to intense scientific discussion, and lead to a reexamination of the vegan and vegetarian movements."

Hah. Love that line. Fantastic artwork and some really fun, detailed examinations of these imaginary creatures' biology, ecology, etc.
SaoirseRanekaera Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude... your pokemon work is... unrivaled. I LOVE the attention to morphology, biology and detail.... I look forward to seeing more!
SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of all the idea for realistic Pokemon you have, I think the Plantiforms are the only one that doesn't really work. Plants and animals are so different that a plant evolving to be animal-like (especially what we commonly think of when we think of animals) is extremely unlikely. Typhlosion and it's pre-evos however are very well done.
arvalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Its not as unlikely as fire breathing hexapods from my point of view.
UruturamanZenith Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Another favorite Fire-Type of mine :3
0ceanicSpazz Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Typhlosion reminds me of a honey badger, because of the head, not really the tongue but the head shape, also i like how the fire isn't just fire it's more like prickled flames
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I want Cyndaquill. He is such a cutie pututie here!
Mikuada Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Photographer
This is so cool!
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy nuts.... 80 The amount of detail in this is just astounding.... How do you even?!
ExiledAbsol Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Typlosion = Honey Badger
This is so awesome!
randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Typhlosions just don't care.
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
is typhlo using fire claw in this piece?
ForbiddenCovenant Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The amount of details you put into each of your work is just unbelievable!

You made my favorite Pokemon look like one of the most ferocious animals on the planet, and for that, I thank you!Clap 
Stomatopoda Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Sun bears??
ThatGuyWithTheTShirt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
I can't wait for Blaziken!
SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Really legit the detail is phenomenal.
Darthvaderman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love your work. I wish I could color like this. I'm just learning to color.
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