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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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:iconpecabuu:
Pecabuu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so stunning! It's my favourite Pokémon <3
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:iconpokefusher:
PokeFusher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is Typhlosion based on a Sun bear in this painting.
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:iconrussiaplaysmc:
RussiaPlaysMC Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And Oddish is now officially a freeckin' blue onion in my books. I don't care if it IS a raddish, I'm just thinking about Shrek, with him and his onion layers. 
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:iconpokefusher:
PokeFusher Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks more like a Tulip bulb.
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:iconwalruscanart:
WalrusCanArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  New member
How. How do you do it, man? How do you take literally any pokemon in the dex and make it seem like it's just a rare species of frog/bat/whatever we never heard of before? I applaud you, sir. You're an inspiration.
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:iconsthollis:
sthollis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  New member
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG SON
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:iconwolfcrestsox5x:
WolfCrestSox5X Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Typholsion is my favorite Pokemon by far, and this is a cool take on them!!!!
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:icontripplesixing:
TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
You're the best at this dude
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i must say this is my favorite one.
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol Typhlosion is a honeybadger? TYPHLOSION DON'T GIVE A SHIT!! XD
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:iconvader2222:
Vader2222 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
TYPHLOSION JUST DOES WHAT TI WANTS
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:iconmihaimargineanu:
MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED.
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:iconbhurloka12:
Bhurloka12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Pretty interesting biology. I always thought the long tongue was for...well...eating.
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:iconpetshop18:
petshop18 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
how long do take this to make o.o ?
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:iconphoenixintheburgh:
PhoenixInTheBurgh Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Incredible realism. Looks like something I could bump into while heading into the woods...
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:iconmakarov011:
makarov011 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Cool ... is this All Legendaries are here dude?? Great
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:iconazure--phoenix:
Azure--Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful; I really love the amount of realism you added into this piece, and how Typhlosion's anatomy resembles that of a bear or wolverine. This is a very cool interpretation of the original design, I like it! :)
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
cool
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:iconbobapanda:
bobapanda Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
May we have an Oddish Evolution? ^ o ^
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:iconniccilennie:
NicciLennie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
S U P E R
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:iconwolvenyoukai:
WolvenYoukai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion are my three most favorite pokemon. This makes me cry a little inside it's so amazing. <3
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:iconfantasy-luver:
Fantasy-luver Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the oddish! So grotesque yet adorable xD your art style is amazing x3
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:iconcowmaiden:
cowmaiden Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor oddish...
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:iconchameleon-veil:
Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seal-bears, huh? That's pretty creative. I always saw them as more like weasels myself (Typhlosion and Auilava in particular highly resemble a mongoose... I think... right?). Nice work as always!
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:iconifired:
ifired Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Writer
I always wondered how Torchic and Blaziken would look like in real life :p
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:iconjohannfaustv:
JohannFaustV Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! My favorite Pokemon! Typhlosion la 2 
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:iconroguerikku:
RogueRikku Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
One of my favorite Pokémon. I usually go for the fire ones. XD Though I also wonder if you have a Pikachu one. Pika has been my favorite sense before I even watched the show. Lol.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
You can see pikachu hanging out with nidoking in his image :)
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:iconalcyonesong:
AlcyoneSong Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
honey badger don't care...
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:iconmleekatherine:
Mleekatherine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta love Typhlosion. Mine would always beat my friends water types
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:iconsir-frog:
Sir-Frog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That oddish makes me happy
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why is he standing on the vespiqueen?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
because he killed it?
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh... That's not very friendly...
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:iconnega-the-impmon9508:
Nega-The-Impmon9508 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Of Course Not! ...Cause It's Nature!
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:iconthunderclan-cat:
Thunderclan-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
XD
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:iconflickmybean:
flickmybean Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Just found your stuff. It blows me away!
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:iconbobapanda:
bobapanda Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Poor Oddish! Y _ Y

< 3
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:icongrabsomeclay:
Grabsomeclay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome but WHAT IS WITH THAT TOUNGE!
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Look up sun bears ;p
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:icongrabsomeclay:
Grabsomeclay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!
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:iconrichardvale:
RichardVale Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
If they made a more realistic version of Pokemon and gameplay like Monster Hunter they might get more of a following. Sure they wouldn't appeal as much to a younger following, but you can't argue with the epicness! Great designs! <3<3<3
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:iconcwhcubed:
cwhcubed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o Typhlosion reminds me of Azuros from Monster Hunter!
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:iconzardoc10:
Zardoc10 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
NOooo Vespequeen. Awesome artwork as always
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:icontavuntu:
tavuntu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love all you works!
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:icontavuntu:
tavuntu Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
You're a genius you know?
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:iconinksugar:
inksugar Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
It looks fantastic but why did you give it quills if it's supposed to be more badger like?  According to bulbapedia anyway.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Bulbapedia can be written by anyone.  Cyndaquil, quil-ava both even have quill in their name.
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:iconfrelncragentcolorado:
Do you do requests by chance? If so, I would like to request the Ralts line.
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:iconkeiiion:
KeIIion Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow so fantastic Pokemons so wonderful style so epic Artwork , world love to see more of fergator and this one
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