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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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JESzasz Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
 Cyndaquils just don't understand the concept of the fear of getting burned. And yes, Typhlosions are big ol' softies.
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SkyblueTheLynx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he be dancin'!
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Yoshiondiviantart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol the combees.
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Bennell Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Typhlosion looks like both a badger and a bear which I think of it as.
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SnowHawk7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. I really love the way you drew the fire. 
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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.
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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!
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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.
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arvalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Its not as unlikely as fire breathing hexapods from my point of view.
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UruturamanZenith Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Another favorite Fire-Type of mine :3
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0ceanicSpazz Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  New Deviant 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
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I want Cyndaquill. He is such a cutie pututie here!
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:iconmikuada:
Mikuada Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Photographer
This is so cool!
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:iconrandompasserbyer:
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?!
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ExiledAbsol Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Typlosion = Honey Badger
This is so awesome!
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randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Typhlosions just don't care.
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
is typhlo using fire claw in this piece?
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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 
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hydralilith Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sun bears??
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ThatGuyWithTheTShirt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist
I can't wait for Blaziken!
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SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Really legit the detail is phenomenal.
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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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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
This is friggin' awesome!
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:iconthecatsaid:
thecatsaid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
your interpretation of combee on this one is perhaps the favorite of all your works
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AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man I never want to encounter a vespiqueen ever again ;;
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paintingpixel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Everything about your pokemon art is cool.
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kyotra Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
'These "living plants" are subject to intense scientific discussion, and lead to a reexamination of the vegan and vegetarian movements.'

Oh if only....
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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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kyotra Featured By Owner Edited Feb 13, 2015
Considering Typhlosion is trying to fight off a bunch of Combee and eat their honey, this is probably referencing the fact that Typhlosion is based on the honey badger.
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PokeFusher Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good one.
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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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PokeFusher Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks more like a Tulip bulb.
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:iconmudkipenator:
mudkipenator Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Bullshit, it's the living bulb that didn't attach to Bulbasaurs back.
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WalrusCanArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
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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sthollis Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
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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TrippleSixing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  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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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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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
TYPHLOSION JUST DOES WHAT TI WANTS
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MihaiMargineanu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AGREED.
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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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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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makarov011 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Cool ... is this All Legendaries are here dude?? Great
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Azurynn 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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TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
cool
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