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Realistic Pokemon Season 2 finale.  I did 18 illustrations in the first season, which took about 6 months, this time it took about three years, but who's counting.  This season started with Flygon and boy have I learned a ton since then.  I just wanted to thank every one of you guys for seeing me through on this project so far and being fans.  I will return to Realistic Pokemon in a couple months, and I will be doing some Sun and Moon Pokemon closer to release when there is more info on them available.  Also before anyone asks about the wing design on Yveltal, it was inspired by the real life dragon, Yi qi.  So its effectively a Yi veltal.  Now onto the flavor text, which I know is really why all of you are here.

Legends of Yveltal's immensity and terror have persisted for millennia.  They tell of a monstrous, feathered beast capable of absorbing the life force of anything it came in contact with.  Of course when the first Yveltal was found in present-day, these legends were easily explained.  In reality Yveltal is a super carnivore with the unusual ability to hibernate, not unlike the common Ursaring.  When the legends spoke of Yveltal wiping out all life in an area before disappearing, it really was just mass consuming Pokemon to prepare for extended periods of hibernation.  Due to extreme size and power, there were almost no Pokemon that were not prey to Yveltal's mighty hunger.  Though most often identified with the Kalos region, as the only modern sightings of one took place there, Yveltal stories have been found in many cultures.  As depicted here, Yveltal is showing those dumb Hoenn turds what's up.

Though rarely observed, it has been discovered that Latios and Latias are male and female members of the same undescribed taxon.  Males and females are strongly sexually dimorphic in size, appearance, and ability, which once led to the assumption that they were separate species.  Siblings of the species strongly imprint upon each other and are aggressively defensive of one another.  Like Delibird, Latios and Latias will seek out a specific type of stone, their's being known as Soul Dew.  Once in possession of Soul Dew, it acts as an amplifier for their already considerable psychic abilities for as of yet unknown reasons.

The Hoenn region boasts a considerably high number of dragon type Pokemon species.  Amongst the most powerful of the group is Salamence.  With a unique growth cycle, Salamence can be very off-putting for some trainers.  During adolescence, Salamence are colloquially known as "Shelgon" due to the overly large scutes they develop as protection.  They eventually shed these when their rib wings have full developed and gain the ability to fly.  Though not the most graceful flyers now, prehistoric Salamence fossils have been discovered with far larger and more developed rib wings.  It is thought that these "mega" Salamence were very adept in aerial combat.  Too bad we're stuck with this ugly thing now.

Swellow, unremarkable in many ways, is exceptionally fast.  They exercise a dive bomb maneuver during hunting, reaching maximum momentum to hit prey below with a powerful strike.  Sure they aint no Pidgeot, but they sure as hell are better than that mess, Staraptor.


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:icondem-tec:
DEM-Tec Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
gIANT BIRB
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:iconsterileritalin:
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Too bad we're stuck with this ugly thing now."
No shush he is beautiful.
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angaturama2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
I think the sharovipteryx idea of latios and latias could be used well,but this Bird dragons are so good!I love it
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AlphaAreus Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
''Dumb hoenn turds'? Oh, you will reget that....


(Latios and latias fangirling intencifes) 
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:iconyodageek:
YodaGeek Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think my favorite part about your artwork is that you have to insult at least one Pokemon per drawing. It's especially great when it's one I agree is dumb, but it's gotten to the point where I don't even care if you insult one of my favorites anymore. XD
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderfull. I like thin new yveltal look
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:iconlordoffantasy:
Lordoffantasy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
while i like the idea behind the beaked dargon bird pokemon........ eh dunno. sometimes it seems like some of the designs are kind missing the point of some pokemon. the likes of yvetal is that they do not look natural.
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:iconchrisedwardsthecool:
chrisedwardsthecool Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is why i love pokemon
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:iconkennyc222:
kennyc222 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
me too! Pokemon really exists! 
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:iconhoodieknight69:
HoodieKnight69 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016
Awesome work as always love the salamence too Love Clap 
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:iconspider-bat700:
Spider-Bat700 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
You don't like Salamance, Latios and Latias, do you? Personally, I love all three. Salamance in particular is one of my favorite G3 Pokemon. But to each his own.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
I like latios a lot, but the other two are chumps.
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:iconyveltal0626:
yveltal0626 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
how do u make these look so realistic?!?!?!?

p.s plz make a realistic xerneas
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
I imagined Latios and Latias would be more aquatic looking though, something orcalike or shark-ish cuz they seem to live in watery places.

But sea birds would also work, its still cool.
I also don't appreciate you insulting Salamance... XD
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:icontoyponymontoon:
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
there size is accurate but they are dragons not birds
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Dragons are very flexible in their definition
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:icontoyponymontoon:
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
what does that mean?
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:iconthewatcherofworlds:
a dragon's look varies with every culture, there are some that look birdish, but in the end there is no "set" look...

This one in particular looks like a feathered wyvern, and considering the guy's experience in drawing dinosaurs and the fact it does look birdish it makes sense he would make it all archeopterix like
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:icontoyponymontoon:
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh ok ;)
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:iconask-meganium:
Ask-Meganium Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
I would love to see Xerneas in your style, something so uniquely beautiful would be amazing.
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:iconmegahop:
MegaHOP Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Imo, Mega Salamence is incredibly stupid looking, and Salamence was one of the pokemon that deserved a mega the LEAST.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
Good thing this isn't mega salamence I guess
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
I love how you're descriptions get more ballsy. Very col design. Really interesting use of a base as well. How did you find out about the Yi qi?
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:iconcalicokitty1214:
CalicoKitty1214 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Ahhhh... Yveltal. The good ol' dragobird. XD
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:icongiganotosuchus:
Giganotosuchus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Wow, this art never ceases to amaze me.
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:iconrandomchiz:
Randomchiz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Would think that realistically the lot twins would be normal airplanes lol. 
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:icondinosaurguy10:
Dinosaurguy10 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016   General Artist
WE NEED WAILMER!
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:iconkaiserwolf:
kaiserwolf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay was looking forward to seeing Latios and Latias done, first time I've seen someone make them look fantastic as a bird.
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:iconsoullesskiss:
Soullesskiss Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Would Salamance really be that small?
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:iconangaturama2:
angaturama2 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
They are big,but with a Yveltal in comparison...Is a tiny dragon
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Soullesskiss Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
I thought, Salamance would be like on of the biggest dragon Pokémons ^^°
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snugglesthedinosaur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
so much Yee 
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:iconnonavian:
Nonavian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Aw, I liked Staraptor... =( Cool Yveltal and Yi though 
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phantomascom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
When i thought red the flavor text for Yveltal, I was immediately disappointed that you did not incorporate some kind of ravaging, flesh-eating bacteria into yveltal's design, like komodo dragons. It would explain the death that follows it wherever it goes.
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arvalis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
It could also just be that its huge and eats a lot. You know that thing about komodo dragons have a septic bite due to bacteria is a myth right? Komodo dragons are actually venomous.
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GoldenKnight101 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pls do Dialga
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cybershot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Wonderful!!! Clap Clap Clap La la la la La la la la La la la la :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
arvalis, y u no gen 4?
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
I've drawn gen 4 pokemon, what are you talking about?
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:icongenekesis:
genekesis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i think he means the gen four legendaries, (what you haven't done, palkia and dialga and the like)
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Also, it seems you're not responding.
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
What?
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Sorry.
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
You said Staraptor's a mess, yet imo, it looks fine.
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genekesis Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
staraptor looks like an emo-punk teen with a serious need of a haircut
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
It isn't a mess to me. We can all agree, though, that Talonflame looks great
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Staraptor looks stupid
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:icontehurn4:
Tehurn4 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks like a bird with a bad combover.
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:iconcandelediva:
candelediva Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
How so? It looks regal to me.
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:iconnonavian:
Nonavian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Guess everyone has opinions, but you could argue that any crest looks stupid on any pokemon. They all just look like crests to me, you can either call it dumb or take it as a challenge to make it not-dumb. ;)
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