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For millennia there have been tales of three ferociously powerful mystical bird Pokemon linked to the primal elements.  Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of the three is the legendary Zapdos.  In primitive cultures Zapdos has long been associated with bringing upon powerful thunderstorms.  It was not understood until recently that these myths are not completely unfounded.  Zapdos, unlike most electric Pokemon does not create its own electric charge.  Instead this Pokemon possesses an extreme capacity for electric retention and can discharge as much as one terawatt should the need arise.  As a result Zapdos seek out thunderstorms, acting as a lightning rod in the clouds as they gather electricity.  This drive for power has led them to encroach into the world of man, stealing electricy from power stations.  Perhaps most famous was the sighting of a Zapdos at the Kanto Power Plant twenty years ago.

One of the most popular Pokemon for small children is the mouse Pokemon, Pikachu.  These Pokemon have become commonplace worldwide as a result of the pet trade and captive breeding.  Their fully mature state, Raichu, however is incredibly uncommon.  For Pikachu to develop into Raichu they need to be exposed to considerable electric current, triggering a growth response.  In the wild this can be triggered through courtship, the ritual of courtship in Pikachu involves thundershocks back and forth.  Trainers may seek to replicate this with Thunderstones, small battery-like stones available at specialty shops or high end department stores.  Though Raichu make for above average battle Pokemon, their popularity has never been high.  The Silph Company even went as far as to develop a special item to give Pikachu to greatly enhance their combat abilities, all but making Raichu obsolete on the competitive scene.

Pokemon training has been a highly controversial movement in the scientific community since its inception.  One side argues that trainers deal irreparable damage to the environment and its wild inhabitants, whilst the other believes that by capturing Pokemon man can learn to better protect the environment for future generations.  Voltorb as they exist now is a direct result of Pokemon trainers, more specifically the invention of the Pokeball.  These Pokemon have adapted their coloration to mimic that of discarded Pokeballs commonly found on training routes.  The benefit of such patterning is that wild Pokemon have developed a fear or uneasiness of Pokeballs, making their ability to roll into a ball and take such a shape be of great help in warding off predators.  Pokemon professors have argued that this adaptation is irrefutable proof that Pokemon can and will adapt to a world full of Pokemon trainers, conversely conservationists argue that man should no longer train Pokemon.  Regardless of the debate Voltorbs make for great companions to electrically inclined trainers.

Magnemites are hovercrabs.

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:iconspeculatimsauru5:
SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
rj u good
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arvalis Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
ty
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:iconspeculatimsauru5:
SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
;) (Wink) 
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raptor92921 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
More soon?
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:iconworkowatywilczek:
WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just amazing. I just LOVE your voltorb interpretation. Raichu is adorable, Zapdos is amazing
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:iconlost-irken:
Lost-Irken Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   General Artist
hover crab
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:iconangaturama2:
angaturama2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
I think that, magnezone is when the magneton start to be a cologne, anatomically united, like portuguese caravel jellyfish...This make sense in my point of view
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RainbowCroc Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2017
Magnemite are crabs that possess a helium bladder allowing them to hover as they do, an evolutionary trait passed down from more aquatic ancestors. In their claws the also have elecrticity sacs in their claws which they use to store the energy they siphon off of electrical sources in cities, similar to Zapdos. Magneton are simply trios of Magnemite that have attracted each other with the positive and negative charges in their claw tips and are unable to separate. One may assert dominance over the other two-this is displayed by the subordinating Magnemite pulling down one of their antennae. Reports of Magneton fusing completely into a singular metallic entity have yet to be proven.
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SUPER-NINJA14 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why wouldn't the magnemite line be actual metal? I get you're probably trying to make it more like they'd be animals that would be found in the wild but who's to say that a realistic Magnemite or any other metalic pokemon of the sort could be made by humans? After all, the Porygon Line was man made.
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CartoonBen Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I wonder what Magnezone would have looked like.... A lobster or a giant coconut crab? Failed idea Or maybe a prehistoric arthropod named, "Pterygotus"! Look it up, I think that extinct crocodile-sized lobster shaped creature would be a fitting idea for making a realistic Magnezone! #1 
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Rippleback Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Magnemites are hover crabs xD

I think I have a theory as to how they can do such a thing because its interesting to me that they resemble crabs. Lithium could be a factor for them to develop the ability to harness and utilize electrical current by having eaten it in the deep ocean where it would be far more plentiful, over the generations the ability to hover and harness electricity is possible through a special discharge bladder that acts as a buoyancy form similar to the special air bladders many fish have to raise and lower their overall buoyancy through pressure mastery, as such over time they may have developed a similar organ to master the positive and negative electron frequencies of electricity to master the ability to hover or Levitate as well as discharge powerful electrical attacks in self defense!

BAM Theory made :D
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:icontsumerai-kyon:
Tsumerai-Kyon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Quite curious about magnezones now.
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AlphaShitlord Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I read "Magnemite are hovercrabs." I actually laughed.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I would have never thought anyone would try to imagine Voltorb and Magnemite as biological/animal-based realistic Pokémon, but here they are! Super-creative! :clap:
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:icondeoxysribonuke:
DeoxysRibonuke Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
I thought Zapdos looked like a Kingfisher too!
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Haxcall Featured By Owner Edited Sep 23, 2016
How do apricorns factor in Voltorb's coloration? Apricorn pokeballs were the only way to capture pokemon for nearly 700 years, with modern pokeballs only being invented a few decades ago. So shouldn't apricorn colored Voltorbs be more common, especially in the Johto region?
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ColossalDream Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnemites are hovercrabs? That's all I get? That was the one I was looking most forward to reading about!
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Soullesskiss Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Nice idea to give magmetime scissors!
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:iconvoiceofkane:
VoiceofKane Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
So... how do those armadillos explode?
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:iconzeusthefox:
Zeusthefox Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe they discharge a Huge amount of Electricity so much that it stuns them afterwards?
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arvalis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
pee
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:iconchinohan123:
chinohan123 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist
soo , they show dominance ?
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:iconspacewolfcake:
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016  Student Artist
...... Look at that huge Chicken Mom!
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:iconsupersaiyan113:
Supersaiyan113 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016
Don't tell me what to do son
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:iconspacewolfcake:
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Student Artist
My a girl, but okay.
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:iconsupersaiyan113:
Supersaiyan113 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
You are grounded son, wait till your father gets home.
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:iconspacewolfcake:
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Artist
NOOOOO XD
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:iconsupersaiyan113:
Supersaiyan113 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Lel rekt son it's just a prank
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:iconspacewolfcake:
SpaceWolfcake Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Student Artist
IM RUNNIN AWAY
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:iconsupersaiyan113:
Supersaiyan113 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
I'm catching up to you son, I'm gonna slap some sense Into you.
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randompasserbyer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a unique take on Magnemite! Wow! :D
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TeravoltX Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
So that means Magnezone would have three pincers? That's awesome :b
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:iconcamilo101:
Camilo101 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Hahaha I knew right when I saw the Magnemites you were going to give them a throwaway explanation XD
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:iconmindslashed:
Mindslashed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Student Artisan Crafter
Please do the other legendary birds! I really look forward to seeing them! 
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:iconcookieadrian:
CookieAdrian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want a hovercrab
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DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've got a description for the magnemites!

 Magnemites are a very strange species of Pokemon. Like some other wild Pokemon such as the Gastly family and Flygon, these Pokemon posses a helium organ that allows them to float. Unlike most crab Pokemon, they don't live near or in water. Instead, large groups of Magnemite gather in power plants to restore electricity they have used. Speaking of which, Magnemites store up to 13,000 volts of electricity in their claws. They use that electricity as a taser against prey and predators. They paralyze their food in order to eat them. Even when the Pokemon was healed of paralysis, it would have already been eaten by the Magnemite. They also have the ability to attract various metal objects if close. Scientists don't know how Magnemite had the ability to be similar to a magnet (hence the name), but it will be a mystery for many years to come.

 Magneton are the adolescent version of Magnemite. The strangest part about Magneton is that it is just three Magnemite stuck together. But there is a reason for this. If three Magnemite have the same amount of magnetic pulse, they will come together as one. This creates a lot of advantages for them. First of all, with the power of three Magnemite combined, they will be able to take down larger prey such as Granbull, Furret, and maybe even Pidgeot or Fearow. They may consume up to 40,000 volts a day. Their main target is to take that 40,000 volts from a nearby power plant. But if they are in a very remote area, they will take the static electricity from the Pokemon they have consumed. Second of all, they would have 360 degrees of vision. Though having separate brains, they link their nervous systems as they merge in together. This means that they would have no problem spotting predators. the third advantage is with the separate heads. When resting, one part of Magneton stays awake on a look out. The other part of Magneton gets its claws ready to shock the attacker. The final part of Magneton keeps afloat and gets ready to flee from the attacker. With these traits, they are very popular when used in battle. They can deliver shocks of electricity that will leave the foes Pokemon unable to battle.

*drops microphone*

BOOM! There's the description of Magnemite and Magneton!
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OriiPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
I like it!! Nice job!!😉
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:icondatartdud3:
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It took a while to come up with something involving hovercrabs XD.
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Hannahdoodle100 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
... you could even add (even though Magnezone isn't on the list... maybe if they appear on later depictions) that the three magnemites making up magneton remain together unless they encounter strong magnetic fields, which often force them apart and encourage their individual growths into magnezones.
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DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.... Intriguing. Nice :D
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:iconhannahdoodle100:
Hannahdoodle100 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
... I took inspiration from Bulbapedia... 
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:icondatartdud3:
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... I took some info from Bulbapedia. They help me out a lot.
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TrilobiteCannibal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
or you know, they could just be hovercrabs :p
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:icondatartdud3:
DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol Yeah
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sakpalamey Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Zapdos eating rat.
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:icon25job15:
25job15 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the idea for voltorb :D (Big Grin) 
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Sun-Skin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOAH. This is impressive.


Team instinct!
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davidprinhirst1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016
magnemites are hover crabs xD man i love your descriptions so funny xD
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:iconburokku-sumisu:
Burokku-Sumisu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016
Magnetic crabs? Interesting....
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GrKsinner Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Amazing. Pleaseee do Articuno <3
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