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-Meganium- by sporezofchaos -Meganium- by sporezofchaos
Updated version of a realistic take inspired by non-other than arvalis' awesome interpretations. I tried to use existing animal anatomy and avoid the whole "dinosaur look" while still emulating arvalis' drawing style. I am planning on doing the rest of the Johto region starters.

-Chikorita are born with fleshy buds that resemble plant like structures but unlike Bulabasaurs' symbiotic relationship with a separate plant species the buds are actually fleshy protrusions that mimic leafs and buds for camouflage and exothermic regulation. After growing multple times in size. the now Bayleef's skin turns a dull yellow as thicker dermal plates develop beneath. As it ages the buds and "leaf" on it's head develop until the head "leaf" breaks off at a joint and splits in two creating antenna used as chemical receptors and when it reaches adulthood the now Meganium's "petals" release pheromones that not only to attract a mate but also Bug type Pokemon that it eats to supplement its omnivorous diet and clean its body from parasites.

inspired by arvalis and featuring the works of RtRadke
you can see more of his work here: [link] respectively
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:iconbumblehoodie:
bumblehoodie Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow really cool! Looks just like dinosaurs!
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:iconthefurrynamedconie:
TheFurryNamedConie Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
they R my favorite pokemons! and you made me love them 10 times! :D
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FadedQuartz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
vvvv THIS.
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mariogman25 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
...Is this a fusion between A llama, turtle, and a bit of rhino?
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sack-back Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool.
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:iconsesshofan:
Sesshofan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say that these are one of the most beautiful realistic pokèmon's I've ever seen. 
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:iconmanda-of-the-6:
Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Love the turtle and rhino anatomy fusion. Very cool.
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randomemaster360 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They remind me a bit of the Toratons exept all the leaf and flower parts on them.
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:icontheoriginaltod:
TheOriginalTod Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
epicly awesomw
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mutantapk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool.
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Brownsloth Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Just gone through all your art, you have a habit of making every single pokemon look awesome, well done, extremely talented (:
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KingGigabyte Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
They look like giant prehistoric turtles ! I like it a lot.  I can see lots of different types of animal anatomy in this and it flows together very well. 
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KikiKirbyViShow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
is very cool and i like how look this Chikorita
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Oshydeino Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Please don't tell me if that they were in this world they would look like THIS!
Because chicorita is my favorite starter (after oshawott) they would look REALY ugly!
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OrangeUmbreon12 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015   Artist
Rude..                                         *cough*
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Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Compared to Arvalis's version, this one sticks closer to the original look and thus, is considered my favourite.
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Prince-Of-Sin Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
In truth, Arvalis tries to make them realistic while using real life animals, and this person simply magnifies the realism without the help of living animals today.

Only something I've noticed.
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SirAlex0014 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool!
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:iconwildwolffie:
WildWolffie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Another one I see are making realistic 3D Pokemons, Your drawings looks very much alike arvalis´ own :)
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:iconvengeus:
Vengeus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
That is Amazing
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:iconfluffycawwot:
fluffycawwot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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0Shortie0 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Looks like a turtle combined with a llama. XD 
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:iconcolossa:
Colossa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Walking with dinosaurs. 'Nuff said.
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:icondyll466:
dyll466 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Am I the only one who find those Venonat incredibly adorable?
Still, great work though. :D
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:iconmssteacup:
mssteacup Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
I want one as a mount.
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:iconpresley-g:
Presley-G Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Thank you! Arvalis does awesome work but this is easily on par in how thoroughly thought out it is and the anatomy usage.
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:iconillien-chan:
Illien-chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love Plant and bug pokemon!
And those have an imprsseing stile!
Good work!
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:iconieatb3ars:
ieatb3ars Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
This one is the best of the three. Great job
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Aloodonguy67 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Artist
Cool!!!!!!
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:iconnonamenonamenonamepl:
Nonamenonamenonamepl Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
You and arvalis could totally be partners in this gig if you wished. ;)
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:iconandrew-mcgowan:
Andrew-McGowan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Venonat Photo-bomb :3
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, really cool!! :D
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Falken02 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
cool
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abdallah93 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
amazing
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:iconsonofchinglu:
SonofChinglu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Still looks like a dinosaur to me, but there's not a damn thing wrong with that.
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Dark-Feanix Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's amazing. I don't think I've ever seen a realistic take on the Chikorita line that still manages to look so Pokémon-like. Really, incredible.
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random-neko-chan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Writer
WUT

did not expect this one xD
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:iconthesimmsonian:
thesimmsonian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Frickin' in love with this.
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POOVER Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
whoa!
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:icondhangerina:
Dhangerina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh, my poor childhood xD
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:iconmrjuniorer:
MrJuniorer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!!!
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:iconthoralmir:
Thoralmir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I see rhino and galapagos tortise anatomy.
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lokoartest Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are amazing and i just realized how they have turtle faces (cool and different).......but if you did make the faces more dinosaur like, it wouldn't be wrong....b/c these actually are dinosaur like pokemon
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afo2006 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
man, You, =arvalis and ~RtRadke are gonna blow my mind because of too much awesomeness XD
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Pyroraptor42 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
nice! it looks like an Indricotherium!
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AesirMaster Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful render!!
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gothdra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You know, I have never been particularly fond of this evolution but now, due to your realistic take on them, I find them fancy :D Thank you! :D Now I even want one XD
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