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Dragon Pokemon by DragonlordRynn Dragon Pokemon by DragonlordRynn
“Pokemon can be classified by following criteria: A low reproduction rate (with the offspring being in most cases of its mother’s species), supernatural abilities like extended longevity (in some cases, as seen in the so-called ‘Legendary Pokemon’, it exceeds several thousand years), the ability to control different elements, large-sized bodies, a sudden second and third mutation/maturity stage, some of which are triggered by the radiation of different ores (and a newly-discovered fourth stage, the ‘Mega-Evolution’ which is triggered by ‘Mega Stones’), and near-human/superhuman intellect, even in animals like arthropods. It was generally believed that Pokemon where a whole different act of Creation, or even extraterrestrial life-forms. In 1850 however, when a female West-Highland Terrier gave birth to a litter of Lillipups, people began to realize that Pokemon did come, in fact, from normal animals. This caused several theories to spring up until in 1976 the young Pokemon Professor Samuel Oak discovered a virus in one of his samples. First, he believed it to be a contamination, but then curiosity got the better of him. He noted a section in the virus’ DNA he found oddly familiar. In a sample of his Charizard’s DNA, he recognized the exact same section of viral DNA. This lead to a breakthrough in Pokemon research, explaining exactly where Pokemon came from: The ‘Pokerus’ Virus affects the reproductive organs, slipping its genetic information into its hosts gametes and changing the offspring to mutate into Pokemon.”

Dragons do not belong to only one family of Pokemon. There are many different families that dragons descended from, like amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, therapsides and different kind of birds. Most authors choose to describe dragons by following criteria: At least six limbs (with at least one pair having a different function), the ability to fly or hover, scales or feathers. There are exceptions to this rule, so most people simply go by 'Big scaley and scary, must be a dragon.'

December 7th, 2016: Updated main file with new art.
They now include: Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite (based on :iconarvalis:'s design), Rayquaza, Mega Rayquaza, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Mega Salamence, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Mega Charizard Y, Mega Charizard X, Druddigon, Zekrom, Black Kyurem, Kyurem, Zygarde 100% Forme, Guzzlord, Necrozma, Giratina Alternate Forme, Giratina Origin Forme, Hoopa Bound Forme, Hoopa Unbound Forme, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Latias, Latios, Mega Latias/Latios, Lugia

Notes:
-Bagon growths to become Mega Salamence, Shelgon becomes Salamence. Nests often contain both variations of young.
-Latios and Latias are the same species and can also be refered to as 'Gryphon'
-Rayquaza grows into Mega Rayquaza when it is very old
-Origin Giratina and Rayquaza can fly through unknown means.
-I want to thank the wonderful Skyrim screenshots for helping me pick poses for Mega Salamence, Mega Charizard Y and Flygon.

PLEASE NOTE: This is how I see the Pokemon. It is fine to be of different opinion, but please tolerate mine.

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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
On which animals are giratina, Hydreigon, guzzlord and Hoopa based on
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017
None. After doing 400+ Pokémon, I was secure enough to draw animals without much reference. Giratina is partially sauropod, tortoise and bat, Giratina origin is mostly whale and snake, Hydreigon is dragon and bird, guzzlord is actually partly bullhorn frog (but only a little) and hoopy is just something I mixed up. Mostly dragon.
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:iconevometheus6082:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What Dragon is necrozma based on
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Not a real Dragon, but I used the 'Scavenger' enemy from the Drakan game series as model. Since this guy has no real equivalent in the real world, I had no choice but to place it under dragons.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
I remember a joke designation that someone gave Black Kyurem, Druddigon, and Kommo'o (not in this picture, featured in "Dinosaurs"); it was Gorilla Arm Dragons, or GAD for short. It kinda made sense, given their arm to body length ratio.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Really? Well, Kyurem is a T-Rex Dragon, Zekrom is  a mixture from different dinosaurs (making Black Kyurem one too). Druddigon is an Allosaurus, and Kommo-o is a Therizinosaurus.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Jul 31, 2017
I forgot to mention that it was referring to the Ken Sugimori artwork. Sorry for not clarifying earlier.
(link to the post: archive-media-0.nyafuu.org/vp/… )
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017
Ah. Okay. I wasn't aware of that.
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Lugia used to be in the bird category once and I think he should stay because even Blaziken is not a real bird (he is a kind of feathered bird like dinosaur) and also lugia has a beak, two legs and two wings ( not like the regular dragons) so he should be with the birds
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Yeah, but unlike Blaziken who actually looks like a bird (especially with the teethless beak and the short tail), Lugia does kind of look more like a dragon with its talons, fangs and long reptilian beak.

Let's just agree that Lugia is a middle thing between birds and dragons, and Blaziken is a middle thing between dinosaurs and birds, okay?
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:iconrekstheenigma:
RekstheEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Artist
Nice concepts. I was browsing around to find references for a plant-dragon hybrid when I stumbled into this. It's really sweet that you have designs for all the Pokemon. At least I think you did.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Thanks. And yes, I have all Pokémon. Except for Mega Kangaskhan maybe
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:iconjeremy1555:
jeremy1555 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Charmander and is evolutions are not dragons.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Neither are Trapinch, Hoopa, Lugia...
This picture does not only contain Dragon 'Type', but rather those Classified as Dragons. Dragons usually are too different from their relatives to belong into their category, like having six or more limbs while still being vertebrates, or are just plain scary. (Dragons=Six limbs or more with at least one pair of limbs having a different function than the others). So in that case, Charizard is very well a dragon, even when not Dragon Type /and Mega Charizard X IS a dragon)
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:iconjeremy1555:
jeremy1555 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No they are not dragons they are lizards. like the kind you find in your backyard.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
It still has six limbs, is NOT a bug, can breathe fire and walks pretty upright, plus it has horns. Looks like a dragon to me.
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:iconjeremy1555:
jeremy1555 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Transmen look like women but are still men.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Charmander and family also don't look like lizards, but dinosaurs.

The Point is- I classified them as Dragons and placed them in the Dragon Category. You don't like it, you do one yourself.
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:iconjeremy1555:
jeremy1555 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NO THIS IS ILLEGAL! 
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Call the cops- I don't care.
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:iconshinningarceus:
ShinningArceus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hydreigon looks like a draconic angel of death
A+
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Yup
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:iconcm25:
Cm25 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your Necrozma is scary as sh*t. It straight up looks like something out of Alien or some other sci-fi horror film.

Loving all your artwork, as always!
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Well, that had been my intention :)
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:iconmetrogamerx:
MetroGamerX Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Charizard looks like one, but the normal non-mega and Mega Y are ironically not Dragon types.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Neither are Charmander, Charmeleon, Trapinch, Trapinch, Hoopa or Necrozma.

The 'Dragon Category' does not equal to the 'Dragon Type'. It goes often together, but the category 'Dragons' is described as 'Vertebrates, often reptilian, that have more than two pair of limbs with one pair often having a different function than the others.'
The common description for dragon is: Big, scaly, scary and can fly. There are also bird-originating dragons (not only reptilian or dinosaurian), or amphibians.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
... You listed Trapinch twice.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017
Huh.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
My neighbor's Jigglypuff has been shouting some kind of incantation that causes my Zygarde immense pain. Do you think it might be the Dragonborn?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Nah. I doubt it. Your Zygarde simply has a headache that won't go away as long Jigglypuff is screaming.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2017
Ok then, though whenever I hear the shouting, it's accompanied by an invisible ominous choir. It sounds like this:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVy7YP…
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
I think these dragons are evolved from
Dratini,Dragonair and Dragonite: Salamander
Rayquaza and Mega Rayquaza: Vine snake
Bagon,Shelgon,Salamence and Mega Salamence: Komodo dragon
Trapinch,Vibrava and Flygon: Bearded dragon
Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard and Mega Charizard: Some kind of theropod dinosaur, like a Herrerasaurus
Druddigon: Allosuarus
Zekrom: Therizinosaurus
Kyurem and Black Kyurem: Tyrannsaurus
Zygarde: Giganotosaurus (?)
Guzzlord: Gila Lizard
Giratina: some kind of sauropod dinosaur for the altered form and a sea dinosaur for the origin form
Hoopa: some kind of therapsid
Deino,Zweilous and Hydreigon: Some kind of feathered dinosaur
Latias,Latios,Mega Lati: Seagulls
Lugia: Probably an eagle
tell me if I'm wrong
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2017
I always thought that Deino and its kin were closely related to the Dorat: the artificial creature which turns into something truly horrific* when exposed to immense radiation...


*- godzilla.wikia.com/wiki/King_G…
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
Yes they are similiar to the dorat, but these deino, zweilous and Hydreigon for me they look more similiar to a kind of feathered dinosaur that evolved into a dragon like creature
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Well, it IS possible, though I didn't really check which animal I picked. You're right about Druddigon, the Latis and the Salamences, but all others have no real origin. I've drawn them so they were anatomically okay, though had no special animal in mind.
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:iconjok3r2000:
Jok3r2000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
From which kindness of animals are related these dragons??
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
That differs. Rayquaza is basing on a vine snake, Dragonite is a giant Salamander, The Latis are actually Sea Gulls, Druddigon is an Allosaurus. I simply picked a variety of animals and put them together with horns and wings.
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:iconjok3r2000:
Jok3r2000 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017
Kind*
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:iconspireex:
SpireEx Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your UBs are WAAAAY better than the original ones! ;)

;D
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017
thanks
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:iconzcmasters:
ZCmasters Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
Dragonite looks amazing!!! Love Love La la la la La la la la 
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
thanks, but it is originally :iconarvalis:'s design
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:iconana-sakuya:
Ana-Sakuya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so damn talented! I cannot believe my eyes! la in love 

GREAT work!
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
Why, thank you very much :)
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:iconzcmasters:
ZCmasters Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
does your Necrozama not have eyes or are they really small, just wondering, not criticizing.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
No. It doesn't have any eyes. Makes it scarier.
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:iconzcmasters:
ZCmasters Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016
Cool!
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:iconcolourfulgold:
colourfulgold Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
how does a charizard decide which mega it grows into?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Mostly genetics, but there is also the factor of enviroment.
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:iconcolourfulgold:
colourfulgold Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
so like for example

charizard changes to Y in a more windy area, high temperatures, with predators to out fly.
and X is a more tropical, a lot of food to eat, and a lot of competition for mating.
that's a guess really :D
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