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Invertebrate Pokemon by DragonlordRynn Invertebrate 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.”

Invertebrate Pokémon are the oldest known Pokémon, with many of them having existed since the beginning of life. Surprisingly is their high intellect, many of the larger arthropoda Pokémon being about as smart as dogs, maybe even three-year-old children. All of the Protozoa Pokémon are also larger than many normal insects, making them ideal for study.

December 9th, 2016: Updated the main file with newer art. It goes from single-cellular Organisms, over sponges to jellyfish to echinoderm to mollusca, crustacea, chelicerata and insects.
All in all, these are 191 individual pictures, making it the single largest group I've drawn. (mammals are luckily split up, otherwise they would be 362 Pokémon)

Okay, here you have: Zygarde Cell, Solosis, Duosion, Reuniclus, Ditto, Cosmog, Cosmoen, Koffing, Weezing, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Cryogonal, Drifloon, Drifblim, Nihilego, Bronzor, Bronzong, Frillish, Jellicent, Minior, Staryu, Starmie, Solrock, Klink, Klang, Klinklang, Mareanie, Toxapex, Lileep, Cradily, Shuckle, Unown, Binacle, Barbacle, Pyukumuku, Shellder, Cloyster, Clamperl, Dunsparce, Phione, Manaphy, Shellos, Gastrodon, Slugma, Magcargo, Goomy, Sliggoo, Gulpin, Swalot, Shelmet, Accelgor, Omanyte, Omastar, Litwick, Lampent, Chandelure, Elgyem, Beehyem, Inkay, Malamar, Rotom, Castform, Mimikyu, Trubbish, Garbador, Octillery, Wimpod, Golisopod, Anorith, Armaldo, Corpish, Crawdaunt, Clauncher, Clawitzer, Roggenrola, Boldore, Gigalith, Dwebble, Crustle, Crabrawler, Crabominable, Magnemite, Magnetone, Magnezone, Beldum, Metang, Metagross, Mega Metagross, Krabby, Kingler, Pineco, Forretress, Voltorb, Electrode, Kabuto, Kabutops, Ghastly, Haunter, Gengar, Mega Gengar, Skorupi, Drapion, Spinarak, Ariados, Joltik, Galvantula, Dewipder, Araquanid, Paras, Parasect, Nincada, Ninjask, Shedenja, Celebi, Bergmite, Lunatone, Bonsley, Sudoowoodo, Scizzor, Mega Scizzor, Fomantis, Lurantis, Tsareena, Kricketot, Kricketune, Yanma, Yanmega, Venipede, Whirlipede, Scolipede, Genesect, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Volbeat, Illumise, Karrablast, Escavalier, Pinsir, Mega Pinsir, Grubbin, Charjabug, Vikavolt, Ledyba, Ledian, Klefki, Heracross, Mega Heracross, Sewaddle, Swadloon, Leavanny, Snorunt, Glalie, Mega Glalie, Froslass, Burmy, Wormadam, Mothim, Tapu Lele, Kartana, Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Beautifly, Dustox, Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Spewpa, Scatterbug, Vivillon, Larvesta, Volcarona, Venonat, Venomoth, Ribombee, Cutiefly, Gligar, Gliscor, Karbink, Diancie, Mega Diancie, Magearna, Durant, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Mega Beedrill, Combee, Vespiqueen

Notes:
-Cutiefly and Ribombee are not the same. Cutiefly is related to flies, Ribombee is related to Hawkmoths. They look similar enough that there was a connection suspected, though.
-Dustox Wurmple hatch earlier in the year. As they are venomous, predators won't eat them, so the Beautifly Wurmple that hatch later in the year can profit of predators believing them to be poisonous- which they are not.
-Unown is a small worm Pokémon. Alone it is pathetic, but in large groups they develop powerful psychic abilities. They like living in crevices, so they are often found in wall carvings.
-Minior has a wide variety of colors. If they hibernate, they encapsule themselves into a rock-like outer layer- there's a shiny! Get it!
-Cosmog is able to convert sunlight into Biomass. Has it gathered enough, it pulls its entire body together and becomes incredibly dense- ten to thirteen times of the sun's core, in fact.
-Reuniclus is the 'mature' form of Solosis. It appears only briefly and splits off two Solosis, while it returns to be a Duosion.
-Genesect was the result of some drunken scientists pasting a cannon on the back of a giant cockroach.
-Karbink is a Termite-like Pokémon. There is only one known colony of them, and they not only eat organic substances, but can also convert rocks. Their Queen is called Mega Diancie. The normal Diancie is some sort of Princess.
-Magearna is an artificial Pokémon that has been build in the likeness of Diancie.
-Snorunt has a strange alternation of generations. Snorunt is the small male, Glalie the female. From their eggs hatch only Froslass, which are hermaphroditic and lay eggs from which Snorunt and Glalie hatch.


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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:iconzeruzu:
Zeruzu Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
No trapinch?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Not anymore. The old version was an antlion, the new is a Bearded Dragon Dragon. So Trapinch and Family are over in the Dragon category now.
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:iconzeruzu:
Zeruzu Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
ok, thx
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:iconevometheus6082:
Evometheus6082 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish you could split this up into the different parts like by insects, crustaceans,mollusks and so on like how you did with mammals 
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017
Yeah, but then I would have had like three kinds of Protozoa, eight different worms- and the rest is evenly distributed between crabs, spiders and bugs
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
Does Mimikyu still have eye holes somewhere in its costume; if not, how does it know where its going?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
It is a squid. It usually only 'sees' where it is going by touching things with its tentacles. Plus the cloth is pretty thin, so it can look through it outside.
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Geekzarro Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  New Deviant
Man, your work is the best realistic pokémon art I've seen in all this time, and that's big. I just created an account here so I could tell you this. Congratulations, and please, keep 'em coming!  :D
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2017
Heh, I'm glad you liked it :)
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
What are binacle, barbaracle, lunatone and whirlipede intended to be?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Feather Duster worm, Feather duster worm, thorn bug, ear wig in a curled-up puppa-like state.
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:iconzugarijaru:
zugarijaru Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this is the most impressive impression toward pokemon type IMHO
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
thanks
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:iconfuryquantmin:
FuryQuantmin Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Student General Artist
CRAB PEOPLE. CRAB PEOPLE. LOOK LIKE CRAB. TALK LIKE PEOPLE. CRAB PEOPLE CRAB PEOPLE.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner May 9, 2017
Too many crustaceans on this picture.
Not enough Garlic Butter.
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Cool. Best work yet.
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Thanks
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:iconsupermariofan65:
SuperMarioFan65 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no problem
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
What are karrablast excadrill and klefki intended to be?
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Karrablast is a bug. A random bug. Excadrill isn't on this picture (it would be a mole), but Escavalier is. It's the adult stage of Karrablast, but has a larger abdomen which hasn't got any armor like its front does, so it carries around a snail shell. Klefki is a random wingless insect that lives in dark places (it has long feelers to compensate for its bad eyesight) and is notorious for stealing shiny things. Mostly keys, because it can carry them off.
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:iconpokemonhunter20:
PokemonHunter20 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Sorry I meant Excavalier
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:iconlegacy-galaxy:
Legacy-Galaxy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID TO THE ZYGARDE CELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Well, they are cells
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:iconmollylizz:
MollyLizz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought heracross was a vertabrae
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
...What made you think that? Heracross is clearly a bug, and bugs are, by my knowledge invertebrates.
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:iconmollylizz:
MollyLizz Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But is a stag beetle a vertebrae because heracross is based on that
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
No. It is a bug. Bugs don't have vertebraes.

And the name 'stag' beetle comes from the antler-like mandibles. There's no deer in a bug.
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:iconmollylizz:
MollyLizz Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right about that but they have one thing in common: they are living things!!!!
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Yes.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2017
I found out that Krabby's Japanese name is literally just "Crab"...

"There is only one step, and it is crab."
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
Yeah. They've been veeeeery creative with their names.
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:iconwhitecheddakoopichu:
WhiteCheddaKoopichu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the names in Pokemon are sometimes composed of words in other languages, like Flabebe containing the word "bebe", which is french for baby. So in Japan, the word crab is foreign, since they would call crabs by another word (kani).
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Still, just take another translation and call it that is a bit lazy.
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:iconwhitecheddakoopichu:
WhiteCheddaKoopichu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it is a bit.
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:icon102945:
102945 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
awesome! I knew pheramosa was based off a cockroach ^^
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Well, actually she's a long-horned beetle
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:icon102945:
102945 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
whoops XD
your a lot better with insects than I am XD
when I saw pheramosa and buzzwole for the first time I instantly saw mosquito and cockroach XD
your knowledge and art is amazing ^^
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
Well, Buzzwole is a Assassin bug.

Oh. And it's You're. Not wanting to be a grammar Nazi, but if we don't get it right, who will?
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:icon102945:
102945 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017
I can see that,  I'm talking about the actual pokemon btw
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Asooo. Okay.

Buzzwole still looks like an assassin bug. Even with normal Pokemon
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:icon102945:
102945 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
true ^^
I guess its the long nose that made me think of mozzies XD
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:icon102945:
102945 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
these are just incredible!!!
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:icondarkomen94:
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Scolipede looks like a chaurus from skyrim
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
I based him on a Chaurus from Skyrim
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2017
I always suspected drunk science to have played a role in Genesect's creation... What were they thinking? Cockroaches are already hard enough to kill, and now we've got one that can shoot lasers at anything that it sees as a threat; everything is threatening to a cockroach. Also, is Shuckle a barnacle?
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DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017
I think it was like this:
Scientist 1: (Seriously drunk) "You know- what is really awesome? Cockroaches."
Scientist 2: (Even more drunk) "Dude? Why?"
Scientist 1: "Because- because you can't kill them."
Scientist 2: "That's rad"
Scientist 1: "Do you know what's even more awesome?" (takes a sip from his bottle) "Cockroaches with lasers on their heads."
Scientist 2: "Dude! That's the best idea ever!"


And no. Shuckle is a worm colony that tunnels through rocks.
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2017
*Yeah, that sounds about right:
10 hours later...
Scientist 1: (badly hungover) "Man, wha- what did we do last night?"
no response
Scientist 1: "Buddy? You stil-OHMYGAWD!"
To his left, Scientist 2 appears to have been reduced to a pile of ashes, and to his right a very large hole in the wall...
Surviving Scientist: (pauses for about 3 seconds before reaching the obvious conclusion) "THIS WAS A MISTAAAKE!!" Jontron Echmote - THIS WAS A MISTAKE 

*A colony of worms works, too!
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
*snorts*

Ghetsis: "...I tried to warn you."
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:iconthat1bot:
That1Bot Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017
Genesect re-enters the room... by crashing through the ceiling while engaged in battle with Mewtwo...

Ghestis and the surviving scientist, shock and terror on their faces, scr-


[TO BE CONTINUED...]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2evDv…
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:icondragonlordrynn:
DragonlordRynn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
They just need to switch on the light suddenly. Genesect is still a cockroach- it will scramble away if the light comes on.
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