Blazon: Vert a fess ermine of five spots between in chief an eagle displayed, wings inverted perched on a thunderbolt fesswise between two garbs or and in base on water barry wavy argent and azure a Viking ship of third, sails of the fourth
Crest: On a wreath vert and argent on a mount an oak tree proper fructed or bound thereto by a chain proper two anchors in saltire of the third
Supporters: On the dexter a Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn Bull and on the sinister a Lincoln Longwool Ram both guardant proper, each supporting a croizer or
I worked on making this set a bit more refined, and a bit more creative. Whilst the designs out there are superb, I wanted to push for more body shape differences then simply swapping the colours. Hopefully this will flesh out a more realistic Pokémon world a bit more.
I have attached the text to the pictures and made them a bit more scientific, as people kept deleting the flavour text, but it’s also attached below. Please don’t delete it :)
The Common Dragonite is the most
plentiful and registered breed found to date. It is categorised by an equal
balance of wingspan, limb size and tail size, being adapted for life both on
the land and at sea for extended periods of time. It is also an incredible
flyer, known to rise to great heights in order to circumnavigate the globe in a
relatively short amount of time.
In its common form, which can be
found in lakes, rivers and other large bodies of water, Dragonite is a light
orange colour, with teal membranes to its wings and yellowish antennae (which
it uses to sense prey and also to perform electrical attacks). Dragonite
reaches full maturity at 55 months if trained correctly, with wild specimens
varying between 55 to 65 months. A creature with extreme intellect and power,
it is not easily trained and is marked as a pseudo-legendary class Pokémon.
BLUE EASTERN DRAGONITE
The Eastern Blue Dragonite is
found primarily in lakes and rivers and is noted for having very high special
attack and special defence capabilities. Though smaller than their common
counterparts, they are longer, more lithe and are considered the most elegant
of the various breeds. They are not capable flyers, preferring to glide with
their smaller wingspan, but are inclined to use them to surge out of bodies of
water to catch prey.
These Dragonite are the calmest and most serene of their
species, boasting higher intelligence than the Common Dragonite. Along with
their small wingspan and blueish colouring, they are easily spotted by their
white frilled antennae that adorn the neck, leading people to mistake them for
the juvenile Dragonairs that often accompany them in their pods. Being that they often live in warmer
climates, they seem slightly more resilient to ice attacks (a primary weakness
of dragons) as their blood is naturally warmer overall.
The Crested Dragonite, sometimes
called the Flame Crested Dragonite, is one of the most exotic breeds of this Pokémon.
Its vibrant colours set it apart from other Dragonite, along with several other
As a cliff-dweller by nature, the
Crested Dragonite has a much larger wingspan to body ratio than other
Dragonite, capable of gliding for days at a time if required. Its feet are less
webbed and have longer talons that allow it to pluck prey from the water. This
also affords it more grip on its mountainous home. The crest fills with blood when
the Pokémon is angered and shows off the same exotic colours that adorn the wing
Crested Dragonite are often
faster than common Dragonite, as their naturally larger wings allow for them to
reach heights and speeds few other winged species can match. Their downfall,
however, is when they are grounded, being lighter and more fragile than their
The Muddy Dragonite is known for
being the most aggressive of the Dragonite breeds. Far stronger and tougher
than its ocean-dwelling brethren, the Muddy Dragonite boasts exceptional defence
and attack, which it sacrifices speed for.
As these creatures are often
found with the ability ‘Multiscale’, (a highly sought after trait in the Dragonite
species) it is no surprise that their tough, armoured hide separates them from
the other breeds. Their wings are small and unsuited for long distance flights,
preferring, as with other small-winged Dragonite, the use of quick bursts of
speed in their swampy homes. Dwelling in murky and often shallow waters inland,
the Muddy Dragonite can also be found lazing out in the afternoon sun, heating
its body temperature up before it returns to the water.
This breed is often used as parental stock in order to
pass on the Multiscale gene onto its offspring, weeding out the aggressive
tendencies as the process goes along.
‘Shiny’ Dragonite (and its
evolutionary line) are rare, but are becoming increasingly more common, as are
most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon. This pigment change, whilst adored by the training
public, is in fact a genetic disorder resulting from inbreeding. All too often,
trainers will ‘farm’ Pokémon eggs in order to create stronger and more
specialised animals, sometimes resulting in a ‘Shiny’ side effect.
The disorder, which can affect
any Pokémon subjected to harsh inbreeding, can be categorised in a faint sheen
on the skin (that can result in them being shunned from their social groups and
parents and simply not surviving in the wild due to lack of camouflage in
weaker animals) and a drastic skin colour change. Whilst considered desirable,
most ‘Shiny’ Pokémon are often frail and sickly, few living as long as their
uncorrupted counterparts. Pokémon breeders are advised by the government to
halt this process, but with such a high demand for glamourous Pokémon, it is
unlikely to stop any time soon.
GREAT OCEAN DRAGONITE
The Great Ocean Dragonite is exceptionally
rare, typically spending most of their lives in the deeper areas of the ocean.
rather sluggish and poorly equipped for combat on land, the Ocean Dragonite
boasts remarkable defences and HP stats, with a thick hide that only the strongest
attacks can penetrate. In comparison to the Common Dragonite, the Ocean
Dragonite is far more suited to life in water. Its arms and legs are more
fin-like, and primarily used for steering its massive body through the water.
Its wings are too small for it to fly with, considering its weight, so they are
commonly used for underwater battles, where quick bursts of speed are required.
A large mouth also allows for it to swallow entire schools of Goldeen, Magikarp
and other fish-like Pokémon in a single gulp.
Seeing a fully grown Great Ocean
Dragonite is a rare privilege. The largest known recording was at a Kanto
lighthouse in 1998, where it was estimated to have been at least 30 meters
EDIT - added in a size chart because quite a few people were asking for one :)