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 :)
I hope the color morphs in magikarp jump are an indication that future Pokémon games will have more color morphs in Pokémon. Like that moth Pokémon that looks different depending on what country you live in? And spinda that has different spot patterns?
Like I know it’s beneficial for real animals to look identical to each other on both the predator and prey side, but genetic mutations exist. Albinism, melanism, et c. Et c. Exist and it’s cool beans. I want some cool beans in Pokémon.
Side note- like shiny but not uber rare. Different color palletts but not rare.
Humming softly to yourself, you glanced down at your phone again, feeling the heavy buzz in your hands alerting you to yet another Pokemon. Gasping softly, you grinned, eyes narrowing a little and brows furrowed in determination. Ditto.
It was so yours.
Spinning on your heel, you marched in the direction it was hiding, weaving through passerby and through the crowds on the street. Stopping in the local park, you looked around, squinting out over at the entire park. Lush green grass tickled your feet, bare from your sandals.
Licking your lips, you looked down at your phone again. The image on the screen was larger, this time, and you grinned, walking a little faster towards the Ditto hiding in the grass. Just as you reached the morphing Pokemon, you bumped in to someone, a heavy oof falling off your lips as you landed on your ass.
The person in front of you groaned, rubbing his backside before looking up at you. His eyes were sharp, blinking slowly at you, cat like in the way they followed your every movement. You smiled sheepishly, giving him a hand as you pushed yourself up. “Sorry, I wasn’t looking where I was going. There’s a…” Your eyes widened, and you whipped out your phone, spinning around. “Ditto! Please tell me that Ditto is still here!”
“Ditto?” The male hummed, and you nodded, not even facing him as you attempted to continue tracking it down.
“Yeah, Ditto. It’s a Pokemon and-”
“I know what Ditto is.” The male smiled just briefly, and raised a brow. “I haven’t caught one yet.”
You looked up at him, parting your lips a little, before grinning and grabbing the strangers hand. “Come on! It’s over here.” You pulled on his hand, running off after the elusive Pokemon. After a minute or two of running around, you finally stumbled across it, and gasped, eyes lighting up. “Look! He’s right here!”
Together, the two of you opened your phones, engaging the Pokemon. There was a brief struggle as it seemed to evade all your Pokeballs - until the stranger leaned up behind you, his arms coming up and fingers setting over your hand. “Here.” He spoke softly, quietly, and flicked the Pokeball precisely to catch the little purple blob.
Gasping in joy, you turned around to face him, hugging him tight. “Thank you thank you thank you!” He froze, cheeks tinged a soft pink, before awkwardly patting your back.
“You, um….you’re welcome.” He mumbled. Stepping back, you looked at him with a twinkle in your eye, holding your hand out to him.
“My name is ____. It’s a pleasure to meet you!”
He paused for a second, before reaching out and taking your hand, shaking it softly. “Kenma.”
Still smiling, you let go of his hand and gestured down to your phone. “Would you like to continue Pokehunting with me, Kenma?”
For a moment, he looked down, face devoid of emotion as he fiddled with his phone for a moment. Your heart sank, and you smiled awkwardly. “Um, sorry, I’ll-”
“There’s an Eevee near here. Would you like to go catch it?”
Your chest swelled, and you smiled brightly, nodding. “I’d love to.”
it took a ridiculous amount of pokeballs to catch this cutie bc i was freaking out too much, lol. there was one nearby last night but i didn’t want to leave the house at midnight…then this morning i wake up with one coming right in to greet me! FINALLY AN EEVEE<3