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Pokemon in real life? The Pokemon Zoology project by Joshua Dunlop

If Professor Oak had handed us one of these Pokemon we’d probably have s— ourselves.

Think that Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds from the Detective Pikachu trailer looked real? (Or that creepy-ass Mr. Mime?) These Pokemon designed by London-based concept artist Joshua Dunlop might have them beat; they’re so frighteningly realistic we don’t know whether to run away or tip our caps and reach for an Ultra Ball.

Exeggcute

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Climbing through the undergrowth, the smell hit my nostrils hard. Like a mixture of rotten eggs and sulfur, I knew exactly what it was… an Exeggcute. These strange carnivorous plants disguise themselves as a clutch of abandoned Dodrio eggs, releasing a putrid smell that attracts insects and small animals. Thinking they have found a free meal, they unknowingly climb into the cracks in the plants leathery 'shells', only to be trapped in their sticky amber and slowly digested. Wow, these were tough to translate into real life! But I'm quite happy with the result πŸ™‚ Please help support the project by pledging on my Patreon page to get cool rewards like behind these scene images and time-lapse videos! Link in my bio 😊 Also, check out my Etsy store for awesome prints and merchandise! New prints coming in the new year so keep your eyes peeled! Link in my bio πŸ˜‰ #PokemonZoology #Pokemon #Exeggcute #joshuadunlopconceptartist

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Slowpoke

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Slowpoke spends a large amount of their day swimming in shallow, warm water such as coastal coves, marshlands and freshwater lakes. Their primary diet is made up of sea and pond weed that grows in the shallows. They have an low metabolism but more interestingly, extremely slow nervous systems. Usually, they are slow moving on land, however, if attacked by a predator they can move very quickly in a short burst, often leaving their detachable tail behind as a distraction. If hurt, it can take up to five seconds for their body to feel pain. It's thought this is a natural defense mechanism to allow them time to flee danger without being slowed down by the pain. I had some time so I smashed out another one for you! Just had this idea in my head and wanted to try it out πŸ™‚ Please support the project by becoming a Patreon and keeping the project alive (seriously I couldn't do this without it) also, check out my Etsy store for cool merch! Links in my bio 😊 #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Slowpoke #JoshuaDunlop

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Climbing through the forest I found a small cove on the coast, here, a Slowpoke was dipping its tail into the cold salt water, in hopes of catching a Shellder to evolve. These creatures are notoriously slow moving and spend a large amount of their time sleeping or bathing in warm shallow water. Because of their slow movement, their hides become covered in algae and moss, providing food for small creatures such as fish and insects as well as a semi-natural camouflage. Slowpoke is one of the only mammals that have an autotomy tail, which it can detach and regrow to avoid predators. In some parts of the world, Slowpoke tail is considered a delicacy and is found to be highly nutritious. Hope you like it! If you want to support the project, please check out my Patreon page or head over to my Etsy store for awesome merchandise! Links in my bio 😊 #Slowpoke #PokemonZoology #Pokemon

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Clefairy

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The snow had begun to fall as I reached the peak of Mt.Moon. Then I heard the beautiful song hanging in the air. Looking up at the glistening sky and lit by the beams of the full moon, a solitary Clefairy sang out into the wintery night in search of a mate. Clefairy (a cousin to Chansey) have very long gestation periods, so will breed just as winter sets in, then, they hibernate together, warm in a burrow until spring arrives, and the female lays her eggs. Their fur is some of the softest in the world, and though now protected, Clefairy pelts were once highly sought after in the fur industry. Wow, this one was a real pain! I'm thinking one day I might do it in the daylight to really show off its fur, but it just depends if I have time. As always, please only give constructive feedback. Hope you like it! If you want to help the project grow, check out my Patreon site and if you fancy grabbing some posters and more, head over to my Etsy store! Links in my bio! 😊 #Clefairy #PokemonZoology #Pokemon

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Staryu

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Staryu are incredibly versatile creatures and can use their arms to hold themselves upright using their very powerful but tiny suckers. They are estimated to have over 1 million of the suckers along the backs of their bodies, the strongest being on the tips of their arms. In mating season, when Staryu reach sexual maturity, they can emit bioluminescent light from their 'gems'. At night you can see them pulsating along the coasts, many tourists come down to see this event, known as 'The glowing hearts'. Hope you like this guys, I just wanted to explore what Staryu looks like when on land and standing up πŸ™‚ Make sure to head over to my Etsy shop for cool merch and if you would like to support the project, check out my Patreon. Links are in my Bio πŸ˜‰ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Staryu

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Goldeen

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In the shallows amongst the mangrove roots, I found a Goldeen in search of food. These beautiful fish were originally bred by humans and usually kept as decorative ponds but many are now found in freshwater lakes and rivers after trainers let them loose and they began to breed. As an invasive species, they have no natural predators and have been known to disrupt entire eco-systems. Kanto's environmental agency is now trying to move Goldeen from the wild and into enclosed habitats. Young trainers are encouraged to catch them if caught whilst fishing. Hope you like this one, it's my second time creating a fish and I feel I'm already improving! Please support the project by helping out on Patreon, it's really the only thing keeping the project afloat! If you want any cool merchandise, head over to my Etsy store, perfect Christmas gifts for any pokemon fan! Links in my bio πŸ˜‰ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Goldeen

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Magikarp

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I'm lucky enough that Kaiser and Baoba, the owners and wardens of the Safari Zone near Fuchsia, are dear family friends. My father actually helped set up the Safari Zone with them many years ago. They often invite me to come and study the Pokemon in the park and occasionally, we go fishing together, though I tend to only catch Magikarp. These large semi-armored fish, tend to swim in large schools in both fresh and salt water. Though almost useless as a battling Pokemon, their evolution makes them a prime target for young trainers who have the patience to try and train them. Hope you like this one and thank you for being patient (been a bit under the weather recently). Please be constructive with your criticism, its the only way I learn! πŸ™‚ Please check out my Patreon and help keep the project alive, also check out all the cool merchandise on my Etsy store: Link in my Bio πŸ˜‰ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Magikarp

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So a few people had some constructive feedback and I had to agree with them. I've done a re-render and I have to admit this one looks a lot more like a live fish rather than a model, and I'm really happy with how this one turned out! Obviously, I'm not going to make a habit of redoing art but if I see peoples points on things I try again in order to improve πŸ™‚ Please don't request other redone, I'm happy with those and it's quite rude when people ask that πŸ˜‰ Anyway, I'm happy with the turnout! Keep your eyes peeled for the next vote! And If you want to help the project thrive and grow, check out my Patreon and Etsy store: Link in my Bio! πŸ˜‰ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Magikarp #JoshuaDunlop

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Golbat

Gloom

Vilplume

Poliwag

Poliwrath

Raichu

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Ready for battle, the Raichu twitched with anticipation. Sparks rippled from its body, crackling in the crisp cold air. As the challenger emerged it raised onto its hind legs, lightly bobbing and sniffing the air. Its trainer called from the podium, "Hold girl, ready on my count'. The Raichu fell back to all fours, sinking its feet into the cold damp grass and watched as the challenger pulled out a Pokeball… she was ready… Here is the official Raichu image acting as a precursor to the Golem battle scene. Hope you all like it! If you want to support the project or just want to get some cool merch, check out my Patreon and Etsy store now!: Link in my Bio! #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Raichu

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Shellder

Dugtrio

Magneton

Snorlax

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Hello my lovely Pokezoologists, so there has been a little change of pace for this post as I've created 2 images instead of 1. Basically, I've had all kinds of issues with this picture, and though I was happy with the Snorlax itself, the scene wasn't grabbing me. So I did 2 alternatives, I like both in their own unique way but I've had mixed reviews from friends and family on which one they like better… so I thought, hell, I'll post them both and let you decided for yourselves which you like best! 1: Driving down the country lanes just outside of Vermilion City when I hit traffic, looking ahead, I see the problem, a Snorlax has fallen asleep on the only bridge for miles, bending the large beams under its tremendous weight… looks like I'll have to find another way around. 2. Climbing through the towering ferns of an old, dark forest, I find a sleeping giant, dozing under a huge tree, it's a Snorlax! These Pokemon are known for sleeping for days at a time and are notoriously hard to wake up, though when they do, watch yourself as they tend to be very hungry and get rather grumpy. Hope you like this one, don't forget to like and share! If you want to support the project, head over to my Patreon for loads of behind the scenes content, videos and rewards: https://www.patreon.com/JoshuaDunlop If you would like to buy any of my work, along with cool merchandise, check out my Etsy store, link in my Bio 😊 #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Snorlax

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Ekans

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You don't want to get too close to this large terrestrial snake. Not only does Ekans have a powerful venom, it can secrete poison from its skin. Hope you guys like it! If you want to support me and the project, head over to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoshuaDunlop (Big and positive changes coming soon) If you wan't to buy prints or awesome PZ merchandise, check out my Etsy store: Link in my Bio πŸ˜‰ Please follow me on my other social media: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JRRDunlop Facebook: Facebook.com/JoshDunlopConceptArtist (I'm almost at 100k followers, I'll do a special picture if you help me reach it) Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoshuaDunlopConceptArtist #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Ekans

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Marowak

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As the sandstorm rolled in, I saw it emerge from the dust… a Marowak! It was scavenging the bones of a dead animal to build its nest after the male had left. Females lay a clutch of around 4 eggs, after they hatch, the mother leaves them to fend for themselves. Because Cubone are often found alone, a myth arose that the boney build up on it head was actually its mother skull that it wore after her death. If this were the case, their population would half each time until they became extinct. Still, young Cubone are very affectionate and tend to need a lot of attention and affection. Hope you like it guys and gals! This one proved to be more of a pain than I panned! Make sure to check out my Patreon, social media sites and my Etsy account if you haven't already πŸ˜‰ Links on my home page 😁

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Seel

Sandshrew

Paras

Parasect

Rhyhorn

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Generally, these gentle giants are passive creatures, but if angered in any way, they will charge at you with all 5 tons of their stone armored bodies, so be careful not to startle any of them! In captivity, it has become the fashion to sand down their stone to make it smoother, however, it is recommended not to do this as the vibrations from the grinder can be distressing. Their rock is naturally porous and is designed the crumble away as they grow, making it thinner by sanding it down can make it brittle, forcing it to crack unnaturally. This was a real challenge with all the parts, but I got there eventually! I had to change some of the proportions (like its leg length and width) to make its anatomy functional. Check out my Patreon and Etsy, link in my bio πŸ˜‰ #Rhyhorn #pokemon

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Abra

Seadra

Kingler

Psyduck

Golduck

Aerodactyl

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Dr.Fuji invited me to their Coastal Aviary. Though excited, I was not prepared for not only the enormous size of the aviary itself but its inhabitance… As I walked onto the open-air platform, I heard the beating of enormous wings, I looked up, only to jump out the way of a living, breathing Aerodactyl! Dr.Fuji continued to amaze me! – – This is a special edition image, dedicated to a very brave and strong girl named Janaya who tragically has DIPG, an inoperable brain tumor 😒 – – It was on her bucket list to have me create her a Pokemon image. She loves Dragons so she decided to ask for an Aerodactyl. – – If you can, check out her blog that her mother set up (another incredibly brave lady) and donate to help her tick some things off her bucket list: www.janayasjourney.com – – Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janayasjourney/?ref=br_rs – – Donations: https://www.gofundme.com/janayas-bucket-listfighting-dipg – – – If you want to support Pokemon Zoology, head over to my Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JoshuaDunlop – – If you want any cool posters of merchandise, check out my Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JoshuaDunlop?ref=seller-platform-mcnav – – #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Aerodactyl #Janayasjourney

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Victreebell

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Deep in the jungle, a Victreebell releases its sweet scent whilst bathing in the sun, attracting a cloud of insects. Though this looks beautiful, its actually attracting its food, as Victreebell are carnivorous plants. Got this one done super quick as I used the Weepinbell model as a base! Pretty pleased with how it turned out actually πŸ˜€ Let me know if you like it in the comments down below and if you want to support the project, head over to my Patreon where you can get awesome rewards: https://www.patreon.com/JoshuaDunlop If you want to get your hands on Posters and merchandise, head over to my Etsy store: Link in my Bio 😊 #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Victreebell

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Weedle

Beedrill

Caterpie

Butterfree

Gastly

Haunter

Gengar

Kakuna

Doduo

Onix

Bulbasaur

Ivysaur

Venusaur

Squirtle

Blastoise

Charmander

Charmeleon

Charizard

Geodude

Muk

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I continued down the tunnel system under Celadon, following the reflective oil staining the concrete slabs. As I got deeper into the floodway, the air began to get thicker and a putrid smell began to fill my nose. The closest I could compare it too would be a mixture of rotten eggs and sulfur with a petrol-like after smell. As I turned a corner I saw where it was coming from, my heart sank. With its oozing, slow-moving body, a Muk slid across the middle of the room, leaving a thick trail of toxic slime behind it. This was clearly the mother of the Grimer I'd seen earlier. She must have got in through the storm pipes about a mile outside of town. I hoped that I wasn't going to run into one on this trip. When I was young, I was on a farm, climbing where I shouldn't have and accidentally stepped onto (or should I say into) a Muk that was covered in straw. I had no idea how it got there, but that didn't matter much as my trainer slipped off my foot, sinking into the purple tar and a huge gaping mouth opened just a few feet in front of me. Safe to say I ran as fast as I could and I've had a deep-seated fear ever since. Though I wanted to turn and run, I had to get photos for the sanitation department. I moved to get a better shot and accidentally knocked an empty bottle across the floor, the noise clattered off the walls and the Muk turned towards me. She opened her sticky mouth and let out a deep, guttural roar that vibrated in my chest. I was in trouble. Muk's toxic sludge could kill an adult in a matter of days, and even if the slime didn't get me, there have been records of Muk swallowing their prey whole! Luckily there was plenty of room to maneuver and get some distance between me and her. Muk aren’t very fast creatures, so generally they are easily avoidable, so I decided to let someone else deal with this disgusting but fascinating creature. ——— If you enjoy the Pokemon Zoology project, do support it by pledging on Patreon, or grab some cool merchandise on my Etsy store! Links in my bio πŸ˜‰ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Muk #JoshuaDunlop #ConceptArt

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Vulpix

Pikachu

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Here it is! My brand new picture of everyone's favourite little electric Pokemon, Pikachu! Created using 3D-Coat, Zbrush, Keyshot and Photoshop! β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”- And no, Pikachu is not a Rabbit. It’s primarily based on a Pika, hence the name. The English translators didn’t know what a Pika was and incorrectly translated it to mouse. Saying that, this design is a mixture between a dormouse and a Pika, as traditional mice have a longer muzzle, which Pikachu does not. The long rabbit ears are because, again, Pikachu has long ears, whereas mice do not and a close relative to a Pika is a rabbit. Please don’t comment telling me that Pikachu is a mouse. – Keep up to date with future work and more exciting news by following my social media, links in my bio. – What would you like to see next and why? Post your ideas below πŸ™‚ #Pokemon #PokemonZoology #Pikachu

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