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Tapirdelica by eternalsaturn Tapirdelica by eternalsaturn
Just a quickie to let people know I'm still alive
I haven't drawn any 'realistic' Pokemon for a while, and they're a lot of fun so here's a couple of my favorites from GenV :)

Hugely popular Pokemon among certain... subcultures, Munna and Musharna are best known for both their unusual dietary habits and even more unusual defense mechanisms. These Pokemon feed almost exclusively on a single species of bright orange flower related to the poppy; however, they only digest the stems, leaves, and roots, while the orange petals are internally processed into powder and stored in the prominent sac at the base of the trunk. When threatened, the Pokemon 'sneezes' out the powder, mixed with special enzymes produced in the creature's body, in a bright orange and purple cloud; the chemicals in the dust have strong hallucinogenic properties even when only a tiny amount is inhaled, and will put even the fiercest predator into an unusually calm, sedate state long enough for the Munna/Musharna to make its escape.

Young Munna are unique among mammals in their incredible color-changing abilites, rivaling those of the real-world cuttlefish; they can display a dazzling array of patterns and colors on their mostly hairless skin, and even animate the patterns on their bodies to intimidate foes. These traits mostly disappear upon evolution, though some Musharna do seem to exhibit limited color-changing abilities of their own; however it is currently debated that this may simply be a misconception brought about by the evolved form's more powerful hallucinogenic 'smoke'.


...what? You KNOW people would find 'interesting' uses for these guys in real life. XD
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candacetheninja Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011

IngenRanger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Why did they have to ripoff Drowzee? WHY?
whatpipeswhy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Actually, it's possible that Munna was always intended to be a counterpart to drowzee, and just never made it into r/g/b/y. The original games include a girl who wishes that there was a "pink pokemon with floral patterns". Four generations later...
Also, technically neither munna nor drowzee is original, since they're both based on bakus - mythical japanese animals resembling tapirs that eat bad dreams.
GaiaMIX Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, maybe when they made Drowzee, they wanted to introduce Munna in Gen II as a pre-evo. But the design looked too bad and not-pokemony. And since not many people liked Drowzee, the design was not included in Gen II or III, as it stayed deep in Gamefreak s' closets, but in around 2007, the design was found again, modified a bit, and then they made an evolution that was a mix between Drowzee and "Munna" (this evolution would be Musharna) and they decided to invent a gimmick for them.
IngenRanger Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012

Completely missed the point.
Freezair Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
... I thought the other one was supposed to be a Drowzee for a second. ;D; Though, to be fair, he's based on the same idea.
eternalsaturn Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's only so many ways to draw a psychedelic tapir monster I guess :B
Freezair Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I don't blame you; I blame the original Game Boy Color's color palette for making me think the lower half of Drowzee is purple even though I "really" know it's brown. :B
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