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