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Realistic Blastoise Sketches by catandcrown Realistic Blastoise Sketches by catandcrown
Blastoise

Blastoise are adult Squirtle, one of the three starting Pokémon issued to new trainers In the kanto region. Blastoise are immense Pokémon, incredibly powerful, loyal and capable of vicious behaviour. However, they are noted for being placid and playful when looked after, it is only when they feel they or their trainer is being threatened that they reveal their other side.

Being that they have grown to such a size, Blastoise have far greater attacking power than their young, the once soft, smooth shell of youth has grown into a thick, craggy defence mechanism that repels even the hardiest of attacks. Since their preliminary stages, the neck has elongated, able to retract and jut out at will, allowing for incredible biting abilities that, when combined with the Pokémons sharp beak-like maw, produces devastating attacking force. The large, fluffy ears and tail of the previous evolution have been shed, developing into more streamline, lizard like features. The most prominent development however, is that the Blastoise has grown a pair or siphon like growths just under its shell. Curiously, a large gap grows between the Pokémons neck, and the tip of its shell, leading scientists to wonder why it doesn’t grow closer together for inspection.

However, when observed, it is noted that Blastoise, like their evolutionary line, need to take in water before they can dispel it, like most water Pokémon. Blastoise Are often seen mulling around on dry land or at sea, but can use various attacks on either. Under study, it was noted that on land, the Pokémon prefers to conserve water to keep itself hydrated, preferring to tackle, or bite or use its jutting spikes that have grown from the shell. The cannons function with the shell itself, which is a biological wonder in its own right. Tough, cartilage like muscles form the cannons, which can also be retracted back into the main part of the carapace, retracting so far in fact, that they turn inside out and become siphoning tools. When in water, these ports intake a vast amount of water, which is stored in the shell and either slowly absorbed by the skin, or used for attacks when forced, under high pressure, through the cannons, which can be focused to form jets of water that are powerful enough to punch through steel.

It is also noted however, that the Pokémon becomes significantly heavier when carrying large amounts of water, and will usually resort to quadruped travelling when under such strain. Yet when empty, it often lumbers on two legs, allowing for slashing attacks with the sharp claws it has now developed. Proficient at both forms of travel, it is an incredibly adaptive Pokémon when it needs to be. Males are noted for having far thicker shells, heavier growths and spikes, and generally being more aggressive. The females are, however, the more protective of their young, as it they who stay with them until puberty.

As a starting Pokémon, they, like Charizard and its evolutions, are noted for their advanced learning curve, and that a trainer must adapt and learn to control them as they themselves grow. The more passive of the two, Blastoise is nonetheless a ferocious enemy to come across.
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:iconlonewolfx220:
I don't wanna reiterate anything that's already been said, but this is too good for me to "fav and run" it, something I've been trying to get out of the habit of doing, so I felt the need to comment on this. I rarely delve into realistic interpretations of fictional works, but this really took the cake for me. Firstly with the way you did Blastoise's cannons and made them more natural looking as well as your description of  Blastoise overall, it really made since of the cannons as opposed to simply saying "He's got cannons cuz he's AWESOME like that!", even though Blastoise pretty much is. Blastoise was pretty much my main starter since I wanted to pick my own choice of a starter rather than go with the most popular one at the time (i.e. Charizard), but I always liked Squirtle's evolutionary line because they're blue and I like turtles, that said; BLASTOISE ALL DAY, SON!! XD
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:iconmexicankaiju:
Love the design!!!
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catandcrown Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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mikeystea Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great

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catandcrown Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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:iconmabgamer6407:
Very nice. I like how you gave him the long cartilage like tubes instead of Iron Cannons or weird Squid like features some use for the Cannons. I love this design of this Blastoise. Real enough to believe it could of existed on our planet yet not drastically changed from its original appearance from the series. 
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catandcrown Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! truth be told, this piece needs re working, its so old now, but i like my idea for the cannons too, so im glad you like them :) 
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DrRichoften Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really think it couldn't really be able to fire water out if it was real maybe the holes could be used as a sorce of protection than it's shell? plus if I think a hunter saw this thing he would shoot at it if the bullet only made itangry I think he better run...
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:iconrkane-i:
reminds me of tarrasque..
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:iconicunow12:
This is the best rendition a realistic Blastoise I've seen I like your approach by balancing between realism and the original design instead of making it so realistic or so close to the original design that it ends up looking creepy. Though I will admit u do go a little over the top at times
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