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Latios by Galahawk Latios by Galahawk
EDIT: I really hate to put a big, ugly watermark on this but from my observation, this is THE most reposted-everywhere-without-any-sort-of-credit-whatsoever piece in my gallery, and I'm going to take a step to try and prevent that from happening anymore. I'm really sorry.

Latios: The Eon Pokemon (Infinitus extraho)
Type: Dragon/Psychic
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 132.3 lbs


Behavior: Unlike the Latias, who are social creatures who live in huge herds, Latios are loners. A single Latios will actively seek and join herds of Latias, becoming their temporary alpha male. Once it has joined the group, they will mate once with every female, and stay within the herd until all the chicks have declared their independence. After which, they will leave to live a life of solitude once more. If a Latios were to find a herd of Latias that already has an alpha male, the two Latios will battle fiercely until one of them dies, or surrenders. They are territorial, and will claim an enormous stretch of land as their turf. Anything entering their territory they see as a threat, even a lone Latias, will be driven out or killed.

Call: Latios can make a variety of sounds. These sounds include a drawn-out howl for communication and to show pleasure, hissing and screeching noises to show anger, and a low-pitched, dove-like coo to show comfort or weakness.

Diet: Latios are omnivores, meaning they can eat both meat and plants. Latios actively hunt daily, and have been known to eat fish, deer, bears, horses, predatory birds, and several species of small rodent. Latios have a very strong stomach acid that dissolves toxic substances in certain plants, so they can eat any plant or fruit they find tasty.

Biology: Even as infants, Latios display traits much different than Latias. For instance, they have smaller deposits of fat at the base of their wings, and rather than feathers on their forehead, they will have bony plates and scales. The males use their hard foreheads to spar and battle for breeding rights, along with their incredible agility and razor-sharp claws. Their bright blue feathers and scales are used as camouflage when flying high in the clouds, as well as a method of attracting mates. Despite being mostly land creatures, they are surprisingly good swimmers, being able to swim up to 32 knots by tucking in part of their wings and paddling with their webbed rear feet. Latios living near the ocean must learn to swim at an early age, or else risk starvation or drowning. Latios also have multiple sets of lungs. This is useful in extended flights by allowing more oxygen into their bodies (which reduces the immense fatigue that comes with flying as fast as they do), and in swimming by allowing them to stay under for longer amounts of time.

Rumors and myths: Common rumors about Latios include that they have psychic abilities. While it is still highly debated, this has been passed off as untrue. Their foreheads, for some reason, emit strong electromagnetism that interferes with radio, TV, and cell phone signals, as well as destroying any hardware that they come near. Those who are around a Latios for extended periods of time have reported frequent hallucinations, which are most likely also caused by the electromagnetism. They are a nuisance in heavily populated areas, and as such, have been driven to near extinction.
Another common rumor is that they can make themselves turn invisible. This is also untrue. This is because what we call "disappearing" is actually them sensing out any nearby presence, and flying away faster than the human eye can follow. In the air, they are extremely fast, being able to fly faster than jet planes.

Habitat: Latios have no distinct habitat, and can be found anywhere that temperatures are mild, and there is plenty of fresh water, as well as big game for them to hunt. Due to their rough history with human beings, they tend to live far, far away from human-populated areas. Those who have seen them have seen them nesting on high cliffs alongside the ocean, wide valleys with some sort of river or stream running through it, and dense marshes.

Suggested Uses: While it is not impossible, it is extremely difficult to capture and tame a Latios. First and foremost, you must not seek them out, they must find you. They will judge if you are worthy as an owner. Those who do manage to tame a Latios commonly use them as beasts of burden or flying mounts.

Other useful information for potential owners: Latios are very finicky creatures, and frequently groom themselves. If they are ever displeased with something about themselves or their master, they'll make it known in any way they can. This includes, but is not limited to screeching loudly, having "temper tantrums," or even taking their frustration out on those around them. They require being fed at least 120 pounds of meat, fruit, and other foods they have taken a liking to, daily.

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I take my work too seriously sometimes. :lol:
I tried a method on this picture that honestly, I haven't tried on any other picture. I colored, shaded, did details, and added lineart in segments (for instance, I finished the head, then torso, then body and so on). My millionth attempt at a realistic Latios, bio included. And by far, it's definitely my favorite.

Note: If I find this image ANYWHERE but on MY computer and deviantART gallery, it WILL NOT be tolerated. This includes Photobucket and YouTube. And as such, download is, as always, disabled.

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This is a very striking picture! I've seen quite a lot of Pokemon fan art, but this picture caught my eye. I really like your interpretation of Latios; he looks a lot more draconian than cute and cuddly. The bio you've written adds to the realism too. You've definitely put a lot of work into this, and I can see the love here. There's a lot of detail in this picture that looks very nice; I really like how you've done the feathers on the torso and head, and the lighting looks good. The transparency of the wings is an interesting idea. It looks like they'd be thin and delicate. Nevertheless, they look good; they let in the perfect amount of light. This is a very interesting and well done piece! :)
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Xonmean Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww.... but I liiiiiked cute and cuddly lati(a/o)s

jk, I like it, It looks like something that might of had a chance at being a real living thing.
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Rainbowdash880 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
this is not how latios looks like you dumbfuck!'
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MakotoFujisaki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that supposed to be a Pegasus in your picture....THATS NOT HOW PEGASUS LOOK!!!!! >o<
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Rainbowdash880 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
you motherfucker this is derpy hooves i am a fuckin brony and my girl friend is a pegasister we are how we are dirty  pimp
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MakotoFujisaki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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Rainbowdash880 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
im a fuckin brony jerk!
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Galahawk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I was gonna delete this comment at first but no, it's so hilariously bad I need to leave it up just to laugh at it some more.

Wow.
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Rainbowdash880 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
???
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TheDarknessDragon1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hes scarier in this picture. Good job!!!!
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P-I-N-K-S Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me: *searchs realistic horse lineart*
*finds this*
sometimes deviantart is weird XD
but wow this is awesome!
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