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The Poliwag Family by Zerochan923600 The Poliwag Family by Zerochan923600
Day 25, Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoed.

Hard to fit all these guys in one frame for some reason.

So I know Paras is the one people might relate to mario the most, but I always thought Poliwhirl had much more of a resemblance.

Did you know that Poliwhirl is the creator of Pokemon's favorite Pokémon?

I wanted to do this one in a painterly style like with Oddish, so that I could play with transparancy of the pokemon's flesh, the gooyness of the blue oil-substance it oozes over it's black skin, it's inner organs showing through the clear white flesh of it's belly. unfortunatly, i couldnt find a pose that would work for it, so i might just do a separate study.
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:iconkoopakrusher:
Koopakrusher Featured By Owner Edited Aug 3, 2014
Super cute! Poliwhirl is my favorite Pokémon too, always has been! And I could see right away Mario inspired your picture here, Poliwhirl's jumpin' punch and Politoed's crown were the biggest giveaways to me. Making a Poké Prize Block is pretty cool too. I can imagine the noise it makes when you punch it (Super Mario World, ah the memories) And thanks to this I do see Poliwrath in a similar light to Donkey Kong. The big strong tough guy (with a gentle heart beneath that muscle!) XD
great job! Keep up the awesome work!
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
: ) yay! thanks! i think for some reason i was thinking of bowser when i drew poliwrath, but DonkeyKong works so much better! I dont know why i didnt think of it, but it worked out perfectly in the end. Thanks!
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Koopakrusher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
YOU'RE WELCOME~! :iconspleeplz: I was seeing a bit of Bowser looking at Poliwrath too, but I was like "nah, he couldn't be that evil... Could he?" Anyway, You bet it did! And it was my pleasure!
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MusicallyMeowstic Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this pic is based on Mario Bros. Game?
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! you actually noticed XD
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:iconmusicallymeowstic:
MusicallyMeowstic Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!!! :la:
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C-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I saw that Poke-block-...thing, I thought you were refering to Minecraft!
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i see. heh heh
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LoopH0LE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Just found your stuff and I love it! Poliwhirl's my favorite Pokémon, and the way you did him is absolutely adorable!
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh wonderful! i always saw him as kinda a mario of pokemon
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Inkweaver22 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
"Did you know that Poliwhirl is the creator of Pokemon's favorite Pokémon?"

Huuuh???
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, and did you know that Clefairy was going to be the mascot for Pokemon, before they realized Pikachu was so popular from the anime?
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Inkweaver22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Really? but what does poliwhirl have to do with that?
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nothing, i just thought it was a fun trivia.
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:iconinkweaver22:
Inkweaver22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
now im thourally confused. DX
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:iconpiradeux:
Piradeux Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Poli family has always been cool too me. Nice piece there
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconpiradeux:
Piradeux Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. And that Moemon link you sent me too it was awesome. If you know more, please don't hesitate to tell me them.
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
o_O i sent you a moemon link? I dont remember this.
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:iconpiradeux:
Piradeux Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like I said, disregard I mixed you up with someone else.
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh, ok. XD
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:iconpiradeux:
Piradeux Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Disregard this haha. Mixed you up with someone else.
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
...the Polies are weird for me....cause it starts out so calmly and then Poliwrath pops up like "COME AT ME BRO!!!"....I mean clearly, someone has been chowing down on some Poke steroids...X3
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, for the longest time i didnt know what the difference between poliwhirl and poliwrath was.
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Psh07 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Politoed looks so out of place in this family. Maybe his shiny form should've been green and his regular form should've been blue. 0_o
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I like the fact that he looks out of place, he's a toad, er, frog. And lets face it, frogs dont look anything like tadpols.
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Psh07 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, but neither do poliwhirl and poiwrath. :]
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LiveFree116 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I always thought it weird how they randomly threw in Politoed... I mean, LOOK at them... He doesn't fit in that at all!! XD
At first I thought he was just a new pokemon. But then I learn that he part of the Poli family... And then I cried rainbows xD

Awesome job of course!! Always loved Poliwrath, just never had/used one in the games XD
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I always felt Politoed is what Poiliwrath should have been. I mean, come on, tadpols turn into frogs! They dont look anything like tadpols, certainly looks out of place, but it makes sense.
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LiveFree116 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Really? Hmmmm, well It kinda was odd that Poiliwhirl evolves into Poiliwrath, but the difference is only stats and size. Normally there is a noticeable change other than size. So yeah, I guess that makes sense. Of course, they'd have to change Poliwhirl's color a bit, to kinda ease the idea that they'd be turning green soon. xD
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The type changes too, into water/fighting
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:iconlivefree116:
LiveFree116 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Isn't Poliwrath water/fighting?
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nope
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:iconlivefree116:
LiveFree116 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
-____-

Meeeeh, some pokemon need some updating I believe xD
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD haha, oh well, what can you do.
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J2kmn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! My second favorite Water-type family! I went the Politoed route before it was cool with his new Drizzle ability
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Politoed is pretty cool, i feel like I would try and go that route too.
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Shwiggs-Kirths Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I loved the poliwags in pokemon snap!
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i miss pokemon snap!
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Shwiggs-Kirths Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wouldn't it be amazing on the Wii?
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
DUDE! And they can make a little sleeve for it that looks like a telescopic photo camera, and when you press the shutter button it takes the picture!
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Heiru Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
The best pokemon ever. :v
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD which one?
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:iconheiru:
Heiru Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
ALL of 'em!
The polis, at least.
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, yay!
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YattaroSB Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
And Ken Sugimori's fave is Victiny
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Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^W^ cool
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Envy-Incarnate Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
I have a bad and embarrassing memory from politoed XD
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:iconzerochan923600:
Zerochan923600 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD oh dear, can i ask what that was?
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Envy-Incarnate Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
well my family was watching a movie and we were supposed to watch it with them. But I was bent on getting a politoed that night so me and my brother literally sat under the table and I got my politoed. XD But then we got caught and put on restriction for two weeks. That politoed was not worth it.
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