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Next in the Dank Marsh section is Lotad's evolutionary family, plus an alternate evolution for Lombre.

#77 - #80

#77 - Lotad
#78 - Lombre
#79 - Ludicolo

#80
Ludigator - Marsh Floater Pokemon
Water - Grass
Evolves from Lombre at level 37 when in Mazon Marsh
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Note:
When I first designed this one about 6 years ago, I had always thought that Lombre looked more like a gator or other reptile than a duck. Lotad was cool, Lombre was ok, and then Ludicolo just sucked, so this was my way of attempting to correct the mistake of Ludicolo's failure.

Note: Apparently, the kappa is a very controversial topic. As a future warning, if I get my future kappa fakemon wrong, sorry. I like where I've gotten the design to, and I don't think I'm going to change it much, if at all.
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EthanTavitas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student Artist
This would make a good mega-evolved pokemon.
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Scorpio219 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This is Sick!!!! we need more crocs/gaters in pokemon. I would actually catch a lotad if i could get this.
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TheBlackAngel07 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree; Ludicolo sucked. And Lombre's based off a duck? O.o I thought it was based off a lilypad!
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tk36477 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i always thought of lombre as a monkey >.<
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RedPanda7 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Ludicolo AND Ludigatr r both BRILLIANT!!!!
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That's very awesome.
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DarkMetaWolf64 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I don't think it really fits

[link](omg)
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TheSuigi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
I dunno, I rather like Ludicolo. But Ludigatr is pretty awesome, name aside.
The only reason Feraligatr is named as such is because of the 10-character limit.
Plus, it doesn't look ludicrous at all.
Why not Luchagator?
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's a hallmark to the 10 character limit in Feraligatr's name. And that it's not based on a luchador, so I would still keep with the family naming scheme (off of ludic/ludicrous). The only difference is that I liked Ludigatr better than Ludigator.
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TheSuigi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Makes sense to me - great work on all the evolutions anyway. Pebblix is just pure d'awwww.
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FryGears25 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Way, way better than Ludicolo
Plus if you give a water stone to Lombre and evolve it, it looses the future moves it learns while leveling up

This is the problem to some pokemon that evolve using stones
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sLacka18 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist
wow. this is awesome! I've always thought that Ludicolo sucked. This should be his permanent replacement.

Lotad and Lombre protect themselves underwater by looking like lily pads, but when this monstrosity hides, it'll be purely for hunting. Nice!

I love how you've included features from Lombre into the design but made it look different enough to separate it from looking like the ugly Ludicolo.
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bleachbleach123 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I like it even though it doesn't follow the Kappa thing!
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brovahood Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Why are these so awesome!
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GaiasRebirth Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
ok this doesnt makes sence, since the line is based on kappas... a mix out of turtle and duck...
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shadowgarion Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if u think this doesnt make sense explain remoraid into octillery. their not even close to being similar
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GaiasRebirth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
dont ask me, GameFreak and Sugimori making a lot of sh*t... but this doesnt mean the real artists have to do the same right! X/
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
to me, kappas aren't supposed to have duck features, and lombre look like it had gator jaws, even though it was originally based off of a turtle kappa
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GaiasRebirth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
its just what it has to be...
wow why are you just answering my comments when i giving critics?
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno. I guess I just felt like I had to explain why I made the design choices I did. I've always been the explaining kind of person, because I feel the need to make sure I'm translated correctly to others. Oh well. I knew about kappas back in the Ruby/Sapphire days, but it never dawned on me that these were based off of kappas until I read the Bulbapedia page when I was drawing this iteration of my gator. The sombrero-ness of the lilipad threw me off. When I hear kappa, I see this ( [link] )
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GaiasRebirth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
wel this is a bad picture... since they have wronge proportions... have you ever seen "summer days with Coo"... thats what a kappa is...
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
No I haven't. Which probably means the kappa fakemon I made (near the end of the dex though) is also probably wrong. I know just enough about mythologies to get myself into trouble.
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GaiasRebirth Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
well you should look in good literature and not just what you found... i have checked for my dex nearly the complett wikipedia and over 200 different books just to keep everything correct...

but your art is great, your designes (if they arent to wrong) are brilliant and i wanted to ask you to use some in redone style for my dex too!^^
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That would be cool. It would be a nice change of pace to mix it up. Just show (or tell) me the ones you would like to see done first and I'll make you an example to see if you like it. I'm going to format the comments the way you did for your Darksilvania computer colors.
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pokequaza Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
'Some descriptions say their faces are apelike, while others show them with beaked visages more like those of tortoises or with duck beaks.'

Yes they do have duck features, Golduck is also based on a kappa if you didn't noticed yet.

Anyway about Ludigator itself, I don't like it that you brought the features from Ludicolo back, the hat and the hair, which are its main features. Instead you should've started from scratch. Transforming a Lombre to a completely new evolution while forgetting about Ludicolo.
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Either-Art Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Funnily enough, the hair tuft was the most recent addition to the design in order to help keep with the continuity of the line. The hair is also my least favorite part, but the zigzag stripe I liked.
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transformatter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
this is awesome. i like to see how you take your time to draw the other pokemon even though you could just get pictures of them on google or some place. eithe way theyre still wicked
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