Johto Gym Leaders
Artist: Simon Gangl
This guy’s art is amazing! I may post more of it here soon just because it is quite well done. That Exeggutor….wow!
Gyarados is a serpentine Chinese dragon-like Pokémon. It is mostly blue, with a yellow underbelly and yellow spots along its body. It has a three-pointed, dark blue crest on its head and four white fins down its back. Its mouth is very large and gaping, bearing four canine teeth. It has one barbel on each side of its face. The barbels are white on a female and the same color as the main body on a male.
Mega Gyarados is bulkier than its previous form. The fins on its face, its barbels, and its crest are now considerably longer. A large spike extends downward underneath its chin, and it now has a black underside. The yellow spots along its body are replaced by raised red scales run with a single red stripe below them. Two large white fins appear on its back, similar to those on its face. Most of the other fins along its back disappear, except for the one near the tail. Instead, it now has four white, pointed fins near is tail: two on its back and two on its underside.
Its fangs can crush stones and its scales are harder than steel. Gyarados is infamously known for its fierce temper and wanton destructive tendencies, and is attracted to violence. In addition, Gyarados is also notoriously difficult to tame even after it is captured by the Trainer, usually requiring an exceptional amount of work in taming it until it can obey its Trainer. Gyarados usually lives in large bodies of water, such as lakes and ponds or even seas and oceans.
It is an extremely vicious and violent Pokémon. When humans begin to fight, it will appear and burn everything to the ground with intensely hot flames.
Gyarados of course is one of my favorite pokemon within the game. He’s has to be one of those painful pokemon to obtain in the original games due to the lack of experience share, and with magikarp only knowing splash, but of course the wait and the countless hours of swapping magikarp in and out is worth it, to get this beautiful violent majestic creature(sounds like one of my exs).
Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire in 2003 compared to Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire in 2014