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Diglett by GnooroopoftheGerudo Diglett by GnooroopoftheGerudo
The not quite so long awaited ninth addition to my "photo-realistic but not as good as some other people's photorealistic pokemon because I pretty much suck" series (seriously, I just put Cranidos up like five minutes ago), Diglett. I think he came out exceptionally well, especially considering just how basic and simplistic diglett's cartoony design is. He is in fact a mole/gopher type thing, and I that I managed to get that in there, while still being able to maintain his simple appearance.

Not sure who I'm doing next, but I'm on a roll lately, so it will probably be up soon after I decide.

Until then...

Diglett is Nintendo/Gamefreak's.

Pokemon are Nintendo/Gamefreak's.

The theoretical ideas? All mine. :-)

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:pokeball: No 50 - Diglett

"Diglett are very social creatures. They usually live with others of their kind, and they together carve elaborate cave systems where they make their collective homes."

"Many farmers employ teams of digletts for one simple reason; Digletts' tunneling leaves a trail of perfectly tilled soil in its wake. So, they have a team line up at one end of a a field, and proceed across, so the farmers can sow their seeds without needing to use plows."

"Because diglett spend most of their lives under the earth, their eyes are poorly adapted to direct sunlight. They usually maintain a high dilation so they can navigate underground, but in the bright sunlight, a diglett may have trouble seeing."

"Diglett's forelimbs are powerfully built for its size. Its sharp claws have been known to bore through earth, stone, and even some metal!"

"Diglett's hind legs are poorly adapted for digging, but they aid in pushing diglett along their extravagant networks of tunnels."

"Diglett never leave the ground of their own volition. This has lead to a common misconception—that they do not, in fact, have legs. Of course, they do. Though resistant, scientists have been able to remove some diglett from the earth, revealing their form."
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:iconcapricornjade:
capricornJade Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
You're a genius. Nuff' said.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Ha! Thank you...I do my best.
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Ownerest Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This makes more sense.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Right?
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Ownerest Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
some people said that it was a Mole pokemon... And was a double entendre. Meaning it was a mole as in the animal.. and a mole as in a facial blemish.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Heh...I never thought of that before...
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my GOD IS THIS CUTE :meow: :meow: meow: meow: meow: meow:
And I hate moles :D

Wonderful job; what sounds does it make?
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Well...that's a subject of some debate. If the animé is to be believed, they sound like a nasally five-year-old saying, "diglett". The games present slightly more organic sounding "calls" (though, admittedly, the electronics used to generate such sounds sort of ruin the "organicness" of it). I personally say they sound more like the games...
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Either way, they're cute as hell :meow:
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KokuroSame Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Battle Revolution, not brawl! *
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KokuroSame Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
HOLY CRAP!  I've been trying to find your Deviantart for years now!  I could never remember how to spell it.  I only found it because the good folks over at Dorkly.com posted this pic of Diglett to explain how Diglett could be just a regular looking mon.  

You probably don't remember me, but we went to community college together.  We were in acting classes at TRCC and we worked on Still Life of Iris together.  I hung out with you one time and played Brawl and then for some reason I just lost contact.  Still, hope you're doing well!  I'm off to go peruse your Deviant art more now.  Have a great day!
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Jeff! Of course I remember you. Hope you are well also!

I don't know about the folks over at Dorkly...but I'm glad you found me! I hope the work I've done since TRCC proves both informative and entertaining!
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KokuroSame Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Haha, sorry, I know it's been almost a month since I wrote that, but there are days I check DevArt all the time and then weeks I go without checking it out!

Yeah, it was pretty cool finding your page again.  I'm doing pretty good for myself overall.  Hope you're doing well as well.  I see your working on a comic, I'll have to check it out.  I'll hopefully be on here more and more and checking out your stuff.  Stay well man!
~Jeff
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meosy123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the unearthed Digletts just sitting around are utterly adorable!
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:icongnooroopofthegerudo:
GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Heh...yeah, I'm pretty happy with it. They are quite cute.
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thesilverskull190 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this reminds me of drillbur :)
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:icongnooroopofthegerudo:
GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Shouldn't it be drilbur that reminds you of this?
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thesilverskull190 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
let's not get crazy here, let's just say they both share striking resemblence
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Magenta-Fantasies Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so adorable, and such a cool idea! I like your design of the "above-ground" Diglett. I saw your other species analysises too; maybe you should do one for Kirby.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you!

Kirby is a creature I have invested a decent amount of thought to, but as to when I'll get around to actually doing a page on him...that's dictated by the fans.
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The-Pandaman Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I remember doodling what diglett might've looked like undergroud... This looks much better and makes more sense.
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:icongnooroopofthegerudo:
GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Ah, yes...it's a question that has plagued mankind since the little red-nosed bastards first danced across our game boy screens...I like to think I explained it well enough. ;)
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CKnightsofni Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO THATS WHAT HE LOOKS LIKE?!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
If that's what diglett's body looks like, I want to cuddle one!!! You really have done a good job on this.
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:icongnooroopofthegerudo:
GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Student General Artist
I was pretty happy with this one myself...diglett are cute even when they're as highly stylized as they are in the anime...so I tried to keep the live one cute as well. ;-)
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Goopygoo Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I love how you described the use of Digletts in society. I wonder though, why are Dugtrio stuck together?
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Student General Artist
Well, I'll explain that when I (eventually) do dugtrio. I suspect that they are not, in fact, physically attached to one another. They just never leave each others side. Stranger things have happened in the animal kingdom. I'll think of something though.
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useraccount Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I always thought that when a Diglett is old/experienced enough, it mutates, cloning itself twice, each clone having a strong mental bond with each other.  It's almost impossible to separate a Dugtrio, they're stuck together like magnets.  Pulling one part of a Dugtrio away from the rest causes all three to go berserk, ripping and tearing everything in its/their path to reunite.
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
My theory is not all that different, except that rather than cloning itself...which would be one hell of a biological process akin to reproducing the normal way...instead, the diglett simply forms a close bond with two other diglett (I imagine them as rather social creatures that live in large groups anyway), and yes, they develop a strong bond akin to what you've described here.
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Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, some sort of symbiosis would be the best explanation....
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SaucyLobster Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
i never could sort out digletts phsical form... i thought a long neck was in order but quickly thought that would be stupid.

oh yeah, i'm watching you carefully ¬.¬
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks for the warning. I'll keep my eyes out.
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Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*snickers* Cocktail weenie indeed... the mystery of Diglett's 'nose' is a strange one too.... is that really it's nose or is it a mouth...? If not then where IS the mouth?? Good to have that cleared up... sort of....
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Well, with diglett, I tried to think, "why would a mole have such a huge schnozz?" and then I thought about things like the star-nosed mole, and realized it could just look really big and bloated from the front, but from the side be a little more snout-like, and just be turned up, for use as like...as kind of shovel? That also would explain the hairlessness on the nose.

And the mouth...well, there are a lot of small animals that don't really look like they have very visible mouths unless they open them, just because of the structures of their heads. That is, again, the sort of approach I took, so as to relate back to the fact that diglett doesn't appear, in it's stylized form, to have a mouth.
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warcraftguyy Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Very nice! Have you played Pokemon Mystery Dungeon? When diglett is kidnapped (and later returned) he says it was "scary not having earth benieth my feet" to which everybody thinks 'Diglett has feet?!'

These are really interesting!
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student General Artist
I'm afraid that I have not...but interesting none the less. The way I see it, if he's supposed to be a mole, logically, he must have feet, even if he looks like a cocktail weenie.

In any case, muchas gracias for the friend and the compliment. :-)
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warcraftguyy Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Hehe, that's funny! And no prob. Cocktail weenie :D
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GnooroopoftheGerudo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Student General Artist
Again, yeah...the text and whatnot? Most of these issues I could clear up very easily with photoshop, but my computers down, so I've been posting them via my mom's...but that does mean no photoshop. I'll clean them up when I get the chance.
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BunyipFlip Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Spot on! That's actually pretty kickass, and makes me want to train another Dugtrio like I had in RBY. I'm loving the design of the "unearthed Diglett."

I like that you took more of a detailed look at the ecology too--very nice. I really have no qualms with this one. Just that the text is too light to read >.<
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