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Mega Druddigon by ManiacalMew Mega Druddigon by ManiacalMew
Finally, it's done! I'm sick of looking at it.

I hope more underrated Pokemon get megas. Anyway, Druddigon here is now king of the caves. While still not capable of full flight, his wings have buffed up essentially into an extra set of arms that can pound through cave walls and foes alike with ease. They also double as a shield when clamped together, a big pointy shield that you probably don't want to run into. He's now dragon/fighting type and trades what was already a bad speed stat for more power and bulk. He suffers from bad nightmares about fairy types, but on occasion there's a happy ending in which he gets to strike first with that iron tail attack that was bred into him...
Tough Claws as an ability because, well, look at him. Made of claws.

The question of whether the design didn't change enough or changed too much has been driving me nuts the whole time. But then every time I thought maybe he looks more like an evo of Druddigon I looked at Mega Heracross and was like "Well.... I didn't change him THAT much...". Official megas seem to range from mainly emphasising the Pokemon's current features to giving some major design change (in both cases adding more subtle changes to most of the other features of its design as well. Oh and also sometimes adding elements from pre-evos...) . I guess this design falls more into the former category.

Expect to see more of Mega Meganium from me at some point soon as I'm revisiting that design... (yay!)

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:iconconstruct-master:
Construct-Master Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The face seems a little weird, but I like it overall. "Pound through cave walls and fores alike" seems very appropriate.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it!
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thekingofcash12 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Dragon fighting maybe
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BaconChemist Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragon/Steel or Dragon/Rock seems reasonable, or even maintain the pure Dragon typing. I don't find fighting in there, but then again I guess fighting is a dumping pile for anything that's not 'normal' but can't find anything else... Still a fantastic mega, love how it's still Druddigon. Keep up the epic work!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like dragon/fighting for it because its wings bulk up like an extra set of muscle-packed arms, but I get what you mean too.
Glad you love the design, and thanks for your other comment too :)
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BaconChemist Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I made this account speciffically to comment on this. This is my first time on Deviantart XD
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! Well, welcome to deviantART, and thanks so much for loving this design enough to make an account :D
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:iconbaconchemist:
BaconChemist Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<----
I think I might have a little prejudice liking this...

But it's FANTASTIC!
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:iconperple-tertle:
perple-tertle Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've made a ugly Pokemon into an interesting Mega!
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe I think druddigon's ugliness makes it cute ^-^ Glad you like this design
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:iconbaconchemist:
BaconChemist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
._.


He is actually ugly, I just like his playing style. It's so unlike any other Dragon.
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FIRECHARMANDERX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
NEXT MEGA CHARIZARD X
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw he'd beat up X-Zard ;)
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MCsaurus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Whoa.

Awesome Mega Druddigon you draw, I think I like it.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thanks, I'm glad you do :)
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:iconmcsaurus:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Your welcome.
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h15r Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
How about these stats?

HP:     77
Att:   180
Def:  110
Satt:   60
Sdef: 110
Spd:    48

Ability: Sheer force
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Scrambler333 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
And it's typing: Dragon/Rock since it lives in Caves
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:iconbigbro223:
bigbro223 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
This Mega Druddigon design must have some serious Attack power. I really like Druddigon, and I'd love if a Mega Druddigon looked similar to this.
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep it's a physical powerhouse :D
Thank you!
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Orionide5 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Awesome, and looks clearly like a Mega to me.
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm happy to hear that :)
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PokeCrewArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Hello there!  We, the PokeCrew, are developing a video discussing what Pokemon would be perfect to have mega forms and Druddigon is on that list!  We researched and found this image, your design, to be our favorite, and absolutely perfect design for a mega Druddigon. 

With your permission we would love to feature this design in our video, crediting you of course with a link to your account here on DA where viewers can come and see more of your fantastic work!

If you are ok with this, is there a possibility we can get a copy of this image without the water mark so it looks nice and clean in the video?  If not, we understand.

Thanks for the time and thanks for all the fantastic art!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiya!
Thanks a lot, glad to hear you like the design! :) I'm ok with you using this in your video along with the credit link, and really appreciate that you asked first.
(I'd rather not use an unmarked version of the pic though, I hope that's ok!)
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Wanerald Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I need it&
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
That's a really great Mega Druddigon design. I still feel much more of a Mega Evolution vibe from it than anything else, so you've definitely made it an awesome Mega.

Ever considered making it a Dragon/Steel-type? Its extremely low Speed makes it painfully susceptible to the five weaknesses it has (Dragon, Flying, Psychic, Ice, Fairy). With a Dragon/Steel-type, which goes well with its flavor text of having extremely hard skin, it has many resistances and can be used as both an offensive and defensive Pokémon. Just a suggestion. :P
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and I am pleased to hear it's got a mega vibe rather than regular evo! :)
Hm steel type would be pretty effective! I guess with this though, I was designing it with fighting type in mind and would have drawn things a bit differently if I was doing a steel type. I was thinking more about the design rather than whether it'd be the best choice in an actual game ^^;
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
You're welcome!
Ah, I see what you mean. I think I may design my own Mega Drudd with a Dragon/Steel-type and immensely tough armor. As for yours, better get a Heatran to take those Fairy-type moves! Come to think of it, your Mega Druddigon synergizes amazingly with Heatran.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there we go then, he has some sort of role :D
And that sounds like a plan, have fun designing! :)
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I think I'm gonna give it a lot more red armor, which hardens due to being imbued with cave minerals and metallic components, giving it a Dragon/Steel-type and the Iron Barbs Ability. Tank, much?
I've been thinking of stats for your Mega Drudd and have come up with 77/170/120/60/120/38 = 585, going with your description for it. Combined with Tough Claws, it can hit HARD.
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds pretty cool, I'd love to see it when you do finish it!
Yeh them's the kind of stats I was thinking of for mine, hehe, I guess part of me made him have the big fairy weakness to balance out that attack stat a bit!
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Kyuzeth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I'll show it when it's done. :)
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rolo145 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist
You are a genius. this is the best mega druddigon ever. *-*
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aha, thanks! Glad you like it :)
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rolo145 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist
I love it! you're welcomee!
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FakeMakeT Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the design! Altough I think Dragon/Steel would fit it better ^^
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! ^-^
Yeah I guess he does kinda look steely, but I imagined the claws and armor to be more natural rather than metal
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Erikku8 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This needs to happen! I like Druddigon.
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:iconmaniacalmew:
ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too, and thanks! :)
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Dragonith Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AW YISS, really digging the wings becoming arms! :dummy:
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thank ya! :la:
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LongSean22 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
That is MEAN looking, love your style matches the actual artwork.

Very professional looking. Great job!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you think so! :)
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Smiley-Fakemon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my lord yes! Druddigon is my favourite Dragon type ^^ not too sure if I like the Fighting type though. If you want to, I can think of some stats for it :) The design has definitely changed enough!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it! Yeah the fighting type is there because he's a bit of a brawler now, eheh. Oh and thanks for the offer with the stats, I have in mind the kind of stats it'd have it's just that I tend to leave stats out of it to focus on designs :)
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CopicX Featured By Owner Edited Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the ken sugimori style!
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ManiacalMew Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you do! ^¬^
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