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Pokemon fan redesigns Dragonite to look more like Dratini and Dragonair

A talented artist decides to create an artwork featuring Dratini’s final form, known as Dragonite, which will give the Gen 1 Pokémon a new look.

There are some Dragon-type pocket monsters in the Pokemon Series. With creatures like Rayquaza and Garchomp to name a few, there’s no shortage of popular Pokémon of this type. Recently, a fan drew attention to another dragon-type Pokémon, Dratini, and its evolutions.

The Dratini evolution line is interesting from a design point of view. Dratini and Dragonair both have similar visual elements. However, the final evolution of this Pokemon, known as Dragonite, looks very different from the other Pokemon in its lineage. For example, it has an orange tint compared to the blue tones seen on Dratini and Dragonair. While many nostalgic fans love Dragonite the way it is, one fan decided to change up the appearance of the Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon.

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On Reddit, a user named SenZypher shared an image he created based on Pokemon Series. In particular, they chose to make their own twist on the evolutionary lineage of Dratini. The artist incorporated existing Dratini and Dragonair designs into the image. However, they decided to give Dragonite a new look that they felt more suited the visual style of this specific evolution line of Pokémon.

As seen in the image shared by SenZypher, the new Dragonite theme has changed the appearance of the pocket monster in a number of ways. For example, the color had changed to a shade of blue to more closely match the coloring of the other pocket monsters in the evolution line. Additionally, Dragonite’s appearance has been changed to make it appear slimmer compared to its previous chubby appearance. Some other notable differences included a longer tail, a gem-like object on the forehead, and a larger spike on the head.

Ever since this artwork by Dragonite was posted on Reddit, it has caught the attention of many Pokemon Player. In just a few hours, the post garnered over 1,500 upvotes, and fans had a lot to say about the pocket monster’s design. Among the comments, some noted that the new final evolution reminded them of Mewtwo. While many fans loved the new look designed by SenZephyr, they said they still liked the look of the original Dragonite too.

While it’s unlikely this fan-made concept for Dragonite will ever make it into an official release Pokemon game, it’s still interesting to see what unique creations fans of the series will be inspired to make. In addition to this artwork showing a new look for Dragonite, other players have recently created fan art featuring the Dratini evolution line. For example, one user recently created a cute animation showing Dratini swaying from side to side. Time will tell what creations featuring these Dragon-type Pokémon will appear next on the web.

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