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Groudon (the Continent Pokémon) is a legendary Ground-type Pokémon whose exact location in the crust of the planet is currently unknown. Revered in legend as the living embodiment of the earth and the omega beast of the natural world, Groudon is truly a beast of legendary proportions whose very power is capable of incinerating the world in a beacon of Harsh Sunlight. You had best be careful not to confront this beast with any water-based Pokémon if you can, because once this creature starts to regain its full power, there will be little capable of undoing the climatic disaster its presence will ultimately bring!

In the beginning, the oceans and the earth are said to have battled constantly for dominance. At this time, the world overflowed with natural energy, and the forces of nature themselves were represented by two monstrous deities. Early humans came to call the beast of the waters Primal Kyogre, and the beast of the land Primal Groudon, with them respectively being the entities responsible for the formation of the oceans and land comprising the Hoenn region. These titans clashed frequently and caused mass devastation as they did so, with the oceans swelling and drowning everything while oppressive heat and light baked and incinerated everything in sight. The two have clashed since the beginning of their incredibly long lives, but with every clash the destruction becomes increasingly worse, and the life of the world is swallowed again and again by their rage. Several thousand years ago, however, when human civilization first began to flourish in the Hoenn region, the two met once again and their fight brought such destruction to the world that the humans of the region cried out for help, asking to help not only end the fight but to end the shower of meteoroids that had descended upon the world at the same time. Their pleas were answered by the legendary dragon of the sky, Rayquaza, who descended from the clouds above and calmed the two raging beasts, forcing them to sleep. A thousand years of peace followed, but again, disaster awoke when a large meteoroid fell to the Earth and punctured it, forming the massive crater now known as the Sootopolis Crater. This event released a massive upwelling of natural energy that awakened Primal Kyogre and Primal Groudon, leading them to the fiercest fight they had ever had with each other. For 20 days and 20 nights they raged, and eventually the balance of power was disrupted, forcing the natural energy of the world to spiral out of control. The descendants of the people who called upon Rayquaza did so once more, this time wishing with all of the might in the presence of the fallen meteoroid. Suddenly, the rainbow rock shined brightly, and Rayquaza descended from the clouds, as if attracted by the object. This object would later be known as a Key Stone, and it proved to be vital for, in its presence, Rayquaza shined a brilliant green light, and when the light died down, the people saw a Rayquaza unlike any other…a beast we know call Mega Rayquaza. The creature descended to the ground and, using the golden filaments hanging from its body, drained the Primal energy from the bodies of Kyogre and Groudon and returned it to the Earth from whence it came. The two beasts fell into a deep sleep, and Rayquaza returned to normal, leaving to the sky once again. The people of the Hoenn region built the Sky Pillar in reverence for their savior and embedded the massive Key Stone in it, hoping that one day they would be able to see their savior again. A thousand years of peace followed this event as well, but during this time, the people of the Hoenn region predicted that an even larger meteoroid would hit the Earth again, this time large enough to break the world forever. They thus created the Red and Blue Orbs to contain and control the powers of Kyogre and Groudon (and later the Jade Orb as a wholly symbolic sign of worship for Rayquaza) and entrusted their legend to those of their descendants, the Draconid people, leaving murals in the Sky Pillar to tell their tale to future generations. In addition, some of them turned their sights to the Johto region and constructed the Embedded Tower as a symbol of the power held by these three great deities, and it is said that those who demonstrate their worthiness may even encounter these creatures there, though the reason why is still uncertain.

While it may not have the exact power that it once had, Groudon is a beast unlike any other whose powers perfectly mimic that associated with the tectonic forces of the earth. This beast has the power to harness the raw energy of nature itself to create intense sunlight and can do so with such might that it effectively does not have to do anything; its mere presence in the world is enough magnify the heat of the sun wherever it chooses to roam when near the surface of the ground, where its power can reach the atmosphere above. This Ability, Drought, is not unique to Groudon but it can use it more effectively than any other wild Pokémon and is backed up by incredibly powerful special abilities, utilizing devastating attacks like Earthquake and Solar Beam to destroy anything that gets in its way. Its control over the land is so great that it can even utilize the earth around it to attack with a devastating move completely unique to it; this move, the Precipice Blades attack, involves Groudon summoning forth massive, jagged spires of rock and crystal from deep inside to the earth to impale opponents from below in a sweeping wave of devastation. This attack may be fairly inaccurate as a result of the time needed to prepare the attack, but it is among the most powerful of Ground-type attacks and is capable of attacking multiple opponents at the same time, making it a devastating move to use in the presence of multiple opponents. Unlike Kyogre, Groudon is a serious menace to all forms of life and despises it for it was created by the might of Kyogre and not it originally; as a result, this beast rarely ever shows itself to the world, keeping itself isolated deep in the crust where it can exist in peace away from the brethren of its hated rival.

On its own, Groudon is an incredibly powerful creature, but as spoken in legend, there was in fact a time when it was much, much more powerful…a time when there was so much natural energy available to the beast that it was overwhelmed and took on a devastating form whose powers are still beyond anything else we can fathom today. This form is referred to as Primal Groudon and is the true form of this creature as it was at the beginning of time and up to only a few thousand years ago. Groudon is normally unable to access this full power as a result of the seal placed on it by the mighty Mega Rayquaza, but ironically enough, the Red Orb that was created to quell the power of Kyogre is also the key to restoring its power. The Red Orb is infused with a part of the massive Key Stone that enabled Rayquaza to Mega Evolve (though it possesses the attributes of both Key Stones and Mega Stones and is thus self-activating), and as a result, can act as a reservoir of natural energy. While it was intentionally designed in this fashion as a way of heavily restricting the power of Kyogre, it conversely energizes Groudon and enables it to absorb energy straight from nature to power itself up and restore its true form, a process called Primal Reversion; the effects are very similar to Mega Evolution but are classified as something different as the ultimate source of activation are the powers of the natural world and not humans. As long as Groudon is holding the Red Orb, it can freely transform from its current state into its true form of Primal Groudon and will gain a tremendous boost in power as a result. For one thing, the intense heat of its Primal form effectively cause some of Primal Groudon’s outer skin and muscle tissue to melt into a magma like substance that superheats its body so much that it amplifies its Fire-type moves, in turn making it best classified as a Ground/Fire-type Pokémon. In terms of stats, this transformation has the effect of moderately increasing Groudon’s base Defense stat, considerably increasing its base Attack stat and astronomically increasing its base Special Attack stat; in turn, it gains the highest base Attack and Special Attack stats and base stat total out of all Ground-type Pokémon and the highest base Attack, Defense and Special Attack (tied with Reshiram) stats and base stat total out of all Fire-type Pokémon. In the process, its Drought Ability is upgraded to the cataclysmic Desolate Land Ability, which causes Harsh Sunlight to shine on the battlefield that has all of the effects of regular intense sunlight but effectively evaporates all Water-type moves, making them completely unusable and preventing any other Pokémon from manually changing the weather as long as Primal Groudon is present. Thankfully, this raw power is unlikely to be seen by most people in person, but the sheer might Primal Groudon possesses more than demonstrates why this creature was once and still is feared as the bringer of a baked apocalypse if its power went out of control again.

Although Groudon may not be observed very often in the wild, it has come to public importance in recent times thanks to the events of the Magma and Aqua Incident 11 years ago. Team Magma was a group of environmentalists looking to reset the damage humans had done to the land of the word and create new terrestrial habitats for the Pokémon of the world. The plans of their Leader, Maxie, ultimately led the organization to search for and awaken the might of Primal Groudon, but they did so for some time before realizing that their predicted effects on the global climate were a great underestimation of what the beast was actually capable of. As such, Maxie managed to eventually awaken the mighty beast with the Red Orb, but its power sent the world spiraling out of control as it and the effects brought on by Primal Kyogre (awakened by Team Aqua) started to send the planet’s climate into an apocalyptic spin. Thankfully, a young trainer was able to beat both organizations and use the power of the orbs to calm the raging beasts, who then reverted to their normal states and entered isolated stasis in the open world once again. Since then, Groudon has not been spotted much as a result of its preference for isolation, but a failed Groudon clone has appeared in recent times. During the Millennium Comet Incident 12 years ago, a scientist who formally worked for Team Magma tried to create a Groudon clone using a fossilized section of its hide and the power of another legendary Pokémon, Jirachi. Unfortunately, the experiment did not go as expected and instead of a true Groudon being created, a demonic mockery was formed; this manifestation of pure evil attempted to suck the energy out of every living thing in its path and there seemed to be nothing capable of stopping it. However, thanks to the heroic actions of a young trainer, the Jirachi involved was given enough time to power up and launch its Doom Desire attack, destroying the fake Pokémon completely and restoring peace once more.

It is likely that we may never have to worry about Groudon destroying the world as long as Rayquaza is around, but for the sake of land-dwellers such as ourselves, this is probably a good thing. With the highest base Attack stat and base stat total out of all Ground-type Pokémon and a devastating Ability capable of literally scorching the planet dry, it goes without saying that Groudon is an impressive deity unrivaled in and within the land. Whether or not this titan will ever openly show itself to the world again is anybody's guess, but one thing is for certain: If it does, you can bet that a few jugs of water aren't going to save you at all from this beast's earth-shattering might!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Continent Pokemon, Groudon. Enjoy.
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That1Bot Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
Why do I get the feeling that there is a connection between Godzilla and Groudon?...
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Professional Writer
Eh, it's probably a coincidence.
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goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Iblis, my Groudon, has a strange affinity for cooking. However, it never ends well, and I usually have to help the fire department out with my Wailord's Surf.
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zviewer21 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
To date. Only one of my ultra beasts are allowed to help in the kitchen (parasite is not allowed to touch the food due to venom, circuit and wire spend most of the time hiding in the over/ eating the electricity, buzzwole flex's, punch the ingredients... and makes a wall, NASA is too big to fit through the door, suzzie and her sisters don't want to touch anything, Gate would eat the ingredients, the fridge, the kitchen as well as an entire HOUSE.... Kartana long as it is not too excited is pretty good at cutting things in relative speed.)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Professional Writer
Yeah....that's definitely not good....
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ComicSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
I actually humiliated a Trainer and his Primal Groudon by using a Vivillon. I used Powder first (this attack nullified Groudon's Fire Punch), followed by Sleep Powder (connected, Groudon begun sleeping), followed by 2 Solar Beam attacks...
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VL32 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Student General Artist
Not bad. I had my own wild encounter with Primal Groudon, which I only survived thanks to Latios. Levitate made Ground useless while his dragon typing and serviceable Special Defense allowing him to shrug off Eruption.
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ComicSpectrum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
I see... Well, wild Groudon moveset isn't anything special, really - tactical movesets tend to have Dragon Claw for this kind of situation.
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cas20 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017   Writer
That's impressive!
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ComicSpectrum Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
Nah, it was just blind luck - I never figured out until way after the battle that the guy I battled simply slapped a Red Orb on a Groudon support set (it has to have minimum speed to set the weather last - starting in Gen 6, normal weather support in singles is virtually abandoned as a viable strategy as evidenced by the reduction in the usage of Drizzle Politoed).
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cas20 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017   Writer
Very lucky indeed, sometimes victory comes by accident.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Writer
Yep. Never underestimate your opponent.

Though I am a bit surprised that your Vivillon was able to outrun it.
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ComicSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
If you have a minimum speed Groudon you can ensure that you control the weather if matched up against Kyogre. My opponent probably knew this.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Writer
I see...well, that makes sense.
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Too bad that weather is not that all important in XY metagame.
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VL32 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Student General Artist
As opposed to the B/W metagame, which was positively SMOTHERED with weather based teams.
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ComicSpectrum Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Oh God, don't even mention it... Politoed was on 50% of teams, maybe even more. Rain was unstoppable, sun was novelty (but still more versatile then sandstorm), sandstorm (really powerful due to Excadrill, Tyranitar and Hippowdon, but this weather was one-dimensional and is weak to Water-types, which are everywhere) and hail (no one ever used it).
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Stan-Stansky Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
What's Groudon's body temperature, both in regular and primal form? Unlike Kyogre, I imagine Groudon to be much more dangerous to fight, since many Pokemon can't even get near it due to scorching heat it radiates. Perhaps some Fire types could fight Groudon up close, but even then, we'd only expect creatures like Magmortar to be able to withstand the heat.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Professional Writer
Well, to be honest, Groudon in its normal state isn't actually that dangerously hot. However, in the case of Primal Groudon, yes, we are over 1,000 degrees Celsius due to the molten material on its outside. So yeah, it would be very hard to battle in close-quarters against it without a Pokemon that is naturally resistant to extreme heat.
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VL32 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Student General Artist
This report definitely does Groudon justice. I only survived my own encounter with it's Primal form when intervention from Latios (who I bonded with previously) bought me enough time to catch that behemoth. 
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Writer
I see.....

I'm glad that you enjoyed it.
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016
i like primal groudon,he is so awesome(groudon last)
i usually teach my groudon(and primal groudon) mud slap-mud shot-mud bomb-lava plume-hammer arm-earthquake-ancient power-eruption-bulk up-earth power-solar beam-fire blast-fissure-precipice blades-hone claws-dragon claw-roar-sunny day-hyper beam-protect-safeguard-smack down-thunderbolt-thunder-dig-brick break-flamethrower-sandstorm-rock tomb-aerial ace-overheat-focus blast-incinerate-shadow claw-rock polish-stone edge-bulldoze-rock slide-dragon tail-rock smash-power up punch-cut-strength-dragon pulse-fire punch-iron head-iron tail-shock wave-stealth rock-thunder punch-defense curl-rollout-headbutt-mega punch-mega kick-counter-seismic toss-dynamic punch and body slam among other moves that suits him
i got my groudon at the magma chamber in the cave of orgin,he was a challenge to catch but i got him in the end,outside of battle he likes to relax,but in battle he becomes a powerhouse,when he is primal groudon his opponents need to be careful around him unless they love to be sweating in the harsh heat.

ps:groudon is the most violent of my hoenn legends and also the one with the shortest temper but thankfully he always listens to me my rayquaza and my gardevoir(my gardevoir always manages to calm him down,but in rare cases she doesnt manage to calm him down then my rayquaza always manages to be a good plan b in calming him down and that have never failed so far)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Professional Writer
Indeed...
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tailskofan999 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
^^
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
would i be correct in assuming that this pokemon would be most vunerable to grass knot (a move that does ore damage based on how heavy the enemy is)?

its ground, so its weak to grass not

its the heaviest pokemon (not counting those missingno varients)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Writer
You are absolutely correct; Grass Knot will always deal massive damage to this creature.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
and probably even more when its in primal form?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Well, not really; the damage bar is set at a limit of 120 Base Power for anything weighing 200kg/440.9lb. or more.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
thats a shame
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Writer
Not really, since there are not a lot of heavyweight fighters out there in that range outside of legendaries.
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
true
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goomyiscute777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Student General Artist
what if it could learn Heat Crash? lol that'd be OP
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Some errors:

First paragraph:

is as(a) legendary Ground-type Pokemon

is(in) a beacon of Harsh Sunlight.

because once this creature start(starts) to regain

Third paragraph:
It’s(its) control over the land is so great

but it is a among the most powerful of Ground-type attacks
(There is an extra a)

Fourth paragraph:
its Drought Ability is upgrade(upgraded) to the cataclysmic Desolate Land Ability

bringer of a drowned apocalypse
(This bit just feels somewhat off to me. Not really an error.)

Fifth paragraph:
managed to eventually awaken the might(mighty) beast with

(I also recommend specifying how 'recent' such events are. While 10 years is technically recent, it simply exacerbates the thinking that the Magma/Aqua incident occured as recently as a few months ago in-universe.)

Last paragraph:
unrivaled in on and within the land.
(in is not necessary)

All good. :)
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Writer
Fixed.

The time-sensitive information issue comes from the fact that, for most of the history of the series, Japan has been getting the games sooner than everyone else, so the exact timing of events in-game and in the movies differs. That, and I am trying to avoid exact dates for the moment because Game Freak really seems to be trying to tie ORAS in with X and Y, even though the events of ORAS (in my composite canon) happened that long ago. It's my buffer against whatever bizarre tricks Game Freak pulls on us with the next games.
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Oh, and something I wish to ask:

What of Emerald?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Writer
..............Sigh....yes, Emerald...

Unfortunately, Emerald...

My job is to keep things current, and in doing so, I had to create a composite cannon so both Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire...and the events of Emerald sort of got eked out, I'm afraid. It was a bold move, but with the Delta Incident, there wasn't any way I could contain all of this...
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I see.
Unfortunate, to tell the truth. Let us hope that Platinum does not suffer the same fate.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Writer
Considering that Emerald had a very loyal fan base, and that Platinum's is so much larger...

Yeah, they had better not. Or there will be riots.
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Maybe be a bit more specific, but not too specific?
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Writer
Yeah, I probably will make some corrections, but I have a load of work for school about to hit me, so it might not be changed for some time.
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ShnarfBird Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
No worries.
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Pocket-fulla-shells Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
One would wonder whether these terrifyingly powerful beasts should be allowed to exist. Each time Groudon appears, global annihilation is threatened, and I can't help but wonder if there is a hero is out there, plotting a way to remove this great threat to the planet for good.

It is also rumoured that their primal forms were the forms they took when initially shaping the planet and then relinquished some of their power after they were done.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Well, sometimes the natural world produces creatures that we can only stare at and marvel out, wondering what kind of forces could have created such monstrosities in the first place...

The only real times these beasts have relinquished their power is when it has been taken from them, namely via Rayquaza. The first time they met, Rayquaza was able to calm them down, but the second time, it had no choice but to drain their primal powers from them so they could not cause such global devastation again.
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Soleviatis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A really fascinating report on the absolute pride of all Ground-types. The extreme power it gains from Primal Reversion is easily among the most impressive I've ever witnessed. Also it finally can make great use of its Fire-type moves with that Special Attack stat being tied with Reshiram. Also it might be worth to note, that it would pull of the most powerful Heat Crash, if it ever were to learn that move. Maybe someday I'll manage to teach this technique to Kaimaretsu. The guy is always there when I call for him and he pulled us out of more than one sticky situation. Hehe, Wallace didn't like how the tides turned as soon as Desolate Land came into play.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Indeed; it truly is a beast unlike any other...
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Soleviatis Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's for sure. Then again I guess the same can be said for all those legendaries.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Agreed.
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm impressed. For someone attempting to make a Pokémon report as if through the eyes of an actual professor in the actual Pokémon world, you would expect the report to doubt a Legendary Pokémon's very existence.
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Mutitus Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Writer
Seeing is believing, as they say, though I still need to update this one to include information on its Primal Form...
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SmashProX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Which was MUCH more powerful then I believed. I had been playing Pokémon for years, I thought I knew how powerful Groudon was. My Hariyama Makuuchi was able to take in attacks without much flinching, but Primal Groudon nearly destroyed him! And He was only 45 while my Hariyama was 66!
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