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IPL Altaria vs Gyarados by Leashe IPL Altaria vs Gyarados by Leashe
4th :iconpokemon-league: which is now :iconthe-ipl: battle, this time against the brave :iconlovelyepidemic:

Her Gyarados (River) against my Altaria (Kari) who just used dragon claw btw while dodging a bite from the big ol thing.

Yeah, I'd be angry if someone scratched up my face too.

(oh, and you guys go freaking bananas over gyarados XD)

Also, I thought this would go without saying, but I don't mind you guys posting this on sites and such, just either ask for my permission or link back to this or my profile page so that I can receive credit for my work.

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Given 2010-07-10
IPL VS LovelyEpidemic by ~Leashe is simply outstanding! Gyarados' presence and appearance leaves me in awe, completely afraid that it might notice us while we observe their fight! Fantastic! Suggested by ^Pyritie and `CookiemagiK ( Featured by rydi1689 )
fifichickadee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Emi-Snicklefritz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Half a decade later, I stumble across this image again. I love it just as much as the first time! Simply amazing!

I like to use it as my desktop background but its too small :(
DelicatePeachFlower Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is absolutely amazing! I love how you created the Altaria, and the Gyarados certainly seems like a mighty foe! A very VERY large mighty foe!! [ claps hands ] Well made!
EveeLover Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
I love how you portrayed altaria
vitordramon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Nice art!
I used it to make a magic card, just for fun!…

(I put your name in the artist field)
Digimon02 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
An epic sea dragon versus a mystical bird. Wow....
AGx714 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is INSANE..great work
sofjadelly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Someone else is crediting as their own. Thought you will want to know. 

(Im not a busybody, but this is such an amazing artwork that I dont think its fair that anyone else than the creator should be credit for it) 
Leashe Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate you bringing this to my attention!
sofjadelly Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ok. No problem.  Have a nice day!
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
higatera Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
i have gyarados and articuno bro!
KaeporaGaebora3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
I can't help but find the Gyarados so adorable. xP
CreateDisney Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
So f!cking awesome
CraftyPixel Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- Holy...... WOW! -
LunarStarWitch Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this on FB and remember I saw it on here first! For some reason everyone thinks Altaria is Articuno!
Kuneria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's a shame this is being posted all over the internet without proper credit :c
Beautiful painting by the way!! :heart: Gyrados is my favorite
KeplerNova Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks awesome! That Altaria looks pretty epic fighting Gyarados like that. :D
earth409 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
I love this picture so much, but where I saw it I couldn't find any source back to you. I hunted down your profile just so I could post a credit for you and tell you how AWESOME THIS IS!
SkyArtillery Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Of all the pokemon artwork that I have seen over the years, and the best on the Internet have mostly been yours ironically, this one is by far my absolute favorite. I'm heavy into Pokemon as a game; I'm talking Effort Value (EV) training for days after breeding for the best Individual Values (IV) for weeks. I had never seriously considered putting my fascination with pokemon into artwork. This battle between your Altaria and your opponent's Gyarados has been captured in such an epic way that it inspires me to give it a try and put my tallents to use. Thank you for its creation Leashe. Your work, at least to me, is the very definition of the phrase "awe inspiring".

-SkyArtillery A.K.A. The Tank Killer
P221 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
You make it impossible to believe that that is a lvl 20 magikarp.
Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's absolutly epic! But that Gyrados scares me like the Hydra in god of war!
CrimsonThunder90 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Altaria used Scratch!
It's not very effective...
Gyarados used DeathKillMurderChomp!
It's super effective!
Altaria fled!
Mini-Wolfsbane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

I saw this on Pokememes and just fell in love with it. Too bad they didn't link you back.
It's sic, thanks for creating it! :D
AkmenostheWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
*slow clap* Pure awesomeness.
cactus-coffee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:O That is the coolest pokemon picture I've ever seen. That is a terrifying Gyarados. Wow.
TheAngelDragon Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So a Dragon-like non-dragon-type vs a non-dragon-like dragon-type.

What happened to this world??
Shungie Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy... damn o.o this is sooooo awesomely awesome
Swagsire Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
So awesome
DO-anotherstory Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Okey, this is really cool!! Nice going and keep it up!!
francisco131 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
to legit im jealous
Els236 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my lord... :O
MintEthereal Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I freaking LOVE how you drew gyrados!
KennethSloane Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aselga Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work!!!!
NagareboshiMarie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING. Gyarados's tongue is gorgeously detailed. No words!
Videogeek95 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Uhh, Souldn't the bird's wings look like, I don't know, Clouds?

By the way, I could have sworn that was an Articuno.
mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That thing is freaking huge...
mortimermcmirestinks Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And awesome, don't forget awesome.
sakura9949 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
I just used this in a rage comic. :D Here it is if you want to see ([link]) Thanks for the picture. It's absolutely gorgeous. :3
whombat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
They grow up so fast *snif*
Arcover Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Holy crap this is awesome!!! At first I thought woa this can't be a gyrados/altaria battle....that would be too intense....I'm glad I was wrong about this one. Fantastic work and amazing colors!
Slamdance24 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
"Gyarados use Bite! Gyarados No...No...NO, drop it, no drop it! Do NOT swallow!"

Excellent picture love the way it looks like Gyarados is about to lunge for Altaria seeking revenge.
cuppenzecake Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pokemon battles should really be made to look like this

its utterly stunning! i hope after art school i can be half as you ^_^
*drools over it*
devashri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what a beast :wow:
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Fuck Arceus! THIS is the REAL pokemon god! :D!! ^^
MichiganShibotu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
pure loooooooove~<3 *___*
nmil2526 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a reason why there are 1,708 comments on this!!!
JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish Pokemon were like this.
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
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