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Pokemon Zodiac by ditto9 Pokemon Zodiac by ditto9
Links of interest:

My shop where you can buy this print as big as 24" wide!

Also on Tabby's tumblr with a stupid amount of notes

As seen in Pokémon Official Magazine too! ♥

Now with a Zelda version too!
The Legend of Zelda: Zodiac by ditto9

Two of my favourite games, Pokémon and Okami, were the inspiration for this piece, Okami's art style is my favourite style ever and I felt like making a Zodiac based on the Chinese Calendar.
I was going to do them all red and white at first!

What year are you? :) I'm a snake!

Rattata - Rat 鼠
Tauros - Ox 牛
Arcanine - Tiger 虎
Buneary - Rabbit 兔
Dragonair - Dragon 龍
Dunsparce - Snake 蛇
Ponyta - Horse 馬
Mareep - Sheep/Ram/Goat 羊
Aipom - Monkey 猴
Torchic - Rooster 雞
Houndour - Dog 狗
Tepig - Pig 豬
Meowth - Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) 招き猫

Regarding Arcanine:

I knew I might be criticised for using Arcanine for the Tiger. He is a canid but his design and background (he is a Chinese legend) fit the zodiac far too easily. I refused to include legendaries and I didn't want overly complicated designs - so no Raikou (besides, Raikou looks less like a tiger than Arcanine. Those three just look like fantasy dogs/lion things to me). These are my reasons.


Regarding Dunsparce:
THERE IS NOW A COMIC EXPLAINING DUNSPARCE

I started with Seviper for the snake but then I didnt really like the way the colours sat. I avoided Pokemon with angular designs overall. I wanted to have something very different too and I felt some of the designs were already very obvious. When I did a Google search for Snake Pokemon I found that Dunsparce is called a Land Snake. Being that this was my own animal and how much I adore Dunsparce and its colours I instantly chose him. I feel he breaks up the obviousness that irritated me about Ekans and Seviper. I may drawn Ekans in the same style but I wont edit this piece. Thank you for the questions! I didnt expect so much exposure!!

Also Dunsparce is based on two legendary snake-like creatures. The Tsuchinoko or the Feathered Serpent, both are snakes :)
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:iconhowling-heart:
Howling-Heart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member
I'm a Torchic :)
Congrats for this appearing in the Pokémon Official Magazine!
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:iconcrimsonpikachumanga:
Crimsonpikachumanga Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   General Artist
I think I remember seeing this in a pokemon mag.... Or not..... 
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It was featured in Pokémon Official Magazine a couple of years ago :)
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:iconcrimsonpikachumanga:
Crimsonpikachumanga Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015   General Artist
Yeah :3 and btw I'm a ponyta; one of my favorite fire types ^w^
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:iconderpygardener:
DerpyGardener Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Arcanine. Nice pic !
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:iconsenoalex:
senoalex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Wow.so nice!
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:iconhazelnutdragon:
hazelnutdragon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Ahh that's so cute and amazing! Go dragonair, that's my zodiac year :D
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:iconfiregirl1015:
Firegirl1015 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm a Tauros!!!!
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:iconmagicantgirlkitsune:
MagicantGirlKitsune Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i'm a Dunsparce because i'm a snake after all...from the chinese zodiac's so i think i am XD
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:iconpkmnmstrjenn:
PkmnMstrJenn Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so amazing!!
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:icondragon-art14:
Dragon-Art14 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm a Tepig :3
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:iconthestrawberryneko:
TheStrawberryNeko Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOOOOOOO CUTE, (yay my zodiac is ponyta!)
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:icontmystery:
TMystery Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This is a very interesting idea, and I think the Chinese visual style makes it beautiful!
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconragerdtiger:
RagerDTiger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Not gonna lie, but you should sooooooooo make a t-shirt out of it! :D
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha do you know I was thinking that last week!!!
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:iconragerdtiger:
RagerDTiger Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I hadn't a clue! You should try Redbubble, you can post your work on there if you see if it can be a cool shirt! :D
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:icondudu2001:
dudu2001 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
cute
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:iconbigbossisawsome:
bigbossisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
How do I read this?
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Uh, with your eyes? :)
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:iconbigbossisawsome:
bigbossisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Haha. But seriously I can't read Japanese
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's mostly Chinese except for the middle part. My description has all the characters in it. 
Sucks that you cant read them, I'm not sure why you need to read it, no-one's ever needed to translate it before :)
Or...learn Chinese, not much I can do about you not being able to read it.
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:iconbigbossisawsome:
bigbossisawsome Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
It's cool
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:iconzerowolf13666:
zerowolf13666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Damn that's a fluffy Mareep!
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:icongamstobic:
Gamstobic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an Arcanine! Arcanine la 
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:iconnightmarewolf123:
NightmareWolf123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn. I'm Mareep. D# 
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:iconadvancearcy:
AdvanceArcy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it so much! Especially since I'm a Tiger and my favorite Pokémon is Arcanine!
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:iconxxladysheikxx:
XxLadySheikxX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dragonair~
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:iconbloodyeye:
BloodyEye Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
very cute.
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:iconrussiacat:
Russiacat Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Houndour! Oh yeah!
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:iconthetachu:
TheTachu Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ponyta ~ :iconaltairwhutplz:
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:icon0rang3app3al:
0rang3App3aL Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Horse.
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:iconmarfty:
Marfty Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mareep <3
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:iconokuni-evangeline-yin:
A Dunsparce for the Snake? Wouldn't Ekans, Arbok or Seviper have been more fitting???
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Clearly you didn't read my description :)
1) Ekans, Arbok and Seviper are much more boring in origin. Dunsparce is based on a legendary Japanese snake. Much more fitting for this Zodiac.
2) Dunsparce is a snake just as much as the other snakes, his dex entry is Land Snake
For more info and even a link to a comic, please read my description. I've spelled it out numerous times why I chose Dunsparce, so forgive me for being a little tired of the question hahaha
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:iconokuni-evangeline-yin:
Oh sorry...I normally read descriptions but I guess I got a little lazy. My bad! :iconimsorryplz:
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:iconsparkss454:
Sparkss454 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Writer
My zodiac is scorpio, which pokemon am I?
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's a different Zodiac, this refers to the Chinese Zodiac from the Lunar Year, it goes on what year you were born (normally around Feb onwards). Eg I was born in October 1989 so I'm year of the Snake. If someone was born in early January 1989 they'd be a Dragon.
If you're a Scorpio then you can just look up your year of birth and it should tell you an animal :)
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Sparkss454 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Writer
I found out I am the year of the rat, which means my pokemon is Rattata!
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:iconwhitecatofwater:
WhiteCatOfWater Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Rat~~
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:iconwatermasterpower:
WaterMasterPower Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
aww kawii
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:iconlfireblade:
lFireBlade Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Dragonair!
Cool
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:iconkingkoopa121:
Kingkoopa121 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh great im the fucking bunny
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:iconbaconpancakesjimmy:
BaconPancakesJimmy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a dragonair but I'd rather be dragonite personally
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:iconpopcornwolfy:
popcornwolfy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I was born 2000 so I'm a dragon... A DRAGONAIR!
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow! My fianc was born in 1988 so he's a dragon too :D
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:iconpopcornwolfy:
popcornwolfy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
XD
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:iconelementarraeevee518:
ElementArraEevee518 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
cute
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconrainbowpandapenguin:
RainbowPandaPenguin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY THE KITTY KAT GETS RECOGNITION! 
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