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:bulletblack: DISCLAIMER: This image has NOTHING to do with MLP:FIM. Unicorn/Pegasus combinations have pre-dated the show for as long as the mythologies have existed. The name he took as a combination from RapiDASH and Soaring = flying. I understand the similarities but at the time of making it we had no knowledge that it collided with themes in MLP. If it were really about MLP, the picture would actually be of MLP ponies. This is common sense guys.

Facebook commission, client's design/ idea of what a potential third evolution for the Ponyta/ Rapidash chain might look like which he named Soarindash. The entire thing was really one big learning experience, never really painted any of these elements before. A lot of things didn't turn out the way I wanted but had to wrap it up or it'd take all year.

Client's description/ information verbatim:
"Soarindash
(DISCLAIMER) This is a concept idea for a pokemon that will not be made. It is entirely fictional.
Type: Fire/Fairy
Height: 6’5”
Weight: 318lbs (144.5kg)
HP 85
ATT 105
DEF 90
Sp.ATT 110
Sp.DEF 110
SPD 130
(Total 635)

Description: All Ponyta carry a dormant gene from birth that awakens when they are knocked out by an ice-type attack as a fully grown Rapidash. This gene awakens and revives the body of the fallen Rapidash and evolves it into an Alicorn called Soarindash. This is a new, accidental discovery for the Ponyta evolution chain. It has been suggested that the gene is part of the legacy of an ancient Rapidash who died while protecting its herd from a vicious blizzard. It has also been suggested that the Phoenix pokemon Ho-oh took pity on the unicorn that sacrificed itself and resurrected it with Sacred Fire as a Soarindash, to protect other pokemon from similarly brutal weather conditions.

Soarindash have a similar makeup and build to regular Rapidash, but they are much larger and also sport a pair of flaming wings from the shoulders. Their mane, tail and wings are constantly ablaze. The tips of the flames glow a bright blue, however it is theorised that the “original” Soarindash was enveloped in completely blue flame. Their flame burns (at will) hotter than any other regular fire-type pokemon; for this reason it is impossible to get wet when it wishes, as any water coming into contact with it instantly evaporates. This naturally gives it a unique advantage against water and ice-type attacks. It appears to be slightly stronger during the daytime, suggesting some form of solar power absorption.

While much faster and more powerful than its previous form, Soarindash is worn out after less time, due to the enormous energy output required for its blistering speed and insanely hot flames. It cannot fight at full strength for long (think of the move Overheat); for this reason, it only amps itself up in dire situations (such as when it or any member of its herd is in grave danger) and is a naturally non-violent pokemon."

Pokemon © Nintendo.

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:iconflaretale52:
Flaretale52 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student General Artist
That is a cool Rapidash Group!
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:iconpetit-fluffy-wolf:
petit-fluffy-wolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Really nice ! This should definitely be a mega-evolution !! :la:
Nice art also  ! :D
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:iconthatguywhosleeps:
ThatGuyWhoSleeps Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
I like this concept for an evolved form of Rapidash. I initially thought it was a Mega Evolution until I read the description.

I wonder: can it actually fly?
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:iconkingtyphlosion:
KingTyphlosion Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG that is soo cool I wish this was a real evolution for rapidash tis very cool Good Job
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:iconroxan1930:
roxan1930 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015
Looks awesome! I wish they'd make this real!
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:iconduckloves:
duckloves Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is one awesome evolution of rapadash
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:iconscarahsasha:
ScarahSasha Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yey! someone finally drew this :)
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:iconchooky2103:
Chooky2103 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015   Photographer
Totally. Awesome.
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:iconshinmmgsgsd:
ShinMMGSGSD Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Lovely
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:iconcatstudio7:
CatStudio7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the design. :D
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:iconriniginianna:
Riniginianna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this should be a real Pokemon!
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Ever since I played Pokemon when I was young, I was always hoping for one like this to come out in future generations. :saddummy:
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:iconriniginianna:
Riniginianna Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah. maybe you could write them or something. with so many new versions they may include it.
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:iconkatamariluv:
katamariluv Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, how very beautiful they are! Love Soarindash's majestic flaming wings. :#1:
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:icontouchedbylavender:
TouchedbyLavender Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This   is   awesome!
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:iconwaterlily-gems:
WaterLily-Gems Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
This is fantastic!
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:icondashieandluna:
Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Soooo cuteeee
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:iconilovefallingcows25:
Ilovefallingcows25 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work
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:iconnepeta9292:
nepeta9292 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Filmographer
omg pokemon THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OMG FSDJKFHSDJKFH OMG OMG OMG I LOVE RAPIDASH AND PONYTA   
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Lol take deep breaths. :XD:
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:iconnepeta9292:
nepeta9292 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Student Filmographer
*breathes heavily *ok i think im fine kyaaaaaaaaa
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:iconblazerthefiredragon:
BLAZERTheFireDragon Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student
Must...unleash....inner, fan girl! SO COOL
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:iconvictorneveu:
VictorNeveu Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ponyta final evolution ! Finally !!! ;)
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:iconzjeroxytz:
ZjeroXytz Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Wow, this is really stunning! *instant fave*
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Thank you. :)
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:iconpearlsbird:
PearlsBird Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist
beautiful!!
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:icongreenpidge:
greenpidge Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My ponyta has saved my ass almost as many times as my starter. These guys are great.
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:iconjohayna474:
Johayna474 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work! I love how the flames are colored, and the background looks beautiful!
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:iconturtlekisskiss:
Turtlekisskiss Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I looove this! I had the same idea but it would be a mega evolution
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:iconl-master:
L-MASTER Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
POWERFULL O.O
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:iconlexiidear:
LexiiDear Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorite Pokemons yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas <3 XD
Awesome job c:
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:iconlukehenry:
LukeHenry Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Pokemon > MLP anyway tbh 
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:iconitachixsakura7777:
itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
cool :)
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:iconconnan-bell:
Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
"Sorindash" I see the reason for the disclaimer. 
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
I didn't see it coming. :no:
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:icons-q-t-v-a-l-9:
S-q-t-v-a-l-9 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Make it happen Nintendo!! Beautiful picture, btw :)
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:iconwolvesrule38:
Wolvesrule38 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
AWESOME! 
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:iconpyrawulf:
pyrawulf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This looks awesome!
But I don't think they'd make an evolution, rather, a mega for Rapidash
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Probably. At the time I was making it, the news for mega evolutions just came out. :lol:
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:iconpyrawulf:
pyrawulf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh! Well that makes sense! :D
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:iconpyrawulf:
pyrawulf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh! Well that makes sense! :D
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:iconneverending-spectrum:
Wow amazing work!
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
thanks! :)
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:iconmylittlegrojvian:
MyLittleGrojvian Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist
RAPIDASH IS AN ALICORN!!!!!!!!!!!!I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! I am a dummy! 
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:iconbeiipaws:
BeIIPaws Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
we definitely need a mega evolution of ponyta and rapidash >w< they're so fabu and gorgeous <3
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
It would be cool. :la:
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:iconstarrthefox:
Starrthefox Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my glob... SO AMAZING
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:iconspudfuzz:
Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Thank you very much! :-D
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