A couple of people have actually asked me about mega-pokemon and particularly mega Ampharos.
Well, i gotta say, i think its pretty badass.
I looked at creatures like Haku from spirited away, maned, dog like dragons and just thought, ' yeah i can see it'. long, lustrous manes are common in Chinese dragons and Japanese dragons. Besides, when i see the anime art, i see the guy above. I love Ampharos :)
i gave him teeth too. implying that this rapid evolution, which must be horribly painful, promotes aggressive behaviour. Along with that, more hair like under the chin and elbows. he is a wise old Ampharos dragon.
original realistic Ampharos can be found here.