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Top 10 Pokemon (2016) You Didn't Realize Were Based On Real World Things

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Pokemon are a lot more based on animals than you'd realize. Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, and a brand-new set of Nintendo 3-DS games are slated for this fall. With hundreds of virtual monsters to collect and trade, Pokemon draws its inspirations from every imaginable place, and while some are obvious, like the various dog, lizard, and butterfly Pokemon, others are stranger, more obscure, and sometimes quite surprising.

Like, actually based on very specific species and containing very specific traits and features unique to certain types of animals. Here are 10 examples that will make you re-think everything you thought you knew about Pokemon.


10 Fascinating Real-World Inspirations Behind Pokemon Characters

10. Manaphy - The Carnivorous Sea Angel
09. Mawile - The Mythical Two-Mouthed Woman
08. Parasect - A Fungal Infection
07. Kricketune - The Violin Beetle
06. Sableye - The Hopkinsville Goblin
05. Escavalier - Snail-Hunting Beetles
04. Woobat - The Honduran White Bat
03. Cutiefly - Parasitic Bee Flies
02. Wimpod - Wharf Roaches
01. Rowlet - The Pueo


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