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Cyndaquil's called a Fire Mouse. Doesn't make it true!Isn't it called officially the 'Grass Snake Pokémon', though?
Honestly, most pokémon aren't any one animal anyway. Mightyena is obviously a hyena, but it looks a lot like a wolf and it tends to fill that role. Pikachu is called a mouse all the time, even though it's more specifically based on the pika.
Mainly because some asshole (he was an asshole for other reasons; among other things, he later defended Charlie Sheen and seemed to find it funny that I am bothered by rape jokes) I was talking to last night was going on about how snivy ~represents the evolution of snakes~ and was completely ignoring me when I said it's clearly a grass lizard. I think he was expecting me to be impressed by his ~knowledge of biology~, now that I think about it.Why do you care?
It is beyond me why anyone would choose something as inane as what animal a Pokémon is based on to get seriously upset about.
Though I do balk when people think anything whatsoever about Raikou is more canine than feline, I suppose. But that's puzzlement, not pissed-off-ness.
Well... that could be like how Blastoise is labeled as a "shellfish," even though that usually means clams and stuff like that. Pokédex "species" titles aren't really all that reliable.Isn't it called officially the 'Grass Snake Pokémon', though?
AFIAK it's commonly accepted that the "pika" in "Pikachu" refers to the Japanese onomatopoeia for sparkling (and, by association, electricity), not the animal pika.Honestly, most pokémon aren't any one animal anyway. Mightyena is obviously a hyena, but it looks a lot like a wolf and it tends to fill that role. Pikachu is called a mouse all the time, even though it's more specifically based on the pika.
Inaccuracy != they weren't still trying for some combination of the two. Why is it so terrible for there to be some snake in the intended design, even if the depiction isn't perfect? Besides: snake (or snide, whatever) + ivy. Serpent + vine. Serpent + superior. I see lots of snakes, but I don't see a single lizard. They clearly meant to imply a relation to snakes; otherwise they wouldn't have chosen the names they did. It seems to me that your rant should be more directed at the designers for doin' it rong than at people who very logically assume that they're at least part snake thanks to their names.They're grass lizards. Look at the head shape. And it's probably not a case of Gamefreak having no clue how snakes work like with Seviper, either, given that's a very lizardlike head. Which makes sense, as it's a grass lizard.
Yeah, they don't always match up perfectly, but they often match up pretty well to a cartoonified version. The snivy line's pretty clearly grass lizards. It's even a bit of a pun: they're grass lizards.
Um, no, Water/Flying. If it was supposed to be anything else the designers would have made it that way in the first place, or changed it in Gen II as they did with Magnemite/Magneton. End of story.Umm...I think that I get annoyed when people think that Gyarados is a Water/Dragon. It's supposed to be Dragon/Flying, I think. Although I'm just really picky in accuracy when it comes to Pokemon.