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    In another column exploring the likely cultural and zoological origins of Pokémon species, we take a look at the Treecko family.

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

    Nice article.

    Treecko's definitely a favorite of mine, probably since I've loved geckos since I was little...although, in actuality, I'd scream if one ever touched me. I hate touching animals. :P

    You should do Nosepass/Probopass next though...so many people bash it for being a poor design but, in my opinion, it's one of the best. :(

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

    Called it. But still, good article.

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    http://www.wimp.com/geckotalents/
    http://www.wimp.com/waterproofgecko/

    Fun gecko videos which relate directly to the last parts of the article.
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    Great article. I love geckos and Treecko was the first Gen III Pokemon I owned, so I'm glad to see an article covering them.
    Thanks to MorruMaster14 for the awesome Broompoleon sprite!

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

    I've always wondered why Sceptile has that strange tail. For being a "fast" species, it looks like the tail would slow it down and be too bulky for it to jump from branch to branch.

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    ^me too... I thought it was slow because of its huge tail, then I saw its base speed was 120 and I was like "no way"...

    anyway,
    I just love reptiles... first Charmander, now Treecko line...
    (I still believe Charmander looks more like a small lizard than a salamander, so don't hurry up correcting me)

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    It's amazing at just how similar in appearance Treecko and its real-life counterpart are; tail and all. o.o


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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

    And yet another awesome article! The suction ability of the geckos (and any wall-crawling lizards for that matter) is really a marvel, especially considering it is a work of nature. But new to me is that there are really lizards with leafy tails.

    I noticed you have a great appreciation for Generation 3 Pokemon. What do you have to say about this, do they have the most relation with real life than the other ones, or you just like them in general (or other reasons)?

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

    But people, all of the gen 3 pokemon are boring , unimaginative, and just rip-offs of gen 1 and 2. Especially Treecko since it's 'just' a charmander-bulbasaur rip-off!

    /snark

    Anyways, the treecko line is one of my favorites, have always loved them since its first appearance <3

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    Oh wow, I had no idea geckos could do that of climbing over anything. Structures smaller than light wavelengths? That's amazing.

    This was a pretty good article. I quite overlooked geckos before... but these things are much more interesting than I thought! I think I have learnt my lesson, then. Don't overlook anything.

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    I remember some of the stuff about leaf-tailed geckos already, but still, a good article, because the Treecko line is one of my favorite Hoenn evolutionary lines.

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    This was another great article. I have always liked Treecko and his evolutions. I didn't know about geckos with leafy tails, that's incredible. And their ability to climb any surface is amazing, it shows us how imaginative and creative nature can be.

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    One of the best articles yet. I remember reading something about trying to replicate the adhesive in a National Geographic.
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    I've always loved lizards and especially gecko's...no surprise that the Treecko line are among my favourite Pokemon! Loved the article as always, keep up the good work!
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