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    On the Origin of Species: Woobat: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

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

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    Yay! Woobat!

    One of my favorite new Pokemon...a nice replacement for Zubat all around, and cute to boot!

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    Wow, the design team actually puts a lot of thought into this stuff.
    I appreciate the designs a lot more than I did before I knew what they're based of.

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    After a week of exams and doctor appointments, I come back to see a new column! I love the origin of species articles and I like Woobat, so this make me to like the thing even more.
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    THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN

    Glad to see this thing back. Now I'm left wondering when my column is going to be able to see the light of day...the first is finished, it's just that I need it to go through and whatnot.
    Don't know what to put here.

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    Yay!

    New column!

    Great job on this one.

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    Awesome I have been waiting for a new one.
    Does anyone know if there are any new looking foward articles coming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DracoMaster121 View Post
    Awesome I have been waiting for a new one.
    Does anyone know if there are any new looking foward articles coming?
    I think those were made before Black and White were to come out (hence the name), and after the last one, which was released shortly before the Japanese debut of B&W, they said they were going to start another column. Which never came to fruition. Just like my planned column, except I am certain I have worked on mine. :/
    Don't know what to put here.

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    Hey, you're back with these! I remembered that you wanted to do this species of Pokémon, so it's great to see that you really did. Honduran white bats are quite cute, I agree.

    Thanks for that great read!

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    Critters I'm thinking would make likely fodder for the next G5 column: Watchog (meerkat), Seismitoad (Suriname Toad?), Carracosta (early sea turtle, I guess...When do we get a Phobosuchus-based fossil, anyway?), Escavalier (snail-vore beetle that hides in the shells of recent prey for ambush), Jellicent (crown jellyfish, then Nurarihyon when GameFreak realized there were too few ghosts in Unova), Eelektross (hagfish or lamprey...probably the latter, since we have a hagfish in Barboach already), Chandelure (will-o-the-wisp).

    {waits to see which one, if any, is correct}

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    Wow, those bats are tiny. When I first saw the picture, I thought they were fruit and asked, "Why is this here on a page about Woobat?"

    It's interesting to learn why the heart on Woobat's design exists. Echolocation (and how the nose is used in it) also fascinates me.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ooh gosh, I never knew bats like Woobat even existed in the real world! @A@ As always, I learn something new from the "Origin of Species" articles! Awesome writing!
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    Sound waves from the nose? Thats not weird at all(Sarcasm) But seriously those little bats are awesome. This article truly proves Woobat>Zubat.
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    d'awwww i knew i loved Woobat for a reason, and now i've been given one more! <3 so cute :D awesome article too!

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    Oh holy crud. I love me some "On the Origin of Species." Glad to see its back.
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