Don't you mean Cacturne?
Also, why would Cacturne get smaller?
Just because they are both based on the same desert plant (they are not related to the same type of cactus though) doesn't mean that they should be related, since they don't really look anything like eachother, other than being green and based on castuses.
Cacturne is based on the saguaro cactus while Maractus is based on a prickly pear cactus. Just like Tauros is based on a bull while Bouffalant is based on a buffalo, doesn't make them related.
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I disagree. Your idea just doesn't seen to make any sense. How would a jacko-lantern like cactus evolve into a mexican dancing cactus with flowers and then evolve into a cactus looking like a scarecrow? 0___0" Sorry, your wish just sounds really weired, and I would hate it if that came true.
Maractus looks good on its own and doesn't need to be related to the Cacnea line. This just shows how in the real world has more than one type of cactus. They can breed though :]
Pidgey and Spearow are both based off birds. So one should evolve into the other, right?
Obviously this doesn't make sense -- for the same reason that Maractus and Cacnea's evolution doesn't make sense. You're dealing with two species that are based off of plants in the same group, but are nevertheless different.
No way! They look nothing alike...
Besides, GameFreak may add Pre-evos and Evolved forms, but they don't throw things in the middle.
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Really it doesn't make sense, you just have look at them to find that out. One has flowers, is one legged and is sorta happy, whilst the other is pointy, is evil looking and is kinda creepy (still one of my favourites though).
I'm reminded when the first artwork of Lilipup came out and I actually saw people upset claiming that Lilipup "should have" been a pre-evolution of Growlithe.
Maractus looks different enough that it should have been a branched evolution, if anything. Kind of like how Froslass looks similar to the Snorunt line, but not enough to be a direct evolution or pre-evolution. To be honest, there are a few Pokémon that could easily be related to other, pre-existing evolution chains, but they missed their opportunity by Nintendo's persistence on keeping everything a fresh start. But that's digressing a bit.
Originally Posted by Zima
No. Maractus and Cacnea are based on different species of cacti, with different themes as well (Cacnea= spooky, Halloween-themed; Maractus= happy Mexican dancing thing); it would not make a great deal of sense to merge the two lines. It would be like merging Squirtle and Turtwig's lines, or merging Tepig and Spoink's lines (Hey, they're both based on the same animal, so they're one and the same, right?).
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