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    Default Is Lapras a turtle?

    I tried to discuss it on another thread but it was off topic so I will post a thread for it here. Are Lapras a turtle or not?
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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    I've never really thought about it. Now that you mention it kinda does look like a turtle, so I guess so.

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    It be not thy turtle.
    1) Shell only covers back
    2) Can't learn shell moves (withdraw, she'll smash) like most turtles
    3) Never shown diving like sea turtles

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    It's a hard-shelled Plesiosaur.

    Any similarity to turtles is coincidental.

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    IT IS A FREAKING TURTLE!!!!
    1. IT HAS SHELL
    2. IT IS BLUE
    3. IT CAN SWIM
    THAT MAKES IT A TURTLE!!!!
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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Palpitoad the White View Post
    IT IS A FREAKING TURTLE!!!!
    1. IT HAS SHELL
    2. IT IS BLUE
    3. IT CAN SWIM
    THAT MAKES IT A TURTLE!!!!
    According to your logic, shellder is also a turtle.

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    We don't need caps, fyi.

    While Laplace isn't really giving any clues, Nessy, the original English name, is ridiculously obvious as a reference to the Loch Ness monster which is never envisioned as a turtle.
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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    ^ Correct. The Loch Ness Monster is usually depicted as a form of plesiosaurus, which Lapras resembles.

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.L. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Palpitoad the White View Post
    IT IS A FREAKING TURTLE!!!!
    1. IT HAS SHELL
    2. IT IS BLUE
    3. IT CAN SWIM
    THAT MAKES IT A TURTLE!!!!
    According to your logic, shellder is also a turtle.
    Lapras also has the body form of a sea turtle. Shellder has the body form of... ehhh ... I do not know.
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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    I believe I have won.
    Shellder looks like...a shell maybe?

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    Quote Originally Posted by L.L. View Post
    I believe I have won.
    Shellder looks like...a shell maybe?
    How did that make you win?
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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    Lapras is a Plesiosaurus/Scottish cryptozoological creature, Shellder is a clam. That's pretty much all there is to it. :p

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    Default Re: Is Lapras a turtle?

    OK guys you win. Lapras is a plesiosaurus.

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