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    Hi! As I was randomly googling, I found this cool drawing of a Pokemon next to a person from each country. Germany had Manetric, the USA had Charizard, France had Milotic, Korea had Huntail, etc.

    There was also a thread on Serebii (from last year) that threw in some other ideas, like Ludicolo from Mexico, Granbull/Snubbull for England, Bibarel for Canada, etc.

    So, in your opinion, what Pokemon would represent each country?

    The ones I'd most like to see are Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Morocco, the Philippines, and Russia!

    But feel free to share other countries as well or alternatives to what I already have (not that I have much)! I can't wait to see some interesting responses!


    Due to request, I've added a list of some of our more popular responses and my personal favorites. Also, some Pokemon may represent more than one country. And as a reminder, I added some of them because I personally found it interesting. Countries such as Argentina and Scotland weren't popular responses, but I really liked it.

    Argentina -- Doduo (ñandú, also known as a "rhea", native animal)
    Australia -- Kangaskhan (kangaroo)
    Canada -- Bidoof line (beaver)
    China -- Emboar & Infernape (Journey to the West), Arcanine (Yellow Pokédex entry states it's legendary in China)
    England -- Snubbull line (bulldog)
    France -- Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion (Three Musketeers), Mr. Mime (mime)
    Germany -- Deino line (English names have 1, 2, and 3 in German)
    Guyana -- Mew (Pokémon Mansion journals state Mew was found in Guyana)
    India -- Miltank (cows are sacred), Infernape (Vanara)
    Indonesia -- Ferrothorn (durian)
    Israel -- Golett line (golems)
    Italy -- I've heard some interesting responses, but no one has agreed on a single one and I haven't found any of them striking enough. This one needs more suggestions!
    Japan -- Vulpix line, especially Ninetales (kitsune), Meowth (Maneki Neko, lucky cat), Froslass (wearing kimono), Castform (teru teru bozu, Japanese charm doll used to wish for good weather), Darumaka line (daruma)
    Kenya -- Zebstrika (zebra)
    Latin America -- Xatu (Resplendent Quetzal), Sigilyph (kachina doll, Nazca Lines)
    Mexico -- Ludicolo (Mexican dancer), Maractus (traditional Mexican dress style and makes maraca-like sounds)
    Netherlands -- Drifloon line (windmills)
    New Zealand -- Mareep (sheep)
    Scotland -- Lapras (Loch Ness Monster)
    Spain -- Tauros (Running of the Bulls)
    United States -- Braviary (eagle wearing Native American head dress), Bouffalant (bull with afro)

    You owe me for that list.
    Last edited by manaphy910; 15th August 2011 at 07:57 PM. Reason: Updated "wish list" and added list of popular responses!

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    Default Re: A Pokemon for each country?

    Argentina could have Doduo.
    Why? Because we have this native animal, the ñandú:


    Or maybe Miltank. We are a meat producing country and have a lot of cows XD And I do mean... A LOT of them.

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    I could see bibarel/sawsbuck/snivy for canada, maybe chatot for brazil? Emboar could possibly work for china, Ninetales/meowth/frosslass/castform for japan.

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    I was also thinking of Gyarados for China because of that story of the carp jumping over the bridge (I think?) and becoming a dragon. I remember hearing that story when I was younger.

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    Most of the Pokemon seem like they are home to Japanese culture. We have: Castform (Japanese weather charm), Lombre and Ludicolo (Kappa), Nuzleaf and Shiftry (Tengu), Vulpix and Ninetales (Kitsune), Darumaka and Darmanitan (Dharma dolls) and the Flying trio in Generation 5 for example.

    Maybe in China there will be Spinda (it's a red panda), although we are still yet to get a real black and white panda bear-based Pokemon. Obviously, the fire and fighting starters will feel at home there too. Arcanine is suitable as well.

    I also imagine that the more Aztec Pokemon suits South America, particularly Xatu, Sigilyph and Golurk.

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    Default Re: A Pokemon for each country?

    Almost half of these pokemons are Japanese inspired.
    Mawile, Jiraichi, Ninetales (NOT CHINA), Golduck, Darumaka, Magikarp etc etc.
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    Well, I think these Pokémon suit these countries:

    China: Blaziken, Emboar
    France: Smeargle or Escavalier
    Germany: Deino, Zweilous or Hydreigon
    Italy: Honchkrow, Gallade
    Japan: Too many to list! Castform, Darumaka, Froslass etc
    Mexico: Maractus
    UK: Delcatty, Stoutland
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    Nepal: Abomasnow
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    Lets see...

    Australia: Kangaskahn, Corsola
    New Zealand: Mareep
    France: Cobalion, Virizion and Terakion
    South Africa: Sharpedo
    Italy: Meloetta

    Ok I tried :\

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    Meditite and Medicham for India seeing as they are directly based on Yoga and seeing as it originated in India...

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    What would England have? There isn't a fish and chips Pokémon...
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    Default Re: A Pokemon for each country?

    I can see the following poke for Australia

    Psyduck=Platypus
    Emolga=Flying Fox
    Sharpedo=Tiger Shark
    Heatmor=Anteater
    Qwilfish=Pufferfish
    Wailord=Whale Shark


    England is an easy one best choice says Togekiss seeing as how both are royalty

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    Miltank for India too. Its the Land of the Sacred Cow people!

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    I agree with Braviary being an American Pokemon. And Bouffalant as well, seeing as it's based on the bison. And Scrafty, since he's based on American punk/hip-hop culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnGreen View Post
    What would England have? There isn't a fish and chips Pokémon...
    Snubbull/Granbull?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnGreen View Post
    What would England have? There isn't a fish and chips Pokémon...
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