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    Quote Originally Posted by DracoMan View Post
    Since when did Antarctica become a country?
    So we'll leave out a massive continent on the Earth, just because it's a continent that isn't divided up into smaller countries, even though those pokemon fit perfectly?

    Edit: I'm sure someone said Ursaring for Russia earlier... not sure why that hasn't been added to the list, it is a perfect match.

    Any frog pokemon and Magcargo for France. We know how the French love to eat frog's legs and snail shells xD (I hope I don't offend any French members with this, it's not meant to be an insult). Magcargo's name does come from Escargo.

    What about Escavalier also for Italy (with the Krows)? Gladiators/Centurions are from Rome. Its design is based off Roman soldiers' armour/style.

    Sigilyph for Peru. It's based off the famous Nazca lines (the Hummingbird specifically, iirc).
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    Did someone mention Maractus for México?

    For France, Empoleon fits too (Napoleon)

    EDIT: I think this can be useful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_country-name_etymologies
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    Zorark seems like a good fit for Korea, as it's reminiscent of the kumiho.
    What else? Woobat for Honduras (Honduran white bat), Treecko for Madagascar (leaf-tailed gecko), Relicanth for South Africa (the coelacanth).

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    For Portugal exclusively, I can only think of the Torchic-line (seeing as the Barcelos rooster is our national emblem), though most Pokémon directed at Spain work for us too (namely Tauros).

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    Here's a compilation /vp/ made some time ago.

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    I don't get how Sweden's got a washing machine Rotom on that list...

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    And I have no idea who came up with Kirikizan for Norway. What a bizarre choice. Regigigas ftw.
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    Is Probopass next to Israel's flag in that pic? I thought Probopass and Nosepass would go to Clile, since they're based on the Easter Island statues.
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    I reckon Australia should get Cyndaquil...coz its an echidna. Any Aus-only animals should go there, such as Psyduck (platypus), Breloom (boxing kangaroo...as much as I hate that stereotype). We should get Gigalith too, seeing as Ularu is the biggest rock in the world; its literally a giga monolith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer G View Post
    Swanna for Finland, I think. A swan is our national bird after all.
    This. Amen for this.

    Actually, we have total of five national animals;
    Bear, Swan, Finnhorse, European perch and a seven spot ladybird.

    Therefore our national pokémons would be:

    There is not a pokemon [yet] that's based of E.perch or finnhorse.
    The closest match for finnhorse would be rapidash though, F.horses are used to race and to work with.
    And like we know; rapidash is fast and has good ATK stat.
    The reason I didn't list it is because...Well...Finland and Fire...I don't think they match that well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanna View Post

    Here's a compilation /vp/ made some time ago.
    Cool. Although Israel is wrong, Probopass is based after moai sculptures from Easter Island.

    BTW, Typhlosion could be for Indonesia. The Volcano Pokémon fits well the most volcanic-active country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikini Miltank View Post
    Zorark seems like a good fit for Korea, as it's reminiscent of the kumiho.
    What else? Woobat for Honduras (Honduran white bat), Treecko for Madagascar (leaf-tailed gecko), Relicanth for South Africa (the coelacanth).
    Zorroark is based on the Kitsune so he'snothing but Japan... The others fit though... The probopass for Isearal is a bit racist... like peoplesaidhe fits Chili (Easter Island Statue's) the Weather trio fits it perfectly being litterally based on Jewish folklore (The Behemoth,Leviathan and Ziz) Serperior does fits France well...(French royalty)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sennen_Goroshi View Post
    Cool. Although Israel is wrong, Probopass is based after moai sculptures from Easter Island.

    BTW, Typhlosion could be for Indonesia. The Volcano Pokémon fits well the most volcanic-active country.
    I didn't make the picture. I do know that Probopass is based on the moai, though, and agree it shouldn't be placed there (it's nice to see some people who realize it, I actually like the Pokemon). It's probably placed there because somebody thought it would be a crude joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~ Z ~ View Post
    This. Amen for this.

    Actually, we have total of five national animals;
    Bear, Swan, Finnhorse, European perch and a seven spot ladybird.

    Therefore our national pokémons would be:
    I'd like to agree on Swanna, but to be fair, Swanna is pretty clearly based on a mute swan. Finnish national bird is a whooper swan, and the mute swan is a national bird of Denmark. But on the other hand, Swanna does have the same colors as the flag of Finland...

    Egypt: Lucario, Yamask, Cofagrigus (as others have suggested)
    Estonia: Taillow or Swellow (going with the national bird theme, Estonia has the barn swallow)
    Iceland: Wailmer (they... hunt whales? *shot*)
    Ethiopia: Camerupt (there's lots of volcanoes and also dromedars [yes, I looked for a place that had both])
    Russia: Ursaring (yeah, this seems pretty fitting)

    I think that Snover and Abomasnow shouuld go somewhere from Sweden to Finland to Russia or Canada, since they are all part of the taiga.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articwolf10 View Post
    Zorroark is based on the Kitsune so he'snothing but Japan...
    Myths of nine-tailed foxes are common to Japan, Korea and China. The Korean kitsune, the kumiho, is reminiscent of Zoroark because it's a more explicitly sinister figure (remember that Zorua is known as the Evil Fox Pokémon in Japan) and the most notable of its powers is the ability to transform. Both of these things are also associated with Japanese kitsune to some degree, but in the kumiho they are a more significant part of the legend.

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