I've always loved science and I've always loved Pokemon. I've also never liked the way some pokemon were classified. I've been working on a little project to classify Pokemon based on real world taxonomy. Obviously Blastoise isn't a "shellfish" pokemon; it's a tortoise. Would anyone else be interested in classifying the Pokemon world? ^_^
I admit my chart here is a wee bit inaccurate as I neglected to include the "infra"s (infraorder, infraclass, et cetera), but overall I think it's coming along ok. I've started on one kingdom so far, Animalia (animals) and I've made it down to everything but Aves (birds) and Mammalia (mammals).
WARNING: HUGE IMAGE; WILL STRETCH SCREEN!
There's also the question of how to categorize things like the Charizard line. Are the lizards as the Japanese names insinuate? Amphibians -Salamanders- that are related to fire as per the old fire salamander myth? Is Charizard a winged salamander, or a dragon?
Speaking of dragons, I've been invigorated by Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real to classify pokemon based on dragons (not dragon-type pokemon). :p
Anyone wanna contribute? There are still some Pokemon that I need help with classifying that I've had to skip over or might need to redo. Not to mention all the new Gen V pokemon coming out!