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    So Chatot is pretty obviously a parrot, right? Well, it's missing something that defines parrots.

    Look at the feet (screenshot from Filb). Chatot has three toes in the front and one in the back. Like most bird, right? Only parrots are different. From Wikipedia:

    All parrots are zygodactyl, with two toes at the front of each foot and two at the back


    On a semi-related note, if they ever made another parrot, they need to base it off the Eclectus parrot because males and females look so different.

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    yeah, and Arbok and Habunake have eyelids. Face it, you can't expect the Pokemon designs to perfectly resemble their base creature right down to the small details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Palazzo View Post
    So Chatot is pretty obviously a parrot, right?
    Actually it's a black masked lovebird.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VeronicaIsabel View Post
    Actually it's a black masked lovebird.

    ...which is a parrot. And has zygodactyl feet.

    On the relevant side of things, Hoothoot and Noctowl also have the same discrepancy from their real-life inspiration, owls. Owls ostensibly have zygodactyl feet as well, although the fourth toe can swivel so it's pointing more or less forward to make an anisodactyl foot (classic "bird foot" with the first toe pointing backward and three other toes in front). Hoothoot's toes look like they all point forward; Noctowl has anisodactyl feet.

    http://people.eku.edu/ritchisong/birdfeet.html

    Chatot's design is the worse error though. I'd probably draw him with zygodactyl feet just because I'm a bird geek like that... :D

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    Wow, your observant. It took me till two days ago to notice that Chatots head resembles a musical note XD



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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarHero View Post
    Wow, your observant. It took me till two days ago to notice that Chatots head resembles a musical note XD
    I think its tail is meant to resemble a metronome, too. Another detail you missed. ^^

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    I've never seen Seviper close his eyes though Yamato, unlike Arbok.

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    I may not be a bird dork, but I'm a music dork (minoring in it, woo!) and I find the amount of pokemon related to music this round (three) to be w00tful XD

    Kricketot resembles a metronome in some aspects (old timey ones) though they are so out of date and stereotypical of music that Chatot's tail is a bit appaling. I like to pretend that it's a conductor's baton.

    Also, Krckitune (the evol) looks like a string instrument in some aspects and also my high school band director, which is why I named him Mr. Turner XD

    They should create some more original music-related pokemon as Chatot don't even really sing but mimic.

    yeah, this pointless rant was brought to you by a band nerd.

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    This makes me think of the numerious bird-Pokemon I've seen who have a grand total of only three toes; two in front and one in the back of the foot. Some that come quickly to my mind are Pidgey, Pidgeotto and Spearow (which I have seen having both a grand total of three and four toes, depending on artist and media). Bodily, they resemble "perching birds" a large group of birds which have THREE toes on the front and one in back.

    I don't believe I know of any real-world birds who have three toes on each foot (maybe the ostrich, but I'm about 90% sure that they have only two large front toes and no back toes at all). By saying this, I'm not harping on Pokemon designers...I just think this topic is an interesting one to think about!

    By the way, those lovebirds are ADORABLE! <3

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    I second the movement for more music pokemon. I've always wanted a shamisen pokemon after gold. It would be so cute ^^

    Actually I'd love to have seen baby pokemon which were shaped like notes.

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    Maybe a round little baby Chatot that looks like a whole note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lonepichu View Post
    I may not be a bird dork, but I'm a music dork (minoring in it, woo!) and I find the amount of pokemon related to music this round (three) to be w00tful XD

    Kricketot resembles a metronome in some aspects (old timey ones) though they are so out of date and stereotypical of music that Chatot's tail is a bit appaling. I like to pretend that it's a conductor's baton.

    Also, Krckitune (the evol) looks like a string instrument in some aspects and also my high school band director, which is why I named him Mr. Turner XD

    They should create some more original music-related pokemon as Chatot don't even really sing but mimic.

    yeah, this pointless rant was brought to you by a band nerd.

    You're not alone haha. I thought when they released his silhouette he WOULD be a music based Pokemon. I was all bummed when I found out he just mimicked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjack Palazzo View Post
    Maybe a round little baby Chatot that looks like a whole note.
    I figured Chatot would be the baby form (the "ot" here comes from parrot, but it also looks like "tot", which, like "tyke" usually indicates a baby, or at least that there should be something after it).

    What would the evolved form be? I figured maybe a macaw (Chataw?).

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    Except that its Japanese name is Parrap, which doesn't suggest juvenility.

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