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    Default Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    I think that Toterra is somehow linked to Zaratan.

    Zaratan is a mythical creature that is a very large turtle that has an island and whole ecosystem on it's back, and it appears just to be a landmass to anything passing, when it is in it's shell or partially under water.

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    You might be onto something, maybe the Lion-Turtle from Avatar is also.

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    That is pretty interesting
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    Many pokemon are based on myths and legends, maybe Torterra was based on this.
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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Except that the 'origin of species' thinks torterra is based on the 'turtles all the way down' paradox.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Probably a combo of both
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntology View Post
    Except that the 'origin of species' thinks torterra is based on the 'turtles all the way down' paradox.
    And the World Turtle, which is basically what the Zaratan is.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Kewl. you're probobly right.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    I think the general consensus is that Turtwigs line is in fact based on the World Turtle myth, and this was written about in the Origin of the Species column.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Yep, I'm going to have to agree - it's just the World Turtle legend that resulted in Torterra.

    Hell, even the name matches - "terra" = "Earth".
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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Well, it looks like it's originated from that idea.
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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    A lot of Pokemon get their inspiration from myths and legends. Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza have roots in Jewish mythology, for example.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Interesting. Do you know where this myth/legend is from? I'm curious about this because it's the origin of my name! I walk the walking island turtle.

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    Default Re: Torterra - Linked to the Zaratan?

    Oh... Didn't see the thing about the world turtle... Oops!

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