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    *steals from Serebii forums and tweaks* <_< >_>

    HoundoomTrainer gathered the 1st gen, Wolf Goddess gathered 2nd gen, I'm gathering 3rd (pg. 6 on the Serebii link) and maybe 4th gen.


    1st gen:

    Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur: Toads with dinosaur-like characteristics. Note: they have sprawled legs, which are not what dinosaurs had. Toads do not hop all the time, they sometimes crawl.
    Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard: Charmander is a salamander, which in mythology is associated with fire, Charmeleon is a hadrosaur/salamander mix, and Charizard is your typical western dragon
    Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise: Squirtle and Wartortle are river turtles, while Blastoise is a tortoise/tank mix (note the large canons on its back :P)
    Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree: Caterpie is a spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar (1 2) with its osmeterium (the pink forked thing) permanently extended, while Metapod is a pupa (anyone know what species this is?) and Butterfree may be a black-veined white butterfly
    Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill: Stages of bees, and wasps. Bee larva (this, the originally linked picture, is a bee moth larva, hence the "AphoSoc" at the end of the url is short for Aphomia sociella), bee pupa, and a wasp
    Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot: Pidgey is a cedar waxwing, while Pidgeotto and Pidgeot are more like hawks or falcons
    Rattata, Raticate: Rat and nutria
    Spearow, Fearow: Some sort of hawk and crane/condor
    Ekans, Arbok: Generic snake and cobra
    Pikachu, Raichu: Generic rodent and kangaroo rat?
    Sandshrew, Sandslash: Pangolin and porcupine/giant armadillo
    Nidoran-F, Nidorina, Nidoqueen: Rabbits
    Nidoran-M, Nidorino, Nidoking: Rabbits
    Clefairy, Clefable: Fairies?
    Vulpix, Ninetales: Kitsune and kyuubi kitsune (nine-tailed kitsune)
    Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff: Balloons?
    Zubat, Golbat: Generic bats
    Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume: Radish, rafflesia
    Paras, Parasect: Cicada nymphs
    Venonat, Venomoth: ? and a moth
    Diglett, Dugtrio: Bop-a-moles XD
    Meowth, Persian: Maneki neko and cougar
    Psyduck, Golduck: Platypus and kappa
    Mankey, Primeape: Generic monkeys/apes
    Growlithe, Arcanine: Fuu dog
    Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath: Tadpoles
    Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam: ? (Abra looks slightly like a possom) (stromdusk suggests coyote)
    Machop, Machoke, Machamp: American wrestlers/Dilophosaurs
    Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel: Pitcher plants
    Tentacool, Tentacruel: Jellyfish
    Geodude, Graveler, Golem: Rocks and boulders and stones oh my!
    Ponyta, Rapidash: Generic horse and unicorn... ON FIRE!
    Slowpoke, Slowbro: Hippos?
    Magnemite, Magneton: Magnets
    Farfetch'd: Duck with leeks dish; also maybe samurai
    Doduo, Dodrio: Kiwis/rheas
    Seel, Dewgong: Harp seal and dugong/manatee/monk seal
    Grimer, Muk: Sludge
    Shellder, Cloyster: Scallop and oyster
    Gastly, Haunter, Gengar: Hitodama, ghost, doppelgänger
    Onix: Wyrm? (HT thinks earth dragon)
    Drowzee, Hypno: Tapir baku and hypnotist
    Krabby, Kingler: Generic crab and fiddler crab
    Voltorb, Electrode: Pokéball mimics
    Exeggcute, Exeggutor: Eggs and coconut tree
    Cubone, Marowak: ? (HT thinks possible prarie dogs)
    Hitmonlee: kickboxer Sawamura Tadashi
    Hitmonchan: boxer Ebihara Hiroyuki
    Lickitung: ? (absol attacker suggested that there may be some albino fat-tailed gecko [1 2])
    Koffing, Weezing: Air pollution/sea mines
    Rhyhorn, Rhydon: Rhinos
    Chansey: Good mother/nurses and luck
    Tangela: It's a bush. X)
    Kangaskhan: Kangaroo or Procoptodon
    Horsea, Seadra: Sea horses
    Goldeen, Seaking: Ryukin goldfish (red-and-white and calico, respectively)
    Staryu, Starmie: Sunstars (1 2)
    Mr. Mime: Mime
    Scyther: Mantis.
    Jynx: Yuki-Onna/?
    Electabuzz: Oni
    Magmar: Fire breather?
    Pinsir: Male stag beetle
    Tauros: Bison
    Magikarp, Gyarados: Japanese legend of a fish turning into a sea serpent
    Lapras: Plesiosaurus/sea turtle
    Ditto: Silly putty? and, as Yami_no_Waru puts it, "the same Japanese myth Kirby and Buu (Dragonball) do, about a pink demon that could consume enemies and mimic their abilities"
    Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon: Fennec foxes with cat/dog characteristics
    Porygon: ? (HT said parrot/duck)
    Omanyte, Omastar: Ammonites
    Kabuto, Kabutops: Kabuto (samurai helm), trilobite/mantis
    Aerodactyl: Pteranodon
    Snorlax: Gluttony/bear?
    Articuno: Quetzal and Arabian anka
    Zapdos: Ok some sort of electricity-bird
    Moltres: Arabian/Western/Russian phoenix
    Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite: Water dragons (I severly doubt that Barney was an inspiration for Dragonite)
    Mewtwo: Cat-human, some think that it's a more developed embryo (see below)
    Mew: Kitten, some see a connection with embryos

    2nd gen:

    Chikorita/Bayleef/Meganium: Sauropods
    Cyndaquil/Quilava/Typhlosion: Cyndaquil is an echidna, while Quilava is a weasel and Typhlosion is a European badger.
    Totodile/Croconaw/Feraligatr: crocodiles/alligators.
    Sentret/Furret: Sentret seems to be a mix of squirrel with rabbit. Furret, as its name implies, is a ferret.
    Hoothoot/Noctowl: Owls. Hoothoot looks like a Pygmy owl; Noctowl looks like an Eagle owl.
    Ledyba/Ledian: Ladybird Beetles, of course. Ledian seems to have a bit of alien mixed into it.
    Spinarak/Ariados: Happy face spider and some other spider
    Crobat: Vampire bat
    Chinchou/Lanturn: Angler fish
    Pichu: Generic mouse?
    Cleffa: Fairy?
    Igglybuff: Balloon?
    Togepi/Togetic: Togepi is an egg, Togetic is a fairy
    Natu/Xatu: Based off Native American totem poles. (Xatu resembles the Thunderbird)
    Mareep/Flaffy/Ampharos: Sheep/?/?
    Bellossom: Some sort of flower
    Marill/Azumaril: Marill is a ? (WG said pika), Azumarill is a rabbit
    Sudowoodo: Petrified tree
    Politoed: Frog
    Hopip/Skiploom/Jumpluff: Mountain groundsel (1 2)?
    Aipom: Generic monkey with emphasis om the prehensileness of the tail
    Sunkern/Sunflora: A seed and a sunflower
    Yanma: Red dragonfly
    Wooper/Quagsire: Axolotl and giant salamander
    Espeon/Umbreon: Espeon is a Nekomata, while Umbreon is a fennec fox
    Murkrow: Crow with a witch hat and broom tail
    Slowking: Hippopotamus?
    Misdreavus: Banshee
    Unown: Living hieroglyphics
    Wobbuffet: Full-sized punching bag and Sanpei Hayashiya
    Girafarig: Giraffe
    Pineco: Bagworm/pinecone
    Foretress: Bagworm/(either a turret, giant clam, or both)
    Dunsparce: Some kind a larva/pupa?
    Gligar: Scorpion/gargoyle
    Steelix: Wyrm?
    Snubbull/Granbull: Bulldogs
    Quilfish: Blowfish
    Scizor: Mantid
    Schuckle: Scale insect
    Heracross: Rhinoceros beetle
    Sneasel: Kamaitachi
    Teddiursa/Ursaring: Teddiursa is a teddy bear/bear cub, Ursaring is a sun bear (1 2)
    Slugma/Magcargo: Slugma is a slug, Magcargo is a snail
    Swinub/Piloswine: Inobuta boar-pig and some sort of boar
    Corsola: A chunk of coral
    Remoraid/Octillery: Remoraid is an archer fish/remora (1 2 3); Octillery is an octopus
    Delibird: Rockhopper penguin/Santa.
    Mantine: Manta ray
    Skarmory: Stymphalian birds/Andean condor with a Marabou stork beak
    Houndour/Houndoom: Doberman Pinschers/hellhounds (WG said "Cerebus")
    Kingdra: Weedy sea dragon
    Phanpy/Donphan: Very short elephant and elephant/tire
    Porygon2: Toy drinking bird
    Stantler: Caribou
    Smeargle: Beagle?/artist
    Tyrogue/Hitmontop: Are humans that embody different fighting styles (Hitmontop = Capoeira)
    Smoochum: Baby Jynx
    Elekid: Plug
    Magby: ? (I really doubt that it's a hadrosaur like WG suggests)
    Miltank: Cow
    Blissey: Good mother/nurses and luck
    Raikou: Smilodon
    Entei: Lion with some Newfoundland/Landseer mixed in.
    Suicune: Looks somewhat like a shaved blue and white Afghan hound with a beard (Afghans sometimes have one) and enlongated purpled ears
    Larvitar/Pupitar/Tyranitar: ? (WG: Dragons or dinosaurs of some sort?)
    Lugia: Greek kingfisher god Halcyon? (there's a bird that looks like Lugia on the cover of Across the Nightingale Floor)
    Ho-oh: Ho-Oh, the Japanese phoenix
    Celebi: A forest fairy?

    3rd gen:

    Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile: Leaf-tailed geckos (Pokémon of the Day Chick thinks that Sceptile's tail looks like part of a juniper bush. I do, too. X) )
    Torchic/Combusken/Blaziken: Chick and cockfighting chickens (Blaziken has some basis in the bantam rooster, and absol attacker suggested garuda)
    Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert: Mudskippers/blue axolotls
    Poochyena/Mightyena: Brown hyenas (Cub)
    Zigzagoon: Raccoon dog
    Linoone: Zorilla
    Wurmple, Silcoon/Cascoon: Horned caterpillar and luna moth pupae in the early stages
    Beautifly: Old world swallowtail butterfly
    Dustox: Female luna moth with some female gypsy moth mixed in
    Lotad: Lilypad/chibi kappa; may be a pun on "duckweed" (look at this anyway!)
    Lombre: Lilypad/sombrero/stereotypical Mexican/kappa
    Ludicolo: Dancing sombrero pineapple Mariachi kappa-type thing
    Seedot: Acorn
    Nuzleaf/Shiftry: Konoha tengu
    Taillow: Welcome swallow
    Swellow: Barn swallow
    Wingull: Gull, likely ring-billed
    Pelipper: Pelican
    Ralts/Kirlia/Gardevoir: A tomboy, a ballerina, and a fairy tale princess/adult graceful woman dancer
    Surskit: Pondskater/harvestman
    Masquerain: Has some lanternfly and eye mimicry in it
    Shroomish: Mushroom
    Breloom: Othnelia/kangaroo?/mushroom
    Slakoth/Vigoroth: Sloths
    Slaking: Ground sloth/gorilla
    Nincada: Cicada nymph (the Pokémon Zoology page points out that Paras more correctly represents one)
    Ninjask: Adult cicada/yellow jacket
    Shedinja: A shed cicada exoskeleton
    Whismur: Jar/rabbit? Family is based on sound getting progressively louder
    Loudred: Boombox (it has woofers for ears).... absol attacker thinks that there's some Taz in it
    Exploud: Pipe organ.... absol attacker thinks that there is also some howler monkey
    Makuhita/Hariyama: Sumo wrestlers
    Azurill: Unevolved Marill->mouse? (They were just working backwards.)
    Nosepass: Moai/compass
    Skitty and Delcatty: Cats
    Sableye: Troll
    Mawile: Bear trap
    Aron/Lairon: ?
    Aggron: Diceratops
    Meditite/Medicham: Yogis
    Electrike: ? (stromdusk suggested Parson Jack Russell terrier)
    Manectric: German shepherd? (and quilava plush suggested maned wolf, but I have a stronger feeling toward the G.S.)
    Plusle: Rodent/lagomorph+positive charge
    Minun: Rodent/lagomorph+negative charge
    Volbeat/Illumise: Firefly
    Roselia: Rose bush
    Gulpin/Swalot: Stomachs
    Carvanha: Red-bellied piranha
    Sharpedo: Great white shark/ocean sunfish
    Wailmer: Blue whale/ball
    Wailord: Blue whale/basilosaurus
    Numel: Dromedary (Arabian) camel/volcano (the two major types of camel)
    Camerupt: Bactrian camel/volcano
    Torkoal: Galapagos giant tortoise/coal
    Spoink/Grumpig: Pigs (maybe somebody saw this website! XD), perhaps the biblical "neither cast ye your pearls before swine" (Matthew 7:6) was snuck in there as well
    Spinda: A drunk, tiny, pinkish and tan panda?/teddy bear brought to life?
    Trapinch: Antlion larva
    Vibrava: Adult antlion/faerie dragon
    Flygon: Green lacewing/faerie dragon
    Cacnea: Barrel cactus
    Cacturne: Saguaro cactus/scarecrow
    Swablu: White-winged fairy-wren 1 2/cotton
    Altaria: Golden fleece-guarding dragon?/white-winged fairy-wren/cotton/cloud
    Zangoose: A mongoose/cat. The rivalry with Seviper is based on how mongooses can sometimes eat snakes. (Remember The Ghost of Maiden's Peak?)
    Seviper: Viper
    Lunatone: Moon
    Solrock: Sun
    Barboach: Loach/(mudfish [info]/mud-minnow)
    Whiscash: Catfish (specifically the wels cat 1 2)
    Corphish/Crawdaunt: Crayfish
    Baltoy: Shakou/spinning top
    Claydol: Shakou
    Lileep/Cradily: Coral polyps 1 2/crinoids (sea lilies)
    Anorith/Armaldo: Anomalocaris
    Feebas: An odd bass? It looks a lot like this red-bellied piranha to me....
    Milotic: Sea serpent/siren with greatly enlongated gills (if you want to Google image search a siren, search "sirenidae")
    Castform: Cloud, weather conditions
    Kecleon: Chameleon
    Shuppet: A haunted tissue ghost
    Banette: A haunted doll
    Duskull: Grim reaper sans scythe/Hitotsume-Kozou/Dokuro
    Dusclops: Mummy-wrapped cyclops-ghoul
    Tropius: Apatosaurus/banana tree
    Chimecho: One of those wind chimes that look like an upside-down cup with a tassel/paper hanging out of it (something like this, but different)
    Absol: Barghest
    Wynaut: Small punching bag
    Snorunt: A person wearing a straw blanket thing (pic from Zeta)
    Glalie: Getter Robo head/hail
    Spheal: Spotted seal with ears/ball (sea lions have external ear projections and real seals don't)
    Sealeo: Harbor seal
    Walrein: Walrus
    Clamperl: Giant clam
    Huntail: Gulper Eel 1 2
    Gorebyss: Oarfish/pipefish
    Relicanth: Coelacanth
    Luvdisc: Discus fish
    Bagon: Baby western dragon
    Shelgon: Dragon cocoon?
    Salamence: Adult western dragon
    Beldum/Metang/Metagross: Sci-fi invader robots?
    Regirock/Regice/Registeel: Jewish golems
    Latias/Latios: Jet planes?
    Kyogre/Groudon: An orca and an upright Desmatosuchus cast in roles similar to the Biblical Leviathan and Behemoth, respectively
    Rayquaza: Eastern dragon (that looks somewhat like a lindworm)
    Jirachi: Tanabata festival/genie (Jirachi has three green tanzaku on it)
    Deoxys: Humanoid alien/mutated virus->DNA.... My brother thinks it looks like an orbital frame from Zone of the Enders.

    4th gen:

    Gonbe: Totoro?
    Bonsly: Bonsai/petrified tree
    Manene: Clown
    Manyuura: Kamaitachi
    Rukario: Jackal
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    Default sources

    Sources, in no real order besides generation:

    Cicada nymph
    Spicebush swallowtail butterfly caterpillar 1 2
    Duck with leeks
    Galapagos giant tortoise
    Albino fat-tailed gecko
    Sunstars 1 2
    Cedar waxwing
    Sea mine
    Metapod = pupa
    Salamander (among other stuff)
    Western dragon ( > Gallery > Dragon Page 1)
    Black-veined white butterfly
    River turtle
    Bee moth and larva
    Bee pupa
    Bee larva
    Ryukin goldfish (red-and-white and calico)

    Vampire bat
    Angler fish
    Pygmy owl
    Archer fish
    Remora 1 2 3
    Manta ray
    Inobuta boar-pig
    Across the Nightingale Floor
    Sun bear 1 2
    Happy face spider
    European badger
    Marabou stork beak
    Eagle owl
    Toy drinking bird
    Stymphalian birds
    Weedy sea dragon
    Mountain groundsel 1 2
    Ladybird beetle
    Red dragonfly
    Rockhopper penguin

    Pokémon Zoology (Leaf-tailed gecko, anomalocaris, coelacanth)
    Old world swallowtail
    Bantam rooster
    Feebas = red-bellied piranha?
    AnnaJ's realistic Lotad
    Mystic Hog The Psychic Pig
    Serebii - The Ghost of Maiden's Peak, page 11
    Pokémon of the Day Chick on Sceptile
    Tissue ghost
    Indian gifts portal - chime
    What is Snorunt?
    Discus fish
    Real-life Groudon - the Desmatosuchus
    Siren (if you want to Google image search a siren, search "sirenidae")
    Various orbital frames from Zone of the Enders
    Ground sloth
    Shakou (second down)
    Coral polyps 1 2
    Barn swallows
    Welcome swallow
    Gulper eel 1 2
    Tanabata festival
    Brown hyena
    Brown hyena cub
    Mori no Ikimono - raccoon dog
    Ocean sunfish
    Gypsy moth
    Luna moth info (including pupae)
    Ring-billed gull
    White-winged fairy-wren 1 2
    Maned wolf
    Automimicry- Phosphora lanternaria lanternfly
    Chibi kappa
    Wels cat 1 2
    Parson Jack Russell terrier
    Mudfish info
    Getter Robo
    Green lacewing
    Adult antlion

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    Blaziken is based spefically on the bantam rooster. (Bantams's leg feathers cover their feet like Blaziken.)

    Bantam Rooster
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    I would argue Persian being based on the Siamese cat, it appears to be more of a cougar in body.

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    Thank you, TBA and BjG.

    Should I keep "siamese cat" and just add "cougar", or should I only have "cougar"? Because of what I'm doing (or not doing ), I want to have it as accurate as possible.
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    Mind adding "colocynth" to Ludicolo's description? It's a plant that bears a round, green-and-yellow fruit. I got it from another similar list and it sounds about right for Ludicolo, especially since it's also in its name.

    Meditite and Medicham are definitely based on practicers of yoga, which disciplines both body and mind (explaining the Psychic/Fighting combo).
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    -Remoraid: It's a remora, considering its name and how it attaches itself to Mantine. It probably has archer fish influences since we've seen many pics and info of it shooting things down... (the designers seem to like combining two different concepts into one, i.e. elephant + tires = Donphan)

    -Flygon: I think where the Dragon element comes in on Flygon are the faerie dragons with the insect wings

    -Drowzee: it's a tapir, yes, but more specifically it's a Baku (dream eater demon) which is sometimes depicted as a tapir

    -Electabuzz: have been said to be an Oni, because it's hideous and it has tiger skin, something the oni has been known to wear (I think this is a stretch)

    -Jynx: Yuki-Onna, yes, but, again, I highly doubt the makers were had a black woman/prostitute as the other influence (just think about it, it's a ridiculous connotation for a kid's game), like many others have said, the dark skin tone, blonde hair, bright lips signify the Japanese ganguro fashion trend
    (my theory on why her skin was black in the first place was to make coloring her with the Gameboy duotone easier)

    -Lotad: when it first came out, I remember the direct translation of its classification to be "duckweed" not "water weed" so its duck bill is probably a play on words

    -Also, to retouch on my Farfetch'd thing in the other thread, there's apparently some Japanese folklore about a wild duck which offers itself to lost woodsmen, and it carries a leek with it for them to cook it with
    (hopefully I'll locate where I read that, but here are some pics you get with you search "kamonegi" that's definitely not related to Farfetch'd itself, most of them are restaurants or probably duck product ads)
    1 2 3 4

    -Lucario: Anubis = jackal, you're right on that

    -Meditite: V Faction is right about the yoga thing, its Japanese name is Asanan, "asana" is a yoga position

    I'll keep looking through your list, it's very comprehensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by redchesus
    Isn't Remoraid a REMORA?? Considering it's in the name and it attaches itself to Mantine
    I agree with that, but I also agree with the archer fish (whose name I couldn't remember sometime ago). Remoraid IS a spitter; it has a lot of attacks that I could qualify as projectile. Octillery has even more, learning all the beam attacks.
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    I think Onix is supposed to be a rock-snake. And Steelix is a... steel-snake :P
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    Venonat...is a Gnat.Kinda surprised you had a question mark for it.

    Oh, and I think Porygon 2 is based on those toy ducks that duck up and down into water.

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    I though Nidoran were based off of Rabbits, hince the reason why they were the first genderd pokemon.

    Also I think Tyrannitar has been accepted as being based off of godzilla. At least I thought that's what most people think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Habunake
    Venonat...is a Gnat.Kinda surprised you had a question mark for it.
    Real gnats don't look like Venonat at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terak Nor
    I think Onix is supposed to be a rock-snake. And Steelix is a... steel-snake :P
    Actually, I'd say they were more like Lindworms, rather than snakes. If you think about it, it makes more sense, seeing as they can now get Dragonbreath.
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    I wonder if people would eat a Shellder... o_O;
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    I think I'll go with "cougar" only.....

    Questions I need a consensus on: 1. Should I add "/colocynth" to Ludicolo? 2. What in the world is Jynx? 3. Is Rukario really based on Anubis? 4. Is Tyranitar based on Godzilla?

    V Faction:
    Every picture but two I can find of this "colocynth" is pure yellow (the first is mainly medium bluish green with very thin, spotty, off-white stripes and last is light medium orange). I'm going to need a consensus on this one.
    I'll add "Yogis" for those two.
    Every lindworm I've seen and heard of has 2 legs only (2 legs+2 wings=wyvern; in heraldry the lindworm and the wyvern are considered the same, I think), so I think it may be some kind of wurm/wyrm (no legs). However, I keep finding that they live around water, which isn't Onix/Steelix-like.

    I... kind of... already have those two.... I'll add "/tire" for Donphan, though.
    Faerie dragon, eh? Ok.
    Ok. Thank you. (Guess that explains Bakumon....)
    I'll add that. (I didn't know they wore tiger skins....)
    I've always heard that the ganguro fashion started/became famous too late for Jynx to be based on it. (The games came out in '95, ganguro started/got going in '96 with Namie Amuro and perhaps Naomi Campbell, according to this and this). Jynx's Pokédex entries mention how she seductively wiggles her hips. Hell, I'll just put a question mark....
    Maybe, but it doesn't look like duckweed. I'll add that it may be a pun, though.
    I'll add that (and I await the day you get a link to the folklore).
    Are we sure that it is indeed based on Anubis?

    redchesus has a point. The only fuzzy gnats that I can find are (fake) flies for fishing.
    Hmm.... Perhaps. Looks kind of like one, but I'm not.... Ok. I'll add "toy drinking bird".

    bell02 alpha:
    Aah, I need to pay more attention. *fixes*
    I'm going to need a consensus here, too.

    They eat Farfetch'd, so why not? That'll teach 'em not to stick their tongue-like feet out at us! *shakes fist*

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