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Pokémon who don't look like their types

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army

    Are you not counting Primarina? It technically isn’t bipedal either on the account that it has no legs and only flippers for arms.
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  2. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Master of the freak show

    Fire starters have been bipedal since the very beginning, though. Charizard, Typhlosion, Blaziken, and Infernape are all bipedal (granted, all the final evolution starters are bipedal in Gen 3).
  3. LucarioIsMegaEvolving

    LucarioIsMegaEvolving A single misplaced step

    Yeah, Primarina's the one case where it can be argued that it isn't really bipedal. It's mostly just that it's very similar-looking to a mermaid, and I was mostly counting how humanoid they looked rather than if they were bipedal (that and I forgot Primarina's design)
  4. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Samurott could've been Water/Fighting, given that it's an otter crossed with a samurai and it uses swords as weapons. But then it would kind of clash with Emboar being Fire/Fighting, and GF obviously don't want to repeat types throughout the starter families.

    There was also a rumour when Sword/Shield were still in prerelease that Sobble would evolve into a Water/Psychic type, which we did sort of get (minus the Psychic type) with Inteleon being a spy. I noticed that the final evos of the Galar starters are the first ones since Johto to stay as one type throughout their entire evolution lines.

    As are Emboar, Delphox, Incineroar and Cinderace. Cyndaquil, Fennekin and Litten are quadrupedal, though.
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  5. Sakuyamon

    Sakuyamon Well-Known Member

    I know the basis of its origin I just didn't really see eye to eye on why it was made part Rock type. But after seeing some of the explanations I get it now. :)
  6. Venomshock

    Venomshock Well-Known Member

    Primarina doesn't look like a Fairy type to me. It's elegant as heck and all that but being an adorable and feminine looking Pokemon shouldn't automatically make you a Fairy type. Same sort of applies to Mr. Mime, Whimsicott and Dedenne.
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  7. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Primarina being Fairy-type does make sense at least, since it's supposed to be like a mermaid and mermaids are fairy-tale characters. Whimsicott could also count as it's supposed to take its prankster elements from elves and leprechauns, though I'm not too sure about Mr. Mime and Dedenne. Mimes and clowns sort of have that "magic" element to them, but I really don't know why Dedenne is Electric/Fairy, when it might as well be just a plain Electric type. Maybe GF just added on the Fairy typing because it was new in Gen 6 and they just wanted something different from the other Pikaclones.
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