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The Official Pokemon Discussion Thread!

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by Golden Pure, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Unoin

    Unoin Well-Known Member

    No I've never thought about this and don't agree with it. Why would squirrels have shells? :D
  2. PKMNinja

    PKMNinja Black Ninja

    I agree with Unoin. Why in the world would a squirrel have a shell. I think it makes it hard to climb trees.
  3. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    As Pokemons are monsters, it's not weird for me that Squirtle is part squirrel.
  4. xDWarrior

    xDWarrior Well-Known Member

    Well it has a squirrel tail! It's entirely possible, you never know with GF.
  5. XSilverStarboyX

    XSilverStarboyX Well-Known Member

    I also used to think it came from squirrel based on the tale. This was back when Red and Blue had just came out of course. Now I am pretty sure that it just comes from Squirt and Turtle;152;
  6. Mr.FusRoDah

    Mr.FusRoDah Well-Known Member

    This. Yes, it is a turtle, but it does have a squirrel-like tail. No biggie, it is a turtle nevertheless.
  7. Cutty

    Cutty Forever now

    It is said its tail resembles that of a squirrel's tail... but I think it looks more like a wave pattern...
    I mean I dunno if they picked the squirrel's tail b/c of the squirr~ word and the resemblance to the tail...
    Wartotle's tail somewhat confirms it but I dunno...
  8. MegaSerperior

    MegaSerperior <--- My life

    I've heard the claim that Squirtle is squirrel+turtle, however It makes more sense if it's squirt+turtle in my opinion.
  9. telivisionhead

    telivisionhead Well-Known Member

    Yes. The pokemon franchise run out of names (at least by now I bet!) so they make some random name that well... isnt that "creative" and then other names are WOA....

    There is also a meme for this squirtle thing.

    Cover the tail: Turtle
    Cover the body: Squirel

    In that meme it mentions the tail being a squirel tail then again it also means squirt like u said Honeyichigo
  10. Ditto B1tch

    Ditto B1tch Well-Known Member

    Squir is probably from squirrel and not squirt. The clue is Squirtle's tail. If it wasn't its tail, we would say that it is Squirt.

    So, yes, Squirtle is a mix of a turtle with a squirrel, being said that it is more turtle than a squirrel. The only squirrel feature it has is its tail.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  11. CAH

    CAH Calm And Hyper

    That's highly unlikely. "Squirt" makes sense and fits in with "Blast" in Blastoise's name. Squirtle does have a tail, but it isn't a bushy one like that of a real life squirrel, so it isn't a sure thing that this was inspired by a squirrel. "Squir" COULD be both "squirt" and "squirrel" but the games, series and no other translations of the Pokemon's name even mention a squirrel at all, nor does Squirtle show any Squirrel like characteristics (e.g. living in trees).

    So it seems a huge stretch to me to even class Squirtle as a squirrel.
  12. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    GPD rule #2, no thread about a single Pokemon, please. This thread is just about Squirtle, which means it's about a single Pokemon.

    I'll merge this thread with the Pokemon Discussion thread.
  13. Floette

    Floette Fennekin


    Am I the only one who cannot comprehend the fantastic nature of this pokemon?
  14. flamebeam

    flamebeam DAYN-JUH ZONE!

    I've never seen anyone fall in love with a Pokémon within such a short amount of time
  15. Floette

    Floette Fennekin

    It is so cute doe D': All I know is it is going to be on my team forever.
  16. Toxinine

    Toxinine nou

    One thing I don't get.

    We're all familiar with Magikarp, which many believe is the worst poemon ever. What ever happened to feebas? Feebas is pretty much an uglier version of magikarp...
  17. Regality

    Regality Digital King

    Feebas can learn TMs, magikarp can't. (I think)
  18. Grumpy Drizzle

    Grumpy Drizzle Well-Known Member

    Despite both families sharing similar stas, I think Feebas theme is more about an ugly Pokemon that becomes beatiful if given a chance.
    It's basicly a Magikarp for Pokemon Contests.
  19. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    I think it is because Feebas can learn TM's so it is a little bit useful.
  20. Excitable Boy

    Excitable Boy is a metaphor

    Magikarp is more... I guess classic?

    Feebas is more well-known for the fact that it's difficult to find, anyway. Training a Magikarp in-game is more widely known to be difficult, since it's found earlier and unlike Feebas, people are actually willing to do it.

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