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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#49 - mattkingg **User deleted account**
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I always thought chikorita was a pear with legs
#47 - ThatSucks
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#46 - ascendedwings
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Guess you can say Combusken...

Is pretty cocky.
#45 - dennisc
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#51 to #45 - FJisGAY [OP]
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User avatar #67 to #51 - mettih
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Moar.
#60 to #51 - timerce
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this might be one of my favorite pokemon puns ever
#42 - lucidria
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Serperior still has its hands, though.
#98 to #42 - anon id: 68b8e0dc
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so do a lot of snakes/ legless lizards. They have little flaps, it's pretty cool like evolution actually happening.
#41 - anon id: 8c93123b
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Cough, starmie=starfish, cough
User avatar #43 to #41 - lokiwins
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How is that relevant to the starters...
#39 - FJisGAY [OP]
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#38 - askfoxxy
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Are you ******* kidding me OP.    
   
Fennekin is a Fennec Fox.    
   
You did all that research on Dinosaurs and you can't even tell a dog from a fox.
Are you ******* kidding me OP.

Fennekin is a Fennec Fox.

You did all that research on Dinosaurs and you can't even tell a dog from a fox.
User avatar #174 to #38 - octaviano
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It WOULD make a lot of sense if it would be 'counted' as the Zodiac Dog.
(Besides Foxes beeing closely related to dogs...)
X and Y are released in October. Belive it or not, the Lunar Month between October 8th and November 6th is the ZODIAC OF THE DOG.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH.
User avatar #169 to #38 - chaosnazo
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Foxes are very closely related to dogs you ********
#145 to #38 - jayberayme **User deleted account**
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#189 to #145 - askfoxxy
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I never said it was. It just a fox gif.
I never said it was. It just a fox gif.
#170 to #145 - demonicchimera
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Here's a cuter one.
#142 to #38 - swiftykidd **User deleted account**
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#101 to #38 - anon id: ac8b94aa
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fox is from dog family
so, hes kinda close
User avatar #97 to #38 - heartgoldawesome
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OP didn't make the actual post, he just added the gen VI starters.
#83 to #38 - SgtBaha
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Considering there is no Chinese zodiac for the Fox...
Considering there is no Chinese zodiac for the Fox...
User avatar #76 to #38 - anonymoose
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They're from the same animal family of Canidae. It says based of, not a direct copy of.
#66 to #38 - sonicsyndicate
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#40 to #38 - FJisGAY [OP]
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are you ******* kidding me? can you not read a title or a description
are you ******* kidding me? can you not read a title or a description
User avatar #111 to #40 - nefarian
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Dat username
#48 to #40 - bababad
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soo....because you didn't make it makes askfoxxy wrong?
soo....because you didn't make it makes askfoxxy wrong?
User avatar #44 to #40 - askfoxxy
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OP meaning Original Poster.

As in whoever original made this image and posted it.

My comment was directed at Dorkly.
User avatar #50 to #44 - FJisGAY [OP]
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on this site i would be OP, therefore directed at me however it is wrong it is a cool idea so ust enjoy the internet or complain to dorkly
#36 - anon id: b9814665
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Actually, Chespin's a chestnut hedgehog. You can tell if you know the meaning of the words in its name in other languages. And Fennekin is a fox. There doesn't need to be a pattern people. Just having the same type is enough. Get over it.
User avatar #26 - fuckfacez
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So than there will be (eventually) a fire rabbit?
User avatar #37 to #26 - ivoryhammer
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That'd be really cool actually
User avatar #24 - ryukyukids
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what generation are the pig and dog fire starters from?
User avatar #25 to #24 - FJisGAY [OP]
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5 and 6
#19 - anon id: 5bbb52cf
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okey, so with the zodiac we still have six new generations...
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I'm gonna have to say that this is too much of a stretch, and here are some of the reasons why:
Let's go in order of the points brought up - One, using the legs as a reason for the grass starters to be dinosaurs, while an educated reason, is not particularly valid in pokemon. If you haven't noticed, most reptilian pokemon do not touch their torsos to the ground. Second, bulbasaur's evolution tree doesn't really seem to look like any kind of dinosaur, not to mention, the prefix "-saur" does not mean it has to be a dinosaur, just a reptile. Treecko is most definitely based on a gecko, and its evolutions just build off of that (unless dilophosaurus had back boobs). Snivy and family are based on grass snakes (garter snakes, etc.). Chespin looks nothing like the "first mammal." The only ones that seem to look like dinosaurs are chikorita and turtwig's families.

Next, let's talk about the zodiac theory. Cyndaquil is a hedgehog, not a rat. It's german name even translates to FireHedgehog. Fennekin is a fennec fox, and while those are considered a canine, they are a different species than the dog, so this does not work in the zodiac, either. The other three are based on common things found in most real (or in a dragon's case, fantasy-esque) settings.

Finally, let's look at the proposed water pokemon criteria - "No water type starter is based on fully aquatic animals." So, this narrows down the available type of water pokemon to... oh... any animal that ever enters water while living on land, or vice-versa, ever. I'm looking forward to an antelope water starter, in gen 7. Basically, it's too vague for a good theory.
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tl;dr, while a cool idea, these theories hold no real ground.
#150 to #17 - anon id: 7672fd39
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Actually Cyndaquil is a Fire mouse not a hedgehog though the quill is existent in the name. The Japanese category of Cyndaquil is Hinoarashi, which is Fire mouse. The information can be found in episode 141.
#77 to #17 - dashdashdash
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Party pooper
Party pooper
User avatar #72 to #17 - herpderpstrom
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Another obvious reason for the water starters to not be fully aquatic:
How the hell is a new trainer going to catch more pokemon if their starter can't battle on land?
Good luck battling your way through a forest with magikarp....
User avatar #73 to #72 - herpderpstrom
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Okay, Magikarp wasn't the best example, since it's worthless in the water as well
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#23 to #21 - anon id: d7a5d2ae
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His english name references it, as well -- cyndaquil = cinder + quill. Quill. As in the spikes on a hedgehog.
#20 to #17 - anon id: 5bbb52cf
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2.The hedhegog and the rats are very similar, and I think cindaquil is more similar to a rat that a hedgegog. And the argument of the germanis... WTF? Pokemon isn't from germany, it's a idiot argument.

3. All the water type are based on animals that are not totally aquatic but they live many time in water. It's not extrange to see a cocodrile/turtle/frog/seal/penguin swiming but we don't relacionate an antilope with the water or the sea.
#13 - isuckdickformoney
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what the actual **** is behind that piplup does i have a brain tumor ?
#15 to #13 - anon id: d7a5d2ae
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Piplup has a cape.
User avatar #7 - SnugglyWuggly
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Fennekin is a fox.

(Fennec fox.)
User avatar #14 to #7 - IAmManbearpig
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foxes are a type of dog.
User avatar #27 to #14 - kerfufflemachtwo
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Canines, yes. Dogs, no.

Just like how a scorpion and a spider are both arachnids, but a scorpion is not a spider.
User avatar #28 to #27 - IAmManbearpig
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yeah well your mom is an arachnid. take that.

and with that i concede my defeat
User avatar #29 to #28 - kerfufflemachtwo
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Snappy comeback.

Not sure how to react.

Uh...

Wanna go poke hobos with sticks?
User avatar #30 to #29 - IAmManbearpig
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**** yes.
User avatar #31 to #30 - kerfufflemachtwo
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To the nearest bench filled park! Hi ho Silver, away!
User avatar #32 to #31 - IAmManbearpig
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I'll bring my overly expensive Hobo-Poking stick to add insult to injury
User avatar #33 to #32 - kerfufflemachtwo
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Brilliant! I like your style, sir.

I shall bring a walking stick. Cause it's longer and fancilly carved.
User avatar #34 to #33 - IAmManbearpig
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very classy, very classy indeed. we shall lure them towards us with $1 bills on strings, then poke them rapidly while they aren't expecting it! It is the perfect plan!
User avatar #35 to #34 - kerfufflemachtwo
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Youtube, here we come!
User avatar #6 - natanhiel
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The latest fire starter is a Fox, the Fennec.
User avatar #8 to #6 - FJisGAY [OP]
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still a canine
User avatar #9 to #8 - natanhiel
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But it's not a dog.
User avatar #10 to #9 - FJisGAY [OP]
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same diff
User avatar #11 to #10 - natanhiel
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No, not really.
#12 to #11 - FJisGAY [OP]
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same species, i dont see the big deal?
same species, i dont see the big deal?
User avatar #90 to #12 - CrashingSea
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same family, not species. Species is the individual animal.
User avatar #16 to #12 - Daemmerung
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As far as I know, it's not the same species. A fox and a dog do not produce fertile offspring.
User avatar #18 to #16 - whitcher
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Neither would a T-Rex and a Diplodocus.
User avatar #22 to #18 - Daemmerung
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I'm not sure what point you're trying to make with that comment :P
User avatar #5 - nooc
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sssstttttttrrrrrreeeeeetttttttcccchhhhiiiiiinnnnnnggggg
#3 - optimos
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Yeah. The cock.
#166 to #3 - crellow
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Brilliant
Brilliant
#165 to #3 - xonorithedruid
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Comment Picture
#144 to #3 - finnini
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My sides!
My sides!
#1 - spacestalin
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I thought chespin was a ferret
User avatar #183 to #1 - taiwanese
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I think it comes from a fennec fox, I could be wrong
#177 to #1 - trollbearcat
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User avatar #140 to #1 - HighLitedHelios
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I read somewhere that it was a Hedgehog. It was something about the french word for hedgehog being close to it's name.
User avatar #114 to #1 - messerauditore
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More of a chipmunk imo.
#54 to #1 - anon id: e740c458
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I thought he was a gopher.
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i thought it was a nuzleaf