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What animal is Scrafty based on?

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Just wondering...

asked Jul 20, 2013 by Jellohamster

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It's actually based off a human. xD Its design is kind of making fun of those teenager's whose pants are really low because that's the "style". It's also got a Mohawk. It's called the "Hoodlum Pokemon" and evolves from Scraggy, the "Shedding Pokemon." So, yeah...

answered Jul 20, 2013 by Poke'slash
selected Jul 20, 2013 by Jellohamster
lol XD
Ikr? xP
low riding?
a punk mouse xD
The "style", is actually known as "sagging".
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Scrafty is most likely based off of some sort of reptile. One piece evidence being that Scrafty's pokedex entry for Black states that it's capable of shooting acid from it's mouth, similar to certain types of Cobras. Another piece of evidence is Scrafty's uncommon ability, Shed Skin. Many Lizards and Snakes are known for sheding their skin, so Scrafty fits right in. My final piece of evidence is the fact that Scraty can learn a few Dragon moves, such as Dragon Pulse, Claw, Dance, Tail, Dual Chop, and Outrage. So Scrafty could possibly a Lizard, or probably a small Dragon. And while Scrafty does share some traits with humans, such as the Mohawk of Hood, so do a lot of Pokemon, such as Mewtwo, or a lot of other fighting types.

answered Mar 3, 2014 by Blazing_Zekrom
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He isn't based of an "animal", he is based of a human. For a start, he looks like your average tenager, board, has a hoody, looks kinda like a punk. He is also known as the hoodlum Pokemon. Hoodlum means a criminal or a gangster, and I have never seen, nor heard of, a gangster/criminal animal, as only humans have the mind to do this.
However, he also seems reptilian, having baggy, scaly skin. He doesn't have any nose, rather two holes (like a lizard) on the front of his face. He also has a tail, a thing all reptiles have, and can only be found as a mutation in humans. He has a bright crest on top of his head, like the frilled lizard, in the shape of a mohawk, and seems to be a sign of dominance. Although these frilled lizards do not use it to determine the leader, they do use them to hopefully gain dominance over it's attacker. And guess what? It gets intimidate, like the frilled lizard. It also gets Moxie (gangster?) and Shed Skin (LIZARD).
Lastly, some predatory lizards could be described as, well, gangsters. Even Bulbapidia descripes him as lizard like.

Scrafty is a bipedal lizard-like Pokémon. It has oval, wide-set eyes with small pupils and gray eyelids, as well as small nostrils and a wide mouth with bared teeth. It sports a red crest on its head, similar in appearance to a mohawk. Baggy yellow skin hangs off its shoulders, falling halfway down its back. Scrafty's body is orange, with thin arms and a gray, scaled belly. Its lower body and tail are covered by loose yellow skin resembling baggy trousers. On its tail is a single red scale.

From this, we can see he is a bipedal, human-like lizard. He must have some sort of brain, as he seems to know he is a gangster/criminal and chooses to act like it, making him rather intelligent compered to other animals. In fact, he seems like a lizard with a human brain, and is able to think/act like a teenage person, laking only facial features, lack-of-tail and speech.

Sorry if I got a bit carried away ;)

answered Dec 27, 2014 by Almighty Aggron
Why is this flagged?
I spent ages on this answer, HOW DOES THIS HAVE 3 FLAGS!?
It may be the way it refers to the stereotypical teenager, but that appears to be what Scrafty is based off of, so the flags are unfounded imo.

EDIT: This answer may have been flagged because the question is around a year old, and it is pretty pointless answering old questions. But it's a good answer. +1
thanx, i just hope it doesn't get taken off :(
if you get flagged, does answer just go, or does someone check it first?
Who gave three flags?
It likely has flags because you are answering a question that is over a year old, has a best answer, and you are not really adding any useful new information.  Necroposting is generally frowned upon, thus the flags.
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Scrafty is a Hound-loom Pokemon which is based on angry criminals, not animals :p

answered Jul 20, 2013 by dTalkingMeowth_J CAT
reshown Jul 20, 2013 by Aura Warrior