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Does anyone else see the resemblance?

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I was looking the b/w and r/b/g/y pokedexes and I realized that both have :
two cat Pokemons: Meowth, Persian / Purrloin,Liepard
two rodents: ratata,raticate/patrat,watchog
two similar fighting Pokemons: hitmonlee, hitmonchan (later on they have a similar preevolution)/troh,sawk
one pink partner for Nurse Joy: chancey/audino
a rock-type evolutionary family that evolves at lv.25 and then by trade: geodude/rogenrola
a fighting-type evolutionary family tat evolves by trading: machoke/ timburr
two digging animals: sandshrew,sandslash/drillbur,excadrill
a Pokemon that made me think they were evolutions: taurus/bouffalant (I mean, seriously, looke at them!)
(obvious) male/female differences: nidoran/frilish
a "first flying pkemon": aerodactyl/archeops
the water starter with some kind of protection: squirtle/oshawatt
a horse-like Pokemon: ponyta/blitzle (an unicorn and a zebra)
pidgeons: pidgey/pidove (doves and pidgeons are almost the same thing)
and foxes: vulpix/zorua

so, is it a coincidence or lack of creativity?

asked Jan 15 by Quilava x

1 Answer

2 votes

They tend to add signature Pokemon in different games.

For example, the useless bird Pokemon of each generation:
~ Pidgey
~ Hoothoot
~ Taillow
~ Starly
~ Pidove
~ Fletchling

^^ Most of the above Pokemon turn into a really good Flying type. :D :D

And they all have some sort of useless woodland creature:
~ Ratatta
~ Sentret
~ Zigzagoon
~ Bidoof
~ Patrat (I don't really know. xD)
~ Bunnelby

^^ They are useless as themselves. Though really CUUUTE c;

I'm pretty sure they do the above Pokemon deliberately.
However, I think the others you stated were really quite a coincidence to my knowledge. I don't really know, it's up to Game Freak to really confirm, but good job being able to spot all of them. ;)

Hope I helped. :)

answered Jan 15 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
edited Jan 15 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
It is Patrat in Gen 5.
HOW DARE YOU? FURRET IS AWESOME!
Pidgey is not useless >:(
But I understand what you mean so I won't hold a grudge.
HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT A STARLY AND A FLETCHLING IS USELESS???!!!!
Staraptor is BEAST, hard hitter
Talonflame is AWESOME
There. I editted it in. Happy???? xD
Furret is awesome and adorable!
I SAID THEIR CUTE ;~;