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Look at them... Arcticuno's beak is a little short, but.. I thought it might be like the Burned Tower Pokemon theory.

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I don't think any of them are based of each other you know. They all seem to just be birds of some description.

Fearow is a large, mostly brown bird Pokémon with a vulturine neck and
broad, powerful wings. It has a long, pointed beak that is pink in
coloration, and a decorative red coxcomb tops its head. Its
intense-looking eyes have very small pupils, and do not appear to have
colored irises. It has shaggy feathers on the base of its neck and in
a vaguely cape-like pattern covering the upper portion of its wings.
The cape itself is cream in color, as are the tips of its flight
feathers. Its sharp-clawed talons are pink, with three toes pointing
forward and one pointing backward.

Zapdos has the form of a large bird with black and yellow plumage. Its
spiky feathers make it appear to be made of lightning. Its tail
feathers stick out in several directions, furthering this illusion. A
large crest of feathers decorates its head, and distinctive black
rings encircle its eyes. Its beak is very long and thin. While Zapdos
is the smallest and lightest of the legendary birds, it is still a
large Pokémon.

Moltres takes the form of a large bird with flame-colored plumage,
resembling a phoenix. Its dazzling wings and elaborate head crest
appear to be covered with flames. It has a straight, pointed brown
beak that is the same color as its feet. Compared to the other
legendary birds, it has the smallest feet and legs. It is the largest
of the legendary birds, but its feathers make up a good portion of its

Articuno takes the form of a large bird with predominantly blue
plumage. Its coloring is a cyan on its long streamer-like tail and
head crest. Its head crest is simple, consisting of three
rhombus-shaped feathers on its forehead. Its body is a sky blue,
growing lighter on its chest and belly. Its most distinctive feature
is its large wings, which look like they are made of ice. It has a
small gray beak and thin, similarly colored legs.

From their physiology, it seems although they do share some distinct simliarlites in their build, they do not seem to be based of any other bird except the basic bird like shape. Thats my viewpoint.

All descriptions by Bubpedia on their Pokemon pages respectfully.

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Hmmm. Gonna get more opinions on this before BA, but thanks! +1
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No, I believe the Burned Tower theory refers to the first three Eeveelutions (Flareon, Jolteon, and Vaporeon), and the fact that they perished in the fire and were brought back as the three Legendary Shadows of Ho-oh (Who the game is about...) which were Entei, Raikou, and Suicune, all of the same types as the Eeveelutions. Entei and Flareon are fire, Raikou and Jolteon are both electric, and Vaporeon and Suicune are both water! Plus, Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are all in the Burned Tower! The game also mentions that

"Three Pokemon perished in the fire, and a rainbow Pokemon brought them back."

The "rainbow Pokemon" is obviously Ho-oh, who has a special connection to Entei, Raikou, and Suicune.

I like your theory, though. The only things wrong with it are:

  1. Articuno is an ice type, canceling out the Burned Tower theory.
  2. Articuno's beak is too short. (agreed.)
  3. Ho-oh, (not what you'd think) has no special connection to the three Legendary Birds.

Even though the Burned Tower was originally the Tin Tower in Gold and Silver, Lugia's tower, it specifically states that Ho-oh saved them.
Good observation, though! Good question! Hope I helped! :D

I know what the burned tower theory is, I was just wondering if it was a bit like that.
But thanks.
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The three birds Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres are all based off of titans.

Articuno is based off of a titan of ice. Also Articuno makes blizzards and deep freezes.

Zapdos is based off of a titan of Lightning. Zapdos makes things blue and floating by the strong voltage of electricity it creates.

Last Moltres is based off of a titan of fire. There isn't much I know of Moltres though.

Finally, all of them have orbs. Articuno has an orb of ice, Zapdos has an orb of lightning, and Moltres has an orb of fire.

All titans keep the flow of the underwater river steady in the Orange islands as well.

So, it isn't true that they are based off of Fearow