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ok, so I was wondering what the doll that shows up when you use substitute is meant to look like? does it resembles anything like a specific dinosaur or bear or has it no origin?
note: I don't want you to tell me that the substitute in gen 1 looked like a ryhorn, I want to know what this guy is based off:
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is that a serious question? its either an unused pokemon sprite or a random sketch someone made.
serious, yes

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According to the Trivia section of Bulbapedia,it's supposed to look like an inanimate decoy which simply stands in for the Pokémon. So it probably has no origin.However,in the anime,Substitutes are seen to be clones of the user and in Manga,it is the same but more transparent.

Source: Link above.

Hope I helped!

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