I'm fine with people thinking certain Pokemon look like cats in their opinion, however I do not believe Pokemon who are not obviously cats belong on an list that is supposed to list actual cat like Pokemon. I am not against people having different opinions. If that was how I cam across I will apoligise for that. I am against giving fals opinion based information. One should inform the reader when Pokemon are actually not considerd cats by all. And these Pokemon should not be listed under cats as if it's a fact. That is why the list is wrong. The opninion is not wrong, but the list is for adding opinion based Pokemon that are debated about fiercely on the web and elsewhere.
I'm not saying it's wrong to think the legendary beasts are cat personaly, I think it's wrong to list them as cats to somebody else who is asking for the actual cats. Pokemon that are on heavy debates should not be listed. This is tue for anyone, Including me. I will not add Pokemon to a list just because I think they are similar to the animal requested. Like for example if somebody would ask me a dog list, I would NOT add Absol or the legendary beasts even though I think they look more like dogs. I know many people also see them as cats. To respect their views, I will not add them to dog lists and will only list actual dogs like Growlith or Houndoom.
Like said before the 3 legendary beasts are often called dogs. That is a fact. I'm not saying I 100% agree. But I do come acros that more then legendary cats. What I see most however is indeed legendary beasts, which actually strenghtens my argument that they do not belong on a cat list.
Same is true for Absol.
My problem, just be safe here I'll repeat, is that Pokemon where included in a cat list that are not obviously cats. When somebody asks you what the cat Pokemon are, they should be able to trust on the reply to be valid, and not based on personal opinions.
You can always add the ones that are argued/debated upon as an extra list where you explain that they are also seen as dogs or something else by others and that you could see them as cat like if you prefer but that they are not considerd cat like in all of the fandom. That would be a correct list where you give the reader to decide for themselves when it comes to the Pokemon that are debated upon.
I hope I was more clear this time around and cleared up any misunderstandings on why I said I believed the person writing the list was wrong.
While on the topic, it can be argued if even Mew and mewtwo are not cats either. It's believed by more and more fans that Mew and Mewtwo are actualy jerboa. Look up pictures and compare them to these 2 Pokemon. They are very similar.... I also personaly find them more Jerboa like then cat like, but once more I have no problem with people thinking of them as cats. But the jerboa side is growing and their opinions should be respected as well and thus the mew duo should not be listes as actual cats, but could be listed in a debatable cat list.
I also had no intention to be rude. I just wanted to point out that many of the Pokemon listed as cats (as if they where confirmed cats) is giving not really true information. When people ask you a question, you should answer with facts, not opinions. It does bother me that people state that certain Pokemon are based on certain animals as a fact when they have plenty of opposition.
The only correct lists would be lists that have Pokemon that people don't argue about.
The legendary beasts/mew duo/Absol are heavely based on opinions. Therefore they do not belong in an actual cat list when a person is asking for a honest true list.
When somebody asks you to give them a list with actual cat Pokemon, withoud including personal opinions with debatable Pokemon it should be like this:
Meowth and Persian
Skitty and Delcatty
Glameow and Purugly
Purrloin and Liepard
Shinx and Luxio and Luxray
Litleo and Pyroar
Espurr and Meowstic
Then for a debatble cat list:
Mew and Mewtwo (some people see them as cats, others as Jerboa, others as a mix of the 2 or some other rodent.)
The legendary beasts (also called legendary dogs and legendary cats in the fandom and are often (not always by everyone) believed to have both dog and cat like qualities. )
Absol (Same as the legendary beasts)
I'll say it again. The list from before is wrong, not because it's wrong to have those Pokemon as cats as personal opinions, it's wrong because those personal opinions are stated as if they where facts when plenty of people disagree with that asumption. That is why I believe the list is wrong. And once more, same would be true for a dog list. Pokemon people debate about, should not be in such lists period, at least not the main list. As an extra lists with extra info about the actual debates going on then it's cool.
And sorry in advance if I sounded Rude again. That is not the intention. My intention is to correct/stop lists based on opinions that confuse people because several lists state certain Pokemon as cat or dog as if facts, and fans who are not aware of the debates going on will be confused as to why they where listed on both dog and cat lists (or other animal lists). I want to keep things clear for these people who ask us these questions. And it's not clear when Pokemon who are debated upon are thrown into several differents lists as if it where fact and not opinion based.
Everything opinion based should be mentions that it is opinion based and what the other opinion is so the person reading it can decide for themselves, while at the same time get actual info about the actual Pokemon they asked for.
Peace out! An hugs, and cookies, and dried fish for the cats and bones for the dogs..Now only to decide what the hell I should give my Absol... :P