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My girlfriend & I were very curious about what is Eevee is based off of. It was supposed to be a type of fox or something, but I'm not quite positive about that, so in question, what is Eevee originally based off of?

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Eevee's Normal type and Adaptability suggest that, rather than being any specific animal, Eevee is simply a generic mammal. It has traits of cats, dogs, foxes, rodents, and even primates. Eevee's evolutions also resemble generic mammals, but they are more specialized to their types: Jolteon strongly resembles a dog, while Espeon is more feline.

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Eevee shares traits with foxes, more specifically the fennec fox, dogs and cats.

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Or a tanooki, a racoon-dog.
Zigzagoon line shares traits with racoon