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I was just curious.

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No, it is wholly impossible that a turtle resembles a turtle.
Lol haha
Is it possible that Tyranitar resembles Godzilla? Volcarona resembles Mothra? Slaking resembles King Kong? They are all just coincidences.

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YES

Resemblance: a way in which two or more things are alike.

Gamera

Blastoise

They look alike to me.

It is also possible that Blastoise is BASED off of Gamera.

According to Wikipedia, Gamera, the Giant Monster was released in Japan in 1965.
Pokemon was released in 1996 according to Bulbapedia, also in Japan.

This means that Gamera existed before Blastoise, and could have influenced its design.

Gamera was originally created as competition to Godzilla's success, and Gamera has won some fame for itself. Blastoise could very well be GameFreak's tribute to Gamera and popular culture.

This is all just speculation. There doesn't appear to be any proof for a link between Gamera and Blastoise.
On Bulbapedia, on the Talk:Blastoise (Pokémon) page under the Gamera heading they say:

For Blastoise's origin, isn't he based off Gamera (giant turtle in Japanese monster movies)too?

Response: Other than being a turtle, Blastoise and Gamera share NO similarities whatsoever.

Side note:
I'm naming my next Blastoise Gamera.

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I knew it!
its POSSIBLE... I have NO CLUE if it actually IS based off of Gamera.

Bulbapedia says this:
"For Blastoise's origin, isn't he based off Gamera (giant turtle in Japanese monster movies)too?- unsigned comment from Pialga92 (talk • contribs)

Other than being a turtle, Blastoise and Gamera share NO similarities whatsoever. - 050294 23:48, 25 October 2010 (UTC)"

Actually, I'll add that to my answer.
Fair enough, my apology for my hope up.
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Of course it is possible, but highly unlikely. Blastoise is based off turtle, as most Pokemon from gen 1 are based off animals.

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Dang it, I wanna name it Gamera.
I mean, you still can
Yeah, I know, but it would be cool if  it was based on Gamera.
it is based of gamera. its a turtle that shoots water. i suggest you change your answer
search gamera on the internet
Smahser, how do you know? I said it is possible like OrnageWigMan did too. I did search gamera on the internet but just becasue it shoots water does not mean they made blastoise off of it. Show me proof that blastoise is  based on gamera before you make that comment.