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    Figured this might be fun, to compile a list of distinctive animal species or general types that have not yet been made into pokemon. Prehistoric animals are excluded for the simple reason that we usually only get a few of those per generation of games.

    One quick look through one of my more extensive animal encyclopedias and the following list was born. It should make for a good reply to anyone who thinks pokemon is running short on animals to base them on.

    Feel free to note if I've made any mistakes in the list, and of course add animals not on it that you think would make good, distinctive, pokemon.

    So without further delay here are a bunch of visually highly distinct animals species or groups that have not yet been made into pokemon:

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    MAMMALS:

    Platypus

    Echidna (Cyndaquil looks more like a tenrec or shrew)

    Opossum

    Tasmanian Devil

    Tasmanian Tiger

    Koala

    Wombat

    Manatee

    Naked Mole Rat

    Capybara

    Colugo (flying lemur)

    Aye Aye

    Wolverine

    Llama

    Moose

    Giraffe (Girafarig is more an okapi)

    Oryx or gazelle or some other lightly built antelope

    Dolphin

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    BIRDS:

    Cassowary

    Hummingbird

    Turkey

    Albatross

    Flamingo

    Crane/Egret

    Puffin

    Swift

    Kingfisher

    Hornbill

    Woodpecker (new bird we saw the schematic for may be one)

    Toucan

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    REPTILES:

    Snapping turtle

    Anaconda (I always saw Serperior as more of python)

    There are admittedly lots of snakes that could be done, but as pokemon making them physically distinct might prove difficult.

    Flying lizard

    Thorny devil

    Iguana

    Monitor Lizard/Komodo Dragon

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    AMPHIBIANS

    Spiny newt

    Flying frog

    Rain frog (something small and cute compared to Seismitoad)

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    FISH:

    Hagfish

    Sawfish

    Thresher shark

    Stingray

    Knifefish

    Moray eel

    Tigerfish

    Pike/Barracuda

    Salmon

    Tripodfish

    Flying Fish

    Oarfish

    Swordfish/Marlin

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    INVERTEBRATES:

    Earthworm

    Leech

    Velvet worm

    Springtail

    Stick insect

    Termite

    Cockroach

    Giant water bug/Water beetle

    Treehopper

    Lantern fly

    Earwig

    Backswimmer

    Assassin bug

    Stink bug

    Flea

    Robber fly

    Mantis shrimp

    Spider crab

    Robber crab

    Horseshoe crab

    Solpugid (sun spider)

    Harvestman (daddy long legs)

    Cuttlefish

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    Obviously I don’t expect examples of most or even a lot of these specific animals to come out in Sun and Moon but I do have hope that a number of them will. Honestly I also hope pokemon will continue what it has done so well in the past by combining various animals into a particular pokemon.
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    Giant salamander
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    Horseshoe crab
    Isn't Kabuto a Horseshoe crab?

    Other animals that could be a Pokémon would be:

    Mammals:

    - Tiger (You may count Raikou as a tiger and it's most likely that Litten's final evolution will be a tiger)
    - Cheetah
    - Ring-tailed lemur
    - Black and rufous Elephant shrew
    - Porpoise
    - Beluga whale
    - Orca/Killer Whale (Kyogre might have his basis as an orca but maybe a more proper orca would be best.
    - Quokka


    Birds:

    - Northern Bald Ibis
    - Shoebill
    - Kestrel

    Reptiles:

    - Tuatara
    - Marine Iguana
    - Galapagos giant tortoise

    Fish:

    - Parrot fish
    - Goblin Shark
    - Whale Shark

    Invertebrates:

    - House fly
    - Bombadeer beetle
    - Sea cucumber


    As for extinct animals:

    Mammals:

    - Basilosaurus
    - Entelodont
    - Quagga
    - Indricothere
    - Chalicothere
    - Leptictidium
    - Ambulocetus
    - Woolly Rhinoceros
    - Megaloceros/Giant Elk
    - Gigantopithecus

    Birds:

    - Phorusrhacos/Terror Bird
    - Dodo
    - Elephant bird
    - Moa
    - Argentavis

    Reptiles / Dinosaurs:

    - Gorgonopsid
    - Scutosaurus
    - Dimetrodon
    - Lystrosaurus
    - Euparkeria
    - Coelophysis
    - Plateosaurus
    - Postosuchus
    - Placerias
    - Stegosaurus
    - Iguanodon
    - Liopleurodon
    - Allosaurus
    - Velociraptor
    - Oviraptor
    - Therizinosaurus
    - Deinocheirus
    - Spinosaurus
    - Sarcosuchus
    - Baryonyx
    - Edmontosaurus
    - Parasaurolophus
    - Pteranodon
    - Quatzalcoatlus
    - Pristichampsus
    - Kaprosuchus

    Amphibians:

    - Diplocaulus
    - Eryops
    - Tiktaalik

    Fish:

    - Megalodon shark
    - Leedsichthys
    - Dunkleosteus
    - Cephalaspis

    Invertebrates:

    - Opabinia
    - Trilobite
    - Eurypterid/Sea scorpion
    - Orthocone

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedJirachi View Post
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    I knew there would be a few mistakes, duly noted and edited.

    Isn't Kabuto a Horseshoe crab?
    Actually I'm pretty sure it is supposed to be a trilobite, just as Omanyte is a ammonite (making them a duo of extremely common prehistoric invertebrates).

    - Tiger (You may count Raikou as a tiger and it's most likely that Litten's final evolution will be a tiger)
    - Cheetah
    - Ring-tailed lemur
    - Black and rufous Elephant shrew
    - Porpoise
    - Beluga whale
    - Orca/Killer Whale (Kyogre might have his basis as an orca but maybe a more proper orca would be best.
    - Quokka


    Birds:

    - Northern Bald Ibis
    - Shoebill
    - Kestrel

    Reptiles:

    - Tuatara
    - Marine Iguana
    - Galapagos giant tortoise

    Fish:

    - Parrot fish
    - Goblin Shark
    - Whale Shark

    Invertebrates:

    - House fly
    - Bombadeer beetle
    - Sea cucumber
    Good ideas but some of them might be too specific. Like the kestrel, we already have multiple falcon-inspired pokemon so a kestrel wouldn't be all that distinctive.

    As for extinct animals:
    Don't get me wrong, there are tons of prehistoric animals that would make a amazing pokemon. But my hopes aren't that high for getting more than a few per generation, namely the fossil duo and a few "modern" pokemon with characteristics of prehistoric creatures (Mamoswine, Yanmega).
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    What about the Potoo? For those of you who don't know, the Potoo is a bird famous for looking terribly disturbed all the time. Tumblr is quite fond of it.

    Seriously - look at this thing, I'm surprised Nintendo hasn't based a Pokemon off of one of these things yet!

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    Hammerhead, and it's an animal I've been waiting to see for quite some time.

    Also the wolverine, peacock, mimic octopus, and goblin shark.
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    Japanese Spider Crab. Turning that thing into a pokemon would make it look normal.
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    I think a wolf, bobcat, emu, housefly, mosquito(Bug/Poison), violet goby(dragon fish), regular ant, and a fire ant Pokemon would be nice to see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceOfFacade View Post
    Hammerhead, and it's an animal I've been waiting to see for quite some time.
    Well we've long had Garchomp as a hammerhead shark dragon, pokemon likes to combine more than one creature in its designs (like how Sharpedo is a most likely a great white and a mola mola fish combined together). But an aquatic hammerhead pokemon would still be cool.

    And I just remembered that Mega Sharpedo gets a retractable sawfish saw added to its design, making it three animals in one.

    Edit: And with Nekkoala revealed we now have a koala pokemon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by U.N. Owen View Post
    Japanese Spider Crab. Turning that thing into a pokemon would make it look normal.
    The tubeworms would be considered too weird for Pokemon. Don't even get me started on the siphonophore, which looks like Cthulhu's hairball
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    How about these:

    Mammals:
    Narwhal
    Snow Leopard
    Musk Oxen
    Sperm Whale
    Fruit Bat

    Birds
    Snowy Owl
    Peafowl (the male could have Intimidate because of its tail, kind of like Masquerain and its wings)
    Secretary bird

    Reptiles
    Green Basilisk Lizard

    Fish
    Basking Shark
    Marbled Electric Ray (We need a water/electric type that isn't Lanturn or Rotom Wash)
    Stonefish
    Clownfish
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    We have a fruit bat in the Woobat line...and Rouge the Bat, who's the only other fictional version of the fruit bat I've seen. On another note, we don't have an eel Pokemon yet. Eelektross is easy to mistake and has traits of an electric eel, but its the similarly shaped lamprey
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    There is no dolphin Pokémon yet. Sun & Moon would be the perfect Gen to have a dolphin Pokémon because it's based off Hawaii. I've wanted a dolphin Pokémon for years.

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    I still want to see a Wolverine Pokemon so bad! I like Wolverines a lot. Maybe someday we'll finally see a Wolverine Pokemon, but I doubt we do in Gen 7. Who knows, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJLeeTeam View Post
    There is no dolphin Pokémon yet. Sun & Moon would be the perfect Gen to have a dolphin Pokémon because it's based off Hawaii. I've wanted a dolphin Pokémon for years.
    Kyogre...may be an example. It might be based on a killer orca, though the Leviathan part makes it ambiguous
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    Not a real world animal but I do want a pokémon based on a Pegasus. It really surprises me we haven't get one yet.

    As for the others: tiger, cheetah, jaguar and a wolf

    As for extinct animals/dinos: an actual triceratops (yeah, there's Bastiodon but he doesn't have like the "classic", three horned look), sabretooth tiger and a velociraptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedJirachi View Post
    We have a fruit bat in the Woobat line...and Rouge the Bat, who's the only other fictional version of the fruit bat I've seen. On another note, we don't have an eel Pokemon yet. Eelektross is easy to mistake and has traits of an electric eel, but its the similarly shaped lamprey
    No, Woobat is based on the Honduran White Bat. The Fruit Bats I refer to are the Old World Fruit Bats, like the Egyptian Fruit Bat and the Spectacled Flying Fox.

    As for eels, what about Huntail and Gorebyss? Huntail is a mix of Moray eel and Gulper eel while Gorebyss is mostly a Snipe eel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinter1988 View Post
    No, Woobat is based on the Honduran White Bat. The Fruit Bats I refer to are the Old World Fruit Bats, like the Egyptian Fruit Bat and the Spectacled Flying Fox.

    As for eels, what about Huntail and Gorebyss? Huntail is a mix of Moray eel and Gulper eel while Gorebyss is mostly a Snipe eel
    Oh. OH. And yeah...dang, I forgot those Pokemon existed.
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