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    A place for discussion of Paranormal and Metaphysical phenomenon as well as Mythological and Magical beasts.

    Are you a ghost hunter? Do you believe in Bigfoot? Do you think vampires are logically impossible? Have your revised the theory of human evolution to include fairies, werewolves, and/or gnomes? Are you afraid Slender Man is coming to get you?

    If so, this might be the club for you.

    Here members can discuss opinions, encounters, theories, and news related to the unexplained subjects of the world.


    Our Society Mascot:

    Rotom

    Early February 2012, Rotom was chosen as our society mascot. This ghostly orange pokemon with the power to posses electronics can be associated with Poltergeists and Gremlins.

    Poltergeist, a word of German origin, means noisy ghost, and is usually used to refer to an unseen spirit which moves objects and makes knocking noises. Though some theories suggest that they aren’t ghosts at all, but the physical manifestations of unknowing psychic people’s frustrations.

    Gremlin, a derivative of Goblin or gremian (to vex), refers to tiny and/or spirit creatures which damage electronics. Gremlins seem to have a particular interest in aircraft, and were first reported by British WW II pilots.

    Some notable pop culture sources of Poltergeist and ghost Gremlin lore include;
    Poltergeist (movies)
    Ghost Master (video game)
    Ghostbusters (movies, books, cartoons, & video games)
    The Exorcist (movie)
    Paranormal Activity (movies)
    The Grudge (movie)
    Danny Phantom (cartoon)

    *We're currently looking for Images, Articles, and even Short stories for this section.

    Submission Guidelines:
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    *Keep it tasteful.


    Club News:

    2013 Feb: Member list will be cleaned at the end of every month starting this month, please post to avoid being removed.

        Spoiler:- Old News::


    Paranormal/Mythological World News:
    (Contact me if you want me to VM or PM when there is new news added! You can also check out my twitter!)

    2014 July 31:
    Mystery Holes, Permafrost Sinkholes?

    Bunch of Crop Circles Worldwide

    And Why Would Aliens Want the Earth?

    2014 July 29:
    More Holes in Siberia

    2014 July 28:
    TV Crew Attacked by Ghosts (video, which I could not watch)

    UFOs Over Toronto

    2014 July 26:
    Mysterious Giant Crater in Russia

    Lunar Myths

    2014 July 25:
    Chinese River Turns Blood Red, Industrial Culprit?

    Could We Use Pollution to Find Aliens?

    Oldest Medical Report of a Near Death Experience Discovered

    2014 July 21:
    Do Aliens Need Oceans?

    The Capgras Delusion, is Someone You Know an Alien?

    2014 July 9:
    Buzz Aldrin's UFO (Apollo 11)

    2014 July 6:
    All the Stuff on Mars
    (If you scroll down to the bottom of the article, there's a neat little slide show.)

    2014 June 16:
    Ancient Spark Plug?

    Vlad Tepes Final Resting Place Found?

    2014 June 13:
    Friday 13th Origins (with inaccurate Norse mythology?)

    Double Superstition!

    Solar Storm on Friday 13th?

    The Fear of Friday 13th

    2014 June 10:
    Is Climate Change Why We Haven’t Found Aliens Yet?

    Superstition Leads to Head-on Crash

    Stabbing Explained as an Offering to Slenderman (I just, I don't even. . . )

    2014 May 30:
    E.T. Originally a Horror Flick

    2 ‘Ghost Hunters’ Team Members Break-Off to Start Their Own Show (Page may contain NSFW ads)

    ‘Living Fossil’ Found in New Zealand

    2014 May 28:
    CNN Erroneously Posts Story About Killer Asteroid

    Fountain of Youth actually in Puerto Rico?
    (I only skimmed this, I think it devolves into a travel ad…)

    Fisherman ‘Catches’ Idol

    SETI on Aliens and UFO, Not Related?

    2014 May 25:
    Dinosaur Fossil, Proof for Creationism?

    SETI Tells Congress That We’ll Alien Life in This Lifetime

    HAARP Closure Conspiracy Theories

    Could Mermaids be Real?

    2014 May 22:
    Could We Find Aliens in the Next 20 Years? SETI

    2014 May 21:
    10 ‘Most Haunted’ Places

    Further Speculation of ‘Fairy Circles’

    Spiritual Artifacts in the Caribbean

    Globsters ‘Marine Monster Bodies’

    2014 May 20:
    3 yr old Remembers Past Life and Death

    2014 May 18:
    Unidentified Metal Spheres Fall From the Sky in China

    The Pentagon’s Anti-Zombie Plan

    2014 May 13:
    UN Talks Killer Robots

    FB Post Leads to a Woman Beaten to Death as a Witch in Brazil

    Futurists Speculate on the Survival of the Human Species

    2014 May 11:
    Dracula’s Castle for Sale

    New Species of Spider, it Cartwheels

    Why People See Faces in Toast and on Mars Images

    2014 April 29:
    Could Dark Matter Cause Doomsday?

    Wreakage of the Malaysian Plane May have been Found

    Mysterious Sand Holes

    2014 April 24:
    Phantom in South American Soccer Game, or just a Camera on a Zip-line?

    50 Ocean Quacking Sound Mystery Solved

    2014 April 23:
    Info and Speculation on Titaba
    (the Slave who was one of the First to be Accused in the Salem Witch Trials)

    2014 April 21:
    New Species of Orchid Discovered

    Why ‘Americans’ are Fascinated with the Missing Plane

    2014 April 19:
    The internet is awash in images of Loch Ness from the Apple Maps, which may show satellite images of Nessie… or maybe just a boat’s wake.

    2014 April 14:
    A Preacher’s take on Blood Moons

    School Girl takes picture of Black Ring in Sky
    (looks legit… but I’ll probably do an analysis for my blog)

    2014 April 10:
    Tiny Cannibal Crayfish Discovered (What else have we been missing?)

    Four Blood Moons (Upcoming Eclipses)

    New Documentary Re-Claims that Earth is Center of Universe

    2014 April 5:
    Couple Claims to have Caught a Chupacabra, will have it Put to Sleep
    But is this Chupacabra an Imposter?

    Polish Priest Claims Legos are Messengers of Evil

    Old World Paranormal/Mythical World News is located in post #2


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    Allowed, “Many -blanks- believe in Angels.”
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    5) Rule breakers will be given 1 to 3 warnings (depending on the severity of their misbehavior) after which they will receive a temporary ban, or in more serious cases a permanent ban.


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    2) You need to have 25 or more Serebii forum posts, to prove you’ll actually stick around.

    3) You must have an interest in the paranormal and/or plan on contributing to the club intellectually.

    4) When PMing to join, you may select a favorite/representative mythical/crypto-logical creature to be listed after your name. Do not request a pokemon icon to be displayed by your name, it's a special reward for members who continue to contribute to the club.

    5) As of February 2013, the member list is purged of all inactive members (people who have not posted in the past 2 months) at the end of each month. This does not prevent you from rejoining in the future, but it does make your creature available for anyone else to claim.

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    great guy (??? )
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    Elysian (???)
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    Shadow1624 (???)
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    Primal Crusader V (Dover Demon)
    Nemmeh (Haints)
    Kiruria (Witch)
    Blackkyurem (Slenderman)
    QuagsireEOoD (Mothman)
    SazandoraIsAwesome (Headless Horseman)
    Zbger (Angel)

    Banned:
    Gaiano (failure to remove premature post)


    Suggested Icebreaker Topics:
    Have you ever witnessed any paranormal activity or had unexplained event?
    What Phenomenon or Mythical Creatures interest you the most?
    Have you found any interesting facts about said Phenomenon/Creature that you’d like to share?
    Are there any Books, Movies, Documentaries, or Series you’d like to recommend?
    What pokemon do you think best represents -blank creature-?


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        Spoiler:- Old World News:


    For even older news, PM VampirateMace a e-mail address and she will mail you a .doc or .wps file

    What follows is my original second post:

    Okay, since this got bumped off the third page before anyone really had a chance to see it, I might as well introduce myself in the allowed bump post.

    I am, of course, VampirateMace.
    And, I’ll go ahead and answer the intro questions for the fun if it:
    Occasionally, I do hunt ghosts and paranormal phenomenon. I don’t really believe Bigfoot exists based on the fact that there would be too few bigfeet for sustainable breeding, but I could be wrong. Virus based vampires may be plausible, but… I have not attempted any paranormal revision of the theory of human evolution, which isn’t to say I’ve never made a paranormal Tree of Life. Slender Man is probably not coming to get me…

    As for the Icebreakers, how about the first question:
    Have you ever witnessed any paranormal activity or had unexplained event?
    Yes, here’s a little ghost story for you:
    One morning, while it was still dark out, I was making a sandwich for that day’s lunch. (I was a little tired, but most definitely not asleep.) I was at the cabinet facing the dining room, and one of the chairs started rocking. I stared, and when it had stopped, I went to see if one of the cats had jumped off of it, and both cats were asleep in chairs to either side of it. So what had moved the chair?
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    I really like studying about imaginary creatures. Mythical animals and demons seem to fascinate me more than regular animals do.

    I remember one night when I woke up, I saw this glowing doll on the window, and it was moving. I threw a toy at it to no avail and then I ran off. My parents swear I was dreaming, but let me tell you, it was real and it happened. I cannot say I know for sure but I remember it actually happening.


    I must say, I am 110% against this action, I mean, quoting Wikipedia, '' A world of free knowledge will be lost ''. I say screw SOPA and PIPA, and all who agrees with me, sig this! We all detest the bill and will fight for the freedom of the Internet!

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    I’ve had experiences similar to that, once waking up to see a ghostly boy standing across the room and staring at me. I was so sure he was real. Unfortunately things that happen when you first wake-up are usually explained away as waking dreams, and it would be very difficult to prove that they aren’t.

    It would be interesting to research and see if there’s any other glowing doll in one’s bedroom stories. That might provide some support.

    Similar is the bound-in-iron experience, were someone feels awake, but can’t move, and they often believe there is a alien/demon/hag/ghost staring at them or holding them down. Scientists explain this as sleep related chemicals which keep you from hurting yourself while asleep still being active as well as dreams, but your brain is starting to wake up. However in some cultures it’s commonly accepted that ghosts (or other creatures) can affect your sleep and cause waking dreams and bound-in-iron experiences. So in that way science still hasn’t really explained it away.

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    You know something? Have I ever told you I enjoy drawing monsters all the time? My online fursona just happens to be a mythical creature, but I think I told you that in my PM. Even recently I'm working on a (The rest has been abridged.) ...Actually, I don't think I'm allowed to talk about it directly but I'll give you a hint. It's called MegaMiraj X and it involves replacing characters with monsters.

    Say, what is YOUR favorite monster. I know you like vampires and undead creatures, but I feel the undead has a different category than other mythical beasts.


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    Ah, I didn’t know you drew, I draw lots, all sorts of subjects. Looks like all three of our members so far are artists, yea. And good call, there’s serebii’s no advertising rule to worry about.

    Interesting question, with important specifications. Though I use vampire as my representative creature (I have fangs after all), I can't help but be fond of mermaids, who probably don’t fit your criteria of monster/beast either. I’m also not very good with favorites, I don’t even really have a favorite color, though I’ll often settle on blue if the asker just has to have a color. Currently I think my favorite beast must be the Vegetable Lamb, they’re just too damn cute an unique. I was really excited so see B/W had one, and it had to be one my team. Actually the B/W games had a lot of good mythical beasts and paranormal creatures thrown in, didn’t it?

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    Mermaids kind of fall into the "Demi-Human" catigory as they are part human and intelligent. ...Then again, that's only in some context I guess.

    Me, I prefer monsters that are more obscure. I've been looking up creatures from Hell, and I've seen a long list of monsters. Many of these were used in the CastleVania series, but a lot of them were inaccurately portrayed. Decarabia, for example, was NOT a starfish. It's a demon that may take the form of a star in some points, however, but it controls birds. There are a few monsters that haven't been used in Castlevania yet like the bloodcrow, Caim, and the freak horse, Orobas. Now that I think of it, I think Dragon Quest has a monster based on Orobas. There are also creatures from heaven like the four headed Cherub and the winged bull, Shedu. But I don't know as many of those.

    Another preference of mine are how far away from humans a creature is. For example, something like a sphinx, which traditionally has a human head (If you're counting Andro and Gynosphinxes. Gynospinxes are the one most people think of) are less interesting to me than things that have no human in them at all.


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    Video games, books, and movies tend to misrepresent monsters/creatures all the time. We can think of that as part of a creature’s ‘evolution’ or we can search for the oldest materials on that creature we can find… time for some mythical ‘Trees of Life’?

    I tend to think of far from human as being more personality/instincts than appearance. The manticore, for example may wear a human face, but it’s about as far from human as you can get, just a giant hairy scorpion that kills everything it in it’s path… Generally, for humans, only psychopaths try to mow everyone down.

    Most mermaids, in that respect, do tend to be represented as very human like in their actions. I mostly just like drawing them… their long tails and graceful poses. And in the case of sirens, their psychopathic grins.

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    I've always heard that mermaids were more evil and deceitful, trying to lure sailors to death. Maybe I'm mistaken though, and it's possible there are more than one kind.
    As for the pop culture thing, I do think they tend to misrepresent them often, but I say at least give them a little leeway, since it's not like there are set in stone descriptions of most. Although I do think the shin megami tensei games are at least fairly accurate in descriptions and images.
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    The mermaids were portrayed pretty accurately in Pirates of the Caribbean
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    Hmmm...

    To be honest, I'm sure we all know what a mermaid is. Is anyone interested in a rare, obscure creature even I may not have heard of? Not that mermaids are bad, just that I'm always yearning to learn about new creatures.


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    Well, I was messing around earlier and found the wikipedia article for the Bloop. Not entirely sure if it can be considered completely paranormal, but I'd say it might. It's basically a really loud sound made in the bottom of the ocean, for no apparent reason.
    As for creatures, there's no shortage of things, especially if you get into mythology and demons. Denver devil(or something similar), Wendigo, The Baba Yaga, that worm in the desert I can't remember the name of... recently I've liked thinking about the Wendigo, a cannibalistic spirit which possesses humans, making them crave human flesh. It's pretty gross, yeah, but it's also both paranormal and psychological at the same time, which I find interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asbestospoison View Post
    Denver devil
    I think you mean "Jersey Devil."

    Actually, I've never heard of "Baba Yaga." Would you mind explaining that?


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    Yeah, we should all be pretty clear on what a mermaid is, though it’s actually a pretty broad category as Silkies (Walrus/Seal people), Sirens, Nereids, and others are often included in the group. Again, there’s the potential for a life tree…

    Asbestospoison: Would the two you're unsure of be the Jersey Devil and the Sand Worm?

    An unexplained Bloop hun? I’ll have to listen to that later when there isn’t a TV being watched in the same room.

    As for trying to find a new creature for MugoUrth…

    How about:

    Oi No Bakemono (Japanese) - when your backpack is alive, grows a head, and breath fire, roasting off your ears if you don’t notice in time?

    Mimi Onna (Japanese) - the woman with an Ear for a face an little ear minions that do her bidding?

    Manananggal (Phiippines) - A beautiful vampire like woman who, after dark separates at the waist, grows wings and flies away from her legs (guarded by men she’s bewitched) to feed on pregnant women and their babies?

    Huldra (Scandinavian) - Similar in behavior to wood nymphs, they’re pretty women from the front, but hollow like empty tree bark from behind.

    Bunyip (Australian) - A dark shaggy creature with tusks, flippers, and a horse-like tail, that lives in rivers and other bodies of water, and who may cause floods if their young are threatened.

    - I suppose a lot of creatures look like humans, animals, and objects because that’s what we’re used to, perhaps lacking creativity, it is part of what makes the scary ones scary, they could be any where, they could be anyone, or anything.


    Edit: Mugo, you beat me... Baba Yaga is a Russian witch/hag who lives in the forest, in a hut that has chicken feet. There's a lot of diffrent stories about her, and versions of said stories. In some she eats children, and in others she helps the good ones and curses the bad ones.
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    Sorry, I meant Dover Demon, not Denver or Jersey. And the name of the worm is the Mongolian death worm. As you can see, my memory isn't always great.
    And yeah, that's what the Baba Yaga is. And old woman who lives in a chicken hut and eats babies. But only sometimes.
    EDIT: I've never heard of some of those. I also seem to remember some Japanese Demon that Mawile is based off of, one that has carnivorus hair or something.
    EDIT2: It's apparently called the Futakuchi-onna. It seems to appear when japanese women don't get enough to eat, and grow a second mouth in the back of their head, which screams at her when not being fed. And they say evolution in Pokemon is unrealistic...
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    Never heard of the Dover Demon either.


    I must say, I am 110% against this action, I mean, quoting Wikipedia, '' A world of free knowledge will be lost ''. I say screw SOPA and PIPA, and all who agrees with me, sig this! We all detest the bill and will fight for the freedom of the Internet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MugoUrth View Post
    Never heard of the Dover Demon either.
    I linked to the Wikipedia article, if you want to read about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    - I suppose a lot of creatures look like humans, animals, and objects because that’s what we’re used to, perhaps lacking creativity, it is part of what makes the scary ones scary, they could be any where, they could be anyone, or anything.
    I think that's called "The Uncanny Valley", when something is so humanlike yet un-humanlike it's creepy.
    EDIT: My backpack can turn on me at any minute? I knew I shouldn't have trusted it!
    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace
    What creature (or pokemon) do you think should be our society mascot?
    Hmm...
    Beheeyem-Very alien-like, my #1 pick.
    Gastly/Haunter/Gengar-Should be obvious, ghosts.
    Misdreavius/Mismagmius-Ghosts
    Houndoom-Menacing looking, has "Doom" in it's name.
    Drowzee-based on the Baku.
    Deoxys-It came from space!
    Chandelure-It's a haunted chandelere.
    Those are my suggestions. Anyone else?
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    I think it should be a Pokemon based off of something people haven't heard of very often like, oh say, Nidoran? He's an almiraj.

    ...I'm kidding!

    ...But seriously, I think it should be a Pokemon based off of something more obscure.


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    Well, Zapdos and Moltres are based off of the Thunderbird and Phoenix, respectively. But I still think Beheeyem and Haunter would work well as mascots, since they scream "Alien and Ghost"! You generally want mascots to be easily identifiable, it wouldn't make much sense to have userbars that say "Sppf Paranormal and cryptid society" with a picture of mawile or Jynx. Also, I never noticed that nidoran is an Almiraj 0-0.
    Also, Banette could work.

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    Actually, I'm not sure if Nidoran is truly an almiraj, it's just that an almiraj is a rabbit with a horn on it's head, and Nidoran is... a rabbit with a horn on its head. He even keeps the horn and bunny ears as Nidorino. Nidoking... is more of something else, apparently.

    ...Which makes me wonder what the female version is based off of.
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    The Dover Demon does sound familiar… looking at the article however, I must have just heard it in passing, cause all that doesn’t seem so familiar.

    Traditionally only a backpack made of woven bamboo strips that will turn on you, but you never know.

    Wouldn’t make much since to make userbars that “Sppf Paranormal and cryptid society" period, that’s not the club name.

    It makes sense to use a paranormal/mythic pokemon as our mascot since we’re on a pokemon forum. That’s why I chose the pokemon I did for the banner and title, of course we’ll have to update the title when/if we pick a permanent mascot. Suppose we could have some sort of tournament style voting to narrow it down. It could help to have a few more members though. Asbestospoison (as Contest Mod), want to help me start figuring out what all pokemon are eligible to be our mascot? (Edit: We, could all take different generations and divide the sorting up that way)

    What do you guys think about me to adding a ‘World News’ section to the first post, and putting links into current articles (Like Yahoo’s) that deal with the paranormal, myths, or hoaxes whenever I notice one (or someone give me the link)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    The Dover Demon does sound familiar… looking at the article however, I must have just heard it in passing, cause all that doesn’t seem so familiar.

    Traditionally only a backpack made of woven bamboo strips that will turn on you, but you never know.

    Wouldn’t make much since to make userbars that “Sppf Paranormal and cryptid society" period, that’s not the club name.

    It makes sense to use a paranormal/mythic pokemon as our mascot since we’re on a pokemon forum. That’s why I chose the pokemon I did for the banner and title, of course we’ll have to update the title when/if we pick a permanent mascot. Suppose we could have some sort of tournament style voting to narrow it down. It could help to have a few more members though. Asbestospoison (as Contest Mod), want to help me start figuring out what all pokemon are eligible to be our mascot? (Edit: We, could all take different generations and divide the sorting up that way)

    What do you guys think about me to adding a ‘World News’ section to the first post, and putting links into current articles (Like Yahoo’s) that deal with the paranormal, myths, or hoaxes whenever I notice one (or someone give me the link)?
    I like these ideas, especially the news one. And sure, I'll help with the mascots.
    EDIT: If we all take gens, I would like either V or I.
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    Yeah, here’s what I’m thinking: Each member who’s willing to help sort, picks a Gen, then goes through that entire gen’s dex selecting pokemon that meet the following criteria:

    *It must be based on, or appear to be a paranormal/mythical creature. This creature does not necessarily have to be common, but it should be recognizable. Pokes from the same line may or may not fit.

    *It must be something tasteful for a mascot, this doesn’t mean you can just toss it out if you don’t like it, but rather sorting out any poke based on anything that might disgust/anger/put-off people. Cubchoo for example, it’s a snot bear, not very tasteful.

    Then we repeat until all the gens are sorted. Then I’ll sort those pokemon into groups based on what they represent, (exact number of groups will depend on how many pokemon I end up with). After that we’ll vote for one out of each group (all the ghosts/undead, dragons, demons, water monsters, misc., ect). Then we can pit the remaining pokmon head-to-head tournament style until one comes out on top.

    - I’ve already found a article on Taiwan’s President using astrology.

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    I call Gen V!

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    Alright, I'll take Gen 1... anyone else who wants to jump in and help post what gen you're sorting, then PM me your sorted list when you're done. If you want to be extra helpful you can even put in (parenthesis) what creature each poke represents.

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