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  • Cardiff Giant, a supposedly petrified giant, actually carved from gypsum (1869)

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  • Living Diplocaulas (extinct lizard) discovered, clay model (2004)

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  • Mary Toft supposedly gave birth to rabbit and cat parts following a miscarriage (1726)

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  • Smoking Banana Peels to get high, aka bananadine (1960s-70s, re-emerged in 1990s)

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Thread: Serebii Paranormal & Crypto-zoological Society

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    I think I'll go with my least favorite gen of all time: Gen 2.


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    Alright, here's what I came up with.
    Beheeyem (Alien)
    Whimsicott(vegetable lamb)
    Sigilyph(Nazca Lines Not exactly paranormal, but close enough I thought I'd include it in voting)
    Yamask/Cofagrigus(Mummy/Ghost/Coffin)
    Litwick/Lampent/Chandelure(Ghost Chandelere)
    Hydregion(Hydra)
    Munna/Musharna(Baku)
    If you think I should have put anything else down, let me know and I'll edit the post.
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    Sentret is based off of a Tanuki. ...unfortunately it's based off of a real one, not a mythical one so it doesn't count.

    Cleffa is based off of a falling star. ...if that counts.

    Gilgar is based off of whatever they called "Gargoyle Bat" in CastleVania Bloodlines. (Since 0 out of 1,000,000,000 people know what the damn thing's called.)

    ESPeon is based off of a Nekomata, the two tailed cat.

    Both Misdreavis and Murkrow are Witch based creatures, since Witches are technically mythical.

    Sloking is losely based off of Sazae-Oni, a sea demon distinguished by it's spiny shell. ...I've never even heard of this guy, yet it's been in more videogames than I would expect from something I've never heard of.

    Sneasle is based off of a Kamaitachi, japanese sickle weasle demon known to knock people out, slash wounds in their body, and seal same wounds. ...Much like the laser machine from Logan's Run.

    Dunsparce is based off of Tsuchinoku, a Japanese myth dating long ago.

    Delibird is based off of Santa Claus. Not the first thing people think of when they think of mythical, but I guess it counts.

    Houndoom's are based off of Hellhounds, which is kind of obvious. ...Ugh, this is probably going to get picked, just my pits. Everyone likes Houndoom except me.

    Raikou is based of of the thunder demon, Raiju, especially considering its name rhymes.

    Entei's are based off of Chinese Guard Lions, also known as Shishi, Komainu, or Lions of Foo. ...That's odd. Isn't Arcanine based off the same thing?

    Bulbapedia says Suicine is based off of Qilin/Kirin, but I just don't see it. It doesn't resemble any rendition of Kirin I've ever seen.

    Lugia is based of of Ryujin, a dragon god that lived on the sea floor.

    Ho-oh is based off the Fenghuang Phoenix of Chineese origin.

    Celebi could be based off of multiple myths, actually.

    ...Any I missed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MugoUrth View Post
    ...Any I missed?
    Xatu, maybe?
    And don't worry, I never liked Houndoom either.

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    You all missed the PM the lists to me instead of posting them request. Asbestospoison, you missed the Munna line (Baku), and omitted some poke which were in the same line as pokes you posted, but represented diffrent things or in cases like Elgyem were just as good, if not better representations.

    Some like Deilbird, I'll be throwing out based on associations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    You all missed the PM the lists to me instead of posting them request. Asbestospoison, you missed the Munna line (Baku), and omitted some poke which were in the same line as pokes you posted, but represented diffrent things or in cases like Elgyem were just as good, if not better representations.

    Some like Deilbird, I'll be throwing out based on associations.
    Wow, sorry. Didn't see that. I'll edit the post to add the munna line.
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    Thanks, I guess it works just posting them here, then everyone can double check. I'll post my list later, I don't have it with me at the moment.

    Any of you watch Ghost Hunters? (Or something similar?) I prefer the 'ghost/monster hunter' shows where they take a more scientific approach. My friend had mentioned another, Ghost Labs or something, but they seemed to be to ready to claim anything was paranormal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    Thanks, I guess it works just posting them here, then everyone can double check. I'll post my list later, I don't have it with me at the moment.

    Any of you watch Ghost Hunters? (Or something similar?) I prefer the 'ghost/monster hunter' shows where they take a more scientific approach. My friend had mentioned another, Ghost Labs or something, but they seemed to be to ready to claim anything was paranormal.
    I've never seen that show, I'll have to check it out sometime. And should I look at some other gens pokemon, like III?

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    Sure, it needs someone to sort it too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    Sure, it needs someone to sort it too.
    Alright, I'll edit this post for 3rd Gen soon then.
    EDIT:
    Shiftry(Tengu)
    Shedinja(Angel)
    Sableye(Hopkinsville Goblin)
    Altaria(Peng)
    Claydol(Dogu)
    Shuppet/Banette(Possesed Toys. Shuppet is also based off the Teru teru bozu)
    Duskull/Dusclops(Ghosts, Mummy)
    Absol(Bai Ze)
    Bagon/Shelgon/Salamence(Dragons)
    The Regi's(Golems, from Hebrew legends)
    Kyogre(Leviathan)
    Groudon(Behemoth)
    Rayquaza(Ziz,Lindworm)
    Deoxys(Alien)

    As you can see, I've linked to the wikipedia articles for many of these, as I'm too lazy to type anything myself.
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    (Just a heads up, VampirateMace has accepted me as a member.)

    Great to be here. I'll take a look at Gen 4 for a mascot in a little bit.

    As for show like Ghost Hunters and Monster Quest, I have never seen Ghost hunters, but I used to watch Monster Quest. I honestly don't like it because they have never found any conclusive evidence. Its kinda all hype and speculation.


    As for the Baba Yaga, I have a theory about that cryptid. I think It might be a surviving member of the theropod dinosaur famliy. Thats the two legged, meat eaters. I think the chicken leg part supports this the most, because the feet and legs of theropods are extremely similar to that of a bird. Also, it mentions the house. If Baba yaga was smaller, people would see an animal eating a human. But as a giant meat eating dinosaur, they would just see a human dissapear into the mouth, which may be mistaken for a door. No doubt that the size of, lets say, a T-rex; the only thing humans would relate to something that big would be a house on legs. Thats just my theory anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassmaster411 View Post
    As for the Baba Yaga, I have a theory about that cryptid. I think It might be a surviving member of the theropod dinosaur famliy. Thats the two legged, meat eaters. I think the chicken leg part supports this the most, because the feet and legs of theropods are extremely similar to that of a bird. Also, it mentions the house. If Baba yaga was smaller, people would see an animal eating a human. But as a giant meat eating dinosaur, they would just see a human dissapear into the mouth, which may be mistaken for a door. No doubt that the size of, lets say, a T-rex; the only thing humans would relate to something that big would be a house on legs. Thats just my theory anyway.
    Actually, huts built to stand on split logs resembling chicken legs were commonly built by nomads and pagans in some areas, it's possible the hut is an interpretation of a Slavic Hunter or something seeing an elderly woman enter one of these houses. And I don't exactly see how a witch has any similarities with dinosaurs, but I could be missing something.
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    Yeah, I think there was a bit of miscommunication there, Baba Yaga is a witch. Maybe you need to read a bit slower when trying to catch up, Grassmaster.
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    Do you want me to do Gen 4?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MugoUrth View Post
    Do you want me to do Gen 4?
    I'll take that one.
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    But I already started on the list.


    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 ShinyRaikou View Post
    I'll take that one.
    Actually, I think grassmaster said he'd do that.

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    Oh, okay.

    One thing you didn't mention Asbestospoison: Emboar is based off of the sidekick of Sun Wukong, the main protagonist of an old story known as Journey to the West. Infernape is based off of Sun Wukong himself.


    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
    Oh, okay.

    One thing you didn't mention Asbestospoison: Emboar is based off of the sidekick of Sun Wukong, the main protagonist of an old story known as Journey to the West. Infernape is based off of Sun Wukong himself.
    I don't really see a need to add that, as Journey to the West is a novel, not actually a part of mythology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asbestospoison View Post
    I don't really see a need to add that, as Journey to the West is a novel, not actually a part of mythology.
    What about mythological gods? Do they con't? If so, then you could use Victini (Nike)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asbestospoison View Post
    I don't really see a need to add that, as Journey to the West is a novel, not actually a part of mythology.
    Some stories are also derived from myths, as well as some myths derived from stories. Journey to the West might have been inspired by several myths. just saying.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyRaikou View Post
    What about mythological gods? Do they con't? If so, then you could use Victini (Nike)
    I think they would, but I always thought victini was a cross between a fennec fox and a method of cutting apples to make them look like rabbits…

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampirateMace View Post
    Yeah, I think there was a bit of miscommunication there, Baba Yaga is a witch. Maybe you need to read a bit slower when trying to catch up, Grassmaster.

    I more meant that the whole entire Baba yaga, including the house that walks on giant chicken legs, may be a passed down story of enounters with a large, theropod dinosaur. Strange sounds that a theropod could make might be mistaken for the moaning of a supernatural being. I'm not saying I'm sure this is the case, but I do think that it is the most probable source of the myth. Thats just my opinion/theory anyway.

    Heres my list for 4th gen. Sorry that its probably missing alot.

    Grotle: Stegosaur/ankylosaur

    Torterra: Ankylosaur/Native American Legend

    Cranidos: Surviving pachycephalosaurus or relative

    Rampardos: Surviving pachycephalosaurus or relative

    Sheildon: Survivng ceratopsian

    Bastiodon: Suviving ceratopsian

    Honchkrow: Witch/warlock

    Mismagius: ghost/witch

    Bronzor: Possesed artifact

    Brongzong: Possesed artifact

    Abomasnow: Yeti

    Snover: Baby yeti?

    Lucario: Anubis/ Werewolf

    Riolu: baby werewolf

    Spiritomb: Jibaruki

    Gible: Bunyip

    Gabite: Gargoyle

    Garchomp: Dragon

    Rhyperior: Golem/dinosaur

    Togekiss: Angel

    Yanmega: Surviving Meganuera (a prehistoric dragonfly with a 3 foot wingspan)

    Electivire: bigfoot

    Tangrowth: shaggy caveman/grassman

    Gliscor: Vampire/ Yowie Yahoo/ Gremlin/ Jersey Devil

    Mamoswine: Suviving mammoth or mastodon

    Dusknoir: Grim Reaper

    Frosslass: Yuki-onna

    Rotom: Ghost that posses things

    Dialga: Inzanami

    Palkia: Inzanagi

    Darkrai: Morpheus

    Arceus: God
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    How about Cresselia. It's Alkonost and Sarimanok
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShinyRaikou View Post
    How about Cresselia. It's Alkonost and Sarimanok
    I.... have no idea what those things are.
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