13 Famous Pokémon That Were Inspired by Bizarre Creatures from Nature

Posted on Aug 26, 2016

Pokémon are apparently real creatures and they live around us. And it's not because of Pokémon GO. Don't believe us? Take a look at these 13 pictures.

1. Kakuna

Kakuna
Photo: fraghero.com
It is pretty obvious that Kakuna is Cocoon. Easy to guess, isn't it?

2. Caterpie

Caterpie
Photo: viralthread.com
It wasn't really hard to figure - Caterpie is a caterpillar, more precisely - the Eastern Swallowtail Caterpillar.

3. Omanyte

Omanyte
Photo: blog.tamindir.com
This one is from the Ammonoidea family and it is a rock and a water type Pokémon.

4. Bee Drill

Bee Drill
Photo: pokegofans.com
Bee Drill is actually the Asian Giant Hornet. It looks really scary and mean.

5. Victreebel

Victreebel
Photo: fraghero.com
Victreebel is based on the Pitcher Plant, which is a carnivorous plant.

6. Vileplum

Vileplum
Photo: fraghero.com
Vileplum looks cute, but it is actually Rafflesia arnoldii in real life - the plant that is nicknamed "corpse." So, It's not something you'd give to your girlfriend!

7. Charmander

Charmander
Photo: fraghero.com
Charmander is based on the Giant Chinese Salamander. It makes sense.

8. Pidgeot

Pidgeot
Photo: cbfieldstation.org
This one is inspired by the Ospreys, known as the sea hawk.

9. Seaking

Seaking
Photo: pokegofans.com
Seaking is based on the Calico Ryukin Goldfish. It's a goldfish with a horn!

10. Metapod

Metapod
Photo: pokegofans.com
Metapod is also a caterpillar but in a cocoon.

11. Poliwag

Poliwag
Photo: fraghero.com
Poliwag is inspired by the translucent tadpole. The resemblance is obvious.

12. Magikarp

Magikarp
Photo: imgur.com
The inspiration for Magikarp came from the Yelloweye Rockfish. Very tasty and long-living fish.

13. Eevee

Eevee
Photo: buzzfeed.com
Eevee is the Fennec Fox, smart, sweet-tempered and simply irresistible.
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