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So has there ever been a water FROG?

#21FungusForBrainsPosted 1/15/2013 4:47:15 PM(edited)
FuneralCake posted...
How come Poliwrath hasn't been brought up yet? Is it not a frog?

Poliwrath is a ball with limbs. Just like half of Gen. I.
#22jayman7Posted 1/15/2013 4:48:18 PM
Meta289 posted...
jayman7 posted...
FuneralCake posted...
How come Poliwrath hasn't been brought up yet? Is it not a frog?


While I personally believe that Poliwhirl and Poliwrath look more like frogs than tadpoles or poliwogs, they're officially the "Tadpole Pokemon". Mind, Blastoise's Pokedex identifier and all that...


Poliwrath may be based on neoteny in amphibians, which basically means that the tadpole never actually matures into a frog.


Errr... sure, except that tadpoles have tails.
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#23FuneralCakePosted 1/15/2013 4:51:45 PM
Well, Blastoise's thing was due to mistranslation, which Poliwrath doesn't have. Still, it looks like a frog to me, so that's what I'm gonna call it.

I like how there's even some "sciencey explanation" on how Poliwrath can look like a frog but still be a tadpole. Oh, Pokemon fanbase...
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#24Soanevalcke6Posted 1/15/2013 4:52:03 PM
FuneralCake posted...
How come Poliwrath hasn't been brought up yet? Is it not a frog?


Poliwrath is a Tadpole

Politoed is a Frog though, despite its name

But as someone brought up earlier, Blastoise is technically a Shellfish.
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#25Teremei(Topic Creator)Posted 1/15/2013 5:12:54 PM
When I capitalized FROG I meant that Froakie is the first frog that actually looks like a FROG. Instead of a biped humanoid thing with a froggie or toadlike name. I should have said that. And I'm excited because it looks cool, and cute. I hope more pokemon in gen 6 share that more animal type form as opposed to almost all of gen 5 that were too humanoid like.
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