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This has bugged me for a long time, but...

#1Davidk92Posted 3/17/2013 4:35:21 PM
...what the hell is Heatran supposed to be?

Almost all Pokemon have something you can trace them back to. A creature, an item, a concept. Legendary Pokemon especially, which are usually based on some sort of mythical or religious creature.

But Heatran... I don't see it. It's... I don't know. I even checked Bulbapedia, but they just said it's based on lava and steel and might be a turtle. That's it.

Can anyone help me figure this creature out?
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#2Hinky_PPosted 3/17/2013 4:36:24 PM
He's based on a furnace.
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#3MettanAtemPosted 3/17/2013 4:36:30 PM
Bulbapedia said:
Heatran is most likely based on volcanic remains. Its Steel-typing references how the Earth's inner core is made of solid metal under immense pressure. It may also be based on a turtle, as the Pokémon Platinum Pokédex entry states that it is melted in parts because of its own heat and in the artwork, bits of metal, which may possibly be a melted shell, can be seen on its body.
#4UltimaZangetsuPosted 3/17/2013 4:36:53 PM
It represents the molten iron core of the earth.
Other than that, no clue.
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#5CakeOfLiesPosted 3/17/2013 4:42:38 PM
Heatran is also the only non-event Legendary that doesn't have a counterpart/isn't part of a trio. Even Cresselia has Darkrai and Mewtwo has Mew.
He needs an Ice/Ground (or something) counterpart in Gen VI.
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#6grovyle48Posted 3/17/2013 4:52:36 PM
CakeOfLies posted...
Heatran is also the only non-event Legendary that doesn't have a counterpart/isn't part of a trio. Even Cresselia has Darkrai and Mewtwo has Mew.
He needs an Ice/Ground (or something) counterpart in Gen VI.


Freezetran
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#7CakeOfLiesPosted 3/17/2013 4:53:20 PM
grovyle48 posted...
CakeOfLies posted...
Heatran is also the only non-event Legendary that doesn't have a counterpart/isn't part of a trio. Even Cresselia has Darkrai and Mewtwo has Mew.
He needs an Ice/Ground (or something) counterpart in Gen VI.


Freezetran


Exactly! A turtle that looks like an icy mountain or... Something.
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#8ChronoCactaurPosted 3/17/2013 5:01:32 PM
Freezcrag

Ice/Steel

HP: 106
Attack: 90
Defense: 130
Sp. Attack: 91
Sp. Defense: 106
Speed: 77

Ability: Heatproof
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