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The Legendary "dogs" are not even dogs.

#11Thepenguinking2Posted 6/15/2013 4:40:25 PM
Suicune is the only dog if the trio.
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#12RedMatador(Topic Creator)Posted 6/15/2013 4:42:41 PM
Faust_8 posted...

Entei and Raikou are cat-like but Suicune is based on something more supernatural. Meaning there is no "overall theme" to them, like the Legendary Birds in the previous Gen.

And then there's this...

"Entei (Japanese: エンテイ Entei) is a Fire-type legendary Pokémon.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Along with Raikou and Suicune, it is one of the legendary beasts created by Ho-Oh after the burning of the Brass Tower. Out of the three beasts, Entei is said to represent the flames that burned the Brass Tower. "

This is on all three of their pages, just personalized for each one.

Can we STOP this "debate" now? They're neither all cats or all dogs or all anything else.

Yes, consider this debate over. Thank you for all this information.
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#13monpoke3Posted 6/15/2013 4:42:53 PM
The thunder god I'll give you but the others are dogs to me
#14scrappybristolPosted 6/15/2013 4:43:55 PM
Oh, this topic again... is it that time of the month already?
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#15bwburke94Posted 6/15/2013 5:39:33 PM
Can we just call them hamsters?
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#16Strain42Posted 6/15/2013 5:46:31 PM
Their actual basis all comes from Asian mythology

Entei is based on the Shiisa which are half dog, half lion
Raikou is based on the Raijuu and
Suicune is based off the...Kirin...Qirin...Killin...there's a lot of spellings, I forget which is accurate.

So yeah, legendary beasts really is the most accurate, as Entei is the only one directly based on something that is even part dog (though Raijuu are said to take forms of many different animals, including dogs and canines)
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