Dragons do not exist. They are figments of man's imagination, so no, they are not animals.
In your opinion
Man, I really hope you are trolling and don't actually believe dragons are real. It would be sad to think that in this age there are still people who think that there are giant, flying, fire breathing lizards living on earth, that have some how managed to avoid being discovered.
Gen 1: Grimer, Muk, Magnamite, Magmar, EXEGGCUTE, EXEGGUTOR, Bellsprout and his evolved forms, GEODUDE and his evolved forms, Oddish and his evol...You know, if you don't get the picture by now, you'll never get it.
Drop this foolishness like a sack of horse s***, please.
"Rapidash is based on a Unicorn with flames coming out of it, must not be animal based"
This is what the people saying the dragons aren't based on animals sound like to me. Dragons were created independantly in many regions based on the primal fear of large cats, birds of prey, and reptiles. Something based on a combination of animals is still based on an animal in my book.
Chikorita line: They're dinosaurs; I excuse Grass-types some grassiness because they're Grass-types. As long as they're mainly animals with grassy characteristics, they're animals. Yes. Cyndaquil line: Yes. Totodile line: Yes. Sentret line: Yes. Hoothoot line: Yes. Ledyba line: Yes Spinarak line: Yes Crobat: Yes Chinchou line: Yes Pichu: Yes Cleffa: Goes with its evolutions as a No. Igglybuff: Goes with its evolutions as a No. Togepi line: Yes Togetic, MAYBE Togepi. Natu line: Yes; clearly birds. Mareep line: Yes.
Bellossom: No. Marill line: Yes. Sudowoodo: No matter which way you look at it, no. Politoed: Yes. Hoppip line: No; plants. Aipom: Yes Sunkern line: No; plants. Yanma: Yes. Wooper line: Yes. Eeveelutions are always Yes. Murkrow: Yes. Slowking: Yes. Misdreavus: No. Unown: No. Girafarig: Yes. Pineco line: Yes. Dunsparce: No; it's mythical. Gligar: Yes Steelix: No Snubbull line: Yes. Qwilfish: Yes. Scizor: Yes. Shuckle: Yes Heracross: Yes Sneasel: Yes Teddiursa line: Yes Slugma line: No. Swinub line: Yes Corsola: Coral IS an animal. Remoraid line: Yes. Delibird: Yes Mantine: Yes Skarmory: Yes Houndour line: Yes Kingdra: Yes Phanpy line: Yes Porygon2: It has a 2 in its name. No. Stantler: Yes Smeargle: Yes Tyrogue: Yes Smoochum: Yes Elekid: No Magby: Maybe. Miltank: Yes Blissey: Maybe Legendary Dogs: Yes Larvitar line: Yes Lugia/Ho-Oh: Yes. Ho-Oh has enough bird influences that even though phoenixes don't exist, it's still an animal. Celebi: No.
So, we have 16 guaranteed non-animals and three unknown ones. That's 16%-19% of Gen II.
Aren't Slugma and Magcargo just lava slugs and snails?
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