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Is there any thematic reason for Mega Ampharos to be half Dragon?

#1Shigmiya64Posted 4/17/2014 9:51:57 PM
Some weird foreign myth I'm not familiar with or something? Or did they just want to give him STAB with Dragon Pulse?
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#2Rad_DudesmanPosted 4/17/2014 9:53:54 PM
Ampharos's Japanese name, Denryu, means both electric current, and electric dragon.
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#3wind64aPosted 4/17/2014 9:54:19 PM
The Japanese name of Ampharos is Denryu and it can mean electric dragon.
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#4FuneralCakePosted 4/17/2014 9:54:20 PM
Its Japanese name is "Denryuu," which can mean "electric dragon."

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a weird sort of dragon that doesn't really look like a dragon or if it's just a pun on the name, but there you go.
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#5warnerbromanPosted 4/17/2014 9:56:24 PM
Because he has a DRAGON SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#6KillerMechanoidPosted 4/17/2014 10:05:53 PM
warnerbroman posted...
Because he has a DRAGON SOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#7zelionxPosted 4/17/2014 10:08:09 PM
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#8Shigmiya64(Topic Creator)Posted 4/17/2014 10:11:45 PM(edited)
Rad_Dudesman posted...
Ampharos's Japanese name, Denryu, means both electric current, and electric dragon.

Ah, it's pretty straightforward then.
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#9LexifoxPosted 4/17/2014 11:00:46 PM
Putting the pun aside, there's also the fairly slender body and the wool/hair and orbs giving it a semblance of Asian dragon traits. It's also a bit of a stretch, but Asian dragons are considered gentle and associated with clouds, like lightning. Clouds also look like a sheep's wool, too.
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#10The_Sol_BladerPosted 4/17/2014 11:06:40 PM
A sheep evolving into... whatever Ampharos is honestly confuses me more than it turning into a dragon. But that's just me
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