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sorry to say you are wrong there alot foodog is the actual name for them and here is some info on it
Foo Dog From Encyclopedia online Foo Dog, Fu Dog or Lion Dog refers to: In figurines or statues: Chinese guardian ( Shishi) Komainu, Japanese statues In dog breeds, which resemble the figurines: Chow Chow, referred in China as Songshi Quan or "puffy-lion dog" Japanese Chin Pekingese Pug Shar Pei Shih Tzu, referred in China as Shi,zi Gou, or "lion dog" Tibetan Spaniel
So at worse the legendary dogs are lion dogs
Entei is based on Chinese guardian lions, or Lions of Foo, creatures that resemble fully grown male lions. They are often confused with canines and incorrectly called "Foo Dogs" by Westerners.
You didn't even READ the effing post
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Legendary Dogs is a mistranslation. They're beasts. Shi, Raiju, Qilin, all of which are mythical creatures from Asian culture. They lean more towards feline inspiration, though. The Shi is otherwise known as a Guardian Lion (they are different than Shisa/FooDogs). Raiju come in many forms, including tigers, which Raikou clearly is. But 3DSRec did a fine job of already explaining this.
Also, bark was edited to roar in later games. Again, a mistranslation, and technically "barking" is just a loud noise that any creature can do. Play HG/SS? Any of your Pokemon will bark at you if you talk to it.
Luxray is a lion. I'll give you Mightyena, since he seems to be a mix of both wolf and hyena.
doesn't matter what you "THINK" they look like they are referred to as dogs and foodog is not an improper translation which is why I posted that.
Only thing worse then a know it all is a know it all who gets their facts from pokemon websites bulbasaur.com or what ever lol.
A-are you referring to me?
I hardly think myself to be a know it all Are they not known as the 3 sacred beasts? I was sure it was that. I don't really use Pokemon websites, so I'm not too sure what you mean...
Raimon doesn't seem dog like to me, in all honesty. And I thought that....dog of that lore of was Stoutland. Though i suppose Entei could certainly fit the bill. Suicune is just what I've heard others say, and in me thinking Sabertooth and Lion, Cheetah seemed plausible. No need for any confrontation
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