According to the National Pokedex Number, there are currently 721 Pokemon in existence. That is a whole lot of Pokemon. When you have that many characters to develop, you better believe that the illustrators stole some of their ideas from real animals. Art imitates life, right? Here are 14 Pokemon that are actually inspired by real world animals.
The gharial, also known as thegavial, and/or thefish-eating crocodile, isnative to the northern part of India. Look, I know they eat fish, but with that snout and those teeth, I wouldn't want to get in their way.
Saying that the rafflesia arnoldii isn't the best smelling flower would be an understatement. Also know as "corpse flower," it is known for producing a very strong and horrible odor that resembles decaying flesh. Lovely.
Victreebel is a pitcher plant, a carnivorous plant that has leaves known as pitfall traps, which have a deep cavity filled with digestive fluid liquid that helps trap prey. This is the stuff that nightmares are made of.
Pokemon creators had their work cut out for them when making Stunfisk a cuter version of the Stargazer. Because, let's face it, according to Hollywood standards, the Stargazer would have never made the cut. That's a face only a mother could love.