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If Real Life were like Pokémon, What Would Your Team Be?

Ben Holt

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Rules:
  1. Real life creatures only. No fantasy creatures like fairies, dragons, ogres, or basilisks.
  2. Living creatures only. Plants are somewhat acceptable, but conscious animals are preferred.
  3. 6 creatures or less to a team, as that's the limit in Pokémon
  4. This is for your WHOLE journey, not just battles, so consider who would swim, fly, or lift boulders.
  5. ONLY ONE extinct creature allowed as your fossil Pokémon. So you can have a T-Rex, but not an entire team of dinosaurs. The rest of your team must be extant creatures.
To start, I will present my team:
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Bears are to dogs what tigers are to house cats. Bigger, stronger, but require much more food to survive. Bears are naturally quite docile animals, only attacking if they feel threatened, as the grizzly knows that he is on the top of the food chain. They are equipped with the strength of five grown men, claws that can pierce steel, and a sense of smell greater than that of a bloodhound. The Kodiak's abilities outside of battle include surfing, rock smashing, boulder moving, and item finding with its superior sense of smell.

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Back from its fossil remains flies the quetzalcoatlus, the largest animal to ever soar the skies. The quetzalcoatlus was an apex predator in it's time, even preying on juvenile tyrannosaurs. It had the strength and speed to fly across the pacific ocean without tiring. It could reach a speed of 35 mile per hour within a second of jumping off the ground. To be light enough to fly, it has a frail body, but a great speed, making the quetzalcoatlus a glass cannon in battle. Outside of battle, the quetzalcoatlus can fly it's trainers around looking for the next worthy battle opponent.

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Whether he sees you later, or after while, the saltwater crocodile will be sure to strike terror in the heart of any trainer that wishes to battle it. Being cold-blooded, they can survive for months without eating. Their jaws carry a force of 5,000 PSI and can crush any obstacle that stands in its path including rocks and boulders. The saltwater croc is the ideal companion for surfing across water, as it rules both land and sea. With that kind of power on your resume, who needs to rule the air?

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In the world of Pokémon, size doesn't matter! And though a giant by insect standards, the hercules beetle is quite small, but it packs the ability of flight, burrowing underground, and agility in battle to overcome threats. Stuck in a spooky cave without an Escape Rope? Have this beetle dig you an exit!

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Don't let this bird's flightlessness cool you. The ostrich is anything BUT defenseless. This kicks of this Fighting type are strong enough to kill a lion on impact. Those strong legs also allow the ostrich to be one of the fastest runners. Outspeed and overpower is the motto of this offensive powerhouse!

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The longest venomous snake, the king cobra! Though not carrying the raw strength of the python or anaconda, the king cobra strategically uses its venom to outlast its opponents. This defensive Poison type, in addition to absorbing Toxic Spikes, has thermal vision, allowing it to use Flash to see in the darkest areas. If you don't have the antidote, consider yourself dead if this creature gets in a critical hit!
 

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Oh bro. Awesome thread concept!

I'd go with some of my favorite animals. A rhino, a lion, a gorilla (or chimpansee), and for traveling the water an orca, travel by air is something I really can't see. I wanna say some sort of dragon, but a pterodactyl will suffice. Big cats have great night vision, so the lion will keep me safe at night, if motivated enough and not asleep himself. Last but not least, I think I can't go wrong with an elephant. Yeah it could of course take the place of the rhino, but rhinos are my favorite animals.
 

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Oh bro. Awesome thread concept!

I'd go with some of my favorite animals. A rhino, a lion, a gorilla (or chimpansee), and for traveling the water an orca, travel by air is something I really can't see. I wanna say some sort of dragon, but a pterodactyl will suffice. Big cats have great night vision, so the lion will keep me safe at night, if motivated enough and not asleep himself. Last but not least, I think I can't go wrong with an elephant. Yeah it could of course take the place of the rhino, but rhinos are my favorite animals.
I mean, considering you can fly with Pidgey, any flying animal would suffice as a flier. Doesn't have to be an animal you could fit on.
Likewise, beatles could use Strength, and mantises can use Cut despite their size.
 

Oracle Link

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some questions
1st. Are they tame or do they try to eat me

2nd. Do i have Pokeballs

3rd. Do i have Revives and Potions

4th. Can people just steal my Money by beating me

5th. Do i get a Cool red Hat
 

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This is an absolutely brilliant idea!

Anyways, my team is full of some weird choices, each of whom falls under some basic archetypes:

Raccoon (Normal/Dark Type)
Nickname: Mel
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The one I got at the very beginning. The one who I trained with my whole life. The one who's pretty much only stayed on my team this whole time for sentimental reasons. She's not the best member of the team, but she's the most important one to me.

Proboscis Monkey (Normal Type)
Nickname: Gerald
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One of my more...interesting wild catches. He's really stupid looking, but he's got an advantage in speed and agility amongst the others on the team.

Ankylosaurus (Rock Type)
Nickname: Jessica
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I resurrected her from a fossil I found a while back. She's super slow, but she's got crazy attack power and insane defense.

Turkey Vulture (Flying/Dark Type)
Nickname: Lisa
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Of course I'd want something I can use to Fly with, and what better choice than a bird who also happens to be a harbinger of death?

Walrus (Ice Type)
Nickname: Paul
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Always important to have one who can surf, too. This guy isn't the best in speed, but he's got some good attack power.

Giant Anteater (Normal Type)
Nickname: Dale
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When all else fails, summon the anteater. He's got the most eclectic move pool, and even though he isn't too hot in the stats department, I always find a way to make him work.

Of course, this is just my team for professional battles, such as Gym challenges and such. If this world had a Pokedex, I'd definitely be one of those psychos who actually sets out and catches 'em all...just like I'm currently working on in the Pokemon games. And It'd have to be a living dex, too. I can't stand physically owning an incomplete collection.
 

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some questions
1st. Are they tame or do they try to eat me

2nd. Do i have Pokeballs

3rd. Do i have Revives and Potions

4th. Can people just steal my Money by beating me

5th. Do i get a Cool red Hat
1. Pokémon cannot attack humans. It's a law of nature.

2. Yes. It's a lot easier to catch a fly than a crocodile, but you do get Poké Balls to catch and carry your own Pokémon.

3. If you can afford them.

4. The amount of money wagered is consentual.

5. You can have any hat you want. Even the Unusual hats with silly effects from TF2.
 
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For me, it would be:
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1. Golden Retriever
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2. Saltwater Crocodile

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3. Reticulated Python

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4. Honey Badger

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5. African Bush Elephant

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6. Tyrannosaurus Rex
 

Oracle Link

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Fighters:

Cat evolves into Lion!
Normal/ Fire

Homo Errectus
Normal/ Psychic

Tyranno Saurus
Dragon/ Rock

Hm Slaves!

A dove (if a trainer can ridfe them so can i)
Flying/ normal

A Pollywag (same also theyre Cute)
Water

Huggable

A small Bunny (to cuddle with it)
Normal
 

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I do not play pokémon, but I shall humor the thread for fun...

Amphibious: Crocodile

Aerial: Black vulture

Terrestrial: Kodiak bear


Personal: Snow leopard

Fossil : Tyrannosaurus (These creatures are obedient, yes?)

Flying/diving (as derived from a suggestion by Oracle Link Oracle Link ): Cormorant
 
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Oracle Link

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I do not play pokémon, but I shall humor the thread for fun...

Amphibious: Crocodile

Aerial: Black vulture

Terrestrial: Kodiak bear


Personal: Snow leopard

Fossil : Tyrannosaurus (These creatures are obedient, yes?)

Extra: Hornet (I could think of little else)
You do a Flying and swimming/diving Animalmon!
 

Yashichi

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if real life were like pokemon i wouldn't be allowed to own any of the creatures but i would want a ditto so it could disguise itself and i could secretly have a pokemon
 
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