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Complete Pokemon Phylogeny by KFblade Complete Pokemon Phylogeny by KFblade
A tree of life for every Pokemon that is based on a real organism. Contains Plantae, Fungi, and all of Animalia. Each Pokemon is shown in the group of the organism it represents. So that means it is not following any of the lore that says that mew is the ancestor to all Pokemon, or that Arceus created the rest. Arceus looks like a horse, so it's counted as a horse, not a god. This is going mostly off of Bulbapedia's description of what they're supposed to be. Keep in mind that I've only taken Botany, Icthyology, Invertebrate zoology, and Marine Mammal zoology, so all the rest are based off of wikipedia's description of relatedness and such.
Also, Paras and Parasect are on here twice, one for the insect that is the basis, and one for the fungus that is taking over them. I couldn't think of any others that were clearly two different creatures in one, so that's the only example of that.
Also, I'm working on another one with all the Pokemon based on non-living or non-real things, like ghosts and dragons, so that will be up shortly as well.
It's a really large file, so I had to decrease the quality a bit. Also, I'm not quite sure how you guys will be able to view it and navigate around to see it all, but if it doesn't seem to work, you can just download it and you should be able to view it from ms paint or whatever.
Let me know what you think!

Edited to include a couple I missed, as well as the gen 6 Pokemon revealed so far.
Xerneas sprite by TomTheZombie
Froakie sprite by BaconBoy914
Fennekin sprire by Kevfin
Chespin sprite by DancesofShadows

Updated with the Tympole line, which I had forgotten, moved the eeveelutions around a bit, and moved Charmander and Charmeleon to the Mythologidae. Also moved the blobs to protista.

Check out the other one here: [link]
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Guepard4 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Some corrections:
Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard are lizards (not dragons).
And dragons are dinosaurs without feathers.
phenix88888888 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
I had the idea too ... But yours is really really awesome !
Saurornithoides Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I went into a bit more detail with families in my classification, seen here:…

I also added more X and Y Pokemon to the classification:
Quilladin Erethizontidae
Dedenne Muridae
Fennekin line, Furfrou, Sylveon, and Slurpuff line Canidae
Meowstic line and Pyroar line Felidae
Pangoro line Ursidae
Gogoat line Bovidae
Spritzee Passeriformes
Aromatisse Maniraptora incertae sedis (Oviraptorosauria?)
Talonflame line Falconiformes
Hawlucha Confuciusornithiformes
Heliolisk line Agamidae
Tyrantrum line Tyrannosauridae
Aurorus line Sauropoda
Avalugg line Ankylosauria
Noivern line Wukongopteridae
Greninja line Anura
Dragalge line Syngnathiformes
Barbaracle line and Clawitzer line Crustacea
Vivillon line Lepidoptera
Goomy and Sliggoo Gastropoda
Saurornithoides Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
As impressive as this is, I have done a similar project independently, and have some suggestions on reclassifications:
Torterra to Ankylosauria, based on mass
Heatran to Scincidae
Palkia to Oviraptorosauria.
Feraligatr line, Krokorok, and Krookodile to Spinosauridae, based on bipedality, spikes on the former (homologous to spinosaur sails?) and snout shape on the latter (resembles Baryonyx)
Sceptile line to Dilophosauridae, based on general body shape, head shape, and leaf-feathers (more and more dinosaurs have feathers now)
Archeops to Microraptoria, based off head shape and leg feathers
Blaziken line and Golduck line to Avimimidae, based off clawed hands and long tail in the latter
Pidgeot to Accipitriformes (osprey)
Delibird to Strigiformes, it can fly
Articuno to Passeriformes based off beak shape
Moltres to Pelecaniformes based off beak shape
Zapdos to Ciconiiformes based off beak shape
Fearow to Suliformes based off beak shape and neck length
Huntail to Saccopharyngiformes based off lack of lateral fins
Stunfisk and Finneon line to Perciformes (angelfish)
Chansey line to Monotremata, based on eggs (Chansey relative of echidnas?)
Cyndaquil to Afredentata (Eurotamandua)
Ampharos to Ornithopoda, based on bipedality, long tail, claw on foot, Denryu meaning "electric dragon" as well, and Mega Ampharos's dragon-type
Rhyperior line and Nidos to Synapsida (Estemmenosuchidae?), they are obviously not true mammals
Hypno line to Palorchestidae (look up Palorchestes and try not to think of Drowzee)
Suicune, Leafeon, and Umbreon to Canidae based off head shape
Vaporeon and Samurott to Cetacea (primitive forms, related to Ambulocetus)
Typhlosion and Quilava to Creodonta, based off of Typhlosion's stockiness
Plusle, Minun, and Whismur to Lagomorpha based off of ear size
Leavanny line to Embioptera based off parental care and leaf mimicry
Omastar line to Ammonoidea (it's so obviously an ammonite)
Cradily line to Tunicata (predatory tunicate)
Ditto and Swalot line to Placozoa
Breloom to Pachycephalosauridae (I've actually heard someone place it in Therizinosauridae, believe it or not)
Ludicolo to Hadrosauridae based off of beak shape, size, and general body shape
Reuniclus line to Amoebozoa
KFblade Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Wow, thanks so much for going through all of this.  You have some good suggestions.  I went through and looked up each change you suggested, and changed some of them, but I ended up keeping many of them the same. I was going primarily off of Bulbapedia's descriptions of what they are, and I'm going to stick with that. I would love to see your version of this project though!
Saurornithoides Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Correction: Torterra to Ankylosauridae based on general build, including head shape and long tail
Zorua076 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
In some of the places where there's a huge pile of them in one order, how come you didn't divide them further? Rodentia alone I could split into four suborders and five families, probably more for you since you're treating each Pokemon independent of its relatives (I know (now) that you'd split Rattata, who's a rat, from Raticate, a muskrat).

No, wait, I know why you stopped at the Order level. You ran out of paper. :P

Also, how would you categorize Aromatisse, the evolved form of Spritzee? It's bipedal and looks mammalian, but it has a beak and evolves from a bird. I'm confused. Aromatisse confuses me.
KFblade Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Yeah, I could separate them further, but that would take forever. Next step!

And as for Aromatisse, I have no idea.  I just called it a fairy and left it at that.
Baby-Cougar Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. Did you invent all of those species names? Also I thought all pokemon evolved from Mew?
nivlacart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I never expected science could become such an art.
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