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Imaginary Pokemon Phylogeny by KFblade Imaginary Pokemon Phylogeny by KFblade
Here's where we have a bit of fun. I made up names and groupings for all the rest of the Pokemon that are not based on real organisms. Enjoy!
Edited to add Yveltal sprite by CJames21
Updated to include Drifloon and Drifblin, and moved Charmander and Charmeleon here from Caudata.
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CrystalTalian Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016
I love your Pokemon phylogeny. It's really good!
I'm working on my own Pokemon tree of life, as well. I was wondering if you'd be okay with me using the names from some of your invented taxa? I kind of suck at coming up with my own. >_<
I'd credit you, of course.
KFblade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Of course!
Saurornithoides Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Suggestions on movements to the "legit" creatures:
Magmortar and Exploud to Hadrosauridae, based on beak shape and tail of the former and body shape and sonic abilities of the latter
Togekiss to Caprimulgiformes, it resembles a nightjar
Sigilyph to Apodiformes, as it is the Nazca Lines hummingbird, it can be a real hummingbird
Metagross to Arachnida
Lugia and Reshiram to Pterosauria, mostly going off wing shape
Yveltal to Falconiformes
Rayquaza to Bipedidae
Garchomp line to Theropoda (Carcharodontosauridae seems most likely)
Milotic to Lampriformes (oarfish)
Onix and Steelix to Gymnophiona (the burrowing and size reminds me of Minhocao, a giant caecilian from Brazilian folklore)
Dunsparce to Anguidae

I classified as many Pokemon as possible as real creatures, this led to Chandelure being a cephalopod, Mawile a primitive ceratopsian, Cofagrigus a graptolite, Clefairy line rodents, Sableye a primate, Gyarados a Lampriform, and Drifloon line Medusozoans
Voliol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Shouldn't Pokémon within the same M-evolution family be in the same real evolutionary family?
agosiciliano Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, technically yes, but they have a remora (Remoraid) evolving into an octopus (Octillery), a pearl (Clamperl) evolving into two eels (Huntail and Gorebyss), rabbits (the Nidorans) becoming kajuus (Nidoking and Nidoqueen), a rafflesia (Gloom) becoming an hula-dancer with rafflesia hair-decs (Bellossom), duck-billed anthropomorphic lilypads that double as a representation of mexican culture (Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo), we have a Pokčmon based on sound (Whismur, Loudred, Exploud), eggs becoming a pine-apple (Exeggcute, Exeggutor), various Pokemon are based on martial arts (Fighting Types who are not Breloom or Mankey) and even cultures. There's a bronze mirror (Bronzor) evolving into a creepy-looking bell (Bronzong). A bat\scorpion gargoyle (Gligar) that becomes a vampire (Gliscor). An egg hatchling (Togepi) who grows up into an angelic fairy chicken (Togetic) then gains airplane attributes (Togekiss). There is a fire-elemental duck iguana (Magmar) that actually looks more like the last stage of the afore-mentioned mexican lilypad than an actual duck.
Voliol Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Well, as of this; shouldn't we not base the phylogeny on beings in our own existance and fantasy but instead create new groupings for Pokémon alone? (not calling Pikachu a Mouse and base the phylogeny upon that)
agosiciliano Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And the only reason we even think Magmar is based on a booby is because of its japanese name.
SpaceWhaleScrubber Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question: how would you connect these to the other Pokémon?
KFblade Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I dunno. I'm sure the dragons could fit somewhere in the reptilia or dinosaurs, and maybe the human-made ones could be coming from humans in the primates, but I'm not sure about the rest.
Asesinamen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
"Dracidae" would still be a pain in the ass though, what with having four legs +wings.

Specially Giratina... wait, is it possible that it is non-cordate, what with it being Ghost type too? Then it could fit with some insecta.
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