Ever since Pokemon GO revived the Pokemon franchise to lofty new heights, we have found ourselves marvelling while scrolling through the Pokedex at the creative brain power that must have been required to create all these adorable little ‘mons.
However, the gallery below has made it clear that not all Pokemon were born out of pure imagination. Rather, some of them drew inspiration from strange creatures that can be found around the world. Though this shouldn’t make their reimagining any less impressive, it is neat to see where the game designers drew their inspiration from.
Suffice it to say, the last one in this gallery, Snorlax, is a real shocker. I mean, I knew Snorlax looked familiar but I had no idea that the creators of Pokemon drew their inspiration from there.
Take a look at the gallery below and be amazed by real life pokemon!