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Mistaken Evolutions

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To tell you the truth, I thought that Sylveon looked like that it could evolve from Victini. While I was aware that legendries cannot evolve, Sylveon just looked too much like a Victini in form of a fox.

A few seconds later, I looked at the information about Sylveon, saying that it evolves from Eevee.
 
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Back before the Gen V mons were completely revealed, I thought for sure that Alomomola was an evolution of Luvdisc. None of the others really caught me off guard, although I did try to get an Umbreon by giving Eevee a Moon Stone. Was very surprised when it didn't work...
 
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I thought Ninjask evolved into Shedinja. I was adamant on completing my dex in Ruby, so I trained my Jask to level 65... then when that failed I tried trading it with various items. You can only imagine my frustration when I found out it evolved (or rather appeared out of nowhere) in a special way :s
I thought Shedninja was an alt evolution of Nincada until last week (I never bothered getting or evolving one until now)

I have two Ninjasks now :|

I haven't mistaken the evolutionary line itself, but I once thought Pikachu could evolve into Raichu by leveling up to 20 or 25, and that the thunderstone is just used to speed up things.
There's actually a glitch in Red/Blue (no surprise there) where that happens if you have a Growlithe in your party.

(I tried it.)
 
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I thought that Throh evolved into Sawk. So when I caught Sawk, I attempted to breed a Throh...

...all I got was a Sawk...
 
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In grade school, when Ruby and Sapphire first came out, I had an argument with another student over Plusle and Minun (I had the guidebook so I already knew they couldn't evolve), but the other kid said that the evolution line went Plusle -> Minun -> Pichu -> Pikachu -> Raichu.

Also, when I first saw it, I thought Lickilicky looked too stupid to evolve from Lickitung and thought it was a pre-evo instead.
 
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Aside from the obvious Luvdisc/Alomomola and Tauros/Bouffalant connections, I thought Remoraid evolved into Mantine due to Remoraid sticking underneath Mantine in Colosseum and XD. I also thought that Zigzagoon evolved into Furret because of the color similarities.
 
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I think Gogoat is a Tarous evolution.

Also, @^, Remoraid is required for Mantyke to evolve into Mantine.
 
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I was told about the whole Pikablu thing when I was nine, but didn't believe it.

One of my friends thought Togepi evolved into Chansey before Togetic was released.

As for me, I used to think Plusle evolved into Minun, and that Arbok evolved into Seviper. (Note: I believed this before I saw the infamous episode in which the dub claimed it, because Jesse had a Seviper and it was a snake, and even had the same voice that Ekans did, at least as far as I could tell.)
 
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I thought Slowking evolved from Slowbro, but its actually from Slowpoke, I discovered that while trying to trade one and evolve it...
I thought that for a little while too but then I realized that if Slowbro reverts back into a Slowpoke if Shellder lets go of its tail then there's no way that a Slowbro can become Slowking.
I read somewhere (a false rumour) that Slowking was from Slowbro; i assumed that the same Shellder let go of the tail THEN clamped onto the head. It wasn't until i saw artwork for the TCG that i learned the truth.

I too assumed a relationship between Shellos & Lapras. I got a Shellos TCG card before playing any gen IV games.

When i first saw Shuppet (in Colosseum) i thought it was a Misdreavus prevo. Also i thought that Illumise was the male only and Volbeat was female only; since Illumise looks like Mozart and Volbeat resembles a ladybird's colouring - even though there are male ladybirds the name automatically implies femininity.
 
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I thought that Throh evolved into Sawk. So when I caught Sawk, I attempted to breed a Throh...

...all I got was a Sawk...
Wait, it doesn't? I have never owned a Sawk or Throh but I thought they were a family...

I also thought Rotom evolved into its different forms for a while...
 
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When Alomomola, Bouffalant, and Emolga were first introduced, I thought Luvdisc, Pachirisu, and Tauros had received evolutions.

When I was really young, I thought Pinsir evolved into Heracross.
 
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Up until a few weeks ago I found out Slowking was not an evolution of Slowbro. I never had either and I just never bothered checking to see if Slowking really was an evolution of Slowbro. I got to say I'm a bit disappointed that it isn't. For an evolution Slowbro doesn't seem to be very different from Slowpoke.
 
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I used to think Latias evolved into Latios :|
 
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Wow, I'm not the only one who thought Slowking evolved from Slowbro. Or that the Sun Stone and Moon Stone evolved Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon. Or that Skarmory would be a legendary. XD
 
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When I first saw Carbink, I assumed it had an evolution. Turns out it doesn't. Shame, because although Carbink looks pretty nice itself, an evolution would have been really cool (and a member of my main team).
 
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Back in GSC, I had no idea of the happiness value and told my friend Togepi evolved around level 40-ish since I got my Togetic around that time.

My friend complained to me when her Togepi wouldn't evolve even at level 60. We were both baffled.
 
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I thought that Volbeat evolved into Illumise, and that Plusle evolved into Minun when was younger. When I got to the Pokemon League, I had a level 40-50 something Plusle and Volbeat on my main team. I couldn't find the others in my game, and they were right next to each other in the Pokedex, so yeah.
 
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A bit of an inverse: I used to be unaware of Remoraid's evolution into Octillery, and was baffled when I found out about it. To this day, I still don't understand how a fish evolves into an octopus.
 
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