On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspiratio

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On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspirations behind ...

In another column exploring the likely cultural and zoological origins of Pokémon species, we take a look at the Treecko family.

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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Nice article.

Treecko's definitely a favorite of mine, probably since I've loved geckos since I was little...although, in actuality, I'd scream if one ever touched me. I hate touching animals. :p

You should do Nosepass/Probopass next though...so many people bash it for being a poor design but, in my opinion, it's one of the best. :(
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Called it. But still, good article.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Great article. I love geckos and Treecko was the first Gen III Pokemon I owned, so I'm glad to see an article covering them.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

I've always wondered why Sceptile has that strange tail. For being a "fast" species, it looks like the tail would slow it down and be too bulky for it to jump from branch to branch.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

^me too... I thought it was slow because of its huge tail, then I saw its base speed was 120 and I was like "no way"...

anyway,
I just love reptiles... first Charmander, now Treecko line...
(I still believe Charmander looks more like a small lizard than a salamander, so don't hurry up correcting me)
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

It's amazing at just how similar in appearance Treecko and its real-life counterpart are; tail and all. o.o
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

And yet another awesome article! The suction ability of the geckos (and any wall-crawling lizards for that matter) is really a marvel, especially considering it is a work of nature. But new to me is that there are really lizards with leafy tails.

I noticed you have a great appreciation for Generation 3 Pokemon. What do you have to say about this, do they have the most relation with real life than the other ones, or you just like them in general (or other reasons)?
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

But people, all of the gen 3 pokemon are boring , unimaginative, and just rip-offs of gen 1 and 2. Especially Treecko since it's 'just' a charmander-bulbasaur rip-off!

/snark

Anyways, the treecko line is one of my favorites, have always loved them since its first appearance <3
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Oh wow, I had no idea geckos could do that of climbing over anything. Structures smaller than light wavelengths? That's amazing.

This was a pretty good article. I quite overlooked geckos before... but these things are much more interesting than I thought! I think I have learnt my lesson, then. Don't overlook anything.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

I remember some of the stuff about leaf-tailed geckos already, but still, a good article, because the Treecko line is one of my favorite Hoenn evolutionary lines.
 
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This was another great article. I have always liked Treecko and his evolutions. I didn't know about geckos with leafy tails, that's incredible. And their ability to climb any surface is amazing, it shows us how imaginative and creative nature can be.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

One of the best articles yet. I remember reading something about trying to replicate the adhesive in a National Geographic.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

I've always loved lizards and especially gecko's...no surprise that the Treecko line are among my favourite Pokemon! Loved the article as always, keep up the good work! :expect:
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

F*** Yeah! Sceptile. My favourite Grass type and second-favourite Pokemon. How can I not love this article?
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

That's a good read. I've already learned about the leaf-tailed and the Kuhl's flying gecko ones but the bits about the spatulae being only 0.2 μm long is defintely news for me. Below the wavelength of visible light? That's surreal!

Hells yeah I love TED videos!
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Wonderful artical, very interesting stuff lizards. Knew geckos could loose their tails, I did not know it grew back as cartalige though.

To anyone who found this interesting, they might want to look up lizards either online or in a book as they are truly facinating. The truth is that geckos and their ability to drop their tails and the micro sized hairs on their feet are only the tip of the fantastic abilities lizards have gained throughout their exsistance.
Look at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizards - for a start, but some facts I remember, ()indicates what I remember reading it belonging to;
You have the the ability to run across water (Jesus Christ lizard - a human would need to reach at least 60 miles an hour to do that due to our height, weight and feet size!)
Their ability to change colour, an ability to have multi-directional sight, and toungs that reach at least as long as their bodies (chameleons)
Being hydrophobic (Pigmy Gecko)
The ability to lay furtilised eggs so that a single female can begin the colonisation of a new area by themselves (Komodo Dragons and others).

These along with other traites that lizards as a family have make them a very interesting read all by themselves, (Komodos personaly are a must).
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

Even though i am scared(and somewhat disgusted by lizards), they are very interesting animals.
 
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Re: On the Origin of Species: Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile: Investigating the inspir

I've honestly been waiting for you to do one on Sceptile, just so I could say the "seeds" on it back I think are actually sporangia. I mean the tail looks kinda like a fern.
 
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