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What is Eevee?

What kind of animal is Eevee?

  • Cat

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dog

    Votes: 1 3.1%
  • Fox

    Votes: 20 62.5%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 34.4%

  • Total voters
    32

Patrick Haines

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A cat? A dog? A fox? Something else entirely?

Bulbapedia states:
Eevee shares traits with various mammals, specifically the fennec fox, dogs, and cats. It could also be based on the Gulon, a mythical, dog-sized Scandinavian creature with a coat of brown fur; a catlike head, ears, and claws; and a fox-like tail.

Personally, I have always leaned toward fox. Other opinions? If you choose 'Other,' please state in a post what that 'Other' would be. Thanks.
 

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Considering that it evolves into so many Pokemon and is classified as the Evolution Pokemon, makes sense that that would be the case.
 

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I've always kinda thought it was a fox myself. :x
 

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I've always saw it as more fox like, with some of it's evos looking more cat like.
 

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It's the amalgamation of a cat, fox, and puppy. Eevee is made of cute things!
 

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I always thought it was a fluffy kind of fox but its evolution is more like a combination of both feline and canine traits.
 

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It looks like a fox to me mainly but also has some feline traits.
 

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It's a fox. Or at least I've always thought it was a fox. The more catlike ones could just be that they're sleeker with shorter muzzles like some actual foxes do.

Considering Vulpix and Ninetales are nine tail foxes, maybe eevee is also a kitsune and it's transformation abilities are related to it evolving in so many different ways.
 

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Back in gen 3 I thought that every eeveelution looked like something unique, and so Eevee was just some little amalgam of different mammals. It made sense up until leafeon and glaceon we're revealed, tho looking back they really do all share aspects with multiple mammals. I thought:

Jolteon - dog
Flareon - rabbit
Espeon - cat
Umbreon - fox
Vaporeon - ok this one was a little weird, young me didn't know how to fit a fish into this.

But yeah I think Eevee and it's evolutions aren't supposed to rraemble any one animal. And really, that's a good thing. It appeals to more people that way. Oh, you like foxes? Well Eevee has fox features. Oh, you like cats? It looks feline enough as well. Like bunnies? Dem ears.

I more-or-less feel the same way about its evolutions as well, now. Especially the newer ones.

Also, completely irrelevant, but first post since the new layout. Woot woot.
 

Jabberwocky

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Eevee is a friend

I think it's meant to be a highly stylized fox, personally, in the same way most Gen I Pokemon based on animals were highly stylized approximations (Kangaskhan, Lapras, Pinsir, etc.)
 

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I've been thinking lately that it most closely resembles a rabbit like but seeing fox as an option in this poll has me reconsidering, as that also fits.
 

Patrick Haines

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I'll do you one better: Why is Eevee?
Well, Drax, that is very simple. GameFreak was having trouble designing Basic Pokémon for Jolteon and Vaporeon, so they said "screw it, they all evolve from Eevee."

I don't know if that is actually true, but it sounds good to me.
 

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I think Eevee supposed to be something like a common ancestor, as at one point in history about 51 million years ago Canines, Felines, and Ursines all shared a common ancestor from which cats offshot first and then bears and dogs split later from each other.
 
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