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Old May 28th, 2008 (06:37 PM).
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Logically, Metapod should have evolved into Venomoth. Caterpillars turn into moths, and Venonat has all the same features as Butterfree.




How did I go a decade without noticing this.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (07:03 PM).
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That's a good question. I never noticed that either.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (07:29 PM). Edited May 28th, 2008 by airconditioning.
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... Don't caterpillars evolve into butterflies? Either that, or all of kindergarten was a lie.

EDIT: God damn, there is a thread on /v/ right now about this.
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Catepillars can become either a cocoon or pupal. Cocoon will bring out a moth and a pupal will bring out a Butterfly.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (07:46 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Saka Yuura:
Catepillars can become either a cocoon or pupal. Cocoon will bring out a moth and a pupal will bring out a Butterfly.
Ho ho! So you DO learn something new everyday.

This is peculiar. I mean, I would never have noticed myself.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (07:47 PM).
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I noticed this since I finished Pokemon Red, Yellow and Blue. And yes, this is very mysterious. You should ask the Nintendo.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (07:57 PM).
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An old mistake my guess since they brought out Wurmple, Silcoon ,Cascoon, Beautifly and Dustox in the 3rd generation and that fits that fact almost exactly.
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Old May 28th, 2008 (11:55 PM).
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I'm not sure how I went so long without noticing the immense similarities in design between Venonat and Butterfree. Possibly this was their original intention and they made a change to it later on?
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That's a very good point! I never noticed that until now.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (02:18 AM).
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Holy crud that is the biggest mistake nintendo ever made. Im going to the pokemon mailbox on the official site to tell them
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Old May 29th, 2008 (03:43 AM).
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your theory is wrong, caterpillars turn into cocoons ¬_¬
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Old May 29th, 2008 (06:50 AM).
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Caterpillars can either be chrysalis or cocoon. Or dead.

Chrysalis become butterflies, cocoons become moths. Dead caterpillars are food.

What makes me wonder is why Venonat has no pupa form.
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Quote originally posted by airconditioning:
... Don't caterpillars evolve into butterflies? Either that, or all of kindergarten was a lie.

EDIT: God damn, there is a thread on /v/ right now about this.
I know this might not be the right time, airconditioning, but you're my favourite posted on this forum.

Oh, and Allstories, aren't we talking about a world of magical monsters where ten year olds are allowed to run around the regions on their own with no supervision? I'm sure Nintendo would be happy to make all logic in Pokemon flawed purposely in order to make a good game, but this evolution line must have been an error on their parts!
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Old May 29th, 2008 (07:08 AM).
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Ιt was an error. I mean its ridicoulus enough that those are first gen pokemon but to be revealed after ten years is what bugs me. Imagine nintendo lookin at this and saying um all dear pokemon fans were sorry to say that after 10 years it seems 2 different pokemon were mixed up. Sorry for the inconvenience and we hope that in the 5th gen it clears up! Id be laughng in nintendos face if tat happens.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (07:14 AM).
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Ummm...catepillars turn into cocoons and then butterflies.

Gnats and moths are just annoying.

If you think this is crazy...

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You tell me-- is this line weirder than catepillar->cocoon->butterfly?

See, it's normal compared to other things. Like Magikarp->Gyarados, Feebas->Milotic, etc.
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I noticed that Venonat looked WAY too much like Buterfree, but I never thought to cross Venomoth into the Metapod line... good thinking, there.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (07:32 AM).
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I'm pretty sure this is an error on Nintendo's part, similar to the way you get the MARSH badge from the psychic gym leader, and the SOUL badge from the poison gym leader.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (11:47 AM).
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Quote originally posted by SilverSmeargleSplatter:
Magikarp->Gyarados
I believe that's based off an old Japanese/ Chinese legend. From Bulbapedia:

Quote originally posted by Magikarp's Origin:
Magikarp is based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles.
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It appears to be based on a sea dragon or sea serpent. Gyarados is partially based on a legend about how carp that leapt over the Dragon Gate would become dragons. Several waterfalls and cataracts in China are believed to be the location of the Dragon Gate. This legend is an allegory of the drive and efforts needed to overcome obstacles.
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While not based on any sort of legend, this evolution is pretty similar to Gyarados. Gyarados can be seen as extreme weakness turning into extreme strength, while Milotic can be seen as extreme ugliness turning into extreme beauty.

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Old May 29th, 2008 (12:15 PM). Edited May 29th, 2008 by Motsuko Live.
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While we're on this topic, what exactly is Venonat supposed to be?

Anyway, good point. I doubt it's an error that nintendo made, but maybe they just didn't see the relation between Venonat and Butterfree.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (12:17 PM).
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If my 5 year old cousin can see it how the bloody hell nintndo cant?
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Old May 29th, 2008 (12:34 PM).
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If my 5 year old cousin can see it how the bloody hell nintndo cant?
I know, eh! Like, wtf man. What a touchy subject. I think I'm going to go freak out over how nintendo couldn't see this, but my 5 year old cousin could. >.>
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omg caterpillars turn into moths!

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Very good observation there, Allstories. Venonat shares little relation to Venomoth regardless of the evolution chain. If Venonat evolves into Venomoth, it would lose its feet, unique red eyes, simplistic hands, and antennae. But if Venonat had evolved into Butterfree, it would keep its eyes, feet, simplistic hands, mouth, and antennae. However Venonat and Venomoth both share the same fangs, but not the same mouth. Besides the purple color, the fangs are the only similarity I can spot whereas Butterfree has many.
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Old May 29th, 2008 (02:19 PM).
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thiis a very interesting point, good for noticing
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I love how half the people on this thread are like "WTF, CATERPILARZ CANT TURN IN 2 BUTTERFLIZE."

But i agree,
Venonant would've been a better choice for Butterpre-volution.
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