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View Poll Results: What do you see them as more?
Legendary dogs. 5 29.41%
Legendary felines. 4 23.53%
Other beasts. 7 41.18%
Legendary moldy tomatoes. 1 5.88%
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Old May 12th, 2013 (03:34 PM).
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Okay, so Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are my favorite legendaries and I want to know: which do you see them as more of, cats or dogs? I know they're not based off of one animal in particular (based off of legends and myths), but people either call them The Legendary Dogs, Legendary Big Cats, or Legendary Beasts. I'm just curious here.

Myself, I see them all as really modified big cats. Suicune as mostly a leopard, Raikou as a tiger, and Entei as a lion (fu lion).
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Old May 12th, 2013 (04:00 PM).
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Well...I have always been puzzled by the term-legendary dogs.

I would say this:
Suincune: WOLF (CANINE)
Entie: LION (FELINE)
Raikou: TIGER (FELINE)
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Old May 20th, 2013 (11:33 PM).
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No one can describe what they really are. One looks like a Tiger, One Goat and One has a Lion's face so I voted them as Other Beasts
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Old May 21st, 2013 (07:34 AM).
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Definitely Legendary felines, I've always seen them in that way.
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Old May 21st, 2013 (07:46 AM).
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.. ok what's up with the moldy tomato option? XD I would find it hilarious if there were walking tomato pokémon<3.
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Old May 26th, 2013 (11:49 PM).
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Quote originally posted by alienhunterx:
No one can describe what they really are. One looks like a Tiger, One Goat and One has a Lion's face so I voted them as Other Beasts
I voted felines, but I've heard that about Suicune being based on some other beast before and I actually do think Entei is a bit doggy, despite everyone talking about lions. So maybe I should have voted other beasts as well ^^
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I would say legendary cats, but that is just because what I have always heard them referred to as, and I haven't really thought any differently. Suicune though does not have that appearance as a cat though, at least imo.
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Old May 27th, 2013 (08:59 PM).
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Entei doesn't look lion-y to me at all. It reminds me of a dog.
Suicune seems like a number of things, I'd say a mix of unicorn (horn-like thing plus little beard and flowy mane) and a feline.
Raikou is more like a tiger than anything else, but it barely even looks like that.

Beasts, not dogs or cats.
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Old May 27th, 2013 (11:20 PM).
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I voted felines, but I've heard that about Suicune being based on some other beast before and I actually do think Entei is a bit doggy, despite everyone talking about lions. So maybe I should have voted other beasts as well
Yes , it has a bit Doggy looks also. But I was very fond of it's mane so I thought it looks like a Lion to me
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Old May 27th, 2013 (11:59 PM).
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I don't think they are strictly cats and dogs. IMO,
Raikou is a tiger
Entei is a dog
and Suicune is some sort of leopard.
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I've always thought of them as the legendary dogs.
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Old May 31st, 2013 (06:28 AM).
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The 3 legendary beasts have characteristics of both felines and canines. Raikou and Suicune look more feline, while Entei looks more canine, IMO.
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Everyone around me as a kid called them 'The Legendary Dogs' so it's hard to remove that image of them.

I'll go with beasts though because they don't seem to all represent just one species between them.
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They all strike me as big cats, especially Raikou and Entei. Suicune could, in my eyes, go both ways, but in the end I'd still refer to them as simply beasts.
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They are, and will always be, legendary dogs to me. Most of the have feline features though so I don't even know where the term 'legendary dogs' came from u.u
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^ speak dat wisdom, brutha. lol

Still tho, u can't overlook their feline-like aspects...But hey, gamefreak has dub them as da "Legendary Dogs" and therefore they shall be called da "Legendary Dogs"
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Old June 2nd, 2013 (06:15 PM).
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Yeaaaah....the idea of them being "Legendary Dogs" was so cemented in my mind that when I saw this thread I had to do a double-take. It almost made me scoff out loud until I actually thought about how they look compared to felines and stuff. That's some hardcore programming, Gamefreak! Like others have said, I don't think I could ever disassociate them from that canine image, though.
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