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December 8th, 2011, 6:36 AM
This new section needs some new threads!

Anyways - what Pokemon do you find to have a strange evolution?

I'll go ahead and name the obvious Trapinch line - from that to Vibrava certainly surprised me and still doesn't quite make sense to me. XD

December 8th, 2011, 6:43 AM
Well, BnB, this article (http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species:_Trapinch,_Vibrava_and_Flygon) should help you understand Trapinch's line
Well, I don't really know, although Magikarp shocked me, I now the backstory ...
But if I must pick one,it'd Feebas I guess, how do that become a Milotic?

December 8th, 2011, 12:23 PM
I think Oshawott's evolution line doesn't make sense to me, imo.
It evolving into a Sea Lion-like creature with a big horn thing; just doesn't seem like it evolved from Dewott.

December 8th, 2011, 2:46 PM
I feel that way about Magikarp and Gyarados.

Moltres Rider
December 8th, 2011, 2:58 PM
Dewott into Samurott... how does an otter go into a sea lion creature???

December 8th, 2011, 3:17 PM
dragonair into dragonite. don't get me wrong, i love dragonite, but they shouldn't be related imo.

Delirious Pidgey
December 8th, 2011, 3:17 PM
Carnavah to Sharpedo, definetly.

December 8th, 2011, 3:54 PM
Remoraid evolving into Octillery, what is it with a little fish turning into an octopus?

December 8th, 2011, 6:17 PM
Is it just me or should I say Feebas & Milotic should fit into this category too?

It's sorta like the Magikarp/Gyarados situation, only Feebas can actually fight lol

December 8th, 2011, 6:23 PM
Remoraid evolving into Octillery, what is it with a little fish turning into an octopus?

That's the first thing that I thought of too

December 10th, 2011, 4:14 PM
Apologies for being too technical here:
I feel that way about Magikarp and Gyarados.
Magikarp and Gyarados are based on the legend that whenever carps leap over waterfalls, they turn into dragons.
Remoraid evolving into Octillery, what is it with a little fish turning into an octopus?
Remoraid and Octillery are also based on weapons, particularly guns, because of their ability to learn projectile or beam based attacks. (I also don't see how fish can turn into octopi; I mean, Remoraid could just evolve into a larger fish that looks more like an artillery weapon while retaining the fish concept).

I find Whismur evolving into Loudred weird, aesthetically. I mean, I just find it weird that a pink rabbit like thing can turn into a boombox.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
December 12th, 2011, 5:51 AM
Feebas/Milotic. Just as jarring as Magikarp/Gyarados, but no legend behind it.

Dragonair/Dragonite is actually another good one... one is serpentine, the other is a winged beast with developed arms and legs.

I could also sugggest Snorunt/Froslass since how does a little guy who looks like a cone turn into a icy ghost thingy?

Don't get me started on Glameow/Purugly. Yeah, they have similar features, but how could cute little Glameow become something so... atrocious?

December 12th, 2011, 8:19 AM
About Magikarp/Gyarados there's this legend of how a Koi jumps a waterfall to become a dragon;
And about Dratini/Dragonair/Dragonite I read the story somewhere but forgot, it is still weird though

Maple Leaf
December 12th, 2011, 5:02 PM
Feebas to Milotic. Some ugly, puny fish to a large, "better-looking" one? Yikes. :S

December 12th, 2011, 5:40 PM
Well, obviously Remoraid to Octillery, Oshawott's evolutionary line, Magikarp and Feebas to Gyarados and Milotic, respectively.

I'd suggest Combusken to Blaziken, sure they have the same origin but it's pretty weird that Combusken evolves to Blaziken.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
December 13th, 2011, 4:43 AM
Other than Magikarp/Gyarados I would say the Timburr line (I know they look alike but thats not where I am getting at) but Timbur is holding a big piece of wood and then when it evolves, it now is holding steel and then finally after the final evolution, it would hold two concrete bolders or something.


December 13th, 2011, 5:25 AM
Oshawott's evolutionary line

Wait till you see Marriland's reaction to Samurott and how he reminisces that moment when he played Black in Japanese and how a "cute" Dewott could evolve into this "giant bearded thing with a giant horn" called Samurott.

If you watch Pokemon White 41: Celestial Tower Part 1 from his Pokemon White Adventure videos, it's near the end (after defeating a Psychic) that his Dewott evolves and he remembers that moment when he first saw Samurott back when he was playing the Japanese Black.

Marriland as you know, adds comedy to his videos just for that laughter factor.

When I first watched that video, I totally laughed!

December 13th, 2011, 6:23 PM
Well I dislike Tepig's Evolution line, he should have stayed on all fours.
Something like this

Shuppet and Banette, I see that they are both dolls but when I first saw them I couldn't see any connection. I didn't even release they were related.

December 13th, 2011, 6:39 PM
There are so many I can think of...
But, I'm gonna go ahead and say the one that just makes me all types of LOL

Drowzee to Hypno.... it got a nose job and lypo. Thats what I thought when I played it the first job, and started calling it the 'model' evolution. yeah....

And also Karrablast and Excavalier... where did a bug pick up a knight suit and javelin?

December 13th, 2011, 6:46 PM
None of them are stranger than real life, e.g. tadpole into frog, but I would have to say that the Dratini line could have done with a more serpent like third evolution, Dragonite should have had two other predecessors or should have been more of a snake, like serperior for example.

Personally also I think Dragonite should have looked scarier, he's a bit to cutesy for my liking.


December 13th, 2011, 7:16 PM
The Clamperl line. How does a clam turn into those eel things?

December 21st, 2011, 8:57 AM
Carnavah to Sharpedo, definetly.Why?

I agree with whoever mentioned Remoraid/Octillery, and add to the list:
Togetic to Togekiss: I wasn't expecting an evolution at all, but when it came it was too strange. It seems more like an interstage between the two, rather than their evo.
Barboach to Whiscash: Eel to a fat mudweller? Why?
Snorunt to Glalie: I can't compare the two at all. They just don't look similar. I can't compare Snorunt to Froslass either, while I CAN compare Glalie to Froslass.

December 21st, 2011, 12:21 PM
Magikarp > Gyara and Feebas > Milo are the first things that come to mind (as many people have also stated).

I understand Trapinch's line because antlions ftw. And I guess Poliwhirl to Politoed seems a little weird 'cause it suddenly changes color and becomes so much thinner and differently-shaped. I mean I know how tadpoles become frogs and all but STILL.

Oh, and Remoraid > Octillery. And Clamperl to its two evos.

...I'm starting to sense a Watery pattern here.

December 21st, 2011, 12:33 PM
Well, the Feebas > Milotic evolution may not have been based on a legend, but there's a chance that it's based on the story of "The Ugly Duckling", or just how swan chicks, who aren't exactly the most beautiful creatures, turn into swans.

I guess the evolution I find weirdest would probably be the Clamperl line as psyanic stated.

The Clamperl line. How does a clam turn into those eel things?

December 21st, 2011, 6:36 PM
i definitely cannot see how a small fish like magikarp can turn into a DRAGON like gyarados. i feel like it's skipped a stage in its evolution.

December 21st, 2011, 10:55 PM
Torchic to Blaziken just never made sense to me. Blaziken just seems so out of place compared to the other two obviously-bird types and I've never really liked it just because I don't see the connection. I feel the same way with Oshawott→Samurott but at least otter to walrus doesn't seem as ridiculousl as bird to humanoid martial artist.

Agreeing with the Clamperl one, too. And Snorunt/Glalie. o_O

The Void
December 22nd, 2011, 2:09 AM
Feebas --> Milotic was based on the fairy tale we all know as The Ugly Duckling where the ugly duckling, who everyone hated, turned into a beautiful swan who everyone adored.

But of course, an ugly fish turning into a beautiful sort of sea serpent is just as impossible as an ugly duckling turning into a silver swan.

Overlord Drakow
December 22nd, 2011, 2:50 AM
Karrablast into Escavalier. Seriously at first I thought Shelmet evolved into Escavalier ¬____¬

January 1st, 2012, 6:40 AM
the Magikarp Line for the win. and the trade brothers (Escavalier's line and Karrablast's line). Also, Snorunt to Froslass. Cannot see the resemblance.

au bon
January 21st, 2012, 9:21 AM
I'm still not able to recover from my initial shock at Dewott turning into Samurott. All the other Pokémon evolutions, I can usually find something that suggests something of it's evolution, but Samurott is just an awkward evolution of Dewott that doesn't hold any sense to me behind it.

January 21st, 2012, 7:25 PM
But Dragonair and Dragonite do look similar in the face so I never found it that weird. Also, they all look like dragons anyway

January 22nd, 2012, 2:34 PM
Well, obviously Remoraid to Octillery. I can see the concept, Remoraid being a gun and Octillery being a cannon, but they could have thought it out a little better regarding animal designs lol.

Karrablast into Escavalier. Seriously at first I thought Shelmet evolved into Escavalier ¬____¬
Also Karrablast and Shelmet switch armors basically, so it makes perfect sense. Karrablast with Shelmet's evolved armour becomes Escavalier, and vice versa.

Mr Cat Dog
January 22nd, 2012, 2:57 PM
Flaafy evolving into Ampharos makes very little sense to me. Even if you shear Flaafy so that there's no wool, there's no explaining the sudden neck expansion, unless the poor critter has a hereditary thyroid condition that Game Freak is not telling us about. And the complete bipedalism is also a little bit of a step too far, for me.

January 22nd, 2012, 4:00 PM
Definitely Blaziken. I never really cared for that one and it doesn't make sense to me.

Togetic too. I mean, I think that Togepi to Togekiss would be just fine but Togetic is just too wierd for me.

Lombre to Ludicolo... I was like WTF is THAT?! I mean the line was good up until they threw that wildcard in there. I guess Ludicolo isn't that bad but I just personally dislike it for one reason or another.