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Ever Wondered How Pokémon Look in Real-Life?

| Pokémon , Animals

While some Pokémon are fantastical, fire-breathing beings, others have true connections to real-life animals, plants and objects, and Thai Facebook page We Share has put up a collection of interesting side-by-side photos to show just how stunning the likeness can be.

Caterpie, a bug-type Pokémon, has the same green body and orange “horns” as this caterpillar.

Beedrill is inspired by the Japanese Giant Hornet, whose sting is said to feel like a hot nail driving through flesh.

Scyther is based on the Praying Mantis, only with blades for hands.

Shellos, the water-type Sea Slug Pokémon, appears blue in color when it’s from the game's “East Sea.”

The fierce-looking Sandslash takes inspiration from the Pangolin, with both being able to curl up into solid, armored balls for defense.

Drowzee, the Hypnosis Pokémon, has the same short trunk and triangular ears as the Tapir.

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