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.