10. Victreebel is a pitcher plant
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Victreebel – a genuinely terrifying Pokemon – is based on pitcher plants, a VERY genuinely terrifying real life thing. When you Google image search “pitcher plant”, the first suggested addition is “eating a mouse.” The leaf over the Victreebel’s mouth even matches up with those of pitcher plants – sadly, pitcher plants don’t actually have fangs, because not even Mother Nature is that sadistic.