14 Pokemon You Didn’t Realize Were Based On Real World Things


 

11. Sandslash is a pangolin

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It’s got the claws, it’s got the scales – it even has the eyes! Yep, pangolins are the Sandslashes of reality. And – just like Pokemon – they’re only available in the “blue world” (since, uh, the Earth looks pretty blue from space?).