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


 

3. Caterpie is based on the Eastern tiger swallowtail caterpillar

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Sure, Caterpies are based on caterpillars – but the specific design of Caterpie (including its weird attenae things) ARE based on a specific kind of caterpillar. Even more weirdly – that thing you thought was Caterpie’s eye? NOPE. Just a marking on the caterpillar. Are Caterpies totally blind? Not saying definitively, but mine has missed A LOT of String Shots.