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


 

8. Vileplume is a Rafflesia arnoldii

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The huge, ridiculous magenta, spotted petals of Vileplume are actually real – they’re virtually identical to those of Rafflesia arnoldii – even the central pit looks the same. It should also be noted that Rafflesia arnoldii is the largest flower on Earth. Basically, Vileplume SHOULD be a legendary.