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Meowth Anatomy- Pokedex Entry by Christopher-Stoll Meowth Anatomy- Pokedex Entry by Christopher-Stoll

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Meowth's association with coins and wealth comes from many ancient societies where their annually discarded forehead bones were used as a form of currency. In modern day, they have no real value but are occasionally kept as souvenirs by Meowth owners who wish to document their Pokémon's growth. 


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:iconkamenriderfan55:
KamenRiderFan55 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
"Most intelligent Pokemon" what?! Does Alakazam having an IQ of 5,000 not count?
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Ascoutnoonelikes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, my boy Ala is nothin' but a showoff.
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gavrevil Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
meowths, the ancient pest killers that humans domesticated
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the coin=dear antler thing.
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KillerSandy Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
Yes. Anatomy! :heart:
Very nice work. I like, as you developed the muscles, joints and bones. 
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meowth!! That's right.
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WatcherMagic Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cool :D
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SaryTheWolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pokemon taxonomy, I did a thing about that: Pokemon Tax-tree
It doesn't necessary gel with the cannon though.
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Saerphe Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner Edited May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very astute comment, there's a lot of biological weirdness going on when you take a close look at Pokémon. Even the word "mammal" comes from the world "Mammary gland" which Pokémon don't seem to have (or need). And although there are egg-laying mammals, they still produce milk for their young (though not with nipples) and nurture them in a way that is antithetical to the behavior of most Pokémon. 

Long story short- you're right, Meowth is being described as mammalian due to its superficial resemblance to cats and not because its biology actually lines up with what we know "mammals" to be. There isn't really a better word for them, unless I want to invent a bunch of fictional biological classes. And I seriously don't have time for that :P (plus they'd all probably sound silly and made-up).

If you're curious about the basics of Pokémon biology, I do go into it in more detail in the full Pokémon anatomy textbook. 
It's not currently available yet, but Patreon supporters get a 65 page excerpt that (among other things) describes Pokémon eggs in more detail
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Saerphe Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha, I don't think anybody has time to get quite into that amount of detail. But it's interesting to think about. :)

Wish I could, but I am unfortunately a broke grad student. Might start saving for when the book comes out though, 'cause it looks really cool! ^_^
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
One word: Monotremes. Currently they are classified as mammals.
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Saerphe Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true, but they still produce milk for their young, and as far as I know in canon, all Pokemon can and do eat solid food as soon as they hatch. :shrug:
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Probably has to do with game mechanics.
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Hamof1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Well see, there are 18 of these things called types...

More seriously, that does seem to be the extent of taxonomy in Pokémon, they don't really have species groups in a way we'd recognize. (Though they do have groups of Pokémon who can only reproduce with each other, a guy named Saphroneth figured out that aside from the asexuals any given Pokémon could potentially have any Pokémon in its ancestry.)
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Saerphe Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
See, that's what I find interesting about the taxonomy. Since taxonomy is largely based on physiology, and almost any Pokemon can interbreed (at least at some point), how would that affect systems of taxonomy in the Pokemon world? Beyond just type, that is. Especially with certain abilities and moves being available to Pokemon that don't share the same type - like every Pokemon can learn the move Toxic, even though most non-Poison types have no reference to being able to produce venoms or poisons.

I suppose it might have something to do with Mew being the common ancestor of all other Pokemon and being able to use every move? I dunno. It is ultimately a game/show and I'm overthinking it, but it's fun to theorize. :)
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AvalonCezar Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student General Artist
uol great informations
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jikirga Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
God to see you back with full sketches. It's always interesting to see. As for the next Pokémon to be shown, I'd like to request Totodile just for kicks. :)
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
For the next few weeks I'll be releasing only first gen Pokémon, but Patrons get to vote on future releases and will be soon be choosing which later Gen Pokémon will have their anatomy deconstructed :)
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jikirga Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Huh, worth a try. I was telling myself that I had better chances to ask for a starter of another generation than a Legendary. :)
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ABrightSide Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yikes, I didn't need the image of Meowth killing other Pokemon. But you are trying to bring some realism to Pokemon, so I can't complain.
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Christopher-Stoll Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Everything's gotta eat. 
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