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Did GameFreak forget that dolphins exist?
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It took them 4 gens to make a squirrel
5 gens to make an ant
6 gens to make a t-rex and a panda

Give it time. They haven't even made a wolf Pokémon yet.
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>>25034923
???
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what the fuck is a dolphin anyway
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>>25034863
They made a legendary dolphin and put it on the box of their last game, so no.
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>>25034936
Hyena
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>>25034936
That's a Hyena, not a wolf. Hell it's in the name even, it's 2016 why do people still think this?
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>>25034966
>>25034968
It's both
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>>25034863
"dolphin Pokémon". probably coming in the 7th generation of Pokémon or 8th generation of Pokémon.
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>>25034923
>6 gens to make a t-rex
craniados and rampardos
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>>25035020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachycephalosauria
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>>25035020
those aren't t-rexes
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>>25035020
>t-rex

Cranidos and Rampardos are based Pachycephalosauria, anon.
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>>25035045
>>25035053
>>25035056
they are both.
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It took xx gens to make a cockroach
It took xx gens to make a fly
It took xx gens to make a mosquito
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>>25035078
No they aren't
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>>25034982

In what way is it a wolf?
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>>25035671
colorwise and the fact that it has almost no spots or stripes, which is kind of a defining feature of hyenas
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>>25034863

> wanting to lose all your Pokémon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfPZu5RbKM0
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Killer whales are the best sea creatures.
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>>25035810

It's not a wolf. Give it up already
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>>25035865
Why can't it just draw inspiration from both?
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>>25034863
I always thought that one clampearl evolution was a dolphin
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>>25036012
Because it doesn't.
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>>25035671
>gray
>looks like a dog
>lives in forest
How it's not a wolf?
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>>25035078
They're literally pachycephalosaurs colored blue. What exactly makes them part T. rex?
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>>25036106
>This species lives in grassland areas. ~Bulbapedia

http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_Pok%C3%A9mon_by_habitat#Grassland_Pok.C3.A9mon


But then there's the trivia blurb

~It shares some similarities with both wolves and hyenas. Although, the design may have been influenced by domestic breeds like the German Shepherd Dog, a breed with personalities that are heavily influenced by their owners. German shepherds also commonly come in black and gray colorations. Its appearance may also be based on a brown hyena. Mightyena's appearance as well as the fact that it is a pack animal is reminiscent of a spotted hyena.

>Lest we forget, that the trivia/origin blurbs can be very subjective depending on who edited the article.
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>>25034923
Manectric is their wolf mon.

>>25035810
>>25036106
It's a Maned Hyena.
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>>25035105
>it took XX gens to make a mosquito
It took 3 gens, masquerain is a mosquito
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>>25036198
do you know what a mosquito looks like?
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>>25034863
yeah they haven't made on since gen 1
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I thought Gorebyss was a dolphin.
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>>25036288
I'm somewhat surprised nobody posted Lanturn yet. /vp/ liked to call it a dolphin years ago just because it made dolphin-ish sounds in the anime.
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>>25036275
yeah Lapras was the shit
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>>25035020
You are dangerously stupid.
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>>25035078
No they're not, dumbass.
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>>25034923
Arcanine is a wolf
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>>25034863
Who cares?
Shit tier animals and would probably be a redundant shitmon too.
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>>25034936
>>25036661

>all quadrupeds are wolves

Okay.
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>>25036292
I'm also surprised not many people have mentioned kyogre yet. (though I'm glad because its more of a killer whale than a bottlenose)
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>>25036198
Are you blind or something?
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>>25036705
>orcas are dolphins

This thread is kinda depressing.
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>>25034959
That's an orca you inbred.
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>>25036661
arcanine is actually an ancient lion
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>>25036735
They're in Delphinidae, a family otherwise known as "oceanic dolphins".
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>>25034923
>Squirrel
>What is Wailord

>Ant
>What is Paras

>T-rex and a Panda
>What are Golem and Hypno

>Wolf
>What is Slowbro
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>>25034923
>6 gens to make a panda
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>>25036742
Fun fact, despite their nicknames orcas are in fact a part of the oceanic dolphin family
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>>25036901
You're the only one here not drawing from headcanon or personal feely want wants. I love you. I wish I could make you a rich man. Spinda is actually a panda, not the panda we wanted, but absolutely the panda we deserved.
Everyone else in this thread is a retarded child, and can get fingerblasted by their gym teacher.
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>>25036735
They're the largest dolphins
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Oh you guys, can't discern any animal that wasn't in your preschool education and then wonder why half of them are missing.
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Still no keychain. Still no ice cream. Still no washing machine. Still no eggs. Still no origami crane.
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>>25036292
Because it's a cute angler fish. How is it even a dolphin
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>>25036956
>origami crane
that would be sweet as fuck

also, where is my kasa-obake pokemon ;_;
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>>25036956
>6 gens
>STILL no mono-type water starters
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>>25037251
>what is blastoise
>feraligatr
>samurott
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>>25037275
Next you're going to tell me there's been a mono-grass starter before.
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>>25037199
Porygon
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>>25036661
Giant fire husky.
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>>25036901
This, you fucking retards.
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>>25036889
>What is Golem
That's a good question. What is it?
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>>25036747
Not sure if bait but...

ArCANINE. It is not ArFELINE. Lions are felines. This board is starting to scare me.
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>>25039035
Almost as if it's Japanese name isn't arcanine and it's old dex entries mention that people are enchanted by it's mane
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>>25034923
But anon, we got a squirrel in Generation 1.
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FUCK YOU, WHALES
AND FUCK YOU, DOLPHINS
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>>25039051

>manes are unique to lions
>growlithe is not clearly a dog
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>>25035078
Pachycephalosauria are Theropod herbivores
Tyrannosaurs are Theropod carnivores

Jesus anon have you not watched any dinosaur media anything?
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>>25039071
>>manes are unique to lions
FABIO IS A LION
CONFIRMED
CONFIRMED

GASTON ALSO CONFIRMED FOR LION
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>>25039071
Point is if your argument for arcanine not being based off of Chinese lion statues despite being a Chinese legendary pokemon just because of it's English name, I think you should find other points. That said I do believe it to became dog
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>>25039093
Good point.
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>>25039093
>growlithe is dog
>becomes lion
Is there any way to make sense of this a la "gun becomes a turret"?
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>>25039093

This more or less. I hate cunts who think just because arcanine is based off of some dumb shit it means that it isn't a dog when pokemon always have different inspirations. Arcanine is was inspired by a lion but it ended up as a dog.
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>>25039106
Well the guardian lion statues are sometimes known as lion dogs. So a dog gains the attributes of a lion
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>>25034863
I'm not going to look at the replies to this and guess that someone at some point said Kyogre was a dolphin and then someone said that it's an orca instead.
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>>25039131
>>25036705
>>25036735
And there it is
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>>25039131
You are correct
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>>25039131
orca are dolphins
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>>25039142
[cetacean needed]
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>>25039154
Here ya go animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/killer-whale/
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>>25039142
Cool.

Kyogre isn't an orca, it's the Leviathan
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>>25039180
>name is derived from "kai" or "kaio" and "orca"
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>>25039180
Looks like an orca to me
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>>25039180
>implying the Leviathan isn't just and orca with Jew Magic
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>>25039180
>>25039211
As counterparts, Kyogre and Groudon are based on the Leviathan and the Behemoth, respectively.
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>>25039217

Again, just like arcanine, it's based off of the leviathan but its also a fucking dolphin. Christ you faggots act like this is some hard shit.
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>>25039227
I'm not him, I'm just pointing out what Kyogre and Groudon are as counterparts.

>However, the Behemoth is usually depicted as a warthog/hippopotamus-like creature; in the same way, Kyogre is not based on traditional depictions of the Leviathan. Instead, Groudon is based on a dinosaur of some kind. Its appearance seems to have drawn inspiration from the Tyrannosaurus and from various species of Ankylosauria, such as Euoplocephalus.
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>>25039227
>Kyogre is a Dolphin
>Groudon is a ???
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>>25039237
Groudon is physical autism
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>>25039237

Who cares?
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>>25039237
Groudon is a fusion of dog and noodles

Grow + udon
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>>25039237
Some sort of dinosaur.
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I wont even bother reading the thread and I already know that there's gonna retards saying
lapras
lanturn
gorebyss
kyogre
are dolphins
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>>25039256
Wow spot on.
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>>25039256
Yup.
Regarding kyogre tho >>25039165
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>>25036889
>What is Paras
A cicada nymph.

It's based on Cordyceps fungus in Chinese medicine. They don't use medicinal ants. They use cicadas and caterpillars.
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>>25034863
I think they forgot Pokémon exists altogether.
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>>25039237
a T.Rex
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>>25039035
It's one of those Chinese dog-lion statues you dingus.
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>>25039237
Groundon is a giant mole.
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>>25039237
a big guy
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>>25036939
This.
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>>25039237
>>25039285
A t. Alberto Barbosa
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>>25039272
it's the same shit every single time

and for those people who say kyogre is technically a dolphin, you know goddamn well OP meant a pokemon that's based on a regular dolphin roughly shaped like pic related. orcas and the other dolphins have totally different meanings and connotations associated with them and are therefore different concepts in the public mind.
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>>25039256
To be fair, Lapras, DOES have some whale/dolphin elements to it, although it's mostly in its behaviour and moveset and general mystic-ness, than in it's design.

But it's really more of a sea turtle/plesiosaur.
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But kyogres a fucking sea slug you dips
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>>25039316
No technically about it, Kyogre is a dolphin. What it isn't is a bottle nose dolphin. I understand bottle nose is the one most affiliate with dolphin but just because it's the most iconic type of dolphin doesn't mean other dolphins don't exist
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They don't want rapists in their game
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>>25039335
Bottlenoses are the archetypal dolphins but other dolphins like the common dolphin and the spotted dolphin have the same connotations - smart, gentle, girls love them, rapists, etc

Orcas are dolphins, yes, but they are much bigger, have a very distinctive coloration, they are scarier, associated with violence, etc... so since they represent different things that deviate away from the dolphin norm they are considered separate in the popular mind.

Even with kyogre, another orca pokemon would be justified, kyogre is so much more than just "the orca pokemon", has the weird fins, is a legendary, has parallels to leviathan, lacks the iconic black and white look, etc.

So yeah, as I said, pokémon still lacks a proper dolphin AND orca pokemon, there's no need to be so uptight with biology.
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They're waiting for sound type to become a thing senpaitachi.
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>>25035810
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>6 generations in
>STILL no koala pokémon
>STILL no stork pokémon
>STILL no pink flamingo pokémon
>STILL no komodo dragon pokémon
>STILL no heron pokémon
>STILL no tarasque pokémon
>STILL no dung beetle pokémon
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>>25039554
aromatisse is probably at least somewhat a flamingo

a flamenco flamingo

the real problem that people have is that many pokemon since gen2 draw inspiration from animals but don't exactley resemble them.
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>>25039554
>>STILL no komodo dragon pokémon
>what is groundon
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>>25039554
spinda
fearow
aromatisse
sandile
fearow
chesnaught
heracross
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>>25039578
>spina
red panda
>sandile
crocodile
>heracross
Kabuto beetle
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>>25039577
Some sort of dinosaur, and also the Behemoth.
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>>25039578
>Fearow is a stork and a heron at the same time
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>>25034863
More worried about when we'll see a opossum.
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>>25034923
Sentret, you fucking retardo
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>>25039578
>>25039593
At least the animal that Heracross is based on really is part of the family Scarabaeidae.
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Kyogre is leviathan, groudon is behemoth, raquaza is tyr.
> still no dolphin pokemon.
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yo senpai, can i git wun of dem dolfins but wif fiya, yeh?

you know, loik a fire dolphin, innit
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>>25040902
When speaking about lore, yes. But design-wise, Kyogre is an orca, Groudon is some sort of dinosaur, and Rayquaza is a quetzalcoatl.
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>>25039826
sentreet is a meerkat.
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Holy shit my fucking taxonomy autism is flaring up to critical levels because of this thread. Not to mention the retarded motherfuckers who seem to think that a Pokemon is only allowed to be based on one thing at a time.
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>>25041428
Most people are just baiting.
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>>25039468
It doesn't look anything like a hyena though.
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>>25034936
>>25034982
>>25036177
the species you uncultured swine are looking for is the brown hyena

'maned hyena' isn't a thing, you're thinking of a maned wolf. which also isn't a wolf.
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>>25041066
Sentret doesn't know what the hell it wants to be.
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>>25039237
just a kaiju, not really anything in particular
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>>25039251
Underrated
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>>25040934
Sentret's a Tanuki
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>>25039068
Fook you chicken and Fook you cow!!!
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