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- I had originally uploaded a version that didn't have a black background, but it was deleted because the movement was a little off. Chocolate 01:18, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
I noticed that no mention was given to Ursus Malayanus, or the Sun Bear, in this Pokémon's Origin section. Take a look at its wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_Bear and see if I'm not the only one who thinks there's a definite inspirational connection. Not only is the bear native to South-East Asia, likely to be more familiar to Japanese audiences than Western ones as a result (although not necessarily familiar, obviously), the semi-circle on the bear's breast is reminiscent of Teddiursa and Ursaring's crescent- and full moon-pattern, respectively.