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User:Transfinite/Pokémon counterparts

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I feel that the current list of Pokémon counterparts is woefully lacking. These are my proposed additions, with reasons as to why they should be included.

Counterparts

Wingull and Chinchou

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Chinchou
  • They share a catch rate of 190.
  • They are both dual-typed Water Pokémon.
    • Wingull is also part Flying and Chinchou is also part Electric, which is strong to Flying.
  • They evolve two levels apart, Chinchou evolving at level 27 and Wingull at level 25.
    • In addition, they both evolve only once.
  • They both have 50/50 gender ratios.
  • Their Almia Browser numbers are 10 apart (Wingull's is 78 and Chinchou's is 88).
  • Their Dream World abilities, Rain Dish and Water Absorb, both recover HP when in the presence of water.
    • However, the exact mechanisms behind the HP recovery are different.

Venonat and Diglett

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Diglett
  • They were both introduced in Generation I, and the Diglett evolutionary line comes right after the Venonat line in the National Pokédex.
  • They can both have up to three abilities. Interestingly, their abilities seem to correspond to one another.
    • Venonat's Dream World ability, Run Away, negates one of Diglett's normal abilities, Arena Trap.
    • Diglett's Sand Veil boosts its evasion, while Venonat's Compoundeyes boosts the corresponding stat, accuracy.
    • Diglett's Dream World ability, Sand Force, raises the power of Rock, Ground, and Steel moves in a sandstorm; Venonat's Tinted Lens also raises the power of some moves depending on their type, although in this case it only applies to "not very effective" moves.
  • Both species' eggs hatch after 21 egg cycles.
  • Both species have 50/50 gender ratios.
  • Both species' Red and Blue Pokédex entries referred to the Pokémon living in darkness: Diglett underground, and Venonat in the shadows of tall trees.

Pidgey and Spearow

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Pidgey
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Spearow

Meowth and Skitty

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Meowth
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Skitty

Lillipup and Purrloin

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Lillipup
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Purrloin