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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
 
[[File:Concept art cat.png|thumb|250px|A real-world cat in anime concept art]]
 
[[File:Concept art cat.png|thumb|250px|A real-world cat in anime concept art]]
Real-life animals have been seen in the {{pkmn|anime}}. They were more common in the [[original series]] as there weren't as many species of Pokémon introduced at the time. A picture book based on the anime once featured a {{wp|dog}} walking past {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}}, and a piece of concept art of the residents of [[Pallet Town]] featured a {{wp|cat}}. Birds can also occasionally be heard in the background. Foods that contain meat products, such as {{wp|hamburgers}} and {{wp|chicken}}, are often seen. In addition, the guidebook ''[[Pocket Monsters: The Animation]]'' confirmed that there were indeed animals in the Pokémon world, and also revealed that Pokémon weren't related to animals at all.
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Real-life animals have been seen in the {{pkmn|anime}}. They were more common in the [[original series]] as there weren't as many species of Pokémon introduced at the time. A picture book based on the anime once featured a {{wp|dog}} walking past {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}}, and a piece of concept art of the residents of [[Pallet Town]] featured a {{wp|cat}}. Birds can also occasionally be heard in the background. Foods that contain meat products, such as {{wp|hamburgers}} and {{wp|chicken}}, are often seen. In addition, the guidebook ''[[Pocket Monsters: The Animation]]'' confirmed that there were indeed animals in the {{pkmn|world}}, and also revealed that {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} weren't related to animals at all.
   
 
In [[S02|Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands]], the four [[Gym]] [[Badge]]s are made up of {{wp|seashell}}s with a gem on the center of the shell. This implies that {{wp|mollusc}}s exist within the Pokémon world.
 
In [[S02|Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands]], the four [[Gym]] [[Badge]]s are made up of {{wp|seashell}}s with a gem on the center of the shell. This implies that {{wp|mollusc}}s exist within the Pokémon world.
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[[File:EP001 worm.png|thumb|250px|A wild Pidgey eating a regular worm in {{rt|1|Kanto}}]]
 
[[File:EP001 worm.png|thumb|250px|A wild Pidgey eating a regular worm in {{rt|1|Kanto}}]]
 
* ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''
 
* ''[[EP001|Pokémon - I Choose You!]]''
:When Ash overslept and didn't get a Pokémon Professor Oak says "The early bird catches a worm, or... in this case... A Pokémon...".
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:When Ash overslept and didn't get a Pokémon, {{an|Professor Oak}} says, "The early bird catches a worm, or... in this case... A Pokémon...".
 
:A wild {{p|Pidgey}} can be seen eating a {{wp|worm}} right before {{Ash}} tries to catch it.
 
:A wild {{p|Pidgey}} can be seen eating a {{wp|worm}} right before {{Ash}} tries to catch it.
 
* ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]''
 
* ''[[EP002|Pokémon Emergency!]]''
 
:Various animals were mentioned by {{TRT}}. Mostly, they referred to {{MTR}} as a cat, and {{AP|Pikachu}} as a mouse.
 
:Various animals were mentioned by {{TRT}}. Mostly, they referred to {{MTR}} as a cat, and {{AP|Pikachu}} as a mouse.
 
* ''[[EP003|Ash Catches a Pokémon]]''
 
* ''[[EP003|Ash Catches a Pokémon]]''
:{{an|Misty}} is scared when she sees a {{AP|Caterpie}}, and Ash tries to calm her down by reminding her that it's a {{type|Bug}} ''Pokémon'' rather than a "real" bug.
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:{{an|Misty}} is scared when she sees a {{AP|Caterpie}}, and Ash tries to calm her down by reminding her that it's a {{type|Bug}} ''Pokémon'' rather than a "real" {{wp|bug}}.
 
:{{AP|Pidgeotto}} is seen eating a regular worm before being captured by Ash.
 
:{{AP|Pidgeotto}} is seen eating a regular worm before being captured by Ash.
 
[[File:Ash cow suit.png|thumb|250px|Ash in a cow costume]]
 
[[File:Ash cow suit.png|thumb|250px|Ash in a cow costume]]
 
* ''[[EP004|Challenge of the Samurai]]''
 
* ''[[EP004|Challenge of the Samurai]]''
:As a pun on {{tt|'''虫'''|むし}} (''mushi'', "insect") and {{tt|'''牛'''|うし}} (''ushi'', "cow"), Ash is seen in a {{wp|cow}} costume because Misty is scared of bugs. In the dub, he makes a pun saying "{{p|Caterpie|Cowterpie}}".
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:As a pun on {{tt|'''虫'''|むし}} (''mushi'', "insect") and {{tt|'''牛'''|うし}} (''ushi'', "cow"), Ash is seen in a {{wp|cow}} costume because Misty is scared of bugs. In the [[dub]], he makes a pun saying, "{{p|Caterpie|Cowterpie}}".
 
* ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]''
 
* ''[[EP007|The Water Flowers of Cerulean City]]''
 
:{{wp|Fish}} can be seen in the fish tanks inside the [[Cerulean Gym|Gym]]. They have made later appearances featuring the Cerulean Gym.
 
:{{wp|Fish}} can be seen in the fish tanks inside the [[Cerulean Gym|Gym]]. They have made later appearances featuring the Cerulean Gym.
 
* ''[[EP008|Path to the Pokémon League]]''
 
* ''[[EP008|Path to the Pokémon League]]''
:{{an|Misty}} mentions that [[A.J.]]'s ability to control Pokémon with a whip was similar to a {{wp|lion}} {{wp|lion tamer|tamer}}.
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:Misty mentions that [[A.J.]]'s ability to control Pokémon with a whip is similar to a {{wp|lion}} {{wp|lion tamer|tamer}}.
 
* ''[[EP012|Here Comes the Squirtle Squad]]''
 
* ''[[EP012|Here Comes the Squirtle Squad]]''
:After Ash, {{an|Misty}}, and {{an|Brock}} fall into the [[Squirtle Squad]]'s pitfall trap, a dinosaur fossil can be seen.
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:After Ash, Misty, and {{an|Brock}} fall into the [[Squirtle Squad]]'s pitfall trap, a {{wp|dinosaur fossil}} can be seen.
 
* ''[[EP015|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]''
 
* ''[[EP015|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]''
:A cooked lobster can be seen as food served on the ship.
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:A cooked {{wp|lobster}} can be seen as food served on the ship.
:A fish is seen on the counter while James is running after his Poké Ball in the sinking ship.
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:A fish is seen on the counter while James is running after his {{i|Poké Ball}} in the sinking ship.
:In the Japanese version, the [[Magikarp salesman]] tells [[James]] that {{p|Magikarp}} is the king of {{wp|koi}}. This is a reference to "Koiking", the Japanese name of Magikarp. In the dub, he says: "The king of all {{wp|carp}}! A Magikarp!"
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:In the Japanese version, the [[Magikarp salesman]] tells [[James]] that {{p|Magikarp}} is the king of {{wp|koi}}. This is a reference to "Koiking", the Japanese name of Magikarp. In the dub, he says, "The king of all {{wp|carp}}! A Magikarp!"
 
* ''[[EP016|Pokémon Shipwreck]]''
 
* ''[[EP016|Pokémon Shipwreck]]''
 
:More fish can be seen swimming in the ocean near the sunken [[S.S. Anne|St. Anne]].
 
:More fish can be seen swimming in the ocean near the sunken [[S.S. Anne|St. Anne]].
 
[[File:Dare da EP017.png|thumb|250px|A fish biting Slowpoke's tail]]
 
[[File:Dare da EP017.png|thumb|250px|A fish biting Slowpoke's tail]]
 
* ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]''
 
* ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]''
:In the episode's ''[[Who's That Pokémon?|Dare da?]]'', a fish is biting {{p|Slowpoke}}'s tail.
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:In the episode's [[Who's That Pokémon?|Dare da?]], a fish is biting {{p|Slowpoke}}'s tail.
 
* ''[[EP018|Beauty and the Beach]]''
 
* ''[[EP018|Beauty and the Beach]]''
:Brock attempts to attract customers to a restaurant by advertising unusual animal-themed dishes, including french-fried flounder, seven-layered crab cakes, squid on a stick, and clam juice snowcones.
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:Brock attempts to attract customers to a restaurant by advertising unusual animal-themed dishes, including french-fried {{wp|flounder}}, seven-layered {{wp|crab cakes}}, {{wp|squid}} on a stick, and clam juice snowcones.
:Team Rocket sends a missile that is shaped like a shark's head to ruin the Pokémon beauty contest.
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:Team Rocket sends a missile that is shaped like a {{wp|shark}}'s head to ruin the [[Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume Contest]].
 
* ''[[EP019|Tentacool & Tentacruel]]
 
* ''[[EP019|Tentacool & Tentacruel]]
:Fish can be seen in the aquarium in Nastina's vision of her completed luxury hotel.
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:Fish can be seen in the aquarium in [[Nastina]]'s vision of her completed luxury hotel.
:The Tentacool are referred to as jellyfish in the episode.
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:The {{p|Tentacool}} are referred to as {{wp|jellyfish}} in the episode.
 
[[File:Mongoose anime.png|thumb|250px|The mongoose in ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]'']]
 
[[File:Mongoose anime.png|thumb|250px|The mongoose in ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]'']]
 
* ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]''
 
* ''[[EP020|The Ghost of Maiden's Peak]]''
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* ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]''
 
* ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]''
 
:When {{AP|Charmander}} lights up the room, a mounted deer head can be seen on the wall.
 
:When {{AP|Charmander}} lights up the room, a mounted deer head can be seen on the wall.
:Also, some of the toys in the Ghost Pokémon's playroom appear to resemble giraffes and ducks, and there is a merry-go-round with horses.
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:Some of the toys in the {{t|Ghost}} Pokémon's playroom appear to resemble {{wp|giraffe}}s and {{wp|duck}}s, and there is a merry-go-round with {{wp|horse}}s.
 
* ''[[EP027|Hypno's Naptime]]''
 
* ''[[EP027|Hypno's Naptime]]''
 
:Two different species of real world fish are seen in Meowth's fantasy.
 
:Two different species of real world fish are seen in Meowth's fantasy.
 
* ''[[EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash]]''
 
* ''[[EP028|Pokémon Fashion Flash]]''
:One of the signs on Scissor Street features a crab.
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:One of the signs on [[Scissor Street]] features a {{wp|crab}}.
 
* ''[[EP029|The Punchy Pokémon]]''
 
* ''[[EP029|The Punchy Pokémon]]''
:Fish tail is seen in one plate when James and Meowth were dreaming about food. Meowth also mentions roast leg of lamb.
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:Fish tails are seen in one plate when James and Meowth were dreaming about food. Meowth also mentions roast leg of {{wp|lamb}}.
 
* ''[[EP033|The Flame Pokémon-athon!]]
 
* ''[[EP033|The Flame Pokémon-athon!]]
 
:Some real world animal plushes are seen on some of the shelves of the festival.
 
:Some real world animal plushes are seen on some of the shelves of the festival.
 
* ''[[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]]
 
* ''[[EP036|The Bridge Bike Gang]]
:At the end of the episode, when Team Rocket comes out of the water, Jessie can be seen with a starfish, an urchin and a seashell on her head.
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:At the end of the episode, when Team Rocket comes out of the water, Jessie can be seen with a starfish, an {{wp|urchin}} and a seashell on her head.
 
* ''[[Holiday Hi-Jynx]]''
 
* ''[[Holiday Hi-Jynx]]''
 
:[[Santa Claus]] tells Ash and {{ashfr}} that he has "no {{wp|reindeer}}" to pull his sleigh, and uses a {{p|Ponyta}} instead.
 
:[[Santa Claus]] tells Ash and {{ashfr}} that he has "no {{wp|reindeer}}" to pull his sleigh, and uses a {{p|Ponyta}} instead.
 
* ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]''
 
* ''[[EP040|The Battling Eevee Brothers]]''
:In one scene, [[James]] is holding a lobster.
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:In one scene, James is seen holding a lobster.
:In the last scene, Team Rocket are eating some canned squid, salmon and some brown fish.
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:In the last scene, Team Rocket are eating canned squid, {{wp|salmon}} and brown fish.
 
* ''[[EP052|Princess vs. Princess]]''
 
* ''[[EP052|Princess vs. Princess]]''
:Lots of real world animal plushes are seen in the stores during the princess festival.
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:Lots of real world animal plushes are seen in the stores in the [[Princess Festival]].
 
* ''[[EP053|The Purr-fect Hero]]''
 
* ''[[EP053|The Purr-fect Hero]]''
 
:There are banners depicting multiple random fish on some houses.
 
:There are banners depicting multiple random fish on some houses.
:Drawn bunnies and bears appear on some of the walls of the school.
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:Drawn {{wp|bunnies}} and {{wp|bear}}s appear on some of the walls of the school.
:Rabbit ears are seen in the top hat drawn on Team Rocket's van.
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:{{wp|Rabbit}} ears are seen in the top hat drawn on Team Rocket's van.
 
* ''[[EP054|Case of the K-9 Capers]]''
 
* ''[[EP054|Case of the K-9 Capers]]''
:{{MTR}} compares his voice to one of {{wp|Alvin and the Chipmunks|the chipmunks}} after inhaling a gas coming from a tank with a Psyduck on it.
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:Meowth compares his voice to one of {{wp|Alvin and the Chipmunks|the chipmunks}} after inhaling a gas coming from a tank with a {{p|Psyduck}} on it.
 
* ''[[EP058|Riddle Me This]]''
 
* ''[[EP058|Riddle Me This]]''
:While Ash and his friends are looking for a hotel to stay in, a picture of a tiger can be seen in one of the hotels.
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:While Ash and his friends are looking for a hotel to stay in, a picture of a {{wp|tiger}} can be seen in one of the hotels.
:During Gary's banquet, some fish are seen sliced up.
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:During [[Gary]]'s banquet, some fish are seen sliced up.
:Butterflies are seen on a painting when Ash and his friends are at Blaine's hotel.
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:{{wp|Butterflies}} are seen on a painting when Ash and his friends are at [[Blaine]]'s hotel.
:A green mouse is seen on a cup in one of the many tourist stands of Cinnabar Island.
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:A green mouse is seen on a cup in one of the many tourist stands of [[Cinnabar Island]].
 
* ''[[EP061|The Misty Mermaid]]''
 
* ''[[EP061|The Misty Mermaid]]''
 
:Real world fish are seen in an aquarium inside the Cerulean Gym.
 
:Real world fish are seen in an aquarium inside the Cerulean Gym.
:James and Meowth wear geese costumes.
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:James and Meowth wear {{wp|geese}} costumes.
:In addition, they are compared to Seel and Dewgong with seals.
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:In addition, they are compared to {{p|Seel}} and {{p|Dewgong}} with {{wp|seal}}s.
 
:Various coral are visible underwater.
 
:Various coral are visible underwater.
:A starfish is seen underwater.
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:A {{wp|starfish}} is seen underwater.
:Misty goes inside a giant clam as part of her underwater.
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:Misty goes inside a giant clam underwater.
 
* ''[[EP062|Clefairy Tales]]''
 
* ''[[EP062|Clefairy Tales]]''
 
:While Ash and his friends are falling down the sewer pipes, several skeletons of unidentified prehistoric animals are seen. Also, when a chef gets his kettle back, he talks about cooking chicken.
 
:While Ash and his friends are falling down the sewer pipes, several skeletons of unidentified prehistoric animals are seen. Also, when a chef gets his kettle back, he talks about cooking chicken.
 
* ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]''
 
* ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]''
:{{OBP|Miranda|M01}} talks to seagulls to learn the conditions of the sea.
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:{{OBP|Miranda|M01}} talks to {{wp|seagulls}} to learn the conditions of the sea.
:When Meowth despises the idea of going into a sewer, in the dub [[Jessie]] tells him, "Pretend you're a {{wp|catfish}}!" In the Japanese version, Meowth says "I'm not a {{wp|brown rat}}!" (Japanese: '''ドブネズミじゃにゃ!''')
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:When Meowth despises the idea of going into a sewer, in the dub, [[Jessie]] tells him, "Pretend you're a {{wp|catfish}}!" In the Japanese version, Meowth says, "I'm not a {{wp|brown rat}}!" (Japanese: '''ドブネズミじゃにゃ!''')
 
* ''[[EP067|The Pi-Kahuna]]''
 
* ''[[EP067|The Pi-Kahuna]]''
:There is a swordfish on {{OBP|Victor|EP067}}'s wall.
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:There is a {{wp|swordfish}} on {{OBP|Victor|EP067}}'s wall.
 
:Some kind of yellow shark/seal is seen in a picture frame when she talks.
 
:Some kind of yellow shark/seal is seen in a picture frame when she talks.
 
* ''[[EP068|Make Room for Gloom]]''
 
* ''[[EP068|Make Room for Gloom]]''
:When Ash's Bulbasaur smells Poké-nip and becomes dazed, Misty reads a sign that says Poké-nip's scent affects Pokémon like catnip affects cats.
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:When [[Ash's Bulbasaur]] smells Poké-nip and becomes dazed, Misty reads a sign that says Poké-nip's scent affects Pokémon like {{wp|catnip}} affects cats.
 
* ''[[EP070|Go West, Young Meowth]]''
 
* ''[[EP070|Go West, Young Meowth]]''
 
:While Meowth was looking for food, he came across some fish bones. Meowth is also seen eating fried chicken.
 
:While Meowth was looking for food, he came across some fish bones. Meowth is also seen eating fried chicken.
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:The host also refers to Team Rocket as "polecats", another name for {{wp|skunk}}s.
 
:The host also refers to Team Rocket as "polecats", another name for {{wp|skunk}}s.
 
* ''[[EP078|A Friend Indeed]]''
 
* ''[[EP078|A Friend Indeed]]''
:The characters are eating shrimp tempura.
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:One of the foods the characters eat is {{wp|shrimp tempura}}.
 
* ''[[Meowth's Song]]
 
* ''[[Meowth's Song]]
:Meowth mentions insects.
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:In one scene, Meowth mentions {{wp|insects}}.
 
* ''[[EP087|The Crystal Onix]]''
 
* ''[[EP087|The Crystal Onix]]''
 
:A starfish is seen on the sandbar.
 
:A starfish is seen on the sandbar.
 
* ''[[EP092|The Joy of Pokémon]]''
 
* ''[[EP092|The Joy of Pokémon]]''
:Real fish can be seen in the moment before a young [[Nurse Joy|Joy]] falls into the water.
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:Real fish can be seen in the moment before a young [[Nurse Joy]] falls into the water.
 
* ''[[EP096|Meowth Rules!]]''
 
* ''[[EP096|Meowth Rules!]]''
:Meowth is seen holding and talking about eating {{wp|clam}}s.
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:Meowth is seen holding and talking about eating clams.
 
[[File:Kabutops Fish Statue.png|thumb|250px|{{p|Kabutops}} and its prey]]
 
[[File:Kabutops Fish Statue.png|thumb|250px|{{p|Kabutops}} and its prey]]
 
* ''[[EP133|Tanks a Lot!]]''
 
* ''[[EP133|Tanks a Lot!]]''
 
:When Meowth mentions his "top of the line" food, it cuts to an image of a can of cat-food with a real-world cat on the label.
 
:When Meowth mentions his "top of the line" food, it cuts to an image of a can of cat-food with a real-world cat on the label.
 
* ''[[EP135|Grin to Win!]]''
 
* ''[[EP135|Grin to Win!]]''
:A fried chicken stand can be seen along with a chicken thigh at the Sunflora festival.
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:A fried chicken stand can be seen along with a chicken thigh in the [[Sunflora Festival]].
 
* ''[[EP137|Foul Weather Friends]]''
 
* ''[[EP137|Foul Weather Friends]]''
:Meowth mentions chicken feed.
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:Meowth mentions {{wp|chicken feed}}.
 
* ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]''
 
* ''[[PK07|Pikachu & Pichu]]''
:A {{wp|horse}} statue is in the background.
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:A horse statue can be seen in the background.
* ''[[M03|Pokémon 3: The Movie - Spell of the Unown: Entei]]''
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* ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown: Entei]]''
:At one point in development, this movie was going to feature a Tyrannosaurus Rex. This idea was scrapped as more Generation II designs were revealed.
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:At one point in development, this movie was going to feature a Tyrannosaurus Rex. This idea was scrapped as more [[Generation II]] Pokémon designs were revealed.
 
* ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]''
 
* ''[[EP161|The Bug Stops Here]]''
:Jessie is seen holding a goldfish.
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:Jessie is seen holding a {{wp|goldfish}}.
 
* ''[[EP163|Fossil Fools]]''
 
* ''[[EP163|Fossil Fools]]''
:A {{wp|fish}} can be seen in statue form, being attacked by {{p|Kabutops}}.
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:A fish can be seen in statue form, being attacked by {{p|Kabutops}}.
 
* ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]''
 
* ''[[EP168|Hook, Line, and Stinker]]''
 
:When one of Misty's catches escapes from her fishing line, Ash says that it was probably a catfish.
 
:When one of Misty's catches escapes from her fishing line, Ash says that it was probably a catfish.
 
* ''[[EP182|From Ghost to Ghost]]''
 
* ''[[EP182|From Ghost to Ghost]]''
: Meowth's food illusion created by the {{p|Gastly}} includes a {{wp|fish}}.
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: Meowth's food illusion created by the Gastly includes a fish.
 
* ''[[EP214|Mantine Overboard!]]''
 
* ''[[EP214|Mantine Overboard!]]''
 
:Various corals are visible underwater.
 
:Various corals are visible underwater.
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==={{series|Advanced Generation}}===
 
==={{series|Advanced Generation}}===
 
* ''[[AG108|Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snorunt!]]''
 
* ''[[AG108|Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snorunt!]]''
:During the Team Rocket motto, James mentions he's wearing Mink.
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:During the Team Rocket [[motto]], James mentions he's wearing {{wp|mink}}.
 
* ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''
 
* ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''
 
:Various corals are visible underwater.
 
:Various corals are visible underwater.
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:Various corals are visible underwater.
 
:Various corals are visible underwater.
 
*''[[XY040|Day Three Blockbusters!]]''
 
*''[[XY040|Day Three Blockbusters!]]''
:In the video of Team Charmander, you can see on the Wailord, some real mollusk shells.
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:In the video of Team Charmander on the {{p|Wailord}}, real mollusk shells are seen.
 
*''[[XY111|Unlocking Some Respect!]]''
 
*''[[XY111|Unlocking Some Respect!]]''
:During the [[Poké TV]] segment, barnacles can be seen on rocks above the sea.
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:During the [[Poké TV]] segment, {{wp|barnacles}} can be seen on rocks above the sea.
 
*''[[XY124|A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness!]]''
 
*''[[XY124|A Gaggle of Gadget Greatness!]]''
:Snail-like Sliggoo toy can be seen in the Gadget Festival.
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:{{wp|Snail}}-like {{p|Sliggoo}} toys can be seen in the [[Gadget Festival]].
   
 
==={{series|Sun & Moon}}===
 
==={{series|Sun & Moon}}===
 
[[File:SM038 Starfish and Shell.png|thumb|250px|A Starfish and Shell seen on a bucket]]
 
[[File:SM038 Starfish and Shell.png|thumb|250px|A Starfish and Shell seen on a bucket]]
 
*''[[SM038|Mimikyu Unmasked!]]''
 
*''[[SM038|Mimikyu Unmasked!]]''
:One of {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}'s disguises show a starfish and a shell appears in a beach bucket.
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:One of {{TP|Jessie|Mimikyu}}'s disguises show a starfish and a shell that appears in a beach bucket.
 
*''[[SM040|Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!]]''
 
*''[[SM040|Balloons, Brionne, and Belligerence!]]''
 
:The shape of the clasp of [[Ida]] is a real shell.
 
:The shape of the clasp of [[Ida]] is a real shell.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Takeshi Shudou's original idea for the [[M03|third Pokémon movie]] was about a real-world ''{{wp|Tyrannosaurus|Tyrannosaurus rex}}'' fossil being discovered. It would have come to life and gone on a rampage through the Kanto region. <ref>http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/movies/pm_lord_unknown_tower_entei/lord_unknown_tower_entei_mythical_third_movie.html</ref>
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* [[Takeshi Shudo]]'s original idea for the [[M03|third Pokémon movie]] was about a real-world {{wp|Tyrannosaurus|Tyrannosaurus rex}} fossil being discovered. It would have come to life and gone on a rampage through the [[Kanto]] [[region]]. <ref>http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/movies/pm_lord_unknown_tower_entei/lord_unknown_tower_entei_mythical_third_movie.html</ref>
** Also according to Shudou, real animals went extinct in the Pokémon world years ago and no longer exist. Shudou claimed that instances of real-world animals appearing in earlier episodes of the {{pkmn|anime}} were due to the animation staff not paying enough attention.
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** Also according to Shudo, real animals went extinct in the Pokémon world years ago and no longer exist. He claimed that instances of real-world animals appearing in earlier episodes of the {{pkmn|anime}} were due to the animation staff not paying enough attention.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

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A real-world dog featured in a picture book

Real-world animals have been mentioned a number of times to exist in the world of Pokémon. Most often, they are mentioned in relation to a Pokémon category. For example, Pikachu is known as the "Mouse Pokémon" and was directly referred to in the anime as an "electric mouse", hinting that real-world mice exist in the Pokémon world. Other than this, all other mentions of animals are rare.

Pokédex entries

Some Pokédex entries mention the existence of real-world animals.

Pokémon categories

Some Pokémon category names are animals, such as the Poodle Pokémon (Furfrou's category), which implies that there are not only dogs, but different breeds of dogs.

The Pokédex routinely mentions the category of each Pokémon in various media. Examples include:

In the games

In the core series

Bees in the animation of Attack Order in Generation VI
Old Amber artwork

In the side series

In spin-off games

In the anime

A real-world cat in anime concept art

Real-life animals have been seen in the anime. They were more common in the original series as there weren't as many species of Pokémon introduced at the time. A picture book based on the anime once featured a dog walking past Ash and his friends, and a piece of concept art of the residents of Pallet Town featured a cat. Birds can also occasionally be heard in the background. Foods that contain meat products, such as hamburgers and chicken, are often seen. In addition, the guidebook Pocket Monsters: The Animation confirmed that there were indeed animals in the world, and also revealed that Pokémon weren't related to animals at all.

In Pokémon: Adventures in the Orange Islands, the four Gym Badges are made up of seashells with a gem on the center of the shell. This implies that molluscs exist within the Pokémon world.

Ash holds up the Coral-Eye Badge, which appears to be made of one half of a clam shell.

However, animal appearances in the anime have become less frequent as more Pokémon have been added to take their places.

Original series

A wild Pidgey eating a regular worm in Route 1
When Ash overslept and didn't get a Pokémon, Professor Oak says, "The early bird catches a worm, or... in this case... A Pokémon...".
A wild Pidgey can be seen eating a worm right before Ash tries to catch it.
Various animals were mentioned by Team Rocket. Mostly, they referred to Meowth as a cat, and Pikachu as a mouse.
Misty is scared when she sees a Caterpie, and Ash tries to calm her down by reminding her that it's a Bug-type Pokémon rather than a "real" bug.
Pidgeotto is seen eating a regular worm before being captured by Ash.
Ash in a cow costume
As a pun on (mushi, "insect") and (ushi, "cow"), Ash is seen in a cow costume because Misty is scared of bugs. In the dub, he makes a pun saying, "Cowterpie".
Fish can be seen in the fish tanks inside the Gym. They have made later appearances featuring the Cerulean Gym.
Misty mentions that A.J.'s ability to control Pokémon with a whip is similar to a lion tamer.
After Ash, Misty, and Brock fall into the Squirtle Squad's pitfall trap, a dinosaur fossil can be seen.
A cooked lobster can be seen as food served on the ship.
A fish is seen on the counter while James is running after his Poké Ball in the sinking ship.
In the Japanese version, the Magikarp salesman tells James that Magikarp is the king of koi. This is a reference to "Koiking", the Japanese name of Magikarp. In the dub, he says, "The king of all carp! A Magikarp!"
More fish can be seen swimming in the ocean near the sunken St. Anne.
A fish biting Slowpoke's tail
In the episode's Dare da?, a fish is biting Slowpoke's tail.
Brock attempts to attract customers to a restaurant by advertising unusual animal-themed dishes, including french-fried flounder, seven-layered crab cakes, squid on a stick, and clam juice snowcones.
Team Rocket sends a missile that is shaped like a shark's head to ruin the Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume Contest.
Fish can be seen in the aquarium in Nastina's vision of her completed luxury hotel.
The Tentacool are referred to as jellyfish in the episode.
A Gastly created an illusion of a mongoose in order to scare Jessie's Ekans.
When Charmander lights up the room, a mounted deer head can be seen on the wall.
Some of the toys in the Ghost Pokémon's playroom appear to resemble giraffes and ducks, and there is a merry-go-round with horses.
Two different species of real world fish are seen in Meowth's fantasy.
One of the signs on Scissor Street features a crab.
Fish tails are seen in one plate when James and Meowth were dreaming about food. Meowth also mentions roast leg of lamb.
Some real world animal plushes are seen on some of the shelves of the festival.
At the end of the episode, when Team Rocket comes out of the water, Jessie can be seen with a starfish, an urchin and a seashell on her head.
Santa Claus tells Ash and his friends that he has "no reindeer" to pull his sleigh, and uses a Ponyta instead.
In one scene, James is seen holding a lobster.
In the last scene, Team Rocket are eating canned squid, salmon and brown fish.
Lots of real world animal plushes are seen in the stores in the Princess Festival.
There are banners depicting multiple random fish on some houses.
Drawn bunnies and bears appear on some of the walls of the school.
Rabbit ears are seen in the top hat drawn on Team Rocket's van.
Meowth compares his voice to one of the chipmunks after inhaling a gas coming from a tank with a Psyduck on it.
While Ash and his friends are looking for a hotel to stay in, a picture of a tiger can be seen in one of the hotels.
During Gary's banquet, some fish are seen sliced up.
Butterflies are seen on a painting when Ash and his friends are at Blaine's hotel.
A green mouse is seen on a cup in one of the many tourist stands of Cinnabar Island.
Real world fish are seen in an aquarium inside the Cerulean Gym.
James and Meowth wear geese costumes.
In addition, they are compared to Seel and Dewgong with seals.
Various coral are visible underwater.
A starfish is seen underwater.
Misty goes inside a giant clam underwater.
While Ash and his friends are falling down the sewer pipes, several skeletons of unidentified prehistoric animals are seen. Also, when a chef gets his kettle back, he talks about cooking chicken.
Miranda talks to seagulls to learn the conditions of the sea.
When Meowth despises the idea of going into a sewer, in the dub, Jessie tells him, "Pretend you're a catfish!" In the Japanese version, Meowth says, "I'm not a brown rat!" (Japanese: ドブネズミじゃにゃ!)
There is a swordfish on Victor's wall.
Some kind of yellow shark/seal is seen in a picture frame when she talks.
When Ash's Bulbasaur smells Poké-nip and becomes dazed, Misty reads a sign that says Poké-nip's scent affects Pokémon like catnip affects cats.
While Meowth was looking for food, he came across some fish bones. Meowth is also seen eating fried chicken.
While Ash and his friends are resting, their elderly female host mentions the disappearance of her "muskrat meatballs." However, this was only in the English dub of the episode, and is actually an example of a dub edit very similar to Brock's "donuts" in another episode. The so-called meatballs are actually dango, a sweet Japanese dumpling made from rice flour.
The host also refers to Team Rocket as "polecats", another name for skunks.
One of the foods the characters eat is shrimp tempura.
In one scene, Meowth mentions insects.
A starfish is seen on the sandbar.
Real fish can be seen in the moment before a young Nurse Joy falls into the water.
Meowth is seen holding and talking about eating clams.
Kabutops and its prey
When Meowth mentions his "top of the line" food, it cuts to an image of a can of cat-food with a real-world cat on the label.
A fried chicken stand can be seen along with a chicken thigh in the Sunflora Festival.
Meowth mentions chicken feed.
A horse statue can be seen in the background.
At one point in development, this movie was going to feature a Tyrannosaurus Rex. This idea was scrapped as more Generation II Pokémon designs were revealed.
Jessie is seen holding a goldfish.
A fish can be seen in statue form, being attacked by Kabutops.
When one of Misty's catches escapes from her fishing line, Ash says that it was probably a catfish.
Meowth's food illusion created by the Gastly includes a fish.
Various corals are visible underwater.

Advanced Generation series

During the Team Rocket motto, James mentions he's wearing mink.
Various corals are visible underwater.

XY series

Various corals are visible underwater.
In the video of Team Charmander on the Wailord, real mollusk shells are seen.
During the Poké TV segment, barnacles can be seen on rocks above the sea.
Snail-like Sliggoo toys can be seen in the Gadget Festival.

Sun & Moon series

A Starfish and Shell seen on a bucket
One of Mimikyu's disguises show a starfish and a shell that appears in a beach bucket.
The shape of the clasp of Ida is a real shell.


In the manga

Animals have also been seen in the manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Yellow chapter

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In other manga

In the TCG

Numerous early Pokémon cards featured animals.

Attacks

Attack Card
Cat Fleas Giovanni's Meowth (Gym Challenge 74)
Cat Kick Meowth (EX FireRed & LeafGreen 69)
Meowth (Next Destinies 80)
Giovanni's Meowth (Gym Challenge 74)
Cat Punch Meowth (Wizards Promo 10)
Dogpile Chansey (Expedition 72)
Jellyfish Pod Misty's Tentacool (Gym Heroes 32)
Jellyfish Poison Misty's Tentacruel (Gym Heroes 10)
Jellyfish Sting Tentacruel (Fossil 44)
Tiger Swing Incineroar-GX (Sun & Moon 27)

In books

At least three animals can be spotted in the Let's Find Pokémon! series.

  • In Let's Find Pokémon!, a dragonfly can be seen near a pond, and a worm can be seen in the beak of a Pidgey.
  • In Let's Find Pokémon! 3, a Kangaskhan is eating a fish with rice.

Trivia

  • Takeshi Shudo's original idea for the third Pokémon movie was about a real-world Tyrannosaurus rex fossil being discovered. It would have come to life and gone on a rampage through the Kanto region. [1]
    • Also according to Shudo, real animals went extinct in the Pokémon world years ago and no longer exist. He claimed that instances of real-world animals appearing in earlier episodes of the anime were due to the animation staff not paying enough attention.

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