View Full Version : Pokémon as the Chinese Zodiac

15th November 2009, 02:28 PM
Wasn't sure...where this would go. When in doubt, Pokemon out?

Anywho, I'm starting my friend's birthday gift early this year so I can get it done on time :3 But I need your help TPM people! If you wanna that is- chitterchitterchat, yesh. Um, yesh...Let's come up with as many as we can!

What pokemon should represent what in the Chinese Zodiac? ^_^

Rat- Ratticate, Rattata (Voting for the rat is done!)

Ox- Taurus, Miltank (Voting for the Ox is done!)

Tiger- Raikou, Arcanine, Electabuzz, Purugly (Voting for the Tiger is over!)

Rabbit-Lopunny, Buneary, Azumarill, Nidoran (Rabbit voting is over!)

Dragon-Dragonite, Salamence, Rayquaza, Dragonair, Milotic, Garchomp, Gyarados, Charizard (Voting for the dragon is done!)

Snake- Arbok, Ekans, Seviper, Dunsparce (Snake voting is done!)

Horse- Rapidash, Ponyta, Horsea

Sheep- Aggron, Mareep, Flaaffy

Monkey-Chimchar, Aipom, Infenape, Mankey

Rooster- Dodrio, Combusken, Torchic

Dog-Arcanine, Mightyena, Houndour, Electrike, Granbull, Absol

Pig- Grumpig, Spoink, Swinub, Piloswine


The choosen ones :3

Rat: Rattata

Ox: Tauros

Tiger: Raikou

Rabbit: Buneary

Dragon: Gyarados

Snake: Ekans

Horse: Ponyta

Sheep: Mareep

Monkey: Mankey

Rooster: Combusken

Dog: Arcanine

Pig: Grumpig

Austrian ViceMaster Alex
15th November 2009, 02:44 PM
Rat- Ratticate

Ox- Taurus

Tiger- Raikou

Rabbit- Lopunny

Dragon- Dragonite

Snake- Arbok

Horse- Rapidash

Ram- Aggron

Monkey- Chimchar

Rooster- Dodrio

Dog- Arcanine

Pig- Grumpig

Yeah I know, I was totally original with my picks.

15th November 2009, 02:52 PM
No, they're great ^___^ I was stumped for a few of them!

These are great, mmhmm!

15th November 2009, 03:16 PM
>> Im disagreeing with 4 of them. Well not disagreeing. Just thinking those 4 dun fit with me.

Rooster: Dodrio? Really? As opposed to Combusken?

Ram: Hell no. Not Aggron. Dun even look like a sheep. Mareep.


Tiger: Arcanine so Dog can go to Mightyena

15th November 2009, 03:21 PM
Rooster: Dodrio? Really? As opposed to Combusken?


Ram: Hell no. Not Aggron. Dun even look like a sheep. Mareep.

Sheep =/= ram. We discussed this, Houndy. Unless you want Jackie Chan to come and break your face open, it's a sheep. A goat at best.


Chinese dragon, not Western. This is Rayquaza, plain and simple.

Tiger: Arcanine so Dog can go to Mightyena

No. Tigers are cats. Arcanine is a striped dog. Raikou fits better since everyone always says the damn thing is a cat. Even though it isn't.

Or Electabuzz. Electabuzz has been a tiger since forever ago.

15th November 2009, 03:25 PM
Those are good too...I'm most deffently going to do Mareep for ram/sheep/goat :0 'cause they're adorable.

But yeah, keep them coming! Once we have a satsifing list we can pick with poll or something!

Holy cow, Dave! You came outta no freakin' wheres! X3 I'll put yours up...I'd rather not have my hero come break my faces >w< *goes to change it* Baaaa- those were good too!

Hurzah! :3 Our list is growing!

Mr. Brightside
15th November 2009, 03:25 PM
I remember there is an online Pokemon zodiac cycle somewhere. Not sure if it was made according to the Chinese system though. Hmmm..., i'll search for it.

15th November 2009, 03:29 PM
Oh my gosh! Please do :3 That'll be fun to see what it says

15th November 2009, 05:05 PM
Snake should be Ekans, not Arbok.


15th November 2009, 05:08 PM
Aawrw!! That's a jolly Calander!

I shall add them to the list X3 Those are so cute!

15th November 2009, 05:19 PM
I'm an Ekans. :*

15th November 2009, 05:24 PM
:0 Ooh! You're slithery! I'm a Mareep! Baaa :0-0

This is more fun than a barrel fulla mash patatoes X3

Depending how my Monday goes, and if my friend responds to my facebook questions, I shall start on Monday.

If my Monday makes me want to de-organ myself and she doesn't respond, I won't :)

Keep them suggestions coming!

Darth CookieMonster
15th November 2009, 09:33 PM
Haha I am Spoink! Oinkkkkkkkk

15th November 2009, 09:39 PM
You're happy with it being Spoink? ^__^ I got the information from my friend. I'll start soon! Soon, there shall be startification...MMhrhm.

15th November 2009, 10:43 PM
I had a list I made up myself for a little icon thing on my website; some of the picks weren't the most logical, though, because I was deliberately avoiding the use of legendaries (so I had Garchomp for Dragon rather than Rayquaza, even though Rayquaza would've made more sense... actually, since Gyarados is closer to Chinese/Japanese legend than Rayquaza, which is a Ziz/Quetzalcoatl Pokémon, Gyarados probably would've been a better choice) and I had also done the Greek zodiac and didn't want to repeat any Pokémon (so I had to use Miltank for Ox since Tauros was already Taurus in the other one). Too lazy to write out the lists I used here so here, have a link to the images (http://dementedchicken.net/zodiac/czodiac).

And before anyone complains about Purugly being the Tiger, there is no real "tiger" Pokémon--Arcanine and Raikou are shisa so they don't count, and as I said I didn't want to use legends anyway--and at least Purugly's species name is "Tiger Cat". So shut up, I don't want to hear it.

15th November 2009, 10:50 PM
X3 And now I have a link to your site. Those are some really good one :0 That I didn't think of at all!

Purugly's speices really is Tiger Cat Oh my gosh :0 Nifty. I'm putting them up!

Your site is groovy by the way! ^__^

15th November 2009, 11:32 PM
Um, for dragon, I think Milotic would be a good choice as well. ^^;

15th November 2009, 11:37 PM
:0 Ah! Yes! Good! That's a good one too!

Mr. Brightside
16th November 2009, 04:34 AM
Snake should be Ekans, not Arbok.


According to this i am a Dragonair. Not a huge fan of it. Dragons rule but Dragonair not so much XD

I had also done the Greek zodiac

So i am a Chansey.....

Good but some Pokemon don't fit. Aquarius is in the element of air not water, so Blastoise is not a very good choice. My opinion.

Oh yeah, i found the zodiac cycle. I think it is a bit changed since i last checked but it is very good.

Austrian ViceMaster Alex
16th November 2009, 09:59 AM
I picked Dodrio for the rooster cause in the first episode of the anime a Dodrio was on the roof going cock-a-doodle-doo. :P

Anyway, I'm an Ekans but I knew my chinese zodiac anyway so no news here.

16th November 2009, 03:11 PM
:0 Le gasp, you're right it was.

Hrhmrhrhm! I saw we're good! Let's start the voting then...*goes to make poll*

16th November 2009, 07:12 PM
Good but some Pokemon don't fit. Aquarius is in the element of air not water, so Blastoise is not a very good choice. My opinion.

I know (seeing as I am one myself) but I wasn't going based on the elements. I was going based on the signs themselves. Aquarius is the water-bearer, so in that context a water-type is more appropriate.

16th November 2009, 07:49 PM
Hmmmhmm! I should do a Western one as well. I wish you could add polls to already made threads. :0 I forgot you couldn't do that here. I'm an Aquarius too X3 We should start a club!

Master Rudy
17th November 2009, 03:01 AM
A poll for the Chinese Zodiac being represented by various Pokémon and you failed to put Gyarados on the list for Dragons? Seriously? That's just shameful right there! :cry:

17th November 2009, 03:44 AM
Gyarados looks more like a chinese dragon. Charizard however is the ultimate dragon

Ultimate Charizard
17th November 2009, 04:10 AM
Gyarados looks more like a chinese dragon. Charizard however is the ultimate dragon

QFT :)

But yeah id say Gyarados for Dragon. Tiger shouldnt be Arcanine. Just going by the Colours is silly. Raikou fits much better. Despite them being called Dogs we know that Entai is a Lion and Raikou is a Tiger...dunno about Suicune though.

17th November 2009, 04:13 AM
Charizard isn't even a Dragon. The ultimate Dragon - and the ultimate dragon, period - is Rayquaza. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Fatass Charizard is NOTHING compared to the unbridled power of the gods that Rayquaza weilds.

Unless it's Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But we all know that shit's not canon. :sweat:

Austrian ViceMaster Alex
17th November 2009, 11:10 AM
But Rayquaza is an ugly critter and with him being so overpowered it's just power gaming picking him and if it's just in a zodiac vote.

Crystalmaster Mike
17th November 2009, 12:10 PM
I don't know if the voting is still up, but I wanted to come up with some original ideas for the zodiac.
BTW, when I first saw this, I thought you wanted to add it to the main site or something. A Pokémon Zodiac theme, could that be something?

Rabbit- Nidoran

Snake- Is Dunsparce a snake?

Horse- Horsea :P

Monkey- Mankey (can't believe it was forgotten, the poor thing!)

Dog- Granbull

Pig- Mankey ;) (look at the nose!)

BTW, according to the picture above, our family consists of the following:

Spoink (Male) + Tauros Miltank (Female) = Buneary (me :eek:) + Spoink (Male)

... All righty then.

17th November 2009, 01:24 PM
Master Rudy: I have failed! I thought I added that one years ago! Consider it added now!

PancaKe: X3 Does that mean you want me to put Charizard up for Dragon then?

To Blademaster: :0 True, an in the normal zodiac, the Dragon is the only myth creature they have ^__^ You should be sure to vote for him

To UC: ^__^ Be sure to vote for your favorite then, yes?

Crystalmaster: Hahaha! If everyone is happy with it, I'll ask Jeff if we can do that!

You're Bunoink! Or a Spoeary XD Thank you!! I was gunna add some of those to the final poll, actually, if they weren't brought up :3

To all: Adding!

21st November 2009, 08:09 PM
I think Mankey should get struck off the list and replaced by Piloswine in the pig category.

For dog, well... that's kinda hard but I think you should remove Electrike, since it looks more like a Lion Cub, and add Absol

And for Sheep... AGGRON? Seriously? It looks more like a damn Rhino than a sheep.

22nd November 2009, 01:35 PM
I agree :0 I've made the sheep decision for you all. Since Mareep evolves into Flaffy anyway. Dododo~

I shall add Piloswine and Absol to the lists of lists!