Wacky Weekend: Real-Life Pokémon

You’ve met the characters—now meet the real-world animals behind some of your favorites from Pokémon GO. Take a look at the platypus, beetle, and other Pokémon look-alikes in the photo gallery below.

Photograph by Mitsuhiko Imamori, Nature Production, Minden Pictures
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FLOWER POWER: Vileplume looks a whole lot like the Rafflesia arnoldii corpse flower of Southeast Asia, known for producing the world’s biggest single bloom. But plug your nose if you see one—it’s also incredibly stinky.
Photograph by Mitsuhiko Imamori, Nature Production, Minden Pictures
Platypus It's got a beak and webbed feet, and it lays eggs. Must be a bird, right? Think again!