Quiz about Animal or Mineral
Quiz about Animal or Mineral

Animal or Mineral Trivia Quiz


Pokémon designs have gone a bit crazy over the years. In this quiz, all you need to do is identify if the Pokémon listed are based on some sort of animal or, alternatively, some sort of mineral or non-animal substance. Good luck!

A matching quiz by kyleisalive. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
kyleisalive
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
392,835
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
318
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. Trubbish  
Mineral
2. Mudkip  
Mineral
3. Cofagrigus  
Mineral
4. Honedge  
Mineral
5. Chandelure  
Animal
6. Sandslash  
Mineral
7. Klefki  
Animal
8. Luvdisc  
Animal
9. Doduo  
Animal
10. Miltank  
Animal






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Trubbish

Answer: Mineral

This poison-type Pokémon from "Black" and "White" is quite indicative of the direction taken with later-game Pokemon introduced into the fold. Showing up at #568 in the National Pokedex, Trubbish is the trash bag Pokémon, named as such because he is-- yeah-- a trash bag.

While one could look back to early generations and see that creatures like Muk and Grimer existed, Trubbish's background explicitly involves chemical reactions. It evolves into a trash heap Pokémon, Garbodor.
2. Mudkip

Answer: Animal

One of the three starter Pokémon in "Pokémon Ruby", "Sapphire", and "Emerald", Mudkip is a water-type Pokémon designed to reflect an axolotl (or a Mexican salamander), which is a unique amphibian often used as an unconventional terrarium pet. Considered the mud fish Pokémon, Mudkip evolves into Marshtomp and then into Swampert, eventually bulking up to have a bit of a better center of balance.

As these Pokemon evolve, they also tend to take on more ground-type moves.
3. Cofagrigus

Answer: Mineral

Evolving from the ghost-type Pokémon Yamask, Cofagrigus takes on the form of a large coffin or a sarcophagus indicating that it's very much not an animal creature. Appearing in the fifth generation of games, Cofagrigus is #563 in the National Pokedex and, because of its preoccupation with death, has mostly ghost-type moves. According to the grim Pokedex entry for this specific creature, it eats people and turns them into mummies which, I must admit, is horrifying.
4. Honedge

Answer: Mineral

Honedge is a steel-type Pokémon, and while these types were initially introduced back in the era of "Pokémon Gold" and "Silver" (at least a teeny-tiny bit), Honedge, at #679 in the National Pokedex, was introduced in the "Pokémon X" and "Y" era. 'The Sword Pokémon', Honedge is also ghost-type and, as an animated weapon, bases much of its fighting style around slashing and cutting attacks with occasional dark and psychic techniques.

It evolves naturally into Doublade (two swords!) or Aegislash (a royal sword!) when a Dusk Stone is used to help it evolve.
5. Chandelure

Answer: Mineral

'The Luring Pokémon', as it's known (as if that's not terrifying), Chandelure is another later addition to the Pokedex, appearing in slot #609, implying release in the era of "Pokémon Black" and "White". Chandelure is a final evolution since a Litwick is evolved into a Lampent before becoming a Chandelure, implying that candles grow up to be lamps and then age into a mature chandelier. What's weirder still is that, as a ghost/fire-type Pokémon, Chandelure is known for hypnotizing people, burning their spirits, and leaving the body. You know, like safe things do.
6. Sandslash

Answer: Animal

Sandslash, despite being a spiky Pokémon that seems to derive from the ground, is actually based on a pangolin, an anteater-like creature with a scaly exterior. Evolving from Sandshrew, Sandslash is a fearsome foe who attacks with his claws. First appearing in the original Pokedex from the Kanto region, this Pokémon was originally only found in "Pokémon Blue" (and "Pokemon Yellow").

In "Pokémon X" and "Y", an Alolan form of Sandslash appeared, taking on an ice/steel-type instead of the expected ground-type.
7. Klefki

Answer: Mineral

Known as 'The Key Ring Pokémon', Klefki is another great indication of some of the direction taken with later-generation creations since this one appeared during "Pokémon X" and "Y", taking slot #707 in the Pokedex. While it's probably apparent that, as a keyring, Kelfki is a steel-type Pokémon, it may also surprise players to know it has fairy-type qualities as well, learning more fairy-type techniques than steel. With reason, Kelfki is said to generate a jingling sound when approaching. Because it's a set of keys.
8. Luvdisc

Answer: Animal

Aquatic Pokémon in the games, by and large, tend to reflect the appearances of existing sea life, and while Luvdisc appears to be a unique creation due to its unique shape (a heart), it's based on a real fish known as the kissing gourami, a Southeast Asian fish known for its pursed lips. Luvdisc is a Pokémon which first appeared back in "Pokémon Ruby", "Sapphire", and "Emerald", and at #370 in the Pokedex, it's known as 'The Rendezvous Pokémon', which is weird, I think, because of the implications. Par for the course at this point.
9. Doduo

Answer: Animal

This 'Twin Bird Pokemon' appeared back in the early days of the game, showing up during the first generation of Pokémon in #84 of the original Pokedex, though not actually appearing until closer to the midway point of the game (when you're on your way to Fuchsia City and the Safari Zone). Meant to look like an emu, Doduo is a flightless bird with long legs, two long necks, and two heads.

When this creature evolves, he naturally takes on a third head and becomes Dodrio, because as many famous biologists have stated in the past: "three heads are better than two". No problems there.
10. Miltank

Answer: Animal

Known for its horrifying Rollout usage in the third gym of "Pokémon Gold" and "Silver", Miltank is a normal-type Pokémon meant to reflect a cow. All Miltanks are female, as per the games, and are said to be a gendered counterpart to the roaming bull Pokémon Taurus, known for being found in great quantities in the Safari Zone. Miltank is said to supply a healthy milk that can heal Pokémon of their ailments.
Source: Author kyleisalive

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