#155 Cyndaquil

Cyndaquil is most likely based on an echidna because of its long nose and the quill-like flames on its back.  The fire on its back could also be based on the quills of a porcupine.  It’s nose also seems to be like that of a shrew.

It may also be inspired by the Mustelidae/Weasel family.  I only say this because Cyndaquil’s evolutions, Quilava and Typhlosion, seem to be based more on Weasels or Wolverines.

Name: cinder + quil