Topics in Pokemon Biology: Pokemon Taxonomy
Taxonomy is the science of determining the evolutionary relationships between different species. In the study of pokemon, this is a particularly difficult task, as even the term 'Pokemon' is not a scientific one. Rather, it is a category comprising many unrelated creatures, sharing only the trait of being able to be controlled and trained, and being over eight inches fully grown. 'Pokemon,' then, is a fluid concept, constantly being revised.
There are, however, biological classifications for pokemon. Some of these, both taxonomic and non-taxonomic, are covered below.
Spumids: Spumids are asymmetric, 'blob-like' invertebrates. They have no organs, and are instead made up of muscular cells, reproductive cells, digestive cells, and sensory cells. These cells may aggregate when needed, but generally are dispersed through the pokemon's body. Spumids have extraordinary regenerative capabilities, even able to reform when passed through