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Furret is a Normal-type Pokémon introduced in the second generation of Pokémon games, Pokémon Gold and Silver. In the two decades since the games' release, the character has become one of the more memorable second-generation Pokémon particularly because of its official size of 5'11", which surprised many players who imagined the Pokémon much smaller, comparable to a ferret.


Furret was introduced in Generation II of Pokémon, released November 21st, 1999 in Japan.[1] The Pokémon is an evolution of Sentret.[2]


Furret never had a major role in the Pokémon anime, nor was it a particularly strong Pokémon statistically.[2] Instead, the Pokémon gained fanbase online through a series of jokes about its appearance and height. The Pokémon's official height 5'11" has surprised fans. For example, Redditor TemptedByTrolling gained over 2,000 points in /r/pokemon[3] posting a Tumblr thread showing that Furret is actually taller than Charizard (shown below). Redditor i_fight_rhinos gained over points in /r/ChapoTrapHouse[4] pointing out that the Pokémon was taller than Ben Shapiro.

splintercellconviction tiffanu: dumbpointyanimeshad DO YOU KNOW HOW F------ BIG FURRET IS ITS BIGGER THAN F------ CHARIZARD ONLY FOUND THIS OUT TODAY AND I AM F------ TERRIFIED OF FURRET NOW t doesn't look that bi- Pokedex Information Species: Long Body Pokemon Weight: Color: 71.7 lbs. (32.5kg) Brown Pokedex Entry: The mother puts its offspring to sleep by curling up around them. It corners foes with speed. Size Comparison: oh. oh my f------ god

On February 10th, 2019, the Pokémon Information Bureau Twitter account tweeted an image of Furret, promising news to come on February 15th[5] (shown below). This led to speculation that perhaps something involving Furrets would be happening with Pokémon GO or perhaps that Furret would be a mascot for the second generation in the Pokémon Let's Go series.

【公式】ポケモン情報局 Follow @poke times 人人人人 超でか… これは オオタチの… しっぽ ? 詳細は2月15日に公開予定 オオタチファンのみなさん、 ください! もう少しお待ち Translate Tweet 9:00 PM -10 Feb 2019

Fan Art

Furret has been a popular source of fan art online. For example, Twitter user @narpic tweeted a video of Furret's walking animations, gaining over 32,000 retweets and 80,000 likes (shown below).

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It is very possible that people made a mistake about how Pokemon with tails are being measured. Even in real life, tails are, in fact, often considered as part of an animal's "length", often seen in cat size charts, for example. Snakes are also prominent in this, as they would only be a few centimeters "tall" if their length was not considered.

Therefore, it is actually realistic to say that Furret is indeed just slightly bigger than a regular ferrret, but taller than a Charizard if it stood up on its tail, thus making the ingame Pokedex and anime sizes shown still make sense. That is why it is the "long body" Pokemon in the first place. Long, not tall.

So, basically this:

(yes, this is Poliwag's official Pokedex size too)

Still, I guess an Alolan Totem Furret would actually be the size of a Charizard, if anything.

Some Buddy
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in reply to Nedhitis

that does leave many questions, though, like, how are we suppose to know which pokemon are measured from head to toe and which ones are measured from head to tail?

For example, why is Pikachu measured from head to toe while Poliwag is measured with its tail and all? It's inconsistent.

Are pokemon like Charizard measure from head to toe or including its tail?


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