Missing Body Types (Pokemon)
by bitWolfy 66 Contributions
Which bodytypes do the characters in the image belong to?
pokemon -feral -anthro -semi-anthro -human -humanoid -taur -waddling_head -sphere_creature -zero_pictured
Name Tags to Add Tags to Remove
Feral feral
Anthro anthro
Semi-anthro semi-anthro
Human human
Humanoid humanoid
Taur taur
Waddling Head waddling_head
Sphere Creature sphere_creature
Zero pictured zero_pictured

Anthros are usually bipedal and tend to have human-like arms and legs. Walking on two legs is an anthro trait. Although some ferals are bipeds, most of them move mainly by other means than walking, such as by flying or hopping.

Species that normally have a long neck as ferals (such as equines and dragons) tend to have a much shorter neck when drawn as anthros. Anthro shoulders and head-neck ratio are also usually close to human, although there are exceptions (as in the third thumbnail).

Anthros tend to retain animal-like facial structure, such as snout. Creatures with fully human-like faces are typically humanoid instead of anthro.

In borderline cases between feral and anthro, if the character couldn't pass off as a feral animal, it should be tagged as anthro. Use the overall body shape and posture when determining which tag is more appropriate.

The main distinction between anthro and humanoid is that the former is for 'furry' content, while the latter is focused on 'not furry'. Note that anthros are considered 'furry' even when they lack fur (such as sharks, birds and reptiles). Anthro and not furry should never be tagged for the same post.

3 Comments genjar said 4 years ago #2

I'd recommend adding the rarer body types added to the search too, '-taur' and '-waddling_head' in particular.

bitWolfy said 4 years ago #5

Done. Don't think that there are too many examples of either, but it wouldn't hurt.

genjar said 4 years ago #6

Yeah, taur is extremely rare for pokemon. None of the pokemon are normally taur, but they do occasionally get drawn as taurified. It's so rare that it probably doesn't need a button, but it's good to filter them out.

Which reminds me, there's also the sphere_creature category, though the only canon pokemon that belong in that body type are Voltorb and Electrode.