>>47708235>Scyther and Pinsir
Pinsir is the counterpart of Heracross. Scyther being a praying mantis has nothing to do with Pinsir, a beetle, and one that is the icon of Japanese bugfighting (alongside the rhino beetle)>Jynx and Mr. Mine
Hardly. Jynx forms a trio with Magmar and Electabuzz (Fire/Ice/Electric is a common trio, see the punches, fangs, etc).>Nidorans
This is probably more to do with there not being genders in the original game so they had to separate the Nidos, but fair enough.>Oddish and Bellsprout
They're version exclusives, just like Ninetales and Arcanine. >Clefairy and Jigglypuff
Sort of. They have way different stat baselines, and are found in different parts of the map. Plus Game Freak made Clefairy pure Fairy, while Jigglypuff remained part Normal. On the other hand, they both evolve with Moon Stones and have baby evolutions. I don't think Game Freak ever intended them to be counterparts.