I dont think its specifically mentioned if there are real animals in the Pokemon world, its a real mystery.
Some Pokedex entries I've found:
Raichu: "Its electric charges can reach even 100,000 volts. Careless contact can cause even an Indian elephant to faint."
Gastly: "A being that exists as a thin gas. It can topple an Indian elephant by enveloping the prey in two seconds."
Really makes you wonder why they chose Indian Elephants.
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