So obviously in Beast Wars the Maximals and Predacons arrived from Cybertron and scanned the local dominant lifeforms (extinct in some cases) which resulted in purely organic alternate modes. By this I mean actual animals as opposed to mechanised ones a la G1 Dinobots/Insecticons. In this case it had the added bonus of being able to protect them from the abundant energon on the planet. My question is, is it just a Maximal/Predacon trait that they are able to scan and adopt organic alt modes, or could any Transformer do it? For example, in G1, could the Autobots and Decepticons have used Teletraan 1 to find them animals/insects/birds etc to transform into instead of cars/planes etc? I know the vehicles were chosen by the sky spy because it assumed that they were the dominant lifeforms on Earth, but if they had so desired, could they have gone organic (I'm talking fur, skin, feathers etc)?