Galarian Ponyta & Rapidash – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Galarian Ponyta Galarian Ponyta is a Psychic-type, with purple and blue tufts of fur rather than the flames of its Kantonian counterpart. It also has a small horn protruding out of its head. It is … Read more

Duraludon – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  Duraludon has a very interesting design, and is only the second Steel/Dragon-type Pokémon, at least until Hisuian Sliggoo and Goodra were introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. While its type combination is uncommon, it is quite … Read more

Eiscue – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Eiscue is based on a penguin, and is classified as the Penguin Pokémon. Its name is a modification of “ice cube”, relating to its cube head, in which eyes are shaved and a beak is … Read more

Zacian and Zamazenta – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. On February 27, 2019, two legendary Pokémon were teased in the premiere trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield. These were the box legendaries, both based on wolves. Both are classified as the Warrior Pokémon. Living … Read more

Galarian Yamask and Runegrigus – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Galarian Yamask Yamask was introduced in the fifth generation as a pure Ghost-type Pokémon. Its name was a combination of Yama, a Hindu and Buddhist deity of death, and “mask”. In Galar, it has received … Read more

Dreepy, Drakloak, and Dragapult – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Dreepy Dreepy is a small and slim Pokémon. It’s a dual Dragon and Ghost-type, and its name represents this as a combination of “dragon” and “creepy”. It has a pointed head and a long tail … Read more