Eternatus – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Eternatus at first looks like an odd Pokémon. It slightly resembles a dragon skeleton, with slim limbs and a thin, long body. It’s a Poison and Dragon-type Pokémon, making it the first real Poison-type legendary. … Read more

Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs from Pokémon Sword and Shield, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Today we look at the origins of Galarian Farfetch’d and Sirfetch’d. Galarian Farfetch’d Farfetch’d was introduced as a Normal/Flying-type Pokémon in the first generation based on the Japanese phrase “a … Read more

Galarian Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres – 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 Articuno Galarian Articuno becomes a Psychic/Flying-type Pokémon. It develops a purple hue and its eyes are covered in something that resembles a masquerade mask, a common type of costume in Medieval European parties. It … Read more

Cufant & Copperajah – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Cufant Cufant is a small yet heavy Pokémon based on an elephant. Its name is a combination of “Cu”, the atomic symbol for copper, and “fant” relating to an elephant. Its association with copper is … Read more

Pincurchin – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Pincurchin is an odd Pokémon, as it is an Electric-type that lives in the water. It shares its small, round shape with Pyukumuku, but instead has sharp spines around its body that will glow with … Read more

Indeedee – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Today, we’re looking at the new Gen VIII Pokémon Indeedee. Indeedee Indeedee is the Emotion Pokémon, a Psychic and Normal-type that is the seen in every Pokémon Center in Galar. They are the regional cleric. … Read more