Galarian Meowth and Perrserker – 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 Meowth Meowth has been depicted in several different ways. In Alola it was seen as royalty and was a Dark-type. Now it is a Steel-type. The hair on its body has grown out and … Read more

Arrokuda and Barraskewda – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Arrokuda Our first look of Arrokuda was not actually its own reveal. Rather, it was shown when Cramorant was revealed. Cramorant’s Gulp Missile ability lets it catch either Pikachu or Arrokuda in its mouth and … Read more

Hatenna, Hattrem, and Hatterene – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Hatenna Hatenna is the base form of this line. Its name, a combination of “hat” and “antenna”. Its name describes its most prominent feature, it’s tall witch hat which is characteristic of witches and witchcraft … Read more

Silicobra and Sandaconda – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Silicobra Silicobra is a Ground-type snake Pokémon that is well acquainted with sand. Its name, a combination of “Silicon” and “Cobra”, references the element silicon which is often obtained from sand. Silicobra would not be … Read more

Origin of Species Toxel & Toxtricity

Toxel and Toxtricity – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Toxel Toxel debuts with a few special aspects. It is the first with the unique typing of Electric and Poison. It is also the first baby Pokémon introduced since the fourth generation. What is a … Read more

Origin of Applin, Flapple and Appletun

Applin, Flapple, and Appletun – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. In this article we’ll take a look at a Grass-type Pokémon that appears in berry trees, falling down on the heads of trainers. Applin Applin is the Apple Core Pokémon, and it’s design is inspired … Read more