Learn about the inspiration behind Sobble and its evolutions

Sobble, Drizzile, and Inteleon – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  The three starter Pokemon take their inspiration from contemporary British culture. In the case of Sobble, it is inspired by the British espionage. Sobble Sobble’s name is a combination of “sob” and “bubble”, describing its … Read more

Snom and Frosmoth – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  Small reminder: Tomorrow there will be a Pokémon Direct! Check the time in your area in yesterday’s post! I will be starting this season of articles with the Pokemon Snom and Frosmoth, the evolutionary line … Read more

Galarian Darumaka and Darmanitan – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  Darumaka and Darmanitan were introduced to the Pokemon franchise in Unova, the region based on New York City. Here, it appears that they have migrated to Galar and as such have taken on a chillier … Read more

Polteageist – Origin of Species

18 days until Pokémon Sword & Shield release! In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  In the September Nintendo Direct, we learned about the existence of a few new Pokémon and new mechanics in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Once of the reveals … Read more

Morpeko – 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 the August Pokémon Direct was when we first met our rodent-like friend, Morpeko, the Two-Sided Pokémon. At first glance, it is very close to many other Electric-type rodents that have become a tradition for … Read more

Galarian Zigzagoon, Linoone & Obstagoon – 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 the August Pokémon Direct, we learned a lot about new characters and Pokémon in Pokémon Sword & Shield. In particular we learnt some new details on the Zigazagoon line, and it was revealed that … Read more