Galarian Stunfisk – 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 Stunfisk Stunfisk was introduced in the fifth generation as a Ground and Electric-type. Known as the Trap Pokémon, it lurked in swampy mudflats waiting for something to step on it. Stunfisk has received a … Read more

Stonjourner – 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 Big Rock Pokémon Stonjourner is a single-stage Rock-type Pokémon that looks like a stone arch or a stone golem. Its body is a series of connected rocks, a trilithon, that make up its arms, … Read more

Origins of the design for Clobbopus and Grapploct

Clobbopus and Grapploct – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Clobbopus Clobbopus is an aquatic Fighting-type Pokémon. Its name is a combination of “clobber” and “octopus”. It is based on an octopus, a type of cephalopod with eight distinct tentacles. Like others in the group, … Read more

Origin of the designs of Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime

Galarian Mr. Mime and Mr. Rime – 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 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime surprisingly received a regional variant in Galar and is now an Ice/Psychic-type. It’s purple orbs have become blue and crystalline while its white mime gloves have turned into mittens. It … Read more

Sizzlipede and Centiskorch – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Sizzlipede Sizzlipede is a Fire and Bug-type Pokémon classified as the Radiator Pokémon. Its name, a combination of “sizzle” and “centipede”, reflects its characteristics. It is based on a centipede, a bug that is known … Read more

Community Spotlight: Johto Redrawn

Though the Pokémon news cycle can quickly swing from a state of hibernation to a whipped up frenzy of information, one thing remains consistent in the Pokémon Community: the creative talents who put in hours and hours of work to share their work for all to see. As we were all busy raving over whether … Read more