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

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

Pokémon 25th anniversary predictions: Spin-off games

With the 25th anniversary of Pokémon this week, I wanted to take a little dive into the history of Pokémon spin-offs across the last two-and-half decades. Looking at the past can help us understand what we might be able to expect from the inevitable Pokémon Direct on Pokémon Day this year. Before I go any … 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

Pokémon Day to feature virtual concert with Post Malone

In a surprise no one saw coming, a virtual concert will be held on Pokémon Day (February 27) featuring artist Post Malone. A short trailer for the event has been released which you can view below (exit AMP-view to see). It was announced that many singers would be taking part in the series’ 25th anniversary, … Read more