Quaxly, Quaxwell, and Quaquaval | Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs and their allusions to Mediterranean culture from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Quaxly New trainers in the Paldea region can choose this Water-type Pokémon. Quaxly is the Duckling Pokémon. Its name fittingly is a combination of “quack”, “wax”, and “duckling”. The blue cap on … Read more

Fuecoco, Crocalor, and Skeledirge | Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs and their allusions to Mediterranean culture from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Fuecoco Fuecoco is the Fire Croc Pokemon, one of the first partner Pokemon you may catch at the beginning of your journey in Paldea. Its name is a combination of “Fuego”, the … Read more

Sprigatito, Florgato, and Meowscarada | Origin of Species

Sprigatito, Florgato, and Meowscarada | Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs and their allusions to Mediterranean culture from Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Sprigatito Sprigatito is one of the first partner Pokémon you may choose at the start of your journey in Paldea. Its classification as the “Grass Cat” is a perfect description, with a … Read more

Glastrier, Spectrier and Calyrex – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Glastrier Found in the Crown Tundra, Glastrier is based on a wild horse who has an affinity for the cold. Its body is a snowy white, with iceberg horseshoes. Its furry mane is sharp and … Read more

Regieleki and Regidrago – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Regieleki Known as the Electron Pokémon, Regieleki adds itself to the collection of legendary titans that debuted in the third generation: Regice, Regirock, and Registeel. It debuted in The Crown Tundra DLC, where the players … Read more

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