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

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