Origins of the design for Clobbopus and Grapploct
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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
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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

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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

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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

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Silicobra and Sandaconda – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Silicobra Silicobra is a Ground-type snake Pokémon that is well acquainted with sand. Its name, a combination of “Silicon” and “Cobra”, references the element silicon which is often obtained from sand. Silicobra would not be … Read more