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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

Origin of Species Toxel & Toxtricity
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Toxel and Toxtricity – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Toxel Toxel debuts with a few special aspects. It is the first with the unique typing of Electric and Poison. It is also the first baby Pokémon introduced since the fourth generation. What is a … Read more

Origin of Applin, Flapple and Appletun
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Applin, Flapple, and Appletun – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. In this article we’ll take a look at a Grass-type Pokémon that appears in berry trees, falling down on the heads of trainers. Applin Applin is the Apple Core Pokémon, and it’s design is inspired … Read more

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Galarian Corsola and Cursola – 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 Corsola Corsola was introduced more than twenty years ago in Johto. It has the classification as the ‘Coral Pokémon’. It was cute, with a Water/Rock-typing and a pink coloration. Its design was based on … Read more

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Zarude – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. On Pokémon Day 2020, one of the mythical Pokémon of the eighth generation was revealed. The Rogue Monkey Pokémon Zarude. It’s name originates from a romanization of its Japanese name, which itself is a combination … Read more