Indeedee – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Today, we’re looking at the new Gen VIII Pokémon Indeedee. Indeedee Indeedee is the Emotion Pokémon, a Psychic and Normal-type that is the seen in every Pokémon Center in Galar. They are the regional cleric. … Read more

Receive a Dracovish in Pokémon Sword & Shield with new code

The Pokémon European International Championships have begun and there’s a special present to commemorate the event that can be redeemed in copies of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Use code EU1C2022G1FT from the Mystery Gift menu to receive a Dracovish based on Marco Silva’s, winner of the Oceania International Championships in 2020. The distribution ends … Read more

Galarian Ponyta & Rapidash – 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 Ponyta Galarian Ponyta is a Psychic-type, with purple and blue tufts of fur rather than the flames of its Kantonian counterpart. It also has a small horn protruding out of its head. It is … Read more

Duraludon – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture.  Duraludon has a very interesting design, and is only the second Steel/Dragon-type Pokémon, at least until Hisuian Sliggoo and Goodra were introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. While its type combination is uncommon, it is quite … Read more

Eiscue – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Eiscue is based on a penguin, and is classified as the Penguin Pokémon. Its name is a modification of “ice cube”, relating to its cube head, in which eyes are shaved and a beak is … Read more

Zacian and Zamazenta – 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 February 27, 2019, two legendary Pokémon were teased in the premiere trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield. These were the box legendaries, both based on wolves. Both are classified as the Warrior Pokémon. Living … Read more