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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Sizzlipede and Centiskorch – Origin of Species

In this recurring series, I’ll analyze the origins of Pokémon designs, their culture, and their historical allusions to British culture. Sizzlipede Sizzlipede is a Fire and Bug-type Pokémon classified as the Radiator Pokémon. Its name, a combination of “sizzle” and “centipede”, reflects its characteristics. It is based on a centipede, a bug that is known … Read more

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Fans have a gruesome new theory about Glastrier and Spectrier

The second DLC area for Pokémon Sword and Shield brought us to its namesake area, the Crown Tundra, and also introduced us to the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex and his two steeds: Glastrier and Spectrier. While there’s some great UK lore that seems to influence the horses’ designs, some fans say there may be a horrific … 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