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Category: Origins of Pokemon

Origins of Pokemon: Cryptids

  What is a cryptid? A cryptid is a creature whose existence cannot be proven, but whose existence is widely considered to be possible. Pokemon draws several references from these real-world creatures, often transforming them into rare or specially-stylized Pokemon. In this post, I hope to reveal four Pokemon’s ties to the world of cryptids. …

Origins of Pokemon: Dragon Mythology

It’s no secret that dragons in the Pokemon world are some of the most coveted travelling companions. I remember making that trek through Meteor Falls in my Sapphire game to find those 8 small spaces where you could potentially run into a Bagon. It’s no coincidence that some of the most intriguing Pokemon have some …

Origins of Pokemon: Three Scary Stories in Japan

It has been a while since I’ve written a real article, and I simply must say, the introduction never gets any easier. Well, straight to the point, the purpose of this short article series will be to provide a background on the simple and not-so-simple origins, or speculated origins, of the Pokemon we all know …