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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Starter Pokémon Have A Unique Shared Theme

Pokémon Legends: Arceus offers players seemingly random starter Pokémon, but one theory explains how each may be connected to the game.

At first glance, the Pokémon Legends: Arceus starter Pokémon may seem to be an odd combination. However, there may be some logic behind the creatures according to a recent report. The three adorable companion options in the anticipated, open-world Pokémon game set in feudal Japan are Cyndaquil, Rowlet, Oshawott. Following convention, it seems the game will allow players to choose from three different Pokémon types, fire, grass, and water. Uncharacteristically, the Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters all hail from across Pokémon generations and regions. The fire starter Cyndaquil first appeared in Gen 2 and called the Johto region home. Skipping a few generations, Oshawott was introduced as the Unova region’s beginning water choice in Gen 5. The most recent of the bunch, Rowlet, is a Gen 7 grass/flying-type Pokémon that can be found in the Alola region. The mysterious professor featured in Pokémon Legends: Arceus must be an extremely well-traveled person to have collected all these creatures together.

Revealed at last week’s exciting Pokémon Presents event, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is breaking with the franchise’s traditions in more ways than its unusual picks for starters. The action-RPG appears to be the first truly open-world setting in the series and the announcement trailer shows the main character utilizing Pokéballs outside of combat. The game’s lush landscape and adventurous vibe prompted more than a few fans to compare the title to games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Genshin Impact. While little is known about the ground-breaking Pokémon title, these comparisons to highly popular and beloved games reveal fans’ high hopes for it.

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That the three wildly differing Cyndaquil, Rowlet, and Oshawott might have a connection lurking beneath the surface is a concept explored in a recent GameSpot article. It asserts that while the creatures vary in type, generation, and region, each has an interesting connection to the unique setting in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The game will take place in the Sinnoh region, a location-based off of the real-world island of Hokkaidō, and a setting it will share with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. However, in the upcoming title, players will set out to explore a version of the region set in the distant past, long before the events of most Pokémon games. It seems that the three starter Pokémon all have clever allusions to the feudal era in one way or another.

The article first points to Oshawott, claiming the creature’s connection to feudal Japan is the easiest to find. Calling to mind the warriors of Japan’s past, the water type's final evolution is called Samurott. The second link is more about time period than location as the article argues Decidueye, the last evolutionary form of Rowlet, resembles the famous archer Robinhood, whose legends originate from around the same time as the “Japanese practice of archery, kyūdō.” As for Cyndaquil, its connection seemingly has to do with the Japanese name of its third evolution. “Typhlosion is called Bakufoon in Japanese,” the article explains and goes on to tie this moniker to a form of military government which ruled through a portion of Japan’s history.

The idea that each starter in Pokémon Legends: Arceus has a clever connection to the game's exciting open-world is fascinating. While the title’s creators have not talked about the decision to pull together such strangely differing creatures as Cyndaquil, Rowlet, Oshawott, the choice does indicate that the Pokémon game is hoping to make some major changes to the franchise’s familiar formula.

Next: Everything We Know About Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is set to launch on Nintendo Switch in 2022.

Source: GameSpot


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What are the themes that Nintendo follows when developing new starters?

OrreMIDI said:

For Grass starters, they are based on prehistoric animals:
Venusaur - A prehistoric frog? Another more concrete suggestion is Pareiasaurs (Wikipedia claimed a visual resemblance)
Meganium - Sauropod
Sceptile - Dilophosaurus
Torterra - Ankylosaurus
Serperior - Titanoboa or some other prehistoric snake
Chesnaught - Glyptodon or another prehistoric porcupine-like animal?
Decidueye - Stilt Owl or another prehistoric owl
Rillaboom - A prehistoric primate, perhaps Dryopithecus or a more human-esque primate

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One criticism that I've heard of this theory is that there's a lot of prehistoric counterparts to various animals out there. You could actually almost argue the same for Fire-type starters.
  • Charmander- Dinosaurs
  • Cyndaquil-Glyptodon
  • Torchic-Jianianhualong tengi
  • Chimchar-prehistoric primate
  • Tepig-Entelodont
  • Fennekin-Vulpes qiuzhudingi
  • Litten-Smilodon
  • Scorbunny-Nuralagus

OrreMIDI said:

I've also heard that each pair of three starters has their own seperate theme, like the Kalos starters being RPG fighters, Alola being based off the circus, and Galar being based off entertainment. These again could be a bit of a stretch, so I'm not sure.

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I know it's actually been confirmed that the Gen 5 starters were designed with specific cultures in mind. (x) There's also an interview that says Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle were chosen because these are small animals kept as pets. (x)

Personally, while I do believe in the Chinese Zodiac theory, I honestly don't think there's going to be a pattern to be found for Water and Grass types, which sounds weird, but I think it makes more sense when you look at the development of the Pokemon games. Pokemon wasn't originally conceived as a franchise lasting decades, it was just one game to start with, and GS were envisioned as a sequel, not the second in the series. So when designing the starter trio, they didn't really have any reason to come up with a tradition to follow. Grass Pokemon are animals in the grass, Water Pokemon are animals in the water, and it didn't need to be any more complicated than that.

So why does Fire get a pattern? Because animals don't live in fire, so when it became a possibility that starter trios would be a recurring theme, something else would need to be used as a nice starting point. This is why Cyndaquil fits so loosely into the Zodiac theory- it wasn't a planned goal, it was just an afterthought.

(Additionally, HelixChamber has a post saying that Wartortle originally had an evo independent of Blastoise, which would make it seem like cannons were never a factor in Squirtle's design. But this would contradict Nishida's statement that she started from Blastoise and worked back, so... I dunno)


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Pokemon Dawn and Pokemon Dusk - Starter Themes

Earlier today, I stated that I figured out the issue I was having with the Starter Pokémon of my Empros Region project. And that issue was that I couldn’t decide on a satisfactory shared theme between all of them. If you haven’t noticed, official Pokémon games starting from Black and White are speculated to be making their starters adhere to an overarching theme that their final evolutions follow - Nobility in Black and White, Classic RPG classes in X and Y, entertainers in Sun and Moon, important cultural touchstones in Sword and Shield. This is something I’m trying to replicate in Dawn and Dusk for that touch of authenticity, but I’ve been struggling with it for a while now.

The idea is that your Starters should be famous figures in their own right, something you can picture either being on stage together as a trio or standing next to you on the winner’s podium or awards ceremony stage. Originally, this was brought about in the overarching theme of celebrity figures, which meant music, sports and film. However, this resulted in one very good concept (Divacula), one very weak concept (the fire starter) and two okay-ish concepts I couldn’t decide on (the water starter). In the end, I got some outside help and have decided to ditch that idea as a theme, as it doesn’t really lend itself to a starter trio. And with their help, I’ve narrowed it down to about two themes that I like best, and with your help I can finally decide on which one is most fitting.

So, let’s get into it!

Theme #1: Music Genres/Kinds of Music

This theme, I think, is the most fleshed-out of all of them. Since music is a big part of what constitutes the Y2K Aesthetic, this theme is all about the different kinds of music that gained promenance in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. This theme all about having the three starters look as if they could be on stage together, busting out the mother of all concerts as the crowd goes wild. It also means I don’t have to make drastic changes to the kinds of animals I’m already using for the starters, which is neat.

The Grass starter, Shrubbat, remains as is, with the final form, Divacula, representing vocal music of different stripes, specifically pop music. Not much to say here, except that I’d probably consider gender differences for Starters to really make the theme work. The female could represent artists like Britney Spears and the Spice Girls, while the male could be based on male solo artists or groups like Will Young, Westlife or Backstreet Boys.

The Fire starter, Sizzile, gets the biggest overhaul, eventually evolving into a Fire/Steel lizard themed around acoustic instruments, 90’s metal and grunge. I imagine it to be a huge shoutout to artists like Kurt Cobain and Gene Simmons in terms of design, with a fiery mane resembling straggly hair and an extravagant personality. Much like Toxtricity, it would strum its scales to create flashes of fire, only in this case it would be the scales of its tail. Not sure about this, might be too close to Toxtricity overall. What do you guys think?

Finally, the Water starter, Bubbloct, becomes a DJ representing electronic dance music. There’s a pun in the design here - the Atlantic bobtail squid, on which this Pokémon is based, uses bioluminescent organs as a means of countershading to confuse predators. In addition, Bobtail squids are actually cuttlefish, which use colour patterns to mesmerise prey. Therefore, by becoming Water/Psychic and with hypnotic abilities, the entire Bubbloct line would be a shoutout to trance music, which gained a lot of prominence in the early 2000’s. Clever, no?

Also I fucking love Trance music :P

Theme #2: 90’s Technology/Media

Much of the Y2K Aesthetic is defined by the era’s sense of techno-optimism. Amongst other things, huge technological leaps and bounds were being made in various fields, which was reflected in music, film and (biggest of all) video games. So it would make sense to have a Starter trio influenced by these three big facets of media and technology, right?

As before, the Grass starter doesn’t change much. However, I’m thinking of a bigger lean towards either a general music theme or doubling down on Europop specifically. I could also draw inspiration from music-playing devices - I imagine the second stage, Decibat, references personal music players by clamping its ears down to resemble earphones, allowing it to privately hear its own squeaks. This would be followed by Divacula having a partial theming of a boombox or home speaker system by singing loud for all to hear.

The Fire starter’s a bit trickier. Two ideas were suggested to me - the first was a focus on video game mascots like Sonic or something like Jet Set Radio. This would mean compromising the secondary Steel-type, which I’m fine with, but would also risk a design too close to Intelion, which I’m less fine with! The second idea, which I’m more down for, is to have the design represent classic JRPG’s such as Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. I’m picturing the final form having heavy influence from FF VII, with a bladed tail akin to Cloud’s Buster Sword that heats up during battle.

Finally, the Water Starter returns to an older idea I had prior to a previous rework. The idea is that the Pokémon uses ink to create animated figures akin to early CGI, such as that found in Toy Story or Jurassic Park. This is based on the idea of pseudomorphs, decoys that octopi and squid supposedly make from their own ink to confuse predators. The idea of paintbrush tentacles was suggested, which I did kind of envision already, and I imagine the second stage to be either an exhausted and neurotic perfectionist that stays up all hours trying to perfect it’s technique.

It may also interest you all to know that I did consider a sports theme at one point, to coincide with the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. However, this would have required me to change a bit too much - the Grass and Water Starters would have needed to be based on different aninals and need new typings. And I would rather try to salvage these Starters than replace them outright, since some of the ideas behind them are still good to me and worth saving.

What do you all think? Which sounds best? Any suggestions? I’ll put a poll up soon so you can vote properly, but until then any comments would be appreciated.


Pokemon: different generations of starters have different themes


Different generations of Pokemon have released a new set of three starting Pokemon, and different sets of starters has a specific themes.

Every different generation has featured a different set of three starting Pokemon to choose from. These Pokemon have always been grass-type, fire-type, and water-type. While almost every Pokemon player probably already knew this, they may not have know that different sets of starters seem to follow separate themes. The first three generations can certainly be questioned in this regard, but ever since generation four it seems that the three starters have followed a set theme.

Generation seven is the most recent game and features the theme of hero, villain, and damsel. This is a classical theme in literature. Decidueye, the grass-ghost archer, is the hero here. Incineroar, the fire-dark type, is the villain, and does a good job looking the part. Primarina, the water-fairy type singer, is the damsel. This theme is quite different from the other themes.

Going back a generation to X and Y, a different theme can be identified. The theme of these starters was knight, mage, rogue. These are all classic RPG classes. Chestnaught is a knight with its grass-fighting typing and large spike shield. Delphox actually has a wand and uses it to perform special moves making it the mage candidate. Finally, Greninja has the word “ninja” in its name and has a special move where it throws water shurikens, akin to a rogue or assassin.

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Generation five starters appear to be based off of different types of royalty. Each final evolution in this generation has a reference to royalty in its name. Emboar, the fire-fighting starter, resembles the word emperor, and is dressed in oriental garb. Serperior name clearly indicates the word “superior” and resembles a majestic serpent. Samurott almost has the word samurai in its name, and is based off of the Japanese samurai.

Finally, we have generation four, which appears to be the first generation in which starters had a definite theme. The theme of these Pokemon seems to be mythology. Torterra, the colossal grass-ground typed tortoise, is based off of the “world-tortoise” myth. Empoleon is based off of the Greek God Poseidon, which can be confirmed by the use of the iconic trident. Lastly, Infernape, the fire-fighting type ape, is based off of the Chinese legend the Monkey King.

The starters for generation eight, Pokemon Sword and Shield, have been revealed, but their evolutions have not. So far, it looks like there will be a grass-type monkey, a fire-type rabbit, and a water-type lizard. It is a little too early to say what the theme will be, but it seems likely that the trend will continue. What do you think the theme for the starters will be in Sword and Shield?




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Fire starters are not the only Pokemon that have a theme, which is the Zodiac. In fact, water and grass starters also are identified in a way that is repeated in each generation intentionally by Game Freak.

Fire starters, of course, are loosely based on the Chinese Zodiac. You have the Dragon (Charmander), the Rat (Cyndaquil, and yes I am aware of the controversy), the Rooster (Torchic), the Monkey (Chimchar), the Pig (Tepig), the Dog (Fennekin, abeit a bit of a stretch), and the Tiger (Litten). The reason I still believe Cyndaquil fits is because it is classified as the Fire Mouse Pokemon and there is no factual or official information from Game Freak that states otherwise.

Fennekin is a bit harder to believe, but it could make sense considering that foxes and dogs are within the same taxonomic family, which is Canidae. The Canidae is split in two categories, one being Canini which dogs belong to, and Vulpini which foxes are part of. Although dogs and foxes are not the same thing, they are still relatives, just biologically distant relatives. In addition, I assume that Fennekin was modeled as a fox instead of a dog to make the wizard theme of the fire starter more relatable. Foxes are associated with mysticism and magic more commonly than dogs, which could explain Fennekin being a fox instead of a dog.

I also want to point out the odds of the fire starters coincidentally having resemblances to Zodiac animals. Even if we did exclude Cyndaquil and Fennekin, that is still 5 out of 7 fire starters that share clear cut similarities to Zodiac animals. Just ask yourself, what are the odds that Game Freak just happened to pick Zodiac animals, out of the millions of animals types out there, to use as bases for most if not all fire starters? While anything is possible, the chances of it being a coincidence are too low to be believable.

Moving on from fire starters, let us look at grass starters. Usually a common conception was that grass starters all resembled dinosaurs. With Snivy, Chespin, and Rowlet however, I'm willing to bet there are two themes. One is dinosaurs, and then the other is evolution, which involves the evolution of our first mammals on Earth. You have Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, and Turtwig that are based on the general concept of dinosaurs, Brachiosaurus, Dilophosaurus and Anquilosaurus respectively. Snivy however, started the trend of grass starters moving towards evolution of mammals/birds. Snivy loses its limbs as it evolves to mirror prehistoric reptilian evolution. Chespin resembles one of the first mammals, the Megazostrodon. Rowlet seems to be based on dinosaurs started to slowly evolve towards what we now call birds.

Then you have water starters which all seem to be based on semi aquatic animals. Basically, they are all inspired by animals who are dwellers of both land and sea. Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, Piplup, Oshawott, Froakie, and Popplio are designed after turtles, crocodiles/alligators, axolotls, penguins, otters, frogs, and sea lions, neither of which are fully aquatic animals.

Considering how a theme can be identified in all starter groups, I feel this makes it more believable that the Chinese Zodiac, Dinosaurs, and Semi Aquatic themes are staples that Game Freak intentionally continues in each released game.

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:diamonds: Pokémon Starters [4]: :book: Themes :books:

Did you guys think that the Pokémon Starter Series ended after I covered all different types? Well if you have, you're wrong! As today I bring to you a special installment and the :tada: FINALE :tada: of the Series. Since we've covered the themes for each Type's Starter Pokémon, we will be talking about the trends each respective regions have.

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But one thing to point out is that these Trends only began from the Sinnoh Region onwards. The first three Regions of Kanto, Johto & Hoenn do not appear to show any common overarching theme between its Starters.

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Now let's get started with the Sinnoh Starters! They are all based on popular mythologies around the world.

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:green_book: Turtwig's Line represents the World Turtle/Tortoise; In several cultures of the world, there is the concept of a gigantic turtle that holds up the Earth. Versions of the mtyh are found in India, China and North America, the last of which is known as "Turtle Island" to some tribes as a reference to the belief that the continent was resting on the back of a gigantic turtle. The European reduction of the myth is the island-beast, a creature so large that sailors take it to be an island and land upon it. When the creature submerges, the sailors are doomed. the Bestiary name for the Island-beast is Aspidochelone or snake-turtle.

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Turtwig starts with a sprout on its head, Grotle with a lush grove and Torterra with a habitat on its back as can be seen by the Tree. At Torterra's stage it can even allow small Pokémon to live on its back and provides them with adequate shelter and food. A proper representation of the World Turtle/Tortoise which is said to support the world as it moves. Hence, Torterra is based on a variety of Mythos around the world which references the World Turtle/Tortoise.

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:blue_book: Next, we have the Piplup Line, the only mythology hints you can observe from their physical appearances are from Empoleon. It's crown is in the shape of a Trident, the weapon wielded by Poseidon; Greek God of the Seas, In Greek myths, Poseidon wields his trident on a number of occasions. During the contest with Athena over the possession of Attica Poseidon strikes the Acropolis with the trident to produce a well of seawater. In a similar myth Poseidon strikes the ground with trident to produce a horse for mankind, while his rival Athena produces an olive tree. The oldest coins of Poseidonia from the 6th century BC depict trident wielded by Poseidon in his right hand, similar to Zeus' thunderbolt.

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As can be seen from the paragraph above, the Trident is a symbol of Poseidon. Not much is shown in the prior evolutions of Piplup and Prinplup, they do not have outright features of Poseidon but PokéDex entries have pointed out that they're rather Proud Pokémon. This may or may not be a reference to Poseidon as he is a God he wouldn't accept help from others willingly, it depends on how much you read into it. Hence Empoleon with it's Trident-shaped Crown is evidence that it comes from Greek Mythology.

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:closed_book: Lastly, we have the Chimchar Line. All three of its evolutions are a reference to the Journey to the West main character, Sun Wukong! Based on Chinese Mythology, he has immense strength and speed. Sun Wukong is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best warriors of heaven. He has the ability to transform into a variety of animals and people, the only exception being his tail which fails to disappear. Also, each of his hairs possess magical properties, capable of being transformed into clones of the Monkey King himself, and/or into various weapons, animals, and other objects. He also knows spells that can command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike. A pivotal character in the Journey to the West which is my favorite fable when I was young, he accompanies a Monk(Tan Sanzang) along with others to return precious Buddhist Scriptures to a Temple. :monkey:

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Many features of the Chimchar Line bear close resemblance to Sun Wukong. Infernape has the most common features compared to its prior evolutions, with its white fur and golden markings on its shoulders and head, it resembles the body armor the Skilled Warrior Sun Wukong has. The Fighting-Type given to Infernape is also a reference to Sun Wukong being an extraordinary fighter, skilled in martial arts. Hence, the Chimchar Line is based on Sun Wukong of Chinese Mythology.

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Up next we have the Unova Starters, their common Theme is Royalties/Nobilities around the world.

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:green_book: Kicking things off with Snivy's Line, as you can note from their rather smug look and regal behavior, their designs are based on French Royalty or Aristocrats. The pale white face of Serperior represents the cosmetics that the French of the 17th Century used. Makeup was not intended to look natural – in fact, it was called “paint” — but instead, “…to represent one’s aristocratic identity as declaratively as possible through cosmetic artifice” (Hyde). Women and men showed their respectability and class through white skin, and heavy makeup was considered more respectable than naturally light skin. Another key thing to point out is the symbol etched around Serperior's skin, and the main green symbol on its chest. They are a reference to the Fleur-de-lis, French insignia that is used on many European noble families' and nations' coat of arms. Along with its regal look, Serperior's ability to seize opponents with its piercing stare is a reference to the basilisk, the king of serpents in European legend. :fr:

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A pretty straightforward match to French Royalty albeit with subtle designs. Snivy's Line are known to be very prideful and along with its design it pays homage to French Royalty. :tophat:

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:blue_book: Down to the Oshawott Line! Another obvious reference to a certain country called Japan :jp: ! The reference can be seen most in Samurott's design and name, the start of its name "Samur" is a reference to the Samurai. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi or buke. According to translator William Scott Wilson: "In Chinese, the character 侍 was originally a verb meaning to wait upon or accompany persons in the upper ranks of society, and this is also true of the original term in Japanese, saburau. In both countries the terms were nominalized to mean "those who serve in close attendance to the nobility. Not so much Nobility/Royalty but more of servants of them, they are loyal to their masters, extremely self-disciplined and respectful. The samurai trace their origins to the Heian Period campaigns to subdue the native Emishi people in the Tohoku Region. Around the same time, warriors were increasingly hired by wealthy landowners that had grown independent of the central government and built armies for their own protection.

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The Oshawott Line all wield certain types of weapons attached to their bodies; Oshawott has a single Scalchop, Dewott has a pair of Scalchops and Samurott has what appears to be blades attached to its limbs which can act as a sword. You can clearly see the reference to a Warrior class from the entire line, they exhibit similarities to both the Shogun(Military Commander in Japan) and the Samurai. More so for the latter, it has what seems to be plates of armor around its body and a seashell-shaped helmet on its head. Hence, it is a reference to the Samurai, servants of the Japanese Nobility. :dolls: :crossed_flags:

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:closed_book: Last up for the Unova Starters we have the Tepig Line! As with most Fire-Type Starters they have a red/orange color scheme, the main difference here is the additional black and gold/yellow added to its design. Seen especially in Emboar, it is a reference to the fashion of Chinese Nobility and the overall colors they find auspicious.

:small_orange_diamond: Black, corresponding to water, is a neutral color. The I Ching, or Book of Changes, regards black as Heaven’s color. The saying “heaven and earth of mysterious black” was rooted in the observation that the northern sky was black for a long time. They believed Tian Di, or Heavenly Emperor, resided in the North Star.

:small_orange_diamond: Red, corresponding with fire, symbolizes good fortune and joy. Red is found everywhere during Chinese New Year and other holidays and family gatherings. A red envelope is a monetary gift which is given in Chinese society during holiday or special occasions. The red color of the packet symbolizes good luck. It is also traditionally seen as a symbol of happiness. In modern times, Red remains as popular as ever in China, the Flag of the Communist Party heavily emphasizes the color. :cn:

:small_orange_diamond: Yellow, corresponding with earth, is considered the most beautiful and prestigious color. The Chinese saying, Yellow generates Yin and Yang, implies that yellow is the center of everything. Associated with but ranked above brown, yellow signifies neutrality and good luck. Yellow is sometimes paired with red in place of gold. Yellow was the emperor's color in Imperial China and is held as the symbolic color of the five legendary emperors of ancient China. Yellow often decorates royal palaces, altars and temples, and the color was used in the robes and attire of the emperors.

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Being a Chinese myself, Emboar represents the Chinese Nobility pretty decently. It has an aura of strength and the colors go well with its design. On a side note, Emboar also represents the Pig Demon( Zhu Bajie) from Journey to the West, seemingly a continuation from the previous Region where Sinnoh's Infernape is Sun Wukong his traveling partner. Another point to the Chinese Mythology. Therefore, Tepig's Line pays homage to Chinese Nobility with its color schemes. :pig: :izakaya_lantern:

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Finally we've arrived at the Kalos Starters! If you've paid attention to each Starters design it's theme is rather glaring. They are all based on popular Classes of Characters in Video Games!

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:green_book: First up we have the Grass Starter, the Chespin Line. They represent the Fighter/Warrior or Knight Class in Video Games, a popular choice in most games. People often choose this particular class of character because of its "tankiness" and well who doesn't want to be a Knight in shining armor for a damsel in distress right? The Warrior Class is skilled in combat and usually can make use of the most powerful weaponry available in the game, a pure physical combatant. The Warrior Class is planted in almost all genres of Medieval Games and even in futuristic ones(Jedi Knights anyone?) Popular MMOs such as MapleStory, Dungeons & Dragons and RuneScape have variations of the Warrior Class as playable characters.

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The reference being shown here by Chespin's Line starts with Quiladin where the origins of its name come from the Paladin a warrior of Medieval times and a poplar character in most games. Both Chesnaught and Quiladin have armor covered bodies which protect them from damage to an extent, a link to the heavy armor plates Knights wear for combat.

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:blue_book: Second in line we have the Froakie Line, the Starter I chose for my Pokémon X game! Its design corresponds to that of a Thief/Ninja hybrid. A character class often seen in games, a Thief is known to possess skills which gives it great agility and can have melee or ranged attacks. Another popular class in games such as MapleStory and DarkSouls, they're are favored for their advantages over other characters mainly because of its speed. One disadvantage being that this class of characters are pretty expensive to start your journey with.

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The reference to Thieves and Ninjas can be seen throughout the Froakie Line. At Froakie's stage, the bubbles around its neck and back can act as a mask for disguise similar to a hood worn by Thieves and Ninjas, or it can be used as a bag for "Stolen Goods". The burglars of the Pokémon World indeed :joy: ! Frogadier is more similar to a Ninja than to a Burglar like Froakie, it has a dark blue "hooded" face which now acts as its mask while the foam around its neck acts as a scarf. The final evolution Greninja shows a much more conspicuous resemblance to a ninja. Japanese culture closet associates frogs and toads with ninjas based on the folk story "The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya" a ninja who can shapeshifter into a large toad. With its dual Dark-Type being reference to Ninjas often being hidden in the shadows, Greninja moves with the speed and grace of a Ninja, using swift movements to confuse its enemies while it slices them with throwing stars; its signature move Water Shuriken, made of compressed water they are sharp enough to slice metal. It is also the only Pokémon to learn Mat Block, and is capable of learning Smokescreen which is often associated as techniques used by ninjas.

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:closed_book: Now for the last few Pokémon of this post, the Fennekin Line! As you may guess from the Stick Braixen and Delphox wields which resembles a wand used by witches, Fennekin's Line represents the Mage/Witch/Wizard Class of characters in video games. Prized for casting powerful spells in most games with certain variations over different games, the Mage Class is popular in games such as Fire Emblem, Dungeons and Dragons and Final Fantasy(Colorful Mages :rainbow: :scream: ). For the pacifists in the Gaming community who rather stand far away and still attack the Wizard Class is a popular choice.

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The outstanding feature being that Delpox and Braixen both have wand and broomstick-like tails. These sticks act as a method for attack and communication. At Delphox's stage, it uses the stick more and more like a magic wand, it gazes into the flame on the Wand to achieve a focus state of mind allowing it to see the future. The overall features of Delphox, especially its robe-like fur resembles a cloak a Witch would wear.

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There you have it, the conclusion to the Pokémon Starters Series! :confetti_ball: :tada: First of all props to YouTuber TrueGreen7 for pointing these themes out! The designers have really put in a lot of effort into the overall designs and themes in recent Regions, it's both creative and refreshing to see that even with 721 Pokémon released, we can still look forward to Well designed Pokémon. I hope you've enjoyed this and other posts related to it and do look forward to more posts on the PokémonOrigins Series!




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