The regional forms of the starter Pokémon are based on Japanese culture.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The latest evolution of initials is based on Japanese culture

With over 25 years of history behind them, many gamers wonder at some point how Game Freak’s art team could create different and interesting Pokémon designs for each new delivery. In all these years spent enjoying their video games, we have had the opportunity to meet the most curious creatures, pocket monsters that are literally a nut or a garbage bag, to Pokémon based on real plants and animals. However, and as you well know, many others are inspired by Japanese culture.

The cast of pocket monsters continues to grow as the arrival of a new project is announced. Although there are currently eight generations which total over 800 different creatures, we should add regional forms to all of this. ‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ also features a new variant type of Pokémon, and you may have been curious to know that although their initials are still called the same, their final evolutions are very different.

They are called the same, but the appearance is very different from what we saw in the second, fifth and seventh generation

As you may have checked, Typhlosion, Decidueye and Samurott they are very different in regional form from Hisui. Its appearance is very different from what we have seen in the second, seventh and fifth generation. The reason why this is so is none other than the need to adapt these creatures to the theme which the game is based on, and to create them they relied on interesting details of Japanese culture.

Yokai belong to Japanese folklore and Typhlosion was based on one of them. This Pokemon is a fire/ghost type, and is directly inspired by a creature that purify lost souls to take them to another world. Decidueye’s skin, on the other hand, takes on the characteristics of the winter clothes used in ancient Japan, and Samurott makes a clear reference to the samurai.