It’s one of the franchise’s most common sources of inspiration, and with nearly 900 in all, there are plenty of examples.
The Pokémon Sword and Shield games introduced the newest generation of pocket creatures that we can capture and train. Having almost 900 Pokémon known to this day, it is not surprising to know that several designs are strongly inspired by various sources, being perhaps the strongest of all, mythological creatures.
Aztec, Egyptian, Norse, Hindu, Chinese and Japanese, there are quite a few mythological stories that our world knows. If in each one you have numerous deities, heroes and villains and even monsters, the reason why Pokémon takes so much inspiration from this source is clear, and we are going to introduce you to 10 examples next.
Did you know all these examples? What is your favorite Pokémon? Just this year, Japan chose its 30 favorites, on the occasion of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Now that the Diamond and Pearl remakes arrive on Nintendo Switch, along with Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the creatures we met in the Sinnoh region are likely to rise in popularity.
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