Pokémon themselves are strange and mysterious creatures. But not all of them were born only by the imagination of the authors. Some have their historical prototypes. What exactly? Let’s tell now!
Few people know, but the creators of this Pokemon were inspired by a mythical creature named Tsuchinoko – a snake-like creature from Japan. “Tsuchinoko are described as being between 30 and 80 centimeters long, similar to a snake, but with a central body much wider than its head and tail, and as having fangs and venom similar to a viper.”
Since we’re talking about sea creatures, we can’t forgive Whiscash either. This Pokemon appeared in the image and likeness of the evil Japanese spirit Namazu. They sail the seas and cause disasters and shipwrecks.
That by the name of the pokemon, that by its appearance it immediately becomes clear who inspired the creators. Kitsune is a nine-tailed fox demon. According to legend, these creatures are considered werewolves and can sometimes take the form of a person.
Espeon is a cat-like Psychic Pokémon. Distinguished by his magical abilities and a forked tail. The historical prototype was Bakeneko, a similar Japanese perfume.
The history and even the appearance of this magical creature was taken from its no less mysterious prototype – the Hopkinsville Goblin. This horror story came straight from the village of Kelly, which is seven miles from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, USA. On the farm of local residents, creatures resembling humanoids were seen.
Almost a fairy-tale character that appeared straight from Jewish mythology. By the name and physique of the creature, it is immediately clear that the creators were inspired by the Golem.
Reminds no one? Red image, the image of a bird. Okay, you probably already guessed by yourself that this Pokemon was copied from the legendary Phoenix bird.
Another wonderful creature born from Japanese mythology. But who exactly? Tengu are forest goblins with long noses that live near mountains.
It would seem that another cat that stands on two legs and fights with claws. But no, connoisseurs have found a similarity between this Pokemon and the legend of Kamaitachi. This is a Japanese spirit that lives in the wind. He looks like a ferret, on the tips of whose paws stick out long and sharp claws. Invisible, it swoops down on a person and scratches his skin.
The most unusual of the presented Pokemon. Mawile has the ability to deceive. But where do its roots come from? All from the same Japan. There is one legend there about Futakuchi-onna – a woman who hid a toothy mouth on the back of her head under her hair.