You may look at the simple designs of Pokémon, especially in the first generation, and come to the conclusion that the developers were just lazy. I mean, a Pokéball with eyes? Come on! However, many designs are pulled straight from Japanese mythology that are unfamiliar to western fans. Here's why a “Pokéball with eyes” is actually valid, and why Lickitung is a vile creature from the depths of Hell.

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