16 Pokémon We Didn’t Know Had Mythical Origins
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.