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The theory about Pokémon Legends: Arceus seems to explain the curious choice of starter Pokémon



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Why were these three starter pokémon chosen to star in Pokemon Legends: Arceus? A fan theory could explain the curious choice.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is that game that so many fans have been waiting for years. Finally, Game Freak has got down to work and has begun developing an open-world game that will arrive on Nintendo Switch in 2022.

What seemed impossible, a Sinnoh region set in a strong era, clearly inspired by Japan, has ended up being a reality. Now, after a trailer that has detailed a few aspects, fans have begun to pitch their theories.

One of the most surprising and most interesting aspects was the presentation of the three initial pokémon that this installment will have, and that does not change, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, will present us with the classic choice of the saga.

However, these three initials are already old acquaintances and many fans have wondered why they have been chosen to star in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. A fan theory developed on Reddit by user ZeeGee009 could have clarified the presence of Rowlet, Oshawott, and Cyndaquil.

The explanation makes a lot of sense. According to the theory, by settling in a supposedly strong Japan, Game Freak has chosen pokémon with a theme close to that period. In the case of Oshawott and its evolution, Samurott is the most representative since the pokémon is clearly inspired by a samurai. Rowlett and his Decidueye evolution, resemble archers and would also fit into that medieval Japanese image.

However, what about Cyndaquil, the little fire-type pokémon, which doesn’t seem to fit the bill. Well, his latest evolution, Typhlosion, is much more related than it seems. The name of the pokémon in Japanese is Bakufuun, which is inspired by the term Bakufu, which means Shogun, the position that the highest military leaders of the country received. For those of you who know something about the history of Japan, you will surely be familiar with the Tokugawa shogunate, the third and last one in history.

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