10 Pokemon Based on Inanimate Objects

2. Nosepass / ノズパス and Probopass / ダイノーズ

Seriously, from the design its clear that they were inspired by the stone heads called Moai on Easter Island. I find this one funny because of its magnetic nose.

The Nosepass’ nose is a magnet and as a result would always get them to keep facing north. Then there’s the pokedex entry that says “if two of these Pokemon meet, they cannot turn their faces to each other when they are close because their magnetic noses repel one another”.

But how can they turn towards each other if they’re all facing one way? The north magnetic pole? Isn’t that the only time? Is there such a thing like that in the Pokemon world? I’m not sure.

1. Darumaka / ダルマッカ and Damanitan / ヒヒダルマ

This one is easy. They are based on the Daruma dolls. Even the names of the Pokemon are quite near to its inspiration. A daruma doll is a roundish, hollow Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma who was a Buddhist monk that lived around the 5th or 6th century which the Japanese call Daruma for short.

They are considered as a talisman of good luck and makes a good gift. Other than a decoration, there’s a special way to use a daruma. When first sold, the daruma would often have blank eyes.

The daruma serves as a reminder. So if the owner has a goal or dream or big task that they want to achieve, draw one of the eyes and leave the other blank. It’s to remind that you have goal and would likely motivate you to achieve it.

Then once your goal is accomplished, you’d feel great to be able to finally draw the other eye and achieve enlightenment.


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  1. I heard a theory that Dittos are failed attempts at cloning Mew, cause they share a lot of the same stats + moves.