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    In another column exploring the likely cultural and zoological origins of Pokémon species, we take a look at the Bronzor and Bronzong.

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    Very interesting story. I knew Bronzong was a bell of some sort, but always saw Bronzor as a coin-type thing. I always love reading these, and can't wait for next week!
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    I love this series of articles about the origins of different Pokemon. It is actually quite interesting seeing as I'm a sucker for Japanese mythology and biology too.
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    Nice article, I found it to be very interesting. Also that was quite an epic ending you had there.

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    Yaaay another one!
    Wow, you've gotta love mythology after this! Brongzong is too much of a pain in the neck to break anyway.

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    Ah! I do love a good folktale or legend and that one simply sang to me~ Great article as per the usual.
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    I love these articles. This one was one of my favorites, nice research.
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    This was a fun read. Considering how well researched this stuff is, I wonder if the actual species articles can actually link to them in their article, even at least in the trivia section. As far as I can tell, the origin sections in the articles themselves are just fans guessing.

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    That was a pretty creepy legend. Why would breaking the bell supposedly make the person who broke it rich? And furthermore, why was she so attached to a mirror? Either way, this gives me chills.

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    What an interesting read!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RegiRuler View Post
    That was a pretty creepy legend. Why would breaking the bell supposedly make the person who broke it rich? And furthermore, why was she so attached to a mirror? Either way, this gives me chills.
    It was cursed?

    It's pretty self explanatory. Why was she so attached?

    A:"An old proverb said that a mirror was the soul of a woman, and she started to worry that in giving away her precious mirror, she had also given away her soul."

    Why would it make the person rich if they broke it?
    A: "The locals took this dying promise quite seriously, as the last wishes of anyone dying in anger were thought to possess a mystical power"

    It's all right there in the text. It's a superstition. I mean, why would crossing a black cat's path cause bad luck?

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    Fantastic column!

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    Completely off topic, but each time I hear 'Bronzong' I think of "Thong Song" by Sisqo.

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    This one was new to me. It was obvious that it was based of a mirror and bell but the legend attached to it was new to me. Very interesting as always.

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Bronzor and Bronzong: Investigating the inspirations be

    That was quite informative. I never read that one.

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