I remember when I first found Dunsparce in Dark Cave. I thought it must've been some rare Pokemon.
Never have I been so wrong.
But it is rare or rather it WAS rare. Just not strong. Like Chimecho.
Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
We dare not go a-hunting / For fear of Fairy-type Pokémon
When I was a young and naive kid, I used to think Dunsparce was some kind of bee that lived in caves and burrowed underground. I know better now.
Theme set by Caprizant | Fan of Generation I.
Hm, this doesn't explain Dunsparce's drill tail and its burrowing abilities. I guess Tsuchinoko are believed to live in caves too and hide underground, or simply it's an association to things burrowing to escape sight, hinting at it being elusive.
Still, I love how tales of one of the weirder creatures of japan ended up mixing with one of the weirder creatures of america: You get a weird fat undulating snake that rolls around in a hoop and can jump.
Anyway, great article with a lot of interesting explanations to it. The flying snakes are interesting, given what we are lately learning about flight in general.
I honestly hope one of the next two articles is Celebi... There wouldn't be a more appropiate moment.
If only it got an evolution or something...
I really missed these articles. Hope more are coming!
For a while when I first saw Dunsparce I wrongly assumed that it was laying on it's back and had a distended stomach. It just looked like a sleepy yellow thing just laying there.
I mean look at it, it looks like it's just sleeping there with it's tiny white arms.
Obviously later I figured out it had fangs and was actually on it's stomach all along.
I really hope they evolve this thing it's been getting a lot of game and anime exposure lately and that's usually a good sign of evolution.
I never saw Dunsparce at all in Generation 2, so I was surprised to see it in Generation 3 (the remake games). I thought it would be some fancy type, but was a bit disappointed to see it being a pure Normal-type. It's such a weird creature. Like the above user mentioned, I used to think that it is a sleeping thing, mainly because of the striped back (which looks like a stomach). It's difficult to see it being snake like, but looking at the mouth would be easy.
Thanks for reading.
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