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    On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

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

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    Interesting indeed. Mawile has always been one of my favorites.

    I didn't know much about futakuchi-onna though.
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    Woot! Charles darwin aint got nothing on these articles!


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    You have proved again while your editorials are the best on Bulbanews.

    While I have never been a fan of Mawile, its inspiration is fascinating. Can't wait to read the next one.

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    when i was first playing ruby i thought this pokemon was really cool looking and thought it was neat. but then started fighting with it...not so great...

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    Iv'e always liked Mawile and it's inspiration is pretty interesting. Nice article.

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    I really enjoy these Origin of the Species articles. I'm always intrigued by the connections that Pokémon share with Japanese culture and folklore, and I'm learning a lot this way. Keep 'em coming!
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    Very cool article, I always thought Mawile was awesome, even though I've never actually used one. It was nice hearing about the myth it's based on.

    I hope it gets an evolution in Gen V too!

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    Mawile's one of the few Pokemon from Gen III whose design I really liked, and this article was really interesting to read. Nice job!

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    Dam fine article.

    I think I'm one of the few people who doesn't want a new evo. I'm afraid the cuteness factor would be ruined. In my Ruby playthrough, it has yet to be knocked out. I love Mawile to bits.
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    Very cool--it's always fun to learn about where the Pokemon came from.
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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    Very well written.

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    ...why the hell is this it's own article? The Bulbapedia article has a link to the wikipedia article on the futakuchi-onna anyway, making this even more pointless.
    So.

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    Default Re: On the Origin of Species: Mawile: Investigating the inspirations behind Pokémon

    Another interesting article.

    Mawile is a very overlooked Pokemon, as it seems though that its version exclusive counterpart, Sableye gets a bit more attention due to its immunity to most types.

    I haven't ever completely gotten Mawile though, in its official artwork are the teeth coming from its horn and you are looking at its back?

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    yes in the official art we are looking at his back, and his back sprite is his front, weird but awesome, mawile really needs an evolution.
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