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“Did You Know Gaming” Tackles Pokémon Mythology

Did You Know Gaming, a site dedicated to uncovering all kinds of facts and trivia surrounding the world of gaming, has released a brand new video on their Youtube channel, this time discussing Pokémon mythology and its connection to our real-world myths and legends.

Narrated by Jimmy Whetzel from the Hidden Block group, “Pokémon & Mythology” goes into detail on the inspiration for several legendary Pokémon, drawing many parallels to our world’s history and mythology.  From covering the legends of Ho-Oh and Lugia, the religious connection shared with Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza, to even Arceus‘ connection with Japanese mythology, the crew at Did You Know Gaming do a great job in providing very plausible explanations to many Pokémon origins.

You can see the video for yourself here:

What do you think? Was that a satisfying dive into Pokémon mythology? Let yourself be heard in the comment section below!


I always thought of Infernape being inspired by Sun Wukong, but its similarities to Hanuman makes for a very plausible connection.  Maybe it’s a mix of both, even!

Sources: Did You Know Gaming