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986 bytes added, 06:15, 28 May 2013
Design Origin
::I've seen that before, and that was my initial idea of its origin. [[User:Scarabola|Scarabola]] ([[User talk:Scarabola|talk]]) 02:15, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
Can we add that the design is based on a chestnut now? I think it's pretty much confirmed now that we have the species name confirmed. [[User:CoolDudeAl|CoolDudeAl]] ([[User talk:CoolDudeAl|talk]]) 05:10, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
:Chestnut origin is confirmed and obvious due to the color, shell, and spines. I'm with the others in thinking that the origin section should say "porcupine or hedgehog". While most of his names reference hedgehogs, in Japanese and French the words for hedgehog can also be used to mean porcupine. Even by Pokemon standards of artistic license, Chespin looks very little like a hedgehog. The rodent-like body shape and incisors, tail thats more than a nub, in combination with the spines than can be bristled at will (admittedly a feature shared with hedgehogs) are very reminiscent of porcupines. He likely takes cues from both: they are both well-known, well-liked, prickly animals that can be combined with a chestnut motif to make for a good Pokemon, and the interchangeability of the names in many languages makes it easier on the translators for making portmanteaus or name puns. [[User:Togeknight|~Destruction on Wings~]] ([[User talk:Togeknight|talk]]) 06:15, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
 
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