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Palkia (Pokémon)

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Palkia, along with {{p|Dialga}}, may be based on the {{wp|Shinto}} legend of {{wp|Izanami}} and {{wp|Izanagi}}, who are said to have created one island with a spear, erected a pillar on it, and from there created the islands of Japan. Appearance-wise, Palkia is likely based after a European {{wp|dragon}} combined with a {{wp|pearl}}. Its appearance may also be derived from the ''{{wp|Plateosaurus}}'' or other bipedal dinosaurs such as ''{{wp|Oviraptor}}'' or ''{{wp|Gigantoraptor}}'' due to its head crest and reminiscent body form. The presence of fins in their back, the fish-like head and the pearls are possibly the reason for its Water type. Its secondary type may also originate from the weightlessness one experiences in water, such as the fact that astronauts use water to train for space expeditions. Its Water type may also refer to the fact that hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the Universe.
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