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Voltorb (Pokémon)

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ItVoltorb seems to be based upon the concept of a living {{i|Poké Ball}} (with its {{Shiny}} coloration possibly being based on a [[Great Ball]]). The design concept may be inheritance from the time when the franchise was known as [[Capsule Monsters]], as early artworks show Poké Balls without the button in the middle.
The idea of them being mistaken for the standard Item Balls is similar to a {{wp|Mimic (Dungeons & Dragons)|mimic}}, a monster archetype commonly found in RPGs.
Given its tendency to explode, it could also be based on a {{wp|bomb}}. Its unpredictable tendency to explode, as well as its shape and name, may be a reference to {{wp|ball lightning}}.
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