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Golem (Pokémon)

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Origin
Golem, as the name suggests, is based on a {{wp|golem}}, more specifically on representations in modern {{wp|role-playing game}}s, which usually are {{wp|ogre}}-like creatures whose body is covered in, or made of, stones.
 
It might also based on a {{wp|tortoise}}. Tortoises are believed to hold the world on their backs in many myths, including the {{wp|Hindu mythology|Hindu}}, {{wp|Chinese mythology|Chinese}}, and {{wp|Mythologies of the indigenous peoples of the Americas|Native American mythologies}}. Its "shell" may represent the {{wp|Plate tectonics|tectonic plates}} of Earth. It also resembles {{wp|Concretion#Septarian_concretions|septarian nodules}}.
 
Alolan Golem, like its predecessors, seems to have structures made of {{wp|Piezoelectricity#Materials|piezoelectric crystals}} or {{wp|magnetite}}, a subset of iron ore known for its black crystalline appearance and magnetic properties. The black structure on its back may be derived from a {{wp|electroshock weapon}} or a {{wp|railgun}}.
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