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Grapploct (Pokémon)

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Grapploct origin
Grapploct appears to be based on an {{wp|octopus}} with {{wp|jujutsu}} fighter motifs. Its face design appears to be based on a {{wp|wrestling mask}}, while its underside resembles the black and yellow-dotted ring attire of professional wrestler {{wp|"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes}}. The tentacle around its waist resembles a {{wp|Black belt (martial arts)|martial artist's belt}}. It may also reference {{wp|octopus wrestling}} practices popular on the West Coast of the United States during the 1960s, which involved a diver grappling with a large octopus in shallow water and dragging it to the surface.
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