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Relicanth (Pokémon)

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{{Bulbanews|On the Origin of Species: Relicanth}}
Relicanth are based on the {{wp|coelacanth}}, an {{wp|Order (biology)|order}} of fish that was thought to be extinct. They are considered {{wp|living fossil}}s because they are virtually unchanged from their prehistoric forms. Like their real-life counterpart, Relicanth were thought to have gone extinct 100 million years ago until they were recently rediscovered in a submarine exploration. Relicanth matches the {{wp|Indonesian coelacanth}} in color, but its {{Shiny}} coloration is like that of the more well-known {{wp|West Indian Ocean coelacanth}}. The genus, Latimeria, is named after {{wp|Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer}}, the discoverer of the first specimen, which Relicanth's Pokémon Ultra Sun Pokédex entry may reference. It may also take inspiration from {{wp|placodermi|placoderms}}, an extinct class of fish with armored heads.
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