Difference between revisions of "Kingdra (Pokémon)"

Kingdra seems to be based on a {{wp|seahorse}} and the {{wp|common seadragon|weedy seadragon}}. Its {{t|Dragon}} type and {{pkmn|category}} may be a reference to the Japanese word for seahorse, 竜の落し子 ''tatsu-no-otoshigo'', which means "(dragon's child"'), andwhich is derived from the {{wp|Japanese mythology|myth}} that a seahorse that lives for a century will transform into a {{wp|dragon}}. The fact that it dwells on the seafloor while creating {{wp|whirlpool}}s may be a reference to {{wp|Ryūjin}}, a Japanese sea deity, or {{wp|Charybdis}}, a sea monster in Greek mythology. Its ability to shoot {{wp|cephalapod ink|ink}} is similarreminiscent toof a {{wp|squid}}, and the shape of its snout and its {{a|Sniper}} Ability mayare bereminiscent based onof a {{wp|water gun}}.
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