I see that Obstagoon's name can be based on 'obstruct' (also works with it's new move Obstruct), but it could also be based on 'obstinate-stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so'. - unsigned comment from Srushj11 (talk • contribs)
For species I feel like this guy (and the linoone, not so much the zigzagoon) might be based on honey badgers in temperament and european badgers in appearance (and possibly a little bit of inspiration from hyenas, too, but definitely mostly badger.)
It's also worth noting that their patterns also resembles grease makeup (as worn by bands like KISS and Insane Clown Posse). This is also fitting with their use by Team Yell, which IMO seem to be a charicature of particularly dedicated punk rock/heavy metal fans.
The Galarian Evo line's tongue constantly sticking out heavily resembles the way Gene Simmons has his tongue out while performing as a member of KISS. Obstagoon even has a widow's peak like Gene, and its grey fur resembles the armour he wears when dressed up. LordHeinz (talk) 17:31, 8 August 2019 (UTC)
- It's half true, it evolves from new Pokemon. Alolan Marowak is actually a cross generational evolution and we had it just one generation before. In generation 6 was Sylveon, so the gap is only on fifth.--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 23:36, 8 August 2019 (UTC)