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Terapagos is a reptilianPokémon that resembles a light-blue turtle. Terapagos has two light blue eyes with rouge rimming, while the rest of its head is a deeper shade of indigo. Its head is also decorated with small diamond protrusions, with two on top of its head and two more on either side. It has two small hands with 3 fingers each that barely poke out of its fur. Its fur is voluminous, its color varying with a gradiant between a greenish yellow and sky blue. A second patch of fur also appears behind its shell, vaguely forming three separate tails.
Terapagos's shell is made out of crystal, with 18 irregular pentagons on top decorated with differently colored symbols that appear to resemble all 18 type icons. On the center of its shell is a small hexagonal protrusion, with a white hexagon on top of it with triangular extensions on each corner that connects it to the edges of the protrusion, slightly resembling the icon for the Terastal phenomenon. The sides of its shell also have 3 obtuse pentagons each on the rim of the shell; however, these ones are a solid light blue color.
The Area Zero journals and the Scarlet Book/Violet Book describe an unknown Pokémon resembling Terapagos, implying that this Pokémon is responsible for, or at least heavily related to, the Terastal phenomenon.
Terapagos may also reference the World Turtle, a mythical turtle found in various mythologies that was said to carry the world upon its back. Its hairy appearance may be a reference to Japanese legends of the minogame, a turtle which lived for 10,000 years and grew a tail made of seaweed.
The tessellation on Terapagos' shell contains type icons. It could also be based on the unique pattern on the back of the diamondback terrapin.
It may also take inspiration from chitons, marine mollusks with flat disk-shaped bodies and eye-like peripherals composed of rock.