Pokémon Scarlet and Violeta will have three new initial Pokémon, each of which has potential connections with the Spanish inspirations of the Games. Yesterday, The Pokémon Company officially revealed Sprigatito, Fuacoco and Quaxly, the three initial Pokémon of pokémon scarlet and violet, _ the new open world pokémon game that will come out later this year. While the new region appears in _pokémon scarlet and violeta currently has no name, it is clear that the region is inspired by the Iberian Peninsula, the European region where Portugal and Spain are located. Each of the three Pokémon could also be directly inspired in different parts of Spanish culture, providing even more cultural authenticity to the region.
Sprigatito is the grass-type initiator that looks like a cat. The name English of the Pokémon is an acronym for “sprig” and “kitten”, the last of which is the Spanish word for kitten. Sprigatito could also be inspired by the Spanish plant “Hat of Cat”, which has properties similar to the cat grass but with pink flowers. Sprigatito’s eyes are a pink tone similar to the flowers of the cat thyme.
Fuaco is the Fire-type crocodile Pokémon. The name of Sourcoco is a mixture of “fire” and “coconut”, the first word that means fire in Spanish. While many compared Sourcoco with a “apple dragon” (whose description actually coincides with the Pokémon Applin type grass / dragon similar to an apple), it is actually a crocodile with a form similar to a pepper. The peppers are a spicy meal, keeping the subject with its kind of fire, and many wonder if the FuCoco facial marks are an indication of its gradual evolution towards something that looks like a ghost pepper.
Quaxly is the Pokémon duck of water type. The name Quaxly is probably inspired by «Aqua», the Spanish word for Aqua. Quaxly could be inspired by several different real word ducks, including the Eurasian Cerceta (the Cerceta is a blue tone and the Japanese qualification of Quaxly can be translated as «Blue green Pokémon») and the Blue Poil Piquero, although the habitat of That bird is neither near Spain. We will also notice that Quaxly’s “hair” style could not only be inspired by some crested birds, but also in the hairstyle copete. We must also point out that Quaxly’s name could be inspired by Don Quixote, although that seems a little less likely given that his Japanese name Kuwassu does not share phonetic similarities.
We will have to wait a little more to know more about these Pokémon. Pokémon Scarlet and Violeta will be launched at the end of 2022.