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Article Let's discuss the new Pokémon: Iwanko and Nekkoala

Started by PokéCommunity Daily June 10th, 2016 9:58 PM
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Someone suggested that Iwanko is based on a Hawaiian species of dog.



If anyone is cares, I broke down a possible origin of the name Iwanko. It's all Japanese words. Iwa means rock. Wan is the sound dogs make irc, and 'ko' is a naming suffix for child. So Rockwoofchild xD.
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I like Nekkoala. It has a nice design, and a very interesting ability. If it gets a cool evolution, I'll consider it for my team.

I'm not so fond of Iwanko, because I don't like dogs. I'll only catch one if it gets an evolution as cool as Arcanine, Houndoom, Manectric, or Lucario, and doesn't require a ridiculous evolution method. Or if it can learn a lot of HM's.

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I think Nekkoala's ability has potential to be overpowered competitively. Anyways, great video!
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Now that I did not expect, not from Corocoro anyway. I really like these two pokemon though! I was only saying the other day how I'd love to see a Koala Bear Pokemon. 8)

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Well, here's hoping these Pokémon are real... Nekkoala actually looks really great and it's literally the FIRST Pokémon based off of an Australian animal and it looks like it will be going straight on my team when I find a male one.

Iwanka looks similar to Poochyena with the way it's mouth is. I can't wait to encounter this.
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I like Nekkoala, although I'll have to see it's evolution before I consider it team worthy.

Not crazy about Iwanko, it's another dog Pokemon and really there are other dog Pokemon like Growlithe or even Furfrou I'd sooner use on my team if given the choice. (I've never used either of them before)
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Well, here's hoping these Pokémon are real... Nekkoala actually looks really great and it's literally the FIRST Pokémon based off of an Australian animal and it looks like it will be going straight on my team when I find a male one.

Iwanka looks similar to Poochyena with the way it's mouth is. I can't wait to encounter this.
Kangaskhan is Australian too. So not quite the first! Kangaroo. :) also dw they are real, they're not 'leaks' they're from corocoro.

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Now that I did not expect, not from Corocoro anyway. I really like these two pokemon though! I was only saying the other day how I'd love to see a Koala Bear Pokemon. 8)
I understand you there, because I often brought up having a koala Pokemon on a lot of those next-generation wishlists for new Pokemon. Nice to see that Game Freak had answered that prayer, now I hope we get a dolphin and a peacock as well because I think they would look nice to see in this generation.
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Someone suggested that Iwanko is based on a Hawaiian species of dog.



If anyone is cares, I broke down a possible origin of the name Iwanko. It's all Japanese words. Iwa means rock. Wan is the sound dogs make irc, and 'ko' is a naming suffix for child. So Rockwoofchild xD.
So Iwanko is probably going to be a Rock/Normal type :3 that's pretty cool but it'll have a 4x weakness against Fighting types

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So Iwanko is probably going to be a Rock/Normal type :3 that's pretty cool but it'll have a 4x weakness against Fighting types
Iwanko is pure Rock-type so only 2x weakness to Fighting, as well as 2x weakness to Steel, Grass and Water.
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Also, according to Serebii, CoroCoro hints that Iwanko (the dog) and the starters share some kind of relationship.

"CoroCoro hints that Rowlet, Litten, Popplio and Iwanko all hide a secret"
To add on to what I said earlier, what if this is all a play on the alchemy theme?

Litten, Iwanko, Popplio, Rowlet

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They're looking nice. Both of them have a pre-Gen V look to them. I guess they are going to a simpler design route like Sugimori wanted.
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They're looking nice. Both of them have a pre-Gen V look to them. I guess they are going to a simpler design route like Sugimori wanted.
I agree with this. While I liked 5th Gen I understood why it had its haters and it was because it started complicated designs, so to go back to the older simple style two generations later is proving that 7th Gen will be a very accessible generation to both the younger and older fans.
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I agree with this. While I liked 5th Gen I understood why it had its haters and it was because it started complicated designs, so to go back to the older simple style two generations later is proving that 7th Gen will be a very accessible generation to both the younger and older fans.
Some would argue that it was actually 4 or even 3, but to me it was 5 (mostly because Gen III was my Gen I, and Gen IV was my Gen II) xD. Eitherway I'm loving the designs.

About the pouches...irc real life Koala's have cheek pouches.
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NAME ORIGIN ALERT!
nekkoala: neko is japanese for cat, and koala is, well, a koala.
It doesn't seem to have cat-like qualities. I believe the name comes from "neru," which is the verb "to sleep," in addition to "koala."

About the pouches...irc real life Koala's have cheek pouches.
It's not the cheek pouches in and of themselves that bother me. It's the color scheme that makes it look like an Electric-type. Couple that with the cheek pouches that are present on all of them so far, and it almost looks like it would be this gen's electric rodent. Except it's not a rodent, it's a marsupial; and it's not Electric, it's Normal. It just throws me off.

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