House Whimsicott: Mischief and Miracles
Hey, the bombax ceiba is the cotton tree; so what is cottonee, which is not a tree?
There is a tree called a cotton tree, but it’s not actually where cotton comes from, Billy. Cotton comes from a small shrubby thing, and it grows on the plant in little balls to protect the seeds; that’s what Cottonee is.
Lotta good stuff on Wikipedia, y’know.
Whee; I get to do another Grass-type! I’m breaking from the order of the Pokédex for a bit because Whimsicott is another Pokémon I have relatively more experience with. Cottonee and Whimsicott are… fluffy… cottony balls of… stuff. Honestly I’m not sure what they are. Funnily enough, I quite like this. Pokémon don’t need to look like things, they just need to fit their powers and their character. Think back, for instance, to Red and Blue and see if you can tell me what, in the name of all that is holy, a Slowpoke is? Or, for that matter, a Nidoqueen? How about Alakazam, Marowak, Magmar, Electabuzz or Kangaskhan (hint: she’s certainly not a bloody kangaroo, I can tell you that much)? I feel that there have been, as the years go by, more and more Pokémon that insist that they need to look like something, and personally I think Pokémon that don’t really look like anything are (often) the ones that work best. Take Cottonee, for example. She looks like nothing so much as a ball of cotton with leaves, but that works. Simple designs are best when you’re looking to make something cute. Whimsicott is cute too; I’m… not exactly sure what she looks like, though it has been suggested to me that she’s a sheep, which I guess I can see. Continue reading “Cottonee and Whimsicott”