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- Jun 30, 2020
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Ever since some of the earliest reveals of Legends: Arceus, the cast of characters has been the subject of much speculation - who is related to who in the 'modern' era, where are they from, and what is their relationship with Pokémon? Now that the game is in our hands, we can discuss these questions with a little more detail, as well as share both the things we've learned for certain and the crackpot theories we've developed! Obviously, spoilers abound, so please be careful.
- Kamado says that his suit of armour is a traditional piece from Galar - and it also happens to exactly match Wikstrom's armour in every detail except colour. This doesn't mean that Wikstrom is from Galar (he explicitly states that his family is Kalosian), but it is further evidence of a strong shared history and culture between Galar and Kalos; perhaps the knights of the former wore black, and the latter, brighter colours?
- 'Volo' is Latin for 'I wish', or perhaps more accurately, 'I want'. Words with a similar Latin root include 'volunteer' and 'volition'.
- Someone who definitely is Galarian is Professor Laventon. Some people have interpreted Raichu's new 'Dex entry (with a reference to Copperajah) to arrive at the conclusion that he's from a new, India-inspired region, but Laventon just lays it on too thick to be from anywhere else, from my perspective - even besides from the clues in his appearance, he writes in the Galarian alphabet, is fond of afternoon tea, and uses phrases such as "botheration" and "silly sausage". In non-English versions of the game, he even interlaces his speech with English. To be clear, an 'India region' almost certainly exists in the Pokémon world, and perhaps we'll visit there someday, but it's not Laventon's home culture.