Column:On the Origin of Species
|On the Origin of Species|
|Schedule||Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays|
|Original run||April 2010 - present|
|List of articles|
On the Origin of Species is a column written by Xan Hutcheon and published exclusively on Bulbanews. It provides insight on the cultural and zoological origins of Pokémon species. Issues focus on either a single Pokémon's origins or the origins of multiple Pokémon connected in an evolutionary family.
The column began its first run on April 18, 2010, and editions were published regularly at the beginning of each week for six months. Two issues regarding Pokémon from Pokémon Black and White were published in March 2011.
A third set of articles ran during the pre-launch period of Pokémon X and Y.
- Manaphy and Phione
- Sandshrew and Sandslash
- Turtwig, Grotle and Torterra
- Poochyena and Mightyena
- Bronzor and Bronzong
- Nincada, Ninjask and Shedinja
- Paras and Parasect
- Chinchou and Lanturn
- Trapinch, Vibrava and Flygon
- Lileep and Cradily
- Treecko, Grovyle and Sceptile
- Gloom and Vileplume
- Nosepass and Probopass
- Shuppet and Banette
- Venipede, Whirlipede and Scolipede
- Slowpoke, Slowbro and Slowking