The Pokémon franchise is one of the most powerful in the world, including video games, TV series, movies, card games, collectible cuddly toys, and even clothing, with profits amounting to billions of dollars annually.
With more than 800 species of Pokémon, the work of Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri was not easy and he had to take inspiration from various cultures around the world to invent each of the "pocket monsters". Mexico was not left out when it came to creating some Pokémon, since there are a good number of fans of the franchise, and some monsters have characteristics that make them very Mexican.
This Pokémon is inspired by the axolotl, the amphibian endemic to the Mexican Basin and which has had much success in recent years due to its ability to regenerate its body. Wooper is blue and has a pair of "antennae" on its head, which immediately refer to the gills of the axolotls.
A flying type, Hawlucha is a Pokémon inspired by a hawk and a Mexican wrestler. Its plumage (green, white, and red) refers to the Mexican flag; it wears a wrestler's mask in bright colors, very similar to those worn by Mexican wrestlers.
Rayquaza is a mixture of several mythological beings, but we must admit that its resemblance to Quetzalcoatl is much. This is one of the most powerful Pokémon out there, and there's a colorful version in the Pokémon Go video game.
The relationship of this Pokémon with the Mexican culture is many, on one hand, it could be a dancer, and on the other a charro, with the hat so characteristic of those who practice the charrería.
For foreigners, the cactus is a very Mexican element, and Maractus is a Pokémon cactus, its bright colors are reminiscent of Mexican culture. In addition, it shakes what would be its hands as if they were maracas, another very Mexican element for foreigners.