In recent weeks we have proposed several analyzes dedicated to some of the Stranger or misinterpreted Pokémon of the main chapters of the saga, including Claydol, Torterra and Darumaka. Today, following the indications of the increasingly famous Dr. Lava, we decided to talk to you about Xatu, the second generation anthropomorphic bird.
Xatu is a psycho / flying type Pokémon first introduced in the Gold and Silver video games, capable, according to the Pokédex, of "foresee the future, but not to avoid it". The design of the bird draws inspiration from shining quetzal, a bird widespread in Central America and revered, long ago, by Maya and Aztecs.
Also according to what reported by the Pokédex, the Pokémon would have a very close relationship with the sun, and in particular with the culture of sun gazing. The technique of contemplating the sun consists in observing the mother star for about 40 minutes a day, immediately after sunrise and before sunset, and apparently this technique would allow Xatu to draw on a series of special psychic powers. As evidence of this we remind you that in the video game series Diamond and Pearl the description of Xatu in the Pokédex read: "This strange Pokémon can see the past and the future. Observe the movement of the sun every day".
Xatu's posture is instead inspired by the classics Native American totem, which the Pokémon occasionally remembers by opening its wings and assuming its position.
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Xatu draws inspiration from totem poles, as well as resplendent quetzals, a bird some Native Americans believe are gods of the air. They also believe Sun Gazing bestows supernatural powers - explaining why the Pokedex says Xatu "stares at the sun all day long." pic.twitter.com/h3gMjzosVf- Dr. Lava's Lost Pokemon (@DrLavaYT) May 7, 2020