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''Iwanko appears to be based '''''on''''' a domestic dog, most likely a spitz-type breed.'' Could someone fix this? --[[User:Raltseye|<span style="color:#FF6464">R</span><span style="color:#11BB11">alts</span>]][[User talk:Raltseye|<span style="color:#6890F0">e</span><span style="color:#6464FF">y</span><span style="color:#6890F0">e</span>]] 15:59, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
 
''Iwanko appears to be based '''''on''''' a domestic dog, most likely a spitz-type breed.'' Could someone fix this? --[[User:Raltseye|<span style="color:#FF6464">R</span><span style="color:#11BB11">alts</span>]][[User talk:Raltseye|<span style="color:#6890F0">e</span><span style="color:#6464FF">y</span><span style="color:#6890F0">e</span>]] 15:59, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
 
:Fixed. --[[User:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#95EB5C">Carmen<small>★</small></span>]] <small>''[[User talk:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#FEBEE8">(Talk |</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#A6DAFC">contribs)</span>]]''</small> 16:06, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
 
:Fixed. --[[User:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#95EB5C">Carmen<small>★</small></span>]] <small>''[[User talk:Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#FEBEE8">(Talk |</span>]] [[Special:Contributions/Carmenstar97|<span style="color:#A6DAFC">contribs)</span>]]''</small> 16:06, 12 June 2016 (UTC)
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Iwanko is probably based on the Hawaiian Poi. Historically (though it may be legend, I'm no expert), Pois were raised alongside children; if they outlived the child, the dog was killed and buried with them. Otherwise when the poi died the child would be given a charm necklace made from its teeth, as poi teeth are thought to be good luck charms.
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Given Alola is obvious Hawaii, this is likely Iwanko's design basis - notice the ruff around its neck looks like a necklace of teeth. [[User:Drake Clawfang|Drake Clawfang]] ([[User talk:Drake Clawfang|talk]]) 20:24, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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Iwanko

Since I can't add the info, I'll say here what Iwanko's name means. Iwa = Rock, Wan = Woof, Ko = Child. It's name is Rock-woof child, and that's adorable. Me, Hurray! (talk) 03:41, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Grammar

Iwanko appears to be based on a domestic dog, most likely a spitz-type breed. Could someone fix this? --Raltseye 15:59, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Fixed. --Carmen (Talk | contribs) 16:06, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

Origin

Iwanko is probably based on the Hawaiian Poi. Historically (though it may be legend, I'm no expert), Pois were raised alongside children; if they outlived the child, the dog was killed and buried with them. Otherwise when the poi died the child would be given a charm necklace made from its teeth, as poi teeth are thought to be good luck charms.

Given Alola is obvious Hawaii, this is likely Iwanko's design basis - notice the ruff around its neck looks like a necklace of teeth. Drake Clawfang (talk) 20:24, 30 June 2016 (UTC)