Talk:Palkia (Pokémon)

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Fallic Imagery?

Anyone else think this Pokémon looks like a wang? I mean, it looks a lot like one. Anybody?

First off, it's spelled "Phallic". Second, no. We have Stunky looking like an ass, but I don't think that Game Freak would make a Pokémon that looks like that, at least not intentionally.

06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Roke Tanuki 06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC) 06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)Roke Tanuki 06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC) please forgive my improper format, I've only been exposed to Wikis a short time and do not have a great grasp of how to sign my name using the system's mark-up language. But onto the matter at hand.

Intentional or not. There is certainly a degree of ambigious phallic imagery concerning Palkia. If one removes the rest of the image and looks only at the neck and head-plate. Then its very easy to mistake it for a circumcized phallus.

Taking this a step further, if one includes the pair of armored shoulder spheres. Then from certain angles they appear to be testicles. If you want a good reference image, check Palkia's sprite when deployed as part of your team.

I doubt there was any malicious intent with this. In some countries and traditions the phallus is seen as an icon of strength, etc, etc. Though I don't think this was the intent either.

I think in the end, it just happend to turn out looking that way, either by accident or because of some artist's subconscious.

I don't believe its worth any kind of mention though in the main article. No noteworthy source has called attention to it, and much like inkblots or dreams, its open to one's individual interpretation. As Freud said: "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."

Again, please forgive my poor formatting. If I knew how to sign my name on a Wiki, insert indentations and the like, I would. 06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC) 06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)06:31, 24 July 2007 (UTC)