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Talk:Rockruff (Pokémon)

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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)
: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)
== 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. [[User:Drake Clawfang|Drake Clawfang]] ([[User talk:Drake Clawfang|talk]]) 20:24, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

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