#206 Dunsparce
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Dunsparce's Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Category Land Snake Pokémon
Original Region Johto
National Dex Nr. #206
Generation 2
Pokémon Color Yellow
Type(s) Normal
Ability/ies Serene Grace, Run Away
(Hidden: Rattled)
Average Height 4'11″
Average Weight 30.9lbs
Evolves From N/A
Evolves Into N/A

Dunsparce are a species of pure Normal type Pokémon, that were first introduced in Generation II. Dunsparce is a basic Pokémon whom which has no evolutions yet discovered. Dunsparce are a species of land snake Pokémon. Like Mudkip and Blaziken, they have a popular internet following.

Appearance

Dunsparce are pale yellow, serpent like Pokémon whom have two very small, white-colored wings capable of carrying it a bit above the ground. They also have a drill at the end of it's tail, this is for digging, this looking somewhat very similar to a rattlesnake's rattle. Dunsparce also has some more coloration besides pale yellow, they have some light-blue for their stripes and also circling around their eyes, and also some kind of white beige coloration for their eyes and on their back.

Stats

Dunsparce

Base Stats
HP
 
100
Attack
 
70
Defense
 
70
Sp. Attack
 
65
Sp. Defense
 
65
Speed
 
45
Total
 
415



Trivia

  • In the anime, Dunsparce is usually shown to be much shorter than 4'11", which is its listed height (or in this case, length) in the games.
    • It is also shown as much smaller than its listed height in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, being even smaller than Pikachu.
  • Dunsparce was designed by Hironobu Yoshida.

Origin

Dunsparce is based on the mythical Tsuchinoko, a serpentine cryptid of Japan. Similar to Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, sightings and reports appear in Japanese media; however, hard evidence is always lacking. Tsuchinoko are 30 cm to 80 cm long, with a large head and poisonous fangs. Its body is thicker than its head and tail. The noises it makes resemble squeaks, chirps and snores. Unlike real snakes, which slither from side to side, a Tsuchinoko wiggles ahead in a straight line. The Tsuchinoko curls its body to leap through the air. Moreover, the fact that Dunsparce, a snake-like creature, has wings also brings to mind the motif of the Feathered Serpent, a prominent deity or supernatural being in many Mesoamerican religions. In addition, Dunsparce shares some traits with bumblebees, including their stripes, tiny wings, stinger-like tail, and the fact that they burrow into the ground. This may be a visual pun inspired by the name "bachi hebi" (literally "bee snake"), which the Tsuchinoko is also known by.

Name Origin

Dunsparce may be a combination of dun (grayish yellow or gloomy) and sparse (referring to its rarity). Nokocchi is an anagram of つちのこ Tsuchinoko, a fabled snake-like creature.

Names in other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ノコッチ
Nokocchi
Anagram of つちのこ tsuchinoko
German Dummisel From dumm and Meißel

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