Only three Pokemon introduced in this generation were given gender differences, two of which have a unique type combination of Water/Ghost – Frillish and Jellicent. Both are based off from old English royalty and jellyfish.
Female Frillish are pink and based off from jellyfish and perhaps a princess. Its head is rounded, the top of it forming a tiara-like shape. It has a ruffled collar and a trailing ‘dress’ and flowing arms like the sleeves of a dress. They have red ringed eyes and blue pupils. Male Frillish are blue and appear to be based off from jellyfish and a prince. Its head is rounded, the top of it forming a small crown. Its collar is ruffled like a male royals and its trailing body resembles shirt tails. They have blue ringed eyes with red pupils. Frillish are the only unevolved Pokemon other than Nidoran whose gender differences are visible in the PC Boxes. According to its pokedex entries, Frillish’s thin, veil-like arms wrapped around the body of its opponent, it sinks to the ocean floor. They paralyze prey with their poison, and then drag them down to their lairs, five miles below the surface. Some Frillish have the ability Cursed Body, which is probably a reference to it being part ghost-type. Frillish appears to be based off from the Nuraihyon (a demonized jellyfish that is sometimes shown wearing monarch-like robes. Its name most-likely comes from the words ‘frill’ and ‘jellyfish’.
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