Pokemon Scarlet and Violet took inspiration from a piece of Japanese pop culture for one of its newest Pokemon. In early Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players may encounter Nymble, a grasshopper-like Bug-type Pokemon. Nymble is one of the smallest Pokemon, but like its Tarountula counterpart, it evolves into one of the coolest Pokemon in the game. Nymble’s evolved form Lokix is a Bug/Dark Pokemon that seems to have taken inspiration from Kamen Rider, a popular Japanese superhero. Lokix is a bipedal Pokemon that uses its third set of folding legs (which almost look like folding saws) to leap forward and attack its enemies. You can check out both Nymble and Lokix below:
To evolve Nymble, players just need to level up the Pokemon to Level 24. No other evolutionary requirements are needed. When it evolves, Lokix has the potential to have the Hidden Ability Tinted Lens, which increases the power of any “not very effective” move, and causes it to deal extra damage even when at a disadvantage.
Appropriately, Lokix knows a number of kick-based moves, including the new attack Ax Kick. Ax Kick has the potential to confuse the target, but will hurt the user if it misses. Notably, most Kamen Rider incarnations use the Rider Kick as a finishing move, though this is a diving kick rather than a standard ax kick.
Kamen Rider is one of the most recognizable Japanese superheroes, having existed since 1971. There have been several different Kamen Riders with different origins, looks and abilities, but all Kamen Riders wear a grasshopper-like helmet and ride a motorcycle. While Lokix doesn’t ride a motorcycle in the new Pokemon games, players are allowed to ride Koraidon or Miraidon, which must resemble a motorcycle.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is now available on Nintendo Switch.