1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Lake Valor!
    Catch, train, and evolve Pokémon while you explore our community. Make friends, and grow your collection.

    Login or Sign Up

How much does Oricorio reveal about Alola?

Discussion in 'Other Pokémon Games' started by Pixel, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Pixel

    Pixel Aether Child

    Level 16
    Nov 16, 2014
    Ice Stone ★★★★Lucarionite ★★★★Dawn Stone ★★★★Decidium Z ★★★★★Galladite ★★★★
    Hey guys, [member='Aura'] here with a theory that I've come up with and I'd love to share!

    So, on August 1st we were introduced to a new Pokémon, Oricorio. Oricorio is a bird Pokémon who changes form when it sips on he nectar of different flowers native to each of the Alolan Islands. It has four forms, one for each island, and they reveal a few interesting things.

    Firstly, we have the colours of the four forms; red, yellow, pink and purple. It seems very odd to have these colours as a set, especially since this game is meant to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Pokémon, you'd think the colours would be red, green, blue and yellow, like the first four Pokémon games that made up Generation I. However, these colours actually do tie in to something in Alola, and that's the names of the islands themselves.

    We already know the name of the starting island, "Melemele". Melemele is actually a word, being the Hawaiian word for "yellow". We also know the name of another island, "Akala", which was hidden within Lurantis's entry on Pokémon.com. Akala is also a word, being the Hawaiian word for "pink". These two facts were brought to light from a video by GameXplain. It's odd that the two island names we have so far connect to two of the colours that Oricorio can be, with one for each island, so if we take the colours of red and purple from the other two Oricorio forms and translate those into Hawaiian, we have "Ula Ula" for red and "Poni" for purple.

    As for which islands would receive each name, referring to this map, the island in the top-left is already confirmed to be Melemele Island, the starting island. The island across from it, in the top-right, would be Akala Island, since it's the only island with a volcano, which is pictured in Pa'u Style Oricorio's trailer footage. Baile Style Oricorio is shown on a wooden bridge of some-sort with red flowers underneath it, and something like that is seen in the western area of the bottom-right island, making that Ula Ula Island. This leaves only the bottom left island to be Poni Island. This information was also provided by the video linked above.

    However, this isn't the only connection Oricorio reveals to us about the Alola region, which is where my actual theory comes into play. If we go back to Melemele Island, we can see that Oricorio's typing there is Electric, and moving it to another island changes this. Now, what other Pokémon do we know is an Electric-type and exclusive to Melemele Island? Tapu Koko, the Melemele Guardian Pokémon. This would seem to indicate that the Akala Guardian will have Psychic as one of it's types, the Ula Ula Guardian will have Fire as one of it's types and the Poni Guardian Pokémon will have Ghost as one of it's types, and assuming they're all to match Tapu Koko, their other type will be Fairy, meaning the type combinations will be Electric/Fairy, Psychic/Fairy, Fire/Fairy and Ghost/Fairy, which match Oricorio's different types if you replace Fairy with Flying.

    So, what do you guys think? Taking the information that GameXplain had in their video regarding the island names, I think that my theory for the types of the other Guardian Pokémon seem to fit nicely, and it seems that Oricorio does reveal a lot more than it should.

    Anyways, this is [member='Aura'], signing out until next time!

    (Also, how colourful is this article!?)
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Megarai111

    Megarai111 Elizabeth 3rd

    Dec 23, 2014
    Those four words certainly have some kind of an "island-y name" feel to them, so I could see them actually becoming the island's names. Your color/typing theory makes sense as well, because Pokémon types tend to be idenyifiable just by looking at their colors. To me at least, linking the name of the island (and thus the color of a typing, if all four islands are indeed named after colors) to the Pokémon's type makes sense too, following that logic.
    I'd say this is a very nice and plausible theory! I'm already looking forward to the next release of info, that might make us help confirm or deny your theory :)
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Pixel likes this.
  3. Morgaine

    Morgaine Goddess of Shinies

    (Litleo ♀)
    Level 3
    May 1, 2016
    Crown of ValorSoothe Bell ★Heart Scale ★★Ice Stone ★★★★
    It certainly looks to be plausible. It certainly are nice typing combinations and naming things after colors is something that has already happened.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Pixel likes this.
  4. TripleAAABattery

    TripleAAABattery Look at my fluff! LOOK AT IT

    (Eevee (K))
    Level 45
    Nov 12, 2014
    Possibly the best theory I've heard yet for Sun/Moon. I'd love me another Ghost/Fairy type as well, so if it turns out true, then even better.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
    Pixel likes this.
  5. Apawn

    Apawn Modern Gen 2 Artist

    Level 49
    Oct 1, 2014
    Shiny QuilavaQuilava
    Its been a theory for a while, 2ish weeks

    But I do think this Oricorio thing an allusion to the islands, much like the little tid-bit for Marowak...
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. xKiYoMiNaTiONx

    Jul 12, 2014
    That was a very big descriptive theory you have there. Though...I noticed you haven't really talked about the forms that Oricorio takes on... You have the Hawaiian Form, Asian Form, American Form, and the Spanish/Mexican Form... Why are there different versions of this bird?

    I'd like to say that it's because Oahu (which MeleMele represents) is called the Gathering Isle. I personally call Hawaii, a mixed bowl of fruits (or fruit punch). Hawaii has so many different ethnicities living there. Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, American, Hawaiian, Samoan, etc... But how did we come to have all these races living on just about 8 islands? They either immigrated by sea, or by sky. Birds are natural born fliers... they can go wherever they want. I find this very interesting how the oricorios take on the different ethnicities that you can find within the islands of Hawaii (and the Alola region.)
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page