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What is Togekiss based off?

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I read the name origin and it said that the name was a combination of "toge"(japanese for spike) and "kiss" which is 'you know what'. But Togekiss neither has spikes nor does it have the tendency to 'kiss' you. So what was it based off?

asked Apr 23 by Qwerty Zoom
It's got something to do with jubilant events like weddings and shtuff I think, hinting the 'kiss'. Plus, it sorta does have spikes on it's head, like the whole of it's evo family, who all have spikes on their head, hence the shared prefix at the beginning. :P

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Togekiss's design appears to draw inspiration from fairies and birds. Its association with peace and joy, as well as its white coloration, suggests inspiration from doves, but its soaring flight and some physical aspects are similar to those of large birds of prey. Togekiss may have also been designed to resemble a flying wing.

Yeah, doves are pretty peaceful as it is - hence the 'kiss' I guess. All of it's Pokedex entries state it's only seen where there is happiness and all that, no strife. Also, of course, it could be based off a fairy, who got a Fairy-type later in the game. It may also seem like a 'broader' version of it's pre-evolution Togetic, who are roughly similar to each other. Again, it's origin according to Bulbapedia is:

Togetic's design appears to draw inspiration from a fairy, a baby bird, and an egg.

By baby bird, Togetic's Japanese romanization is Togechick, ending with 'chick' which means baby bird.

Togekiss is one of those Pokemon that don't have a very distinct design, but it could just be a bigger and better version of pre-evolutions Togetic and Togepi. It's still safe to say that Togekiss is based on a peaceful bird, like a dove.

Hope I helped. :)
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answered Apr 23 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
selected Apr 23 by Qwerty Zoom
lol togekiss is a fairy-dove-egg mix (my stomach's growling for some reason). Still one of my favourites though. thanks :)