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Why do you need Relicanth and Wailord to catch the Regis?

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Why do you need a wailord and relicanth to catch the three Regis? Is there a connection between them or a storyline or is it just random?

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Only thing I can think of is that the Regis are ancient pokemon, and perhaps Relicanth represents the "map" needed to reach them, but I'm not sure what Wailord would be for. :/ I'll look it up

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The significance of why Wailord and Relicanth are needed might have something to do with the general theme of the Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald games; the relationship between land and the sea. Relicanth is based on the coelacanth, a creature that is considered to be closely related to the ancestors of all land-living vertebrates. Wailord is based on the whale, a creature whose ancestors once lived on land but have since evolved to live in the ocean.

This might answer your questions. Other things I've read have also stated that it might be because Wailord is the biggest Pokemon, while Relicanth is the oldest. Not sure about how that'd play out, but it's something.


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