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Poipole, the pre-evolution of Naganadel, is the Poison Pin Pokémon and is typed as Poison.

Please include the name origin and what it's based on design-wise.

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It might be a tadpole.
I think it's some kind of bee :P

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Poipole isn't really based off of anything, but it is mostly interpreted as a sticky friendly purple baby that is apparently another universe's starter, its name most likely comes from poison and pole (however I believe its name comes from poi, which is a native Hawaiian sticky sweet grayish purplish sauce, and I have no idea what pole is there for, but I'm pretty sure it just sounds good for a name). The design kind of looks like a syringe, that is pretty much all there is to say about it. And its Japanese name is Bebenomu, which also means baby. If you want a better description ask James Turner, the original designer of poipole.

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Thanks. I do believe that the -pole part of Poipole's name comes from tadpole.
The -pole part could come from the pins on it's head, which look like poles.
Poipole sounds like a small child saying “purple.”
That's the pun behind it, Umbreon. Also, It's the same color as the name suggests.
I can see similarities between Poipole and Midna in Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Fluffles, are you sure Poipole isn't based off of anything?!

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I'd like to add that this Bulbapedia article says:

Poipole is based on a bee larva. Like its evolution, its needle-like appendages resembles the plunger of a syringe, with the head representing the barrel or tube and the venom representing the liquid inside.

The same article also states:

Poipole is a combination of poison and pole. It is also a play on purple. It may also incorporate tadpole, as it is the infantile stage of Naganadel.

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Poison and pole

I think its based on a dragon bat mech thing

If you think it is...why not be more specific?