The koi is something with a lot of Japanese culture attached to it. One of these is the "koinobori", a windsock heavily associated with children and made to look like a koi. I would argue Gyarados has inspiration from the windsock, owing to a connection to the koi, a long serpentine shape, etc.
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#33NextgrandcrossPosted 6/18/2013 11:32:41 AM
You guys must've never seen those dragon kites/Wind Sock things before have you?