I understand the whole Mage concept, but what about its canid side? Is it based off of the Dog in Chinese Zodiac, or a Chinese Fox, which is a fox known to stand on hind legs and have cognitive abilities? (the Chinese Fox can also shapeshift, which is what Zoroark represents)
I don't know where people are getting all these ideas of it being based on a Chinese zodiac or whatever, its quite obvious fennekin is based on a fennec fox.
I am pretty sure "kitsune" just means "fox" in Japanese, not magical fox or fox creature or fox spirit or anything like that. Also, foxes are part of mythos in other asian cultures too, not just Japan and China. Hell, even in english we have sayings such as "crazy like a fox" so I don't know why everyone always thinks any fox in a Pokemon game has to be based on some kind of Japanese or Chinese legend.
Isn't the Kalos region that X/Y take place in supposed to be based on FRANCE after all?
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