Dracovish is a dual-type Water/Dragon Fossil Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It is resurrected from combining a Fossilized Fish and Fossilized Drake, and it is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. Take a look below for 22 awesome and fascinating facts about Dracovish.
1. Dracovish is a hybrid fossil Pokémon.
2. It consists of the head of the fish fossil and the back legs and tail of the dino fossil.
3. The tail region ends abruptly at a circular cutoff.
4. The legs are mostly green with two pink stripes.
5. The feet have three red claws.
6. The neck is also mostly green but has a red stripe going up the middle.
7. The stripe is lined with three curved spikes on both sides.
8. Dracovish’s head is roughly circular with a rounded triangular plate on the top.
9. On the plate is a red and white region that extends between the eyes.
10. Its mouth has three sharp teeth in the middle.
11. Its eyes are round and have black rectangular pupils.
12. Two fins protrude from the bottom of the jaw.
13. Dracovish is said to have been the apex predator of its time due to its powerful legs and jaws, and the ability to run at speeds exceeding 40 mph (60 km/h).
14. However, it could not breathe unless it was underwater.
15. It allegedly went extinct due to overhunting its prey, though this is likely not the case due to Dracovish being combined from two separate Pokémon that each had their niches before going extinct.
16. Dracovish shares its category with Aerodactyl, Dracozolt, Arctozolt, and Arctovish. They are all known as the Fossil Pokémon.
17. Dracovish, Dracozolt, Arctozolt, and Arctovish are the first Fossil Pokémon to not be Rock-type or have a gender.
18. Dracovish, like its counterparts, may be based on the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, a series of misassembled dinosaur sculptures displayed at the Crystal Palace Park. The placement of its head on the tip of its tail may be a reference to the first reconstruction of Elasmosaurus. It may have also been inspired by the chimera and similar mythological creatures, which was stated to have the features of different animal species, and is often interpreted as being scientifically constructed from different animal parts.
19. In the case of Dracovish, its bottom half appears to be based mainly on a stegosaurid dinosaur, whilst its top half appears to be based mainly on the fish Dunkleosteus, though the frontal pair of fins resemble those possessed by lobe-finned fish such as Coelacanths rather than the fins of Dunkleosteus.
20. The Pokédex entries for all the Galar Fossil Pokémon mention them being the cause of their own extinction, which may be a reference to the outdated hypothesis that the dinosaurs were evolutionary inert, which made them get bigger, more sluggish, and stupider to the point they could not sustain themselves.
21. Dracovish being unable to breed could be a reference to hybrid animals, which are born infertile (unable to produce offspring).
22. Dracovish may be a combination of dracō (Latin for dragon) and fish.