Masquerain is a dual type Bug and Flying Pokemon introduced in Generation III. It evolves from Surskit starting at level 22. Take a look below for 25 fun and fascinating facts about Masquerain.
1. Masquerain is a light blue Pokemon with two pairs of rhombus-shaped wings on each side of its body.
2. Its head is shaped like an elongated teardrop with a pink face and round, black eyes.
3. On either side of its head is a large, antenna that resembles an angry eye.
4. The antennae are white with pink along the lower rim.
5. White lines along the rim resemble eyelashes, while a large, dark pink dot in the middle represents the pupil or iris.
6. These eyespots are used to intimidate enemies.
7. Masquerain’s four wings allow it to fly in any direction and hover, but it cannot fly when its wings are wet.
8. Additionally, rainy weather causes its antennae to become heavy and droop.
9. In order to protect its wings and antennae, this Pokémon will shelter under trees or the eaves of houses.
10. Masquerain lives on water’s edge.
11. Masquerain can be seen as a counterpart to Araquanid. Both share the Bug type and the same base stat totals, and both can be found at Malie Garden in Pokémon Sun and Moon, taking the place of the other depending on the time, with Masquerain being found during the night and Araquanid in the day.
12. Masquerain is based on insects, especially moths, that bear eyespots to frighten would-be predators.
13. Its head is shaped like a raindrop, making it similar to some lanternflies, and its flight is similar to that of a damselfly.
14. It could have also been based on the Kalligrammatidae, ancient lacewings (damselfly-like insects) that resembled butterflies and moths.
15. Masquerain is a combination of masquerade (a disguise) and rain.
16. Masquerain debuted in A Fan with a Plan. Drew was seen practicing with it for the upcoming Rubello Town Pokémon Contest, which was held in the following episode. It appeared in subsequent episodes since.
17. A Masquerain appeared in Destiny Deoxys, under the ownership of Audrey. It was her main Pokémon, and it helped to rotate the fan blades of the windmills in order for LaRousse City’s power to come back on.
18. A Masquerain appeared in The Great Eight Fate!, under the ownership of Juan. It was one of his Pokémon used in the Sootopolis City Water Exhibit. It and Juan’s other Pokémon were captured by Team Rocket, but they all worked together to escape. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.
19. A Masquerain appeared in Dewpider Ascending!, where it resided near the Pokémon School. It evolved from Surskit during a battle against a Dewpider over its territory. The battle ended when Masquerain, pleased with its evolution, flew off and allowed Dewpider to live near the Pokémon School.
20. Masquerain made a cameo appearance in The Rise of Darkrai as one of the Pokémon Darkrai hit with a Dark Void when a group of Trainers were attacking him.
21. A Coordinator’s Masquerain appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!, where it was participating in the Performance Stage of the Sandalstraw Contest.
22. Multiple Masquerain appeared in Zoroark: Master of Illusions as some of the many local Pokémon living in Crown City.
23. Multiple Masquerain appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened as residents of Pokémon Hills.
24. A Trainer’s Masquerain appeared in A Relay in the Sky!, where it was participating in the Pokémon Sky Relay. It was in a team also consisting of Hydreigon and Butterfree.
25. A Masquerain appeared in A Watershed Moment! in a flashback.