Two entomologists and Pokemon fans in Singapore have named a newly discovered species of cockroach after the Pheromosa bug from the show.
The insect features an antenna, long legs, and wings that mimic a hood much like the cartoon character first introduced in 2016’s Pokémon Sun & Moon.
In the show, which first hit screens in 1996, the characters catch, train and care for fictional species known as Pokémon, with 1,015 different types today.
Named Nocticola pheromosa, the new insect was discovered by Foo Maosheng and Cristian C. Lucanas in a forested nature reserve.
After the discovery they told Tim Straitis: ‘Both my collaborator and I are Pokémon fans, so we thought, why not name it after a pokémon inspired by a cockroach?’.
Discovery! Two entomologists and Pokemon fans in Singapore have named a newly discovered species of cockroach after the Pheromosa bug from the show.
Foo’s love of the Japanese series is well known among his fellow perfumers and he has earned the name “bug-catcher” as characters on the show.
He said: ‘I’m like one of those bug trainers who goes to different places to find out more about the bugs we have.’
“This contributes to the museum for research and education and The Biodiversity of Singapore website, which is like our local pokédex.”
It comes after the news that Netflix was developing a stop-motion animated series with The Pokemon Company called Pokemon Concierge.
The project was announced on Monday, the 17th anniversary of the first Pokemon game, also known as Pokemon Day.
The series will follow Haru, a concierge at the Pokémon Resort who interacts with Pokémon and their owners who visit them as guests, according to Deadline.
The resort caters to the Pokémon characters, and the plot follows the concierge’s many interactions with them while helping with their stays at the resort.
The short trailer shows a Psyduck walking past Haru on the beach before they see something in the sky.
New twist on Pokemon: Netflix revealed that they are developing a stop-motion animated series with The Pokemon Company called Pokemon Concierge
The stop-motion will be handled by Dwarf Studios, which was behind Netflix’s Rilakkuma and Kaoru stop-motion anime.
Netflix Asia Vice President of Content Minyoung Kim said, “We have a group of experts here in Japan who are passionate about finding and developing original stories here in Japan that will excite audiences around the world.”
Kim added, “We are dedicated to adapting fan-favorite stories and manga into extraordinary shows.
“Netflix looks forward to delighting fans in Japan and around the world with Pokémon Concierge, an all-new storytelling and visual experience featuring innovative stop-motion animation set in the world of Pokémon in close collaboration with The Pokémon Company,” said Kim. .
There is no set release date for Pokemon Concierge, but it is expected to release sometime in 2023.
In its library, Netflix already has numerous Pokémon movies, including Indigo League, Journeys: The Series, and Mewtwo Strikes Back.
The streaming service previously announced that they were developing a live-action Pokemon series in 2021 similar to 2019’s highly regarded Pokemon Detective Pikachu.
The executive producer of Netflix’s Lucifer, Joe Henderson, is the writer and executive producer.
In addition to his collaboration with The Pokemon Company, Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company and is developing numerous projects featuring Dahl’s titles.
The Plot: The series will follow Haru, a janitor at the Pokémon Resort who interacts with Pokémon and their owners who visit as guests.
Cute: The resort caters to the Pokemon characters, and the plot follows the concierge’s many interactions with them as he helps with their stays at the resort. The short trailer shows a Psyduck walking past Haru on the beach before they see something in the sky.
Netflix bought up the entire Roald Dahl catalog, including classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda, as the streaming service faced stiff competition from Disney+ and HBO Max.
The deal expanded Netflix’s existing licensing agreement with The Roald Dahl Story Co (RDSC) reached in 2018 to create animated series based on the author’s books.
According the hollywood reporter, The original deal in 2018 was reported to be among the largest for children’s programming at the time, worth between $500 million and $1 billion.
Recently, yahoo! News reported that the streaming giant paid 500 million pounds, about $686 million, giving it full access to Dahl’s live-action and animated works and films.