Hawlucha Collection * ルチャブル コレクション
ルチャブル #701 Hawlucha: The Wrestling Pokemon
Although its body is small, its proficient fighting skills enable it to keep up with big bruisers like Machamp and Hariyama. With its wings, it controls its position in the air. It likes to attack from above, a maneuver that is difficult to defend against.
In the last few days before the release of XY, leaks were exploding over the internet like wild fire. I'd stay up late just to see who would be next. Most of them I thought were cool but none of them caught my attention. Until someone posted a photo of a mexican/aztec looking bird with arms AND wings. Who almost had a human like torso and mask. It was so unique to all the other leaks put out. I thought it was fake myself for a short time since it really didn't fit the theme of this generation. At the time it was still under question whether or not this guy was fake. He's one of the first leaked Pokemon I ever wished to be real. Usually I take what I get and wait for all legit info to be released before I get attached but Hawlucha was a different story. I was aching to know if I was falling for a fakemon or not. Then a few days later players confirmed him! I couldn't wait to get him in the game, I knew he'd be a key member of my X team I was just hoping he'd be good in battle since he was a single staged Pokemon. He is a beast! He did flying press all the way to the elite four and was my first Pokemon in XY to be leveled to 100. I'm not a fan of bird type pokemon but there's just something about Hawlucha. I adore Mexican art and all the past Pokemon related to it weren't as cool to me. Hawlucha is perfect and became one of my favorites quickly. I plan to hardcore collect this Pokemon. He started off with a tiny sum of merch but after being obtained by Ash himself in the anime his merch exploded ten fold. I want all of it. Be it flats, plush, figures, cards and food. I want it. I love this lucha bird and I'm hoping I can achieve a complete collection!