Jimmy Fallon actually talked about Wiglett in last night’s show (at 3:25):
Convergent as in two separate Pokemon have taken on the physical traits that is "Iglett" through their own evolution.
Golden Mole and Marsupial Mole. Almost identical, completely not related to each other.
Funnily enough.I see. I feel like that might be a misnomer in Pokemon's case, because evolution means something different in Pokemon. Pokemon evolution is more like metamorphosis, and as far as we know Wiglett does not evolve into any evolutionary relative of Diglett (and it probably won't period). Convergent evolution for Pokemon would probably be more along the lines of if Diglett and Wiglett both evolved into Dugtrio. I think this phenomenon needs a different name (I can't think of one ATM though). They may have wrote themselves into a corner by calling metamorphosis "evolution" and later adapting characteristics of IRL evolution like regional variants and now convergent evolution, it breeds a lot of confusion.
That was until now, so now thanks to being able to change a Pokémon’s type via Terastalizing it, it means you can have your Pokémon with the Rattled ability hold a weakness policy and Terastalize it to change its type to something that weak to Ghost, Dark, and/or Bug type attacks.Rattled is an annoying ability. They never give it to good Pokémon for starters, and they never give it to Pokémon that are weak to Ghost, Dark and Bug attacks. So you can’t be cute and give a Rattled Pokémon a weakness policy and deliberately trigger Rattled as a viable battle strategy.
True. Though who knows if we’ll get Basculegion, Persian at +2 is still bad, and Sudowoodo is too slow. Granbull may work if we get it. Wugtrio too if it’s not too frailThat was until now, so now thanks to being able to change a Pokémon’s type via Terastalizing it, it means you can have your Pokémon with the Rattled ability hold a weakness policy and Terastalize it to change its type to something that weak to Ghost, Dark, and/or Bug type attacks.
Although it isn’t completely true that they don’t give it to Pokémon that are weak to Ghost, Dark, and/or Bug type attacks as Basculegion, and Alolan Persian can have that ability.
Honestly Terastalizing a Pokémon with the Rattled ability to Psychic type while holding a weakeness policy could probably work out well.
Not sure how good Alolan Persian, I’d but you could probably maybe use Sudowoodo or Granbull.
Japanese name is pretty much Sea Diglett when translated.
Also good visual reference for those wondering.
AgreeWe all know what convergent evolution is.
I just think we don't need that when we already have regional forms. We don't need a second group of Pokemon that's just slight redesigns of already existing Pokemon.
Omg scaryEveryone’s talking about Convergent evolution and using moles and sharks as examples. Did you all forget about one of the best examples, Scarlet King Snakes and Coral Snakes. Both separate species living in different areas. Both have similar warning coloring (black, red, yellow), but only one is venomous, the other is harmless and an imposter to prevent predation. I wish these guys were made into Pokémon!
I found a great link on convergent species https://ballpythonbreeder.co.uk/2021/04/20/convergent-evolution-in-snakes-and-lizards/