It should have been obvious from the start that several parts of this episode were based off of the book Moby Dick. For those who don’t know, it’s a tale of a captain, named Ahab, who obsessively chases a giant whale known as Moby Dick. Krakannon is actually one of my more recent Pokémon designs, having only come up with it a few months ago, while most of my Pokémon are leftovers from years ago. When I first made Krakannon, I wanted to make it giant, like the Kraken of myth. (Once again, for those who don’t know, a Kraken is a mythological giant squid or octopus supposedly as large or larger than old naval vessels. They were reported to attack and sink ships by wrapping their tentacles around them. It is believed that the recently discovered Giant and Colossal Squids may explain these sightings.) I soon decided that it would be too odd to have a Pokémon that big, so I settled on having in episode with a giant version. Having giant versions of Pokémon is nothing new, as seen in the episode Island of the Giant Pokémon.