Did you shove it in a PC box?
As the evolved form of one of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire’s starter Pokémon, Blaziken has become one of the most well known creatures since the franchise’s creation. Apparently, however, long-time Pokémon artist Ken Sugimori designed Blaziken specifically to push the envelope and test whether audiences would accept a more humanoid looking Pokémon.
According to YouTube channel Did You Know Gaming, Blaziken was the very first Pokémon designed for Ruby and Sapphire’s Hoenn region, with Sugimori using its design as a test for players to see whether they would keep it in their party or simply shove it in a PC box. In a translated interview with Sugimori from a 2003 issue of ‘Nintendo Dream’ magazine, he states:
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Source : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/07/random-pokemon-artist-reportedly-designed-blaziken-to-test-fan-reception