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** Jynx **

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For the magical curse, see Jinx. For the bird genus, see Wryneck.

/Pokémon/ series character
Pokémon Jynx (purple) art.png*National Pokédex*
Scyther - *Jynx (#124)* - Electabuzz
First game /Pokémon Red/ and /Blue/
Designed by Ken Sugimori
Voiced by (English) Rachael Lillis
Voiced by (Japanese) Mayumi Tanaka

*Jynx*, known in Japan as *Rougela* (ルージュラ,
/Rūjura/^?), is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's
/Pokémon/ franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Jynx first appeared in the
video games /Pokémon Red/ and /Blue/ and subsequent sequels, later
appearing in various merchandise, spinoff titles, or animated and printed
adaptations of the franchise. The character is voiced in Japanese by Mayumi
Tanaka and by Rachael Lillis in English.

Jynx's design and humanoid appearance has been heavily criticized by the
Western media, most notably by cultural critic Carole Boston Weatherford,
who described Jynx as representing blackface after seeing the character's
depiction in the anime. Due to complaints, Game Freak modified its
appearance by changing the original color of its face from black to the
current color, purple. Criticisms from 1UP.com and similar sources have


· 1 Design and characteristics
· 2 Appearances

· 2.1 In video games
· 2.2 In anime
· 2.3 In printed material

· 3 Controversy and reception
· 4 See also
· 5 References
· 6 External links

*Design and characteristics[edit]*

Jynx was one of 151 different designs conceived by Game Freak's character
development team and finalized by Ken Sugimori for the first generation of
/Pocket Monsters/ games /Red/ and /Green/, which were localized outside of
Japan as /Pokémon Red/ and /Blue/.^[1]^[2] Originally called "Rougela"
in Japanese, Nintendo decided to give the various

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jynx

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