Any franchise with a lore as deep and varied as Pokémon will draw from a range of sources when seeking inspiration; an ever-growing Pokédex along with a lot of games, films and anime episodes make that a necessity.

It can be interesting, then, to learn about the diversity of the references to be found in the games, and the Did You Know Gaming channel has taken on the challenge of highlighting some key examples of real-life mythology featured in the franchise. There are a number of sources of inspiration from Japan, as would be expected, but also from various other religions and cultures from around the world.

Check it out below; it's a relaxing way to kick off another week.