Appointed in December 2021, Oshawott is now the Support Pokémon of Mie Prefecture.
The Japanese characters for Mie can also be read “Mijuu,” which fits with Oshawott’s Japanese name, “Mijumaru.”
The yellow seashell Oshawott carries on its stomach, known as a “scalchop,” calls to mind Mie’s bountiful shellfish, including oysters like the Akoya pearl oyster. This makes Oshawott the perfect Pokémon to represent and support Mie Prefecture.
Going forward, Mie Prefecture and Oshawott will be working together to showcase the very best of Mie for you to discover.
The “scalchop” on its stomach is made of the same material as its claws. It is not just for battle, as it can also be used to break open hard berries.
As Oshawott gets stronger it evolves into Dewott, and then Samurott.
Mie Prefecture is full of exciting things, from historic locations such as Ise Grand Shrine, spiritual home of the people of Japan, and the Kumano Kodo Iseji Route UNESCO World Heritage Site, top-tier culinary delights such as Japanese spiny lobster and Matsusaka beef, and beautiful natural sights such as Ago Bay and its ria coastline.
Mie is divided into five distinct areas: Hokusei, Chunansei, Ise-Shima, Iga and Higashikishu, each with its own unique history and culture.
It has a rich tradition of hospitality thanks to its role in welcoming pilgrims travelling to visit Ise Grand Shrine. Why not experience it for yourself?