(If you want to know more about me, head over the About Me page. Otherwise, keep reading to find out more about Biolocke.)

Dewgong inspired this project. Or, rather, the animal that inspired Dewgong.

The dugong is a marine mammal and one of the last living species of the Sirenia order. It is also classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

Looking at the Dewgong I’d caught, I wondered if there were any plushies for sale and thought it’d be cool if Pokémon/Nintendo gave proceeds of those sales to the conservation of dugongs. I thought nothing more of it until recently when I started donating to a pygmy hippo charity.

Pygmy hippos are endangered. There’s a hippo Pokémon too. And then I thought “why don’t I do something about it?”

What is Biolocke then?

Biolocke is my attempt at raising money for the animals that inspired the Pokémon we all know and love. The world is in a precarious place, socially and ecologically. We need to take care of one another and our surroundings. That includes the animals who live in them.

With Biolocke, I plan to play at least one game from every generation (1-8) by the end of 2020. If I do it quick enough, I’ll try to play through every Pokémon game.

(For a breakdown of the rules, head to the Rules section.)

How can I donate?

There will be a Just Giving page for this project. The aim is to have 6 charities to donate to that correspond to the Pokémon on my team. For example, if I had a Dewgong in my team, you could make donations that would go towards The Dugong & Seagrass Conservation Project. You’d leave your donation and an emoji/emoticon to represent that charity. In this case:

ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ ← Get a load of this cutie!

The purpose of this site

I will be documenting the project and how it goes with blog posts but the main updates will be via my Twitch account and YouTube videos. I will also be writing about Pokémon and conservation in general, to give some information about the animals I’m trying to help.

I’d love for as many of you to donate if you can, but I appreciate that isn’t always possible. So any support or amplification would be appreciated. And if you learn something new, that’s a bonus, right?