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Grookey looks like a green monkey with brown ears and tail, orange hands, feet, and muzzle, and a leaf with a twig on its head.
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Grookey is possibly based off of a Squirrel Monkey, more specifically an Ecuadorian Squirrel Monkey. Its use of twigs may reference how certain monkey species use items such as rocks and twigs as tools for various tasks.
Grookey comes from monkey, groove, and possibly ook, the onomatopoeia of a monkey. Grookey can be fully named as Groovy Monkey.
Its Japanese name, Sarunori, comes from saru (monkey) and nori (rhythm).