it seems like cat pirate fits 卵 with two drops fits a bit better than two pools, even in terms of stroke order. not sure if the pools fit better in terms of mnemonics but just pointing this out in case nobody else has yet.
They didn’t use the standard “eggs” for this radical?
You mean they should have made 卵 its own radical called “eggs”? That still leaves the step of the user learning that radical on its own, except now they just have to learn it without any other building blocks.
I think i misunderstood the question. I thought it was a radical on wanikani. Sorry for the confusion.
sorry, i meant 卵 the kanji is taught with the radical “pool.” but cat pirate seems to be more directly applicable, especially since the “pools” in 卵 seem to be variations on the original “pool.”
I guess they wanted to emphasize that the “cat pirate” version without the extra stroke should be thought of separately.
Plus, then that would make 卵 be “cat pirate” + “two drops” + "slide” which seems more complicated to me.