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Arceus? It has a lot to do with threes and sixes...
The ancient thing that shall stay dead
Unlike the thing who clings to bed
Can swiftly end the lives of three
But can’t end one so easily
And cannot bring to life the sixth
To find the two above’s the trick
So take the holder of the one
Think of his end to start the fun
For that, you see, ‘s when I sit down
The sixth’s end’s me, I share this crown
End the lives, literally aye? Well in game pokemon aren't ending any lives but some dex entries to refer to pokemon eating one another, or maybe this refers to what caused the extinction of the ancient pokemon? In it's Emarlad pokedex entry it is said about Lileep that Unsuspecting prey that come too close [to Lileep] are swallowed whole. Now I'd say that swallowing prey whole is a pretty swift end. But which 3 lives does it swiftly end? The pokedex entries for both Lileep and it's evolved form Cradily offer no help there. Maybe this line doesn't refer to Lileep or Cradily? Looking at the dex entries for the fossil pokemon both the Unova fossil prey on the Omanyte line, but that still doesn't quite fit this line of the riddle. Rereading the riddle perhaps these lines refer toI'll give you a two for one: "end the lives of" in this case is literal; it does not mean "cause to faint", it actually means "end the lives of".
Now though I've guessed that the riddle refers to both Lileep and Anorith, I don't think either of those are the ultimate answer. But as I'm stumped with the middle bit I'll take a look at the last few lines under the assumption that the first twolines are referring to Lileep and Anorith.To make things clearer, this riddle's answer isn't directly referred to in any of the lines except the last two, the other lines referring to hints that lead to the ultimate answer. Thus, the "ancient thing that shall stay dead" is not itself the answer to this riddle. As such, if anyone attempts to decipher any of the lines, I will confirm or deconfirm whether those guesses are correct. None have been so far.
As I've said, this one requires some thinking outside the box.But if it stayed dead then how is the ancient thing a Pokemon?
Previously I had considered that perhaps the ancient thing is not a pokemon but Octoboy's most recent hint leads to think it is a pokemon after all. Beside from humans, plants, fungi and Pokerus what is living (or was at one point living) in the pokemon world that isn't a pokemon? nothing really comes to mind. (well there are a few mentions of animals...)But if it stayed dead then how is the ancient thing a Pokemon?
I mean I want to figure out what the riddle as a whole alludes to, not what just what the ancient thing is... but I guess I'd be a starting point to figure out the rest of the riddle.If you can think of what makes lileep unique as a fossil pokémon, you might get closer to figuring out what the ancient thing is.
Seem dead enough to me but what about ancient?The soul of seaweed adrift in the waves became reborn as this Pokémon. It maintains itself with new infusions of seabed detritus and seaweed.
It can't be as old as the pre-humanity fossils then but in real world terms it can be plenty ancient and still be from a ship after all the ancient Egyptian had ships. But is it ancient, well 'Does it learn ancient power?' would be fair check as the pokedex doesn't mention ancientness.... Sadly it seems that Dhelmise can't learn ancient power... I mean it could still be ancient but a lack of being dispoven is not the same as being proven.After a piece of seaweed merged with debris from a sunken ship, it was reborn as this ghost Pokémon.