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Weird Pokédex entries

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Every Pokémon has an entry in the Pokédex telling us what they're like and how they behave. Some are a little... weirder than others.

    Dodrio's entry from Sapphire:

    Raichu's entry from FireRed:

    Darumaka's entry from White:

    All of Mimikyu's Dex entries, especially these ones from Sun and Ultra Moon:

    (Raichu's FR Dex entry is notably one of the few to mention a real-world animal.)
     
  2. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    If I remember correctly. different dex entries of Magikarp are very inconsistent of it's jumping ability.
     
  3. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    The one that said Kadabra was really weird.
     
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  4. Leonhart

    Leonhart Imagineer

    I seem to recall one of Utsudon's (Weepinbell's) entries mentioning that it spits acid on its prey and melts them down that way, which sounds rather creepy and quite cruel.
     
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  5. TokoyamiTheDark

    TokoyamiTheDark The Purple Karakasa

    Honedge from X and Y - it apparently host the soul of a dead human (X's PokéDex), and even worse, it will steal your life if you grab it carelessly from its hilt (Y's PokéDex). Creepy, but this is still one of my fav Gen VI Pokémons.
     
  6. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Wasn't there an entry that said Kadabra used to be a human boy?

    EDIT: Found it, it's from FireRed:

    I know humans turning into Pokémon is what happens in the PMD verse, but in the normal Poké-verse... this just seems weird. o_O
     
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  7. wolf jani

    wolf jani The 6th member to reach 20 000 posts

    And why the heck did he transform into a Kadabra instead of an Abra?
     
  8. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    Because he was Lv16
     
  9. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    And how would he evolve into Alakazam? Would his parents trade him for another child? :p
     
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  10. jaden767

    jaden767 Red Trainer

    I think one of Poliwrath's Dex entries mentions it swimming across the Pacific Ocean or something along those lines which I find weird because the Pokemon World is supposed to differ from the real world.
     
  11. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    A lot of dex entries mention real world things, although it's been significantly diminished in recent generations. For example, Delibird's entry in Ruby/Sapphire describes how it helped an explorer up Mount Everest.
     
  12. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I also remember one of Arcanine's Dex entries mentioning that it is considered a legendary Pokémon in China. Some of Ponyta's Dex entries say it can jump over Ayers Rock (Uluru) in Australia in one leap. (In the Japanese versions, it's the Tokyo Tower.)
     
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  13. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    I think Gastly’s also mentioned an Indian elephant. There is a theory floating around that Raichu and Gastly’s Pokédex entries originally mentioned a cut elephant Pokémon. It makes perfect sense and I totally buy it.
     
  14. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Galar Zen Mode Darmantian is so mad it starts melting from the heat of its own rage-induced fire. It being the polar opposite personality-wise to regular Zen Mode Darmanitan is one thing, this reminds me of the other crazy Pokedex entry that Primeape can get so angry it dies
     
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  15. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    There's two cute elephant Pokémon, Phanpy and Cufant. It would make more sense if it was one of those two.

    A lot of the Gen 7 Dex entries have a weirdly morbid obsession with death and dying. I already mentioned Mimikyu's Dex entries and the horrible fates of the people who saw its true form, but there's also Bonsly's entry from Ultra Moon:

    Sensu Style Oricorio's entry from Ultra Sun:

    Komala's entry from Sun:

    Bewear's entry from Moon:

    Not really to do with death, but Crabrawler's entry from Moon is one of the very few that mentions Pokémon (or at least parts of them) being eaten as food:

     
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  16. Missingno.Fan

    Missingno.Fan Well-Known Member

    Neither of those existed ar the time. Remember the Pokédex entries from FireRed are translations of the original Japanese Red/Green.
     
  17. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Phanpy did exist when FR/LG came out, it just wasn't available (along with all the other Johto Pokémon) until the post-game.
     
  18. NeedsAName

    NeedsAName Well-Known Member

    He's talking about the original pokedex entries from Pokemon Red and Green, where Phanpy didn't exist.
     
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  19. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    An Indian elephant? Funny enough, the Cufant line could fit that
     
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  20. TwilightBlade

    TwilightBlade Well-Known Member

    Drowzee's entry from Silver is creepy as hell because it says that it avoids eating the dreams of adults and prefers children's dreams because they're tastier, which is disturbing to say the least. :[
     
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