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    Default Weird Pokemon Headcanons You Have?

    Just for those wondering, this is the definition of headcanon.

    -Lucario's yellow tank top and chest spike, and shorts are removable, but the black ringlets around its shoulders are literally its shoulders.

    -Machamp grew an extra pair of arms during evolution out of sheer willpower to become stronger when it was a Machoke.

    -Mimikyu is just a Shuppet who admires Pikachu so much it cosplays as it, however, the costume is too heavy for it to maintain levitation, so it becomes grounded.

    -Decidueye used to be Grass/Flying, but went extinct when humans began migrating to Alola. Using the same technology used to revive fossils, scientists revived the Decidueye, however it became Ghost in the process.
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    * Lugia is the reason why the towers in Johto burned down, due to unintentionally causing a storm. It explains why you need the beast trio to summon it in-universe in AS, and why it fled despite something like the described storm not threatening it-guilt at accidentally killing Pokemon
    * In the game continuity Mewtwo was created for the Pokemon War Lt Surge talked about. I don't feel Team Rocket's game version made it, considering they're a bunch of incompetents compared to the anime where most are basically SPECTRE
    * Diancie is the result of AZ's Ultimate Weapon mutating life surrounding it, like how it made him immortal and Floette immortal/almost as strong as its evolution. Which is it comes off as a virtual Mega Evolution to Carbink, being 100 BST higher. Since Carbink can live millions of years, it'd still be around after 3000
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    espeon and umbreon were once one and the same but somehow got seperated. If they make a mega eevee it wilk loik like espeon and umberon finally reunited. Thats also why I ship umbreon and espeon.
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    -The reason we have human-looking Pokemon is because of the human-Pokemon interspecies marriages referenced in Sinnoh's folk tales.

    -Just as Entei, Suicune, and Raikou were once a Flareon, Vaporeon, and Jolteon- Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres were once Pidgey who died tragically. Articuno was a Pidgey who failed to migrate south during a snow storm, and died of frostbite; Zapdos was a Pidgey that was struck by lightning; and Moltres was a Pidgey who died in a forest fire.

    -The reason Eevee has so many evolutions is because, back in the day, it was a common prey to a lot of predator Pokemon; it evolved in so many ways to adapt to so many threats.

    -Alolan Raichu evolved into a Psychic type because, being electric type, it would short circuit itself if it tried to swim.
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    -Steven is 5ft 5".
    -Lusamine lied about her age. She's really 27 and was only just within the legal limits to have kids.
    -Hau has a crush on Lillie, and Lillie has a crush on the SM player, and the SM player calls Lillie "Senpai".
    -Gladion's hand-shaking is stress-induced.
    -Suicune was waiting for Eusine instead of the HGSS player. Suicune only runs because the player happens to arrive, not Eusine.
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    * While I do believe that Mimikyu's real appearance wouldn't look out of place in a Silent Hill game, the real reason why the scholar died after seeing what Mimikyu really looks like was actually to do with a heart condition. But rumours soon outweighed facts and it became the common belief that the man died from how ugly Mimikyu was.

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    Alakazam is incapable of moving without psychic powers. If they vanish, it will perish.

    The ghosts that appear in the Old Chateu and similar haunted places were once human. Their remains still lie somewhere, their ghosts eternally trapped.

    Fossil Pokémon may still hold memories of ages past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0bss1d1ankn1ght View Post
    -The reason we have human-looking Pokemon is because of the human-Pokemon interspecies marriages referenced in Sinnoh's folk tales.
    I've heard it suggested (by the likes of MattPat and JWittz) that it seems likely the "humans" in the pokémon world are actually pokémon, thus the description that humans and pokémon were once the same. Likely, the humanoid pokémon are the humans' closest relatives.

    I also think that there's a lot more to the pokémon world that can be directly observed in the game. You play as a child in the game, so you might not have access to unlimited knowledge. This would be why some of the other pokémon you encounter seem to "break the rules" (like some of the Elite 4's pokémon knowing moves they "can't", or some pokémon showing up that are evolved at a level earlier than they "should"; I imagine those aren't things that can't be done, they're just things your character can't do). I also think that a lot of the unexplained things happen in the areas your character can't get to (especially considering that the gameplay confines you within routes and cities, and areas beyond those routes are shown, but can't be accessed).

    And I even imagine this includes seemingly "single gendered" pokémon species. Most likely, the other gender is just all in some place you can't access. So, I imagine there are male kangaskhan and female tauros (probably actually miltank) which you can't catch because the Safari zone managers strictly use them for breeding to keep the population up. Jynx and the hitmons are probably in a similar situation, especially considering they aren't seen all that often in the wild. Perhaps male jynx and female hitmons, sawk and throh have their own settlements where they pretty much never interact with humans. I also figure the reason you can't get these by breeding is that these species' gender of birth is determined by prenatal conditions (kind of like crocodiles), so the fact that your character can only breed them in captivity affects things.
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    This is a bit of a stretch but hear me out: Cyrus failed to become gym leader of Sunnyshore City.

    Cyrus loves dark types and wanted to be the first dark type gym leader, worked hard, but his only friend and rival who also loved machines and would be around the same age, Minato, oops, I mean Volkner, was chosen instead.

    Everyone was happy Sunnyshore had a bright shiny electric gym and a gym leader who could rebuild the town with electrical knowledge and solar panels. But Cyrus felt dejected and convinced himself that his dark types were discriminated against. Or that he was hated because his people skills weren't as good as his mechanical skills. Maybe he had some kind of undiagnosed autism.

    That's why Cyrus never returned to Sunnyshore, even though there's an old man there who talks about a boy who loved machines and then conspicuously mentions that Team Galactic never troubled Sunnyshore. He's not a merciful or sentimental guy, but he seems proud and could be too ashamed or afraid to face Volkner or his chilhood friends and relatives in Sunnyshore, so he avoided it.

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    * Flint is Brock's uncle. Same name theming, same appreciation of Onix, very similar appearance. That or his father, since the father in the anime is exclusive to that canon
    * Either Professor Oak or his son/daughter had a child as a teenager. This is more due to math than anything-Oak was 50 in Gen 2, meaning he'd be 47 in Gen 1. Red and Blue are 11 in their introduction, making him 36 when Blue was born and even younger when Daisy was born. This teen pregnancy may explain some of Blue's personality
    * The Gastly line are the ghosts of Pokemon, transformed through their mortal death. That's why you first find them in Pokemon graveyards. As for breeding, its possible that they can simply reproduce like when they were alive, but it was changed due to being made of ectoplasm now
    * Most genderless Pokemon simply have vastly different methods of reproduction or genetic chromosomes; for instance Starmie could be a hermaphrodite and Magnemite could reproduce by budding. The reason legendary Pokemon can't breed when they don't come off as inorganic or some sort of deity is because their standards are far too high and/or they can't mate outside of their hard to find habitat
    * The legendary birds seem so rare because they live in places people can't reach normally, like Articuno and high tipped mountains
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    - Franziska Von Karma from Ace Attorney is Fantina's daughter.
    - Leaf and Red are twins with Leaf being the older twin.
    - Ash and Silver are brothers.
    - Delia and Giovanni had three other children before Ash: Leaf, Red and Silver.
    - Professor Oak thinks of Delia as his daughter as both of his children are dead.
    - Ash Ketchum and Davis Motomiya are cousins. Davis loves his Aunt Delia but hates his Uncle Giovanni with a passion. Delia inspired Davis to become a Noodle restaurateur.

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    * Given Professor Oak is only 47 when you first meet him, his parents are probably alive in the original games and possibly even in the current ones
    * Cyrus is the product of his mother having an affair. That's why his parents were so hard on him
    * Team Rocket used to be a legitimate organization, however over time Giovanni decided to make it a G-Rated yakuza. It may have had ties to the government
    * Saturn was the original leader of Team Galactic as a legitimate energy research company, however Cyrus converted it into his personal cult. Cyrus is only 27, so it'd be more plausible that he only modified it
    * The Old Chateau was the victim of a murder plot through poisoning, likely due to something involving money. Explains both the ghosts there and why you find an Antidote in the garbage.
    * Shedinja are created as a result of an "error" of sorts in Pokeball technology, copying the personality of your Nincada/Ninjask onto its discarded shell and thus giving it new life. That's why Shedinja has the same Pokeball, initial moveset and nature/personality as your Ninjask)
    * Ghost Pokemon are categorized due to fitting one of three categories-they have enough spirit-like qualities to come off as ghosts(like Decidueye), they really are the spirits of the deceased(like Yamask) or they inspire ghost stories and myths in the first place(like Misdreavous)
    * Ghetsis is the descendant of the two founding brothers of Unova. That's how he's affluent enough to afford things like the giant castle, that's why uses the tao trio specifically and it's even partly what motivates him, besides standard egomania
    * There is such thing as Pokephilia in-game. It's been heavily implied, however has the same problem as...that other philia that won't be mentioned. It's possible that humans can interbreed with humanshape egg group Pokemon, which would explain things like N's ability to talk to Pokemon and the Shadow Triad's mad ninja skills
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    One weird headcanon i now have is that Golem was originally an artificially created evolution of Graveler designed to encourage trading (thus explaining why it looks so different to it's pre-evolutions) . If you compare it to the other trade evolution of it's generation it's the only one that look so different to it's pre evolution.

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    Guzma devotes almost all of Team Skull's money towards gathering all of the Buginium Z from Alola. It is for this reason new recruits need to purchase their uniforms with their own money.

    For some reason breeders cannot get Nidorina and Nidoqueen to breed in captivity, resulting in them being placed in the "No Eggs" breeding group.

    Save for the few given by Samson Oak, all Apricorn Balls found in Alola were dropped by tourists from Johto either accidentally while admiring scenery or out of shock from the S.O.S battle mechanic.
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    * During the Pokemon War, Lt Surge set traps up against the enemy. That's why his gym is filled with them.
    * Agatha was a Poison type specialist, which is why all her Pokemon are Poison type. She only became a Ghost type specialist as of late when Ghost type Pokemon were more available and understood
    * Gym Leader Chuck may use Fighting types as his staple, but he's a fan of Water types as well. It's why he's on an island and near a waterfall. However he can only show off his Fighting types due to league regulations
    * Will is part of something like the Pokestar Studios. That's why he looks so fancy and bishonen. Out of universe, he might be a reference to Tuxedo Mask
    * Meta-wise, Brawly and Crasher Wake were an attempt to subvert expectations-they were given occupations and personalities that fit each other's typings. I bet you that if Crasher Wake ever returns, he will have a Hawlucha on his team
    * Phoebe is native to Alola, or at the very least she has Alolan ancestry. As a sailor, Drake is just as if not more proficient at using Water types
    * Bertha is native to Snowpoint City. That's why she has winter gear on
    * Wikstrom's get up is because he's an actor for historical re-inactments. He's really into his position
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    My speculation is that the true reason for the changes to Alolan Raichu is not just due to diet but has adapted they way it has due to the Guardian deities of Alola.

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    * The legendary birds are only so powerful and rare because they live in extreme conditions, in snowtop mountains, electrical terrains and volcanos respectively
    * The Mew species was created by Arceus as the agent to populate the universe with Pokemon
    * Along with the common theory of the legendary beasts being Eevee in a past life, Ho-oh also granted them the ability to create more of themselves so they wouldn't be lonely
    * Ho-oh are born similar to some myths on phoenxies; from the ashes of a previous Ho-oh when it died
    * There used to be many of the weather trio. However they are almost extinct due to slaughtering each other, which brought the world to a calm equilibrium
    * Jirachi are alien to the Pokemon Earth, and were only brought by comets. They sleep for so long because they are cut off from their native energy source
    * The Dialga, Palkia and Giratina you see aren't the real McCoy. These beings are cosmic entities who transcend the need for a physical body. All you capture are the physical avatars, when their true selves are the very dimensions from where they come from
    * Arceus was the reason why the Original Dragon split apart, in fear of its power
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    I've always considered torrent, blaze and overgrow to be abilities that were added to starters artificially. Their hidden abilities are the ones they would naturally have but in order to make it easier for new trainers they were all altered so they were simple abilities which all worked the same.

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    I believe that the reasons why you only get one of each starter is because they're not native to the region you get it. They live on a much less populated area, for instance Squirtle live on the equivalent of Galapagos Island. They're imported. Similarly, I believe that the legendary birds are so rare because they dwell at places human beings cannot survive
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    I think that every champion, Gym Leader and other strong trainer was invited to the Battle Tree, but only the ones we see in-game accepted the request. Everyone else was too busy at the PWT/doing their own thing.
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    Based on Koga, I always believed that the Elite 4 were former gym leaders that got promoted. I also have my own ideas in mind for where some of the different Elite 4 members come from. Agatha is from Pallet Town as Professor Oak's original rival, Phoebe is at least 1/4 Alolan(she has the Hawaiian look while having a Hoenn grandmother), Drake comes from Slateport(he's clearly a sailor), Bertha is from Snowpoint(hence her winter get-up), Lucian's from Canalave(the book theming). As mentioned, Wikistrom is probably the Kalos version of a reanissance re-enactor

    The reason why there are no Dark type Pokemon gyms is because in-universe Dark type Pokemon are unpopular, and only the Elite 4 can come off as trustworthy using them. Honedge are the ghosts of those lost in the Kalos War 3000 years ago
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    My headcanon when it comes to Mimikyu is that they actually are the souls of deceased pichu that died before they could evolve into Pikachu. Their anger over their death is why they specifically cosplay pikachu.

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    Riley refused Gym Leader role because he only wanted to get closer to his single Pokemon rather than share that love over multiple, and the Pokemon league rules stated that a Gym Leader had to use two Pokemon.
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    I think Lillie started her pokemon journey with a Type: Null. They mention in-game there were 3 created. One is owned by Gladion and one is given to the Player but no mention is ever made in game of what happens to the third. It makes sense Gladion would give it to his sister.

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    If anyone are aliens in the Pokemon world, it's humanity and not Pokemon. The world of Pokemon is literally designed by and for Pokemon. Either humans are not native to Pokearth, or they were created rather than naturally developed. That's why out of every "animal" on this world, its homo sapiens who are the most distinct
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