As we all travel through the new region of Alola in Pokemon Sun and Moon we will surely be discovering a lot of new Pokemon and with them learning about the lore of the Pokemon world. Every generation is accompanied by a Pokedex full of new entries, both expanding on the information about our favorite Pokemon we’ve known for years and adding entries for the new friends were just gaining access to. So we’ve perused some of the new entries and picked 5 that stand out for various reasons and seem to add something interesting to the lore of the Pokemon world.
With this new generation, we get a response to the long-standing questions about how Slowpoke feels about people eating its tail. The answer is found in Sun’s Pokedex:
” Its long tail often breaks off. It doesn’t really feel any pain, though, and the tail grows back, so Slowpoke isn’t particularly bothered.”
So the new Pokedex entry confirms it, Slowpoke is totally OK with you eating its tail. Maybe those Team Rocket grunts from Gold and Silver weren’t so evil after all?
Many Pokemon battle in strange ways using various parts of their body. Pyukumuku however, takes the strange to a whole new level. The entry from Sun’s Pokedex reads:
“It lives in shallow seas, such as areas near a beach. It can eject its internal organs, which it uses to engulf its prey or battle enemies.”
So it just sort of shoots it organs out to attack you. This is probably more effective as psychological warfare than anything else.
Vulpix’s Alolan form switches its type to Ice, and apparently, it’s power transfers well into this form. The entry in Sun’s Pokedex explains further:
” It exhales air colder than -58 degrees Fahrenheit. Elderly people in Alola call this Pokemon by an older name-Keokeo.”
So Alolan Vulpix can potentially freeze things with its breath, and the older locals have a completely different name for it. This opens up some interesting details for lore speculators about Pokemon history.
A new Pokemon this gen and the evolution of Mareanie, these Pokemon are predators to the adorable generation two’s Corsola. Although what makes their Pokedex entries interesting is the Moon entry:
” Those attacked by Toxapex’s poison will suffer intense pain for three days and three nights. Post-recovery, there will be some aftereffects.”
So, what are the aftereffects? It’s interesting to wonder exactly what type of long term damage a poison could cause. It also must be a very well recorded incident of it poisoning people to know it takes exactly three days and nights for anyone afflicted.
Everyone loves reading the disturbing side of Pokemon, and every generation introduces some dark Pokedex entries. This one is extra disturbing, because the entries contradict each other, leading it to seem like the new Pokemon Araquanid may be a sneaky monster. The Moon Pokedex entry reads:
” Despite what its appearance suggests, it cares for others. If it finds vulnerable, weak Pokémon, it protectively brings them into its water bubble. ”
That sounds lovely until you read Sun’s Pokedex entry:
” It delivers headbutts with the water bubble on its head. Small Pokemon get sucked into the bubble, where they drown. ”
Horrifying. But what’s worse is that whoever wrote the entries had to purposely put a hint in that Araquanid actually pretends to help weak Pokemon, only to actually kill them most likely for food. It’s dark, but it’s also an interesting thing to discover when comparing the versions and is a well-placed detail.
So, those are five of the most interesting Pokedex entries for Sun and Moon that we’ve seen so far. They, of course, are an opinion and grabbed our attention for different reasons and they’re definitely not the only interesting ones.
What are your favorite entrees? Let us know in the comments below!