Accurate Pokédex

The Accurate Pokédex Project is an attempt to rectify the misleading and often hyperbolic entries found in the traditional Pokédex offered in the games, and replace them with entries which better reflect the reality of the Pokémon World as much as we can ascertain from what little information we are given about these creatures and their working mechanisms.

  • Cubone, the Lonely Pokémon: Cubone weeps for a mother it knew all too well, as she offered herself up as a first meal to her offspring to maximize its survivability. Cubone wears its mother’s skull to protect its soft cranium and arms itself with her bones so that no part of her carcass is wasted.
  • Marowak, the Bone Keeper Pokémon: Marowak’s interest in the remains of deceased Marowak, as well as their frequent use of tools, may be indicative of a higher cognitive ability. However, contrary to popular belief, the existence of a Marowak graveyard is a myth likely derived from massive die-offs during periods of drought.
  • Cloyster, the Bivalve PokémonAs a result of an evolutionary arms race, it has evolved a shell harder than diamond and can even withstand bomb blast. This durability is required if it wants to survive the crushing claw of its main predator, Kingler.
  • Kingler, the Pincer PokémonWith a crushing power of 10,000 horsepower, its pincer could theoretically power the Eiffel Tower for eleven days. Such strength is necessary to open the shells of its bivalve prey, Cloyster.
  • Magikarp, the Fish Pokémon: A popular Kanto pet, Magikarp has since been introduced to waters all over the world! However, its rapid reproduction and high tolerance for polluted waters has allowed it to spread into almost every aquatic habitat and has become the dominant fish Pokémon in many regions, outcompeting even native species.
  • Muk, the Sludge Pokémon: Targeted for eradication for being a public health hazard in recent decades, Muk have been driven to near extinction. The last remaining populations reside either in protected sludge pools or waste treatment facilities where they are used for bioremediation. The ecological services provided by the Sludge Pokémon may stave off its previously imminent extinction.
  • Mareanie, the Brutal Star PokémonIn Alola, much of the Corsola loss in recent years can be attributed to a spike in Mareanie populations. However, scientists have found that injections of household vinegar might be used to control their growing population.
  • Toxapex, the Brutal Star PokémonNo one knows for sure why its numbers are on the rise. One hypothesis is that overfishing has depleted the oceans of Alola of Toxapex’s natural enemies, allowing the Brutal Star Pokémon to proliferate unchecked, leaving Corsola everywhere scarred and crumbling.
  • Cutiefly, the Bee Fly Pokémon: Using its aura-sensing abilities, Cutiefly can identify which flowers are about to bloom, allowing them to gather nectar before Butterfree arrive to pester them. The two are engaged in interference competition over nectar.
  • Butterfree, the Butterfly Pokémon: To avoid competition with Cutiefly, Butterfree tend to cluster in areas where rain is common as their waterproof scales allow them to gather nectar in the heaviest storms. This niche partioning allows them to co-exist peacefully with Cutiefly.
  • Seel, the Sea Lion Pokémon: Despite being categorized as the “Sea Lion Pokémon” it is actually a seal as its name would suggest.
  • Dewgong, the Sea Lion Pokémon: Millions of years ago, its ancestors walked on land. Now, Dewgong can be found in oceans everywhere though they prefer colder waters.
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