13 Crazy Pokemon Fan Theories That Change Everything
If there's one thing we love more than Pokemon, it's bonkers fan theories.
There’s only one thing we enjoy as much as playing Pokemon, and that’s reading crazy Pokemon fan theories! From the Great Pokemon War to the much-debated creation of certain Pokemon, we’ve put together 13 of the craziest Pokemon fan theories we think every Pokemon fan will enjoy trying to wrap their head around…
The construction site in Vermillion City was supposed to be a hotel
User DeftTouchSebastian shared his theory on Reddit two years ago and gives a pretty compelling case as to why the old man you meet in the northeastern part of the city is preparing his land for construction of a hotel...
The Pokedex is a load of bollocks
YouTuber Death Mountaineers takes crazy fan theories to the next level with his bold statement that the Pokedex, your go-to encyclopaedia created by Professor Oak that provides information to Trainers regarding the various species of Pokémon featured in the Pokémon video game, anime and manga series, is full of lies! If you’ve got 15 minutes spare, this one’s a potential life changer…
Gengar is Clefable's shadow
Whilst its no secret that Gengar is known as the “Shadow Pokemon”, its unclear as to what Gengar is the shadow of, exactly? Take a look at a picture of Clefable and Gengar side by side though and you’ll notice their body shapes are almost exactly alike, with the only major difference being that Clefable has a curl for its hair and tail, while Gengar has spikes. However, the shadow of an upright spiral like Clefable’s tail would only be a line, or a spike.
Theorists have also pointed out, that due to their immunities, neither Pokemon would be able to hit the other with STAB attacks since they’d both be immune to each other which gives greater weight to the theory when you think of how impossible it is to hit your own shadow.
Weezing was created by Team Rocket
YouTuber ProtoMario discusses the widely circulated theory that Koffing and Weezing are not natural Pokemon and were in fact created by Team Rocket.
N is really a Pokemon
Another interesting theory is that N, a character that appears in Pokemon Black, White, Black 2 and White 2 as the leader of Team Plasma, is not human and is in fact a Pokemon, Zoroark, casting an illusion.
With Zoroark’s known to appear as humans in the Black and White games and N sharing similarities structurally with this particular Pokemon, it is a possibility that N’s motivations to separate humans from their Pokemon could in fact be the desire of a Zoroark who no longer wants to be abused and used by a human trainer as a tool to gain power.
Voltorb is really a Pokeball possessed by Haunter
Pokeboard.com User Dark Aura had this to say in the Pokemon Theories thread; “Have you ever noticed Haunter's eyes and Voltorb's eyes are the same? The theory is that Haunter possessed a Pokeball, but couldn't escape (Which is why the bottom is gone from the Pokeball when it's a "Voltorb"). It constantly explodes because its frustrated because it can't get out.”
A Pokemon is actually a colony of microorganisms
Reddit user autuns seems to think that Pokemon are made up of a colony of microorganisms. He may be onto something when he says…
Ash is in a coma
One theory that feels like a stretch upon first hearing it is that when Ash is struck by lightning in the first Pokemon episode he actually falls into a coma, where he then lives out his dream of being a Pokemon master. But if you think about it, this theory if proved true would explain why Ash ages very little over the course of the series.
Everyone he meets on his journey represent aspects of himself that he has to over come before he can wake up, and as purveyors of this theory state: the reason Ash never truly becomes master is because if he did, he would wake up from his coma.
We’re just not entirely sold on the idea that Mewtwo is actually an electric impulse treatment that doctors are using to try and bring him out of the coma! ChannelFrederator talk us through the conspiracy…
Pokemon Black and White takes place in the aftermath of 9/11
As far as fan theories go, this one is pretty grim in its claims that the desolate area seen in the Unova region in Pokemon Black and White is actually meant to symbolise ground zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. The following video explains the theory in more detail:
The Pokemon War
Many Pokemon fans are aware of the Pokemon War theory which suggests that the lack of adults you encounter in the Red, Green and Blue games may have something to do with a war that takes place in the Kanto region before the first game takes place that killed most of the adults. Lt. Surge, the gym leader in Vermilion City, adds further credibility to the theory when he says; “I tell you what kid, electric Pokèmon saved me during the war!”
Ash died and was cloned
If you’re finding the coma theory a tough pill to swallow then its going to be a big ask for you to accept that after being electrocuted, Ash in fact died, which led to his upset mother cloning him. Still, there’s a large number of Pokemon theorists that believe this is why Ash is perpetually the same age throughout the series, why Pikachu feels loyalty for Ash after Ash died protecting him, and why Ash has a tendency to forget his past - due to clones only lasting a year before being destroyed and recloned.
Pokemon are the results of a Nuclear war
Another interesting thread on Reddit makes an interesting case for the origins of Pokemon by suggesting that an energy-matter machine destroying Hiroshima in 2033 leads to all the animals affected by the nuclear exposure killing all the uninfected animals. The infected are then able to be cloned by scientists and are eventually accepted by humans. Again, like the Pokemon War theory, this would explain the lack of people in the Pokemon universe but depending on how big the nuclear blast its probably more plausible to accept Ash died and is now a clone.
The daycare knows where eggs come from
But as yokeko on Reddit succinctly puts it;
- By Portis Wasp @portiswasp