There Is Some Really Creepy Pokémon Fan Theories Online
Fan theories really came to life thanks to the internet and there's nothing stranger than discovering one which gives you the shivers, so what better way to test this than to see if any of these Pokémon stories make you question everything you once knew it.
Pokémon' is probably the most recognisable media franchise around the world, with iconic characters like Ash and Pikachu being at the forefront of its reign and our nostalgia. It's no surprise that fan theories from the universe swing in left, right, and centre but there are some really creepy ones, so we've put together a nice list of them for you to have a quick read of.
A Cubone uses its mother's bones as armour
These cute little guys have a not so cute life story. Ideas were flying round the internet suggesting that infant Cubone actually wears its mother's skull after she dies. This might seem a little steep for a character that's aimed at a young audience but this theory actually turned out to be true. They evolve into a Marowak and then the female Marowaks will evolve into Kangaskhan and eventually die, before the little baby Cubone picks up their remains and the lifecycle starts all over again.
All of the adults died in the great war
Kids can pretty much do whatever they want in this fantasy universe and that might be down to the fact there are no parents to stop them. There are very few actually in the games, which some theorists believe is because they died during the war that took place before the game starts. Lt. Surge explains how an Electric Pokémon saved his life during the war, so there could have been an incident where there were hardly any survivors and Pokémon tried to help. This might also explain the why there is so much pressure to "catch 'em all" as a completed Pokédex of the ones which survived would be of high importance in case it were to happen again.
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Items found in the wild are from dead trainers
This one doesn't really need a lot of explaining but just ask yourself, how else could they have got there? Surely no one is going to be purposely leaving sometimes valuable gear in random places around the world, so they must have either been dropped or left there unwillingly. This theory suggests that unexperienced trainers probably got too close to some of the more dangerous Pokémon and their items were all that was left to tell the tale. You'll still pick them up, though.
Missingno. glitch was once a real Pokémon
Obviously, this one has been confirmed to be a glitch within the game and nothing else. There was only ever 151 Pokémon made for the first game but 200 were programmed in, so when one of the other 49 try to appear this glitch pops up. A scrambled picture and placer name spawns called Missingno. instead of a normal enemy , which of course forced theorists to spin their ideas to each other in order to find the 'real' reason behind the odd appearance. They believe that this is actually what happens when you keep Pokémon in a Poké ball for too long, as they are stored in a digital format so they can be 'safe and comfortable.' The only problem is comes when they're not taken out often enough, which causes the system to corrupt and the Pokémon result in being changed into something disturbing. Make sure you give yours a quick run around every now and again!
Where Pokémon Go candy comes from
This is a more recent theory and it involves the candy which you feed your Pokémon in order to level up and progress in the mobile game. One fan suggested that Professor Willow gives you these treats after you give him the same Pokémon as the main ingredient. Wait, what? As you know, Pokémon only eat their specific candy, so in turn you are literally catching, cooking, and feeding the same line of Pokémon a hard boiled corpse of themselves. So as a result, you're evolving Pokémon into cannibals.
This is just a small selection of fan theories that are out there on the old internet and there's no doubt to be even creepier ones lurking somewhere, so be careful when searching as what you find might change how you see Pokémon forever.
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
Featured Image Credit: PA