What are your game headcanons?

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That or the whole pokemon and humans used to be the same like how that one Sinnoh book says in like the Japanese version of the game. :p Humanoid pokemon aren't 'humanoid'. They're just bipedal like humans are.
 
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Apricorns have mystical properties, making the Poke Balls using their shells having those mystical properties that make them useful for catching Pokemon.
 
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Erternatus is one of the "defeated giants" the arceus plates describe.

As for the multiple legends, I think of it as there is one original, and a bunch of underlings or minions of sorts, and I just ignored 2 pages worth of conversation because this is my headcanon, and it has nothing to do with gamefreak resorting to the idea of the multiverse to do whatever they want.
 
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I figured the Golett line's possibility Klutz ability was more to do with them being constructs and thus incurious enough to not put thought into using items.

I think Corphish are native to Kalos. Hoenn's Dex shows it as an invasive species, and it's the only regional dex it appears in normally and originally.
 
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Shiny Pinsir's golden horns run for a ludicrously high price on the black market due to the combined rarity of Pinsir itself as well as the shiny gene, in addition to the difficulty and risk involved in subduing or hunting a Pinsir.

There is an institute in the Pokémon world known as the Global Pokémon Ethics Community (GPEC), a think-tank tasked with researching, debating, and exploring options and avenues of coexistence that are aimed toward creating a more harmonious relationship between humans and Pokémon. They are the largest and most influential organization of their kind, and are responsible for much of the developed world's legislation on Pokémon ownership and breeding, as well as measures intended to counteract and criminalize poaching such as the above example. GPEC hold a very high public standing and a strong reputation, though not all regions adopt their ideas. Disputing GPEC's findings is especially common in regions and provinces that have succumbed to political corruption.

Related to that, breeding Pokémon is not at all like how the game mechanics portray it, at least, not anymore. Around 10 years ago it was, with Trainers being largely free to breed Pokémon without any restrictions, as long as they owned a Trainer's license and were of age 17 or older. But when it was observed that many Trainers were constantly over-breeding their Pokémon in search of high-potential or Shiny Pokémon and then releasing huge numbers of bred Pokémon into the wild, concern quickly grew for the sake of the environment and the bred-but-rejected Pokémon's rights. GPEC spearheaded the efforts to devise countermeasures, and produced the standards by which the breeding community now abides. Examples of some of the more common laws and guidelines that emerged from this include establishing networks of officially recognized (in conjunction with the regional Pokémon League) breeding facilities that receiving greater funding in exchange for submitting to formal inspections and sanctions if found in violation of agreed-upon ethics procedures, raising the age of eligible autonomous breeders to 32 while requiring people below that age to entrust their Pokémon to professional Pokémon Breeders who act as intermediaries for the Trainer's breeding goals (the skill of the Breeder is crucial in meeting these goals), fees for releasing bred Pokémon into the wild (which can legally only be done after a consultation with a Pokémon Ranger, who will help designate a suitable environment for the Pokémon to be released), and the creation of adoption agencies to which bred Pokémon can be given (for a fee) instead of releasing them. Trainers who are caught violating breeding restrictions can incur heavy fines and face legal consequences such as suspension (or in extremely serious instances, revocation) of their Trainer's license. Suspending a Trainer's license does not necessarily mean that their Pokémon will be taken from them, though it does prevent them from participating in battles and from making use of any official breeding facilities.

I think Corphish are native to Kalos. Hoenn's Dex shows it as an invasive species, and it's the only regional dex it appears in normally and originally.
It's in the Galar Dex as well, but yeah, I too like to think it originated from Kalos. Just seems to fit for some reason.
 
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Wild pokemon are less sapient than trained pokemon(maybe it has something to do with human aura or whatever), explaining why in SwSh, wild pokemon count almost completely on their fight-or-flight response when seeing an outsider (humans), and why trained pokemon are more pieceful and learn from experience (EVs).

Eevee (and I guess all the other starters except pikachu) are rare because they have many predators everywhere, but doesn't breed fast enough because of the low amount of females.
 
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Children who are too young to apply for a Trainer's license (the minimum age varies somewhat from region to region, but usually falls around age 10-12) can still participate in Pokémon battles using Pokémon that are lent to them by their (licensed) parents, guardians, or teachers, but it is those adults who must bear the responsibility for any mishaps that might occur while the Pokémon is in the child's care.
 
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It's in the Galar Dex as well, but yeah, I too like to think it originated from Kalos. Just seems to fit for some reason.
Right. So many Pokemon in that game all at once it's hard to keep them all straight.
 
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Humans in the Pokemon world are just another species of Pokemon, but they can have a wider variety of different looks, unlike other Pokemon species and Poke Balls simply don't work on them.
 
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The unused Professor Oak battle from Generation I was originally intended to be a reward for completing the Pokédex.
 
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Wailmer and Wailord are descended from a small terrestrial Pokemon that lived about ~50 million years prior to the present day. Over millions of years, it lost its Normal typing as it adapted to a fully marine lifestyle.

Humans in the Pokemon world are just another species of Pokemon, but they can have a wider variety of different looks, unlike other Pokemon species and Poke Balls simply don't work on them.
Can you imagine all the in-universe clickbait? "Got Caught by a Pokeball???? [Not Clickbait] [Officer Jenny Called]" "I threw a Pokeball at my friend. What happens next will shock you!"
 
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Seen a lot of people sharing headcanons about legendaries and their exclusivity and uniqueness so I'll share my headcanons on the topic.

I think most legendaries aren't unique, evidence across multiple forms of Pokemon media suggest they can breed, humans just haven't figured out how to manipulate that process in Daycares for one reason or another, even though Mewtwo is a genetic creation, he can still breed and therefore give birth to more Mewtwos. Although I don't think a bunch of Mewtwos are just running rampant either, I'd think there's only 2-3 of them. There's probably tons of Mews since I see no reason to believe there is just one. Arceus, Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina ARE unique (with one exception), but just about every other legendary is fair game for there to exist multiple. The exception for the Creation Trio is that in HGSS, Arceus is literally shown creating one out of thin air during an event, so Arceus is the ultimate exception to the rule, he can create whatever he wants to, possibly even more Arceus, so truthfully it's possible for no Pokemon to be 100% unique if you just accept that Arceus created everything and therefore, can create more of any Pokemon he wants to.
 
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Arceus ruining delicate ecosystems by spamming legendaries.

Also, I don't think Mewtwo can breed because, really, who gives their biological superweapon with power equating to that of a nuke the ability to make more biological superweapons with power equating to that a nuke. That seems like something I'd specifically prevent during the creation process.
 
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Arceus ruining delicate ecosystems by spamming legendaries.

Also, I don't think Mewtwo can breed because, really, who gives their biological superweapon with power equating to that of a nuke the ability to make more biological superweapons with power equating to that a nuke. That seems like something I'd specifically prevent during the creation process.
something something Jurassic Park, something something life uh finds a way
 
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If I had to guess Mewtwo would've been deliberately made infertile by its creators. As far as I know it also happens in inter-species hybrids that manage to survive bar very few unique cases.

I just thought of a new headcanon while writing this! (Note: I’m currently studying Biotechnology so it may be boring to non-science nerds)

Mew reproduces by asexual reproduction: some Pokémon equivalent of binary fission or budding.
We know that real world bacteria and primitive organisms reproduced with similar methods, and Mew is said to be the ancestor of all Pokémon: so it makes sense that it’s DNA is a primitive jumble of DNA which allows it to learn a wide range of moves (and use transform) depending on what portion of DNA is activated.

And if I had to go into even more headcanon (and sciency territory): Mew does not contain DNA. It exists as a being that stores information in RNA majority of the time. RNA's supposed to be more susceptible to mutations and is a catalyst. That’s also the real world reason why DNA was used to store genetic material in organisms (RNA was simply too unstable for anything but replication and protein synthesis) This would explain Mew's genetic jumble that led to it evolving in such a diverse manner. And of course, it’s ability to use tranform. Ditto is a descendant of Mew that never lost its RNA jumble, and Eevee contains sects of it which activate in presence of suitable radiation and hormonal surges(evolution methods)

As Mew (Darwinian) evolved into more species, they began storing information in DNA and lost the vestigial sects of DNA/RNA which were irrelevant to them and adapted with the portion they specialised in. As they further (Darwinian) evolved they developed sexual reproduction (or Ditto reproduction) to develop genetic diversity and mutations.
  • In fact, the asexual reproduction theory may explain majority of the legendary Pokemon! Most legendary Pokemon take so much time to enter the asexual reproduction stage that they only sustain one or two active organisms at any time. Compare them to those trees that take 12+ years to flower.
  • Minor Legendaries (or ones we know exist in absurd quantities) have shorter reproductive cycles so we can witness them in real time: like the legendary birds. The birds can also cross-breed to give a random element's offspring bird. That explains them getting enough mutations for regional variants. The beasts work like that too.
  • Solgaleo and Lunala use the primitive forms of sexual reproduction (like bacteria did). Sun and Moon have some evidence for this.
    (Phew! That was long... I never thought I’d make a large contribution on this thread...)
 
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In my headcanon, N has a crush on Hilbert/Hilda. These are the only characters I've ever shipped because there's so much evidence in both BW and B2W2 (in the latter, he misses his friend and wants to find them). That's the impression I got, anyway. I like how it's handled in a subtle way which allows the player to make up their own mind.

I also believe (and this may have already been confirmed officially, I'm not sure) that a wild Pokemon will only ever appear to a trainer if it desires to be caught by said trainer. The only reason Pokemon ever break out of Poke Balls is because they're testing your strength to see if you're worthy of their companionship. If a Pokemon flees, it's because it's changed its mind and doesn't think you're worthy. If this is true it would explain why some legendary Pokemon like Nebby and Reshiram/Zekrom break out of Poke Balls even though they've already chosen you. I always think of Ash's Bulbasaur and how it wanted to battle Ash to test his strength before joining him.
 
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. If this is true it would explain why some legendary Pokemon like Nebby and Reshiram/Zekrom break out of Poke Balls
The same with Eternatus in that cutscene.
 
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