It is easy to play the Pokémon games without reading a single Pokédex entry. Why bother, right? You could be a veteran player who figures that they already know everything there is to know about Pokémon. Or you just do not care. After all, Pokémon is just a really complicated game of rock, paper, scissors, right?
If you are one of those who does not read the Pokédex, then you are actually missing out. You would be surprised at what kind of information the little device has. If the rest of the game was erased and you only had a Pokédex, you would probably imagine a different world than the one you have been playing in.
A lot of the Pokédex entries are just plain spooky, especially when it comes to Ghost-Type Pokémon. Some entries give us far more questions than answers. For example, is there a Heaven in Pokémon? Are humans able to become Pokémon? Even stranger questions such as: do China and India exist in the Pokémon world?
Some entries are so bizarre, they feel like mistakes. Apparently, Magikarp can jump over a mountain by using the move “Splash.” That’s hard to believe after watching enough of the anime and playing the games. So why is the Pokédex telling us that? For what purpose are these dex entries really for if they just further confuse us?
So here is a list of Pokedex entries that range from funny to just plain odd.
30 Funny: A Kid Turned Into A Kadabra
In Pokémon FireRed, the Pokédex entry states “It happened one morning – a boy with extrasensory powers awoke in bed transformed into Kadabra.”
That’s it, end of story. Unless you also had the good fortune to play Pokémon Emerald in which the entry says, “It is rumored that a boy with psychic abilities suddenly transformed into Kadabra while he was assisting research into extrasensory powers.”
Oddly enough, there are other cases of people turning into Pokémon for various reasons.
Were these entries what inspired Pokémon Mystery Dungeon or vice versa?
29 Funny: Lampent Eats Souls
In Omega Ruby and Black and White 2, the Pokédex says, “The spirits it absorbs fuel its baleful fire. It hangs around hospitals waiting for people to pass on.”
So this proves that souls not only exist, but they can be used as fuel for a Ghost-Type Pokémon. Not only is that a lot to take in, but that’s intense. That is like what the main antagonist is about in Over the Garden Wall. However, they seem innocent enough. Guess you just got to do what you got to do.
28 Mistake: Yanmega Can’t Use Fly
“This six-legged Pokémon is easily capable of transporting an adult in flight. The wings on its tail help it stay balanced.” – Pokémon Y’s Pokedex.
This entry obviously states that you can fly it places.
You’re not even really an adult in these games, so it should be easy. However, Yanmega is a Pokémon that cannot learn the move Fly despite what this dex entry leads us to believe. Some Pokémon professor made a mistake on this one.
27 Funny: Yamask Cries At Its Own Face
The Pokédex entry for Yamask in Pokémon Black and Pokémon Y reads, “Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.”
Sad? Yes? So sad that it’s kind of funny? It can be.
First of all, we have Pokémon that were once people again. Except, in this case, these are deceased people? Is being a Pokémon a form of afterlife? Why do all the Yamask masks look the same if this dex entry is true?
26 Funny: Drifloon’s Failed Stealing
As many fans already know, some Pokédex entries taught us that Drifloon actually can take children.
There are some spooky entries like the one in Pokémon Heartgold and Soulsilver that says, “It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.”
However, this goes from scary to hilarious when you read the entry for Pokémon Pearl which says, “It tugs on the hands of children to steal them away. However, it gets pulled around instead.” Aw, poor Drifloon!
25 Mistake: Alakazam's IQ Is Insane
“It has an IQ of 5000. It calculates many things in order to gain the edge in every battle.” – Pokémon Crystal.
So, what’s the average IQ of a human? According to the Brain Metrix website, only 90 to 110. With that logic, Alakazam is 50 times smarter than a human. Imagine that level of intelligence. If you have 150 IQ, you are technically a genius so what is Alakazam? A god? If it’s that smart, then it would not be an average Pokémon. It should be a legendary!
24 Funny: Crummy Cactuses
Cacturne has one of the most threatening and unsettling Pokédex entries out there if you had Pokémon Sapphire. It says, “If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group.
"The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.”
The scary part is that the entry does not say what the Cacturne want. All it says is that it’s slowly hunting people.
23 Funny: A Six Mile Scream
According to Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, this Exploud scream can be heard from six miles away. The entry states, “It emits a variety of sounds from the holes all over its body. Its loud cries can be heard from over six miles away.”
That’s honestly spooky. You probably cannot live in most cities if you have an Exploud. Dislike your neighbors? Get an Exploud. It’s just like having a rock concert follow you around. Even if you had a calm Exploud, kids will try to make it scream.
22 Mistake: A Thick Skull
“If two were to smash their heads together, their foot-thick skulls would keep them from fainting.” – Pokémon Platinum.
If only this entry were true, as Headsmash is a Pokémon move and Rampardos can faint from getting hit by it.
It serves as a reminder to all of us in the world of Pokémon that game balance will always top lore. It’s okay though since our expectations are never that high. A game that follows its own lore? Preposterous!
21 Funny: Swablu Hat
This Pokédex entry may be familiar to you as it fascinated the internet for a while. In Black and White 2, Swablu’s entry states, “For some reason, it likes to land on people's heads softly and act like it's a hat.”
The popularity of this entry is probably due to cuteness. It even inspired plenty of fanart. Swablu is a popular Bird-Type Pokémon on its own, so this extra bit of adorable information is loved by the fan community.
Art was made by Nynjakat.
20 Funny: Spoink’s Lifespan
“It apparently [perishes] if it stops bouncing about. It carries a pearl from Clamperl on its head.” – Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.
The best part of this entry is that “apparently” word. That makes it sound like even the Pokédex itself does not completely believe this fact.
This is a fantastic entry to serve as an example as one of those that create more questions rather than answer them. So do Spoink sleep? What happens if you pick it up or if it trips?
19 Mistake: Magcargo’s Body Temperature
According to all the Black, White, and Sapphire games’ Pokédex entries, Magcargo’s body temperature is 18,000 degrees F. Guess what that means? That means this lava snail is hotter than the actual surface of the sun, lightning, and boiling steel. This means getting even close to a Magcargo should be impossible because it would boil your blood if you got too close.
Even crazier is that with that body temperature, Macargo would not even be able to stay on the surface of the Earth. It would melt through it.
18 Funny: Mankey’s Rage
“It can spontaneously become enraged. Everyone near it clears out as it rampages and the resulting loneliness makes it angrier still.” – Pokémon Sun.
Now, this Pokédex entry is psychologically hilarious.
This Pokémon is so angry that it has no friends and so that makes it even angrier. It’s actually a pretty accurate depiction of the cycle of why an angry person is angry. The lesson here is that anger begets more anger. Don’t be like Mankey and live your best life.
17 Funny: What Makes Primape Peaceful
Even in evolution, this Pokémon cannot catch a Pokédex break. Its hilarious entry in Pokémon Sun states, “It has been known to become so angry that it passes as a result. Its face looks peaceful in demise, however.”
There is nothing sillier than the idea of feeling an emotion so hard that someone can perish as a result. To add insult to injury, the dex explains that deceased Primeape look peaceful. Why did we need to know that?
16 Mistake: Not So Peaceful Celebi
“It has the power to travel across time, but it is said to appear only in peaceful times.” – Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
In this instance, the Pokédex outright lies to us.
To give it credit, it throws the information more as a rumor than fact. However, we already know the rumor is wrong. If Celebi only appears in peaceful times, we would never see one. The Pokémon world is full of sinister organizations! Everyone is constantly fighting! Are Celebi accident-prone?
15 Funny: Froslass’s Décor
A lot of Ghost-Type Pokémon made it to this list because they are amusingly spooky. Froslass certainly fits that bill as well. In Pokémon Sun, Froslass’s description states, “When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.”
Just imagine. “Jerry? Oh, he was taken by a Froslass the other day. We will never see him again.” That’s like it’s a game hunter. It just takes them because they are pretty.
14 Funny: Eevee’s Face
Aw, what can possibly be wrong with Eevee? Well, if you played Pokémon Ultra Moon, you might have read the Pokédex entry that says, “Its genes are easily influenced by its surroundings.
"Even its face starts to look like that of its Trainer.”
Whoever wrote this probably meant for it to sound sweet but doesn’t it make you picture just a person’s face on an Eevee’s body? If not, then you are welcome for us sharing that image with you. If that is not nightmare fuel, then what is?
13 Mistake: Magikarp's Jump
“A Magikarp living for many years can leap a mountain using Splash. The move remains useless, though.” – Pokémon’s Black and White games.
This would be awesome if we actually ever saw it happen. Maybe this dex entry is what inspired the cute app game, Magikarp Jump. What would be awesome is if we see a Magikarp jump as high as a mountain to break a world record but gets caught by a Bird-Pokémon in the process. That’s some good black comedy.
12 Funny: India Exists?
Sometimes the Pokédex entries do not create questions about the Pokémon, but questions about the world itself. For example, does India exist in the Pokémon world? It may sound ridiculous but it becomes a possibility if you read Raichu’s Pokédex entry in Pokémon Sun.
Raichu’s entry says, “It unleashes electric shocks that can reach 100,000 volts. When agitated, it can knock out even an Indian elephant.”
So not only does India exist, but regular elephants do too. Here are they hiding? Where is India?
11 Mistake: Wailord Does Not Weigh Enough
According to all its Pokédex entries, Wailord is about 877 pounds and 47 feet long. You know what else is about 47 feet long? A humpback whale. How much does a humpback whale weigh? 80,000 pounds. That is one hundred times heavier! What is Wailord? A balloon?! This would mean they are mostly air.
People have done the math for this, proving that Wailord is so light that it’s hard to believe that it can even swim.
10 Funny: Araquanid’s Bubble Issues
“It has a habit of storing things it values in its water bubble. If its Trainer doesn't watch out, Araquanid will try to put them in its bubble!” – Pokémon Ultra Moon.
So this lovable water-spider will just randomly try to drown its trainer. Oh joy.
That’s just one description though. Entries from other games have also described it pulling weak creatures into the bubble due to a desire to protect them. It’s funny that to the Pokémon, it’s a kind gesture, but it’s actually killing what it’s trying to help.
Art was made by KayVeeDee.
9 Funny: Is China In Pokémon?
Parasect’s Pokédex entries are unsettling already because you learn that its brain is being controlled by a mushroom once it evolves. So in a way, your Paras friend is now a zombie. However, what’s also spooky is the entry in FireRed that mentions China. The description reads, “It scatters toxic spores from the mushroom cap. In China, the spores are used as herbal medicine.”
Next to Raichu, that makes two dex entries that mention our world. All we can depend on is theories as to why that is for now.
8 Mistake: Groudon’s Height
In all its Pokédex entries, fans were shocked to discover that this legendary monster is only 11 feet tall. Taller than a human, sure, but that is very small compared to its size in the anime and our imaginations. You know what other Pokémon is about 11 feet tall according to the Pokédex? Arbok.
This is like learning Godzilla was only a couple feet taller than a human!
The anime would have been far less interesting and laughable if Groudon was only 11 feet tall.
7 Funny: Grimer Came From Moon X-Rays
“Sludge that was transformed when exposed to X-rays from the moon.” – Pokémon Moon, X, Stadium, Black, White, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, and FireRed.
Moon x-rays are within the realm of possibility but it’s so incredibly unlikely for the x-ray to miss the earth, hit the moon, and for the moon to reflect that x-ray onto the earth. Not just any part of the earth, but a landfill. Then boom, it’s sentient.
The only explanation is that Grimers were created by a madman who shot x-rays at the moon.
6 Mistake: They Spelled Mawile Wrong
This typo was as honest as mistakes go. In Pokémon Ruby, Mawile’s Pokédex entry was misspelled and came out as “Mawhile.” The typo was later fixed in the games once it was discovered, but the early games still have the error.
A lot of kid players probably did not even notice the error in the first place.
A lot of work goes into translating these games, especially when it comes to naming the Pokémon, so it’s honestly surprising typos like this one did not happen more often.
5 Funny: Darumaka’s Droppings
“Darumaka's droppings are hot, so people used to put them in their clothes to keep themselves warm.” – Pokémon White, X, and Omega Ruby.
As far as we know, this is one of the only times Pokémon droppings are ever mentioned in the world. Do all Pokémon have them? Apparently, they all eat since you can feed any of them in the games.
So who wrote this? Who thought this was a great piece of information to say about a Pokémon based off of Japan’s Daruma dolls?
4 Funny: Bullies Beware The Drampa
Most of Drampa’s Pokédex entries are not just innocent, they are sweet. This dragon loves to play and protect children. What can be more wholesome than that? It gets even better when you read its dex description in Pokémon Ultra Sun.
It reads, “If a child it has made friends with is bullied, Drampa will find the bully's house and burn it to the ground.”
So not only is this dragon wholesome, but it has an edgier side that demands vengeance.
3 Mistake: Time Traveling Mamoswine
“A frozen one was dug up from soil dating back 10,000 years. It woke up to much amazement.” – Pokémon Platinum.
Isn’t that the same basis of the beginning of the movie, The Thing? It is a good thing there are Ditto for breeding or else you would just have had a single Mamoswine in the entire world. You know what would be funny? If they thought they found an ancient Pokémon in ice but it was just a Ditto from 10,000 years ago as that Pokémon.
Art was made by Pandapool.
2 Funny: Haunter Licks People To The Grave
“By licking, it saps the victim's life. It causes shaking that won't stop until the victim's demise.” – Pokémon Yellow.
When an animal licks it’s you, we typically think of it as a form of love and affection.
Does Haunter know that it’s ending you or does it just innocently want to show its affection? Whatever the case may be, it is a hilarious way to perish. Apparently, Haunters tongue is also made out of gas. How does gas lick a person? Wouldn’t that be called something else?
1 Funny: A Delicious Spoon
“If Alakazam trusts someone deeply, it will let them have one of its spoons. Anything you eat with that spoon is apparently delicious.” – Pokémon Ultra Moon.
Alakazam presumably has imbued these spoons with psychic powers that trick your brain into thinking whatever you eat is delicious. You could be the healthiest and happiest person in the universe by just eating vegetables! Or you can eat cardboard and think that’s delicious! Thanks, Alakazam, what a wonderful gift you have given us.