It's no secret that the Pokémon universe is already saturated with conspiracies and origin stories, but I don't think I'll ever get tired of hearing people making wild accusations about how deep the world of Pokémon truly goes.
For example, check out these dark fan-theories:
- Too Dark For A Kids Game: Does 'Pokemon Sun And Moon' Close The Case On A 20-Year-Old Theory?
- Mystic, Valor & Instinct: We Are The Bad Guys In 'Pokémon GO'
The latest Pokémon Sun/Moon theory is a nice little thought that may remind us not to make any quick judgements about what is and what isn't a Pokémon.
This cute little critter is an inhabitant of Alola, the latest region to become apparent to us. This is Komala's Pokédex entry in Pokémon Sun:
"It is born asleep, and it dies asleep. All its movements are apparently no more than the results of it tossing and turning in its dreams."
So Komala spends its entire life asleep until granted the sweet release of death. Why am I describing death so welcomingly? Well I can't imagine being a log your whole life as particularly fulfilling or meaningful.
That's right, a fan-theory by Redditor CyinFromJohto labels the log as the true Pokémon and the koala thing as a mere tag-along. As outrageous as it may sound, it's actually not the first time a Pokémon has taken form as an everyday object.
This is Klefki, the key ring Pokémon. In Pokémon X, the Dex entry reads:
"These key collectors threaten any attackers by fiercely jingling their keys at them."
So if The Pokémon Company are all cool and fine with making a jingling set of keys into a pocket monster, then why not a plain ol' log?
Wooden Monsters And Shiny Sprites
A suspicious piece of evidence supporting theory is that in the shiny form of Komala, only the log changes color. Although there are many Pokémon who only change color slightly, the fact that the koala hasn't changed at all suggests that this aspect of the Pokémon is supplementary to the core log.
But there is a pretty strong counter-argument when we look at the Dex entry for Pokémon Moon:
"The log it holds was given to it by its parents at birth. It has also been known to cling to the arm of a friendly Trainer."
Ok maybe there really isn't anything to this theory, as both these sentences basically prove the koala is Komala. I'm sure it won't stop the theorists from having some twisted reasoning as to why this isn't the case, but it's good enough for me.
I can't wait to hear how the log is an imaginary friend Pokémon which turns real, or that it eventually forms a symbiotic relationship with the koala.
Are Hypotheses Getting Too Ridiculous?
In reply to the log argument, Redditors have responded with a slew of sarcastic theories of their own:
I personally love crazy theories and seeing how much truth we can find behind them. Sometimes they're based on a little shred of evidence and can be debunked in no time, but occasionally you'll slip down the rabbit hole of conspiracy in an entertaining free-fall.
Want more weird Pokémon stuff? Here's Mimikyu droping some sick bars:
Got any favorite Pokémon theories? Let me know in the comments below!