Ancient Paradox

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Roaring Moon

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Source: Occultive Magazine #004 (APRIL)

Roaring Moon: A Primeval Salamence?!

This elusive creature is called Roaring Moon after a similarly described being in the Scarlet Book. It looks similar to Salamence when they undergo a certain phenomenon elsewhere in the world, but it's unclear if there is any connection. This creature scatters feathers as it flies around at high speeds seeking prey. It's thought to be more savage than Salamence, and if you should encounter one, it's imperative that you avoid actual contact.

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Flutter Mane

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Source: Occultive Magazine #005 (MAY)

Flutter Mane: A Ghostly Pterosaur?!

Flutter Mane-a name taken from a strange creature with a matching description appearing in the Scarlet Book-is said to float around the sky at night with its long hair writhing about it. Eyewitness accounts describe it as resembling a giant Misdreavus at first glance, albeit a highly fierce and aggressive one. Some believe that it's a ghost of a pterosaur from a long-gone era.

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Brute Bonnet

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Source: Occultive Magazine #006 (JUNE)

Brute Bonnet: Amoonguss Meets Dinosaur?!

This bizarre creature is sad to combine traits of dinosaurs with those of the Pokemon Amoonguss. It's named after a fierce mushroom creature of matching description that appears in the renowned Scarlet Book. Brute Bonnet certainly resembles Amoonguss, through with its own unique twists: its gigantic stature and seemingly low intelligence combine to make it a savage powerful fighter.

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Sandy Shocks

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Source: Occultive Magazine #007 (JULY)

Sandy Shocks: A Magneton with a 10-Thousand-Year Lifespan?!

Some scientists claim that this mysterious being is a Magneton that has lived for 10 thousand years. It has been sighted numerous times in Paldea's more arid regions, but there are no reports of it ever having been caught. It's said that Sandy Shocks is an aggressive sort and that some people who've seen it have been attacked as well. It takes its name from a beast with a matching description in the era-defining Scarlet Book.

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Slither Wing

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Source: Occultive Magazine #008 (AUGUST)

Slither Wing: A Prehistoric Volcarona, Revived?!

There have been precious few sightings reported of the ultra-mysterious Slither Wing, a being whose name is taken from that of a similar-seeming creature described in the ever-puzzling Scarlet Book. Slither Wing shares traits with Volcarona, so some theorize that it may have been revived from fossils from a prehistoric era that we have discussed in these pages. However, no Volcarona fossils of that era are known to have been found.

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Great Tusk

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Source: Occultive Magazine #009 (SEPTEMBER)

Great Tusk: A Living Relic of the Dinosaur Era?!

In one arid corner of Paldea, there have been reports of a mysterious life-form. It's said to resemble a Donphan at first glance, albeit one with gigantic tusks, tough scales, and an aggressive disposition. Leading theories hold that this being is nothing less than a living relic of the dinosaur era, but no one can say for sure. Apparently, it's called Great Tusk after the name of a strange being that was written about in the mysterious Scarlet Book.

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Scream Tail

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Source: Occultive Magazine #010 (OCTOBER)

Scream Tail: A Billion-Year-Old Jigglypuff?!

Somewhere in a Paldean forest, it's said, lurks Scream Tail-a being with Jigglypuff's own endearing puffball appearance but also a ferocious aggression that leads it to attack anyone who comes near. Its primitive appearance and savage nature have prompted rumors that it could be a Jigglypuff from one billion years ago. It's named after a creature in the Scarlet Book that is described as having a distinctive tail and scream.

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Walking Wake

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Source: Scarlet Book

An Imagined Pokémon

A drawing of a fantastical Pokémon as envisioned by our sketch artist. The size and ferocity of the strange Pokémon that dwell in Area Zero's lower reaches tickled the artist's imagination, prompting this sketch of what other species that inhabit these depths might look like.

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Koraidon

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Koraidon

Winged King

This seems to be the Winged King mentioned in an old expedition journal. It was said to have split the land with its bare fists.


Future Paradox

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Iron Valiant

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Source: Occultive Magazine #004 (APRIL)

Iron Valiant: An Experiment Gone Wrong?!

This oddity's name is borrowed from that of an object described in the Violet Book. One theory holds that it is in fact a robot - the product of a mad scientist's efforts to create the most powerful psychic Pokemon of all. According to its few eyewitnesses, Iron Valiant appears similar to both Gardevoir and Gallade. It's also said to be cruel enough to take its brilliantly shining blade and cut down anyone confronting it without hesitation.

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Iron Hands

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Source: Occultive Magazine #005 (MAY)

Iron Hands: Secretly a Cyborg?!

This being's name comes from the one given to an iron-handed entity in the mysterious Violet Book. It is said to have fists that move independent of its body and to be capable of throwing large, fast-moving vehicles. A leading theory holds that Iron Hands was once an athlete who became mortally wounded but was kept alive by being made into a cyborg. Why it so strongly resembles Hariyama, however, remains unanswered.

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Iron Thorns

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Source: Occultive Magazine #006 (JUNE)

Iron Thorns: A Tyranitar of the Distant Future?!

A strage being called Iron Thorns has been sighted in a certain cave in Paldea. This being bears a strong resemblance to Tyranitar, but it apparently displas great coolheadedness and prefers to avoid unnecessary fights. It appears to be highly intelligent and clad in metallic armor, causing some to speculate that it may be a Tyranitar as it would appear a billion years from now. Its name comes from a similarly described entity that appears in the Violet Book.

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Iron Jugulis

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Source: Occultive Magazine #007 (JULY)

Iron Jugulis: Pokemon or Machine?!

This flying life-form bearing a resemblance to Hydreigon has been seen in a certain corner of Paldea. It was reported to have razed an entire building with a high0energy blast, then flown off as if to find its next objective. Iron Jugulis is theorized to be a sort of machine-Hydreigon hybrid, as it combines the former's ruthlessness with the latter's ferocity. It takes its name from a similarly described entity in the Violet Book.

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Iron Moth

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Source: Occultive Magazine #008 (AUGUST)

Iron Moth: A UFO sent to Spy on Humankind?!

The name Iron Moth was borrowed from that of a flying object described in the era-defining Violet Book. It was said to resemble Volcarona and would descend from the skies, following people around and occasionally even attacking them. Some point to Iron Moth's aggression as a sign that it is, in fact, a UFO of sorts being controlled by alien life. Perhaps something out there is using Iron Moth to observe us, waiting for the moment to mount an invasion…

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Iron Treads

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Source: Occultive Magazine #009 (SEPTEMBER)

Iron Treads: An Alien Weapon?!

In one arid corner of Paldea, there have been reports of a mysterious life-form. It's said to resemble a Donphan at first glance, albeit one that can abruptly assume a spherical shape and launce into a swift rolling attack. Rumors say this being is some kind of weapon using technology not of this world, but no one can say for sure. Apparently, it's called Iron Treads after the name of a strange being that was written about in the mysterious Violet Book.

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Iron Bundle

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Source: Occultive Magazine #010 (OCTOBER)

Iron Bundle: An Ancient Civilization's Robot?!

The mysterious Violet Book makes reference to a being called Iron Bundle, which was said to look like Delibird and to possess a spherical apparatus from which it would fire huge blasts of ice to propel itself through snowy lands. Plenty of theories about it have been floated. A leading one suggests it is the product of a long-gone civilization - a notion supported by ancient writings that describe the design and usage of machines resembling Iron Bundle.

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Iron Leaves

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Source: Violet Book

An Imagined Pokémon

A drawing of a fantastical Pokémon as envisioned by our sketch artist. The compactness and cruelty of the strange Pokémon that dwell in Area Zero's lower reaches tickled the artist's imagination, prompting this sketch of what other species that inhabit these depths might look like.

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Miraidon

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Miraidon

Iron Serpent

This seems to be the Iron Serpent mentioned in an old book. The Iron Serpent is said to have turned the land to ash with its lightning.


Professors

pokemon scarlet violet character Prof Sada

Prof Sada

pokemon scarlet violet character Prof Turo

Prof Turo

What is a Paradox Pokémon?

Let's talk about Paradox Pokémon
What are they? What do we know?

The first thing everyone should understand is:
- They are NEW Pokémon, not forms or variants: they have their own name and dex number
- It's a new category (like Ultra Beasts)
- They are divided in two groups: Ancient and Future
- There could be two different Paradox based on the same Pokémon
- Paradox Pokémon do not evolve
- They should be OP mons in battle




Koraidon and Miraidon

Cyclizar officially teased this category in the recent trailer:
Koraidon and Miraidon are NOT evolutions of Cyclizar, not even alternative forms