Concept Corner: Man-made Monsters

Man-made Pokemon are much more prominent than we realize. There's Golett and Golurk, created by an ancient civilization to protect their city, Grimer and Trubbish, spawned from pollution and chemical alterations, and, of course, Mewtwo, a genetically modified clone of the legendary Pokemon Mew. And that's our topic this week on Concept Corner, so jump in!
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PKMN of the Week: Trubbish

Trubbish resemble a full, green garbage bag, knotted on top. They have oval-shaped eyes and a toothy mouth, and arms that look like trash spilling out of small tears in the bag with pink and blue colored objects protruding out of them. Their feet are green and stubby.

Trubbish emit burp-like gases which, when inhaled, will render the victim bedridden for a week.

This Pokémon was created when a garbage dump accidentally had a chemical change of some sort.

Fun Facts

  • Trubbish, along with its evolution Garbodor, are the only pure Poison-type Pokémon in Generation V.
  • Trubbish is one of two Pokémon that learns both Stockpile and Swallow, but not Spit Up. The other is Munchlax.
    • Conversely, it is one of three Pokémon that learn Stockpile, but only either one of Swallow or Spit Up, not both. The other two are the aforementioned Munchlax and Qwilfish.