Post Reply Pokemon Mystery: Cubone
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As many of you know from Generations of playing the beloved Pokemon games Cubone is a unique Pokemon in that it wears the Skull of its dead mother. In this description from Pokemon Yellow, Cubone "Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody." So now we have a very intriguing question - Is the Cubone ( and in turn Marowak) on the verge of extinction?

The question arises from the fact that as stated by the Pokedex entry in Blue and Red "Because it never removes its skull helmet, no one has ever seen this Pokémon's real face". This means that there has yet to be a single recorded event of a skull-less Cubone, which would mean either that the mother of all Cubones die as soon as giving birth OR that all Cubones are for one reason or another unable to be seen by anything or anyone until it's mother die. No matter which one it is however, this would still mean that Cubones are endangered because according to all Pokemon guides, Cubone appear in the wild and are born with a 50/50 chance f being either male or female and since only one Cubone child may inherit the skull, any other sibling simply does not exits in the eyes of Poke scientists or Lore. This turn of events means that every generation the Cubone population will halve itself until only one remains

What are your thoughts on this mystery?
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While that is a good theory and its what actually happened reality wise, Game and Lore wise it conflicts entirely with the Pokedex entry, thereby making that theory null
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Secondly on that theory, the baby Kangaskhan sprite shown in that picture is edited in color from purple to the same palate as Cubone and could not possibly be the same since the two are relatively the same size
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you forget, ditto can be anything you want so if a male Marowak needs something to bone, heh puns, there's always that.
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