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Man-made Pokemon and the story behind them: Mewtwo, Porygon, more

Published: 20/Jul/2020 0:36

by Bill Cooney


The Pokemon games are filled with monsters that inhabit the world alongside humans, but a few of them were actually created by man as well and each one has its own story of how they came about.

As we learn from Professor Ash at the beginning of the first Red and/or Blue games, “This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokemon. For some people Pokemon are pets, others use them for fights,” and it seems like other folks decided to create their own.

Where the monsters came from originally is another story in itself, as the games don’t provide a ton of lore on the world’s past and how humans and the ‘mons relationships have evolved over the years, but it’s safe to say they’ve been living cooperatively for some time.

Of course, the most well-known man-made Pokemon would definitely be Mewtwo, as we learned in the Mewtwo Strikes Back movie, but there are a few others whose origins are just as interesting.

Mewtwo Pokemon movie
Pokemon: The First Movie was responsible for producing an entire generation of fans.


As we mentioned above, we learn in Mewtwo Strikes Back that it was created in a lab by Dr. Fuji with the help of Team Rocket, before breaking away from their control and starting a whole heap of trouble.

Considering in the movie it is literally able to control and turn back time, it’s safe to say it’s probably one of the most powerful creatures on this list.

Baltoy & Claydol

These evolutions were originally clay statues, according to their Pokedex entries, but were given life when exposed to a “mysterious ray” which definitely makes it a possibility that this species was actually created by some ancient alien visitors, rather than human beings specifically.

Banette’s backstory is a bit on the darker side when it comes to Pokemon.


Banette is another one that doesn’t seem to have been created by human hands specifically. According to its Pokedex entry, the Pokemon was brought to life by a “dark, ghostly energy” that seeks out the child who abandoned it.

Luckily our own old toys don’t have this capability (that we know of at least).


The loveable Castform was originally created by scientists in Ruby and Sapphire, but since you can find it in wild areas in later games, it’s safe to say the weather-sensing cutie pulled off an escape of its own.


This mythical Gen 5 monster was constructed from ancient fossils by Team Plasma, similar to how Aerodactyl came about. It definitely looks more like a combat mech than your traditional ‘mon, but we would expect nothing less from the Unova’s region militant Pokemon liberation front.

Golett Pokemon
Golett and Golurk have always had humans’ backs, it seems.

Golett & Golurk

These Ground/Ghost types origin story actually pulls directly from old folklore on the golems they represent. According to the Pokedex they were originally created out of clay (just as in our world) to protect people back in the day.

Golurk is a powerful Pokemon now as it is, but this taste of backstory just has us wanting more info on how they lived with humans in the past, as we mentioned before.


First off, Magearna just looks like something that was artificially made. It resembles a human form, but according to the Pokedex, it was created “more than 500 years ago,” and since it looks like a person, it’s a fair bet to say people created it as well.

porygon pokemon
Game Freak / Nintendo
All of Porygon’s form were created entirely of computer data.

Porygon, Porygon2, & Porygon-Z

Porygon and its variants actually only exist as computer data created by scientists, allowing it to live in cyberspace. How any of them are able to battle Pokemon in the physical realm though, is something that hasn’t really been explained, yet.

An Upgrade Disc turns regular old Porygon into Porygon2, which can then be turned into the final Porygon-Z form using the Dubious Disc.

Trubbish & Garbodor

These Pokemon are literally trash, but before you accuse of being too mean to them, consider that they are actually made out of big piles of garbage.

The Pokedex says Trubbish was created from a “chemical reaction” between the trash and some noxious industrial waste, bringing them into being.

Voltorb & Electrode

This one is a bit tricky, since there’s nothing in any game outright stating that these electric ‘mons were actually created by man, but the fact they were found at the same time Pokeballs were first invented does make it seem very likely.

H/T: Screen Rant


Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
Pokemon Company
Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.