Pokemon is fairly wild once you break it all the way down to fundamentals. The franchise is all about pocket monsters and the trainers who’ve constructed a world across the creatures. Whenever you peel again the franchise’s veneer, issues can get bizarre, and that was made clear earlier this 12 months when Pokemon’s unofficial Pokedex from Russia hit the Web. Followers are nonetheless selecting aside the legendary textual content, and because it seems, this guide likens candy Diglett to a weapon of struggle.

Earlier this 12 months, the group behind Did You Know Gaming introduced the unofficial Russian Pokedex to followers all around the world. The group labored with locals to source the old-school guide that was made by a fan’s father many years in the past. In lieu of any official Russian content material, this Pokedex was made by combining a number of legit guides in different languages, so the outcomes had been… very attention-grabbing. In spite of everything, how else would Diglett grow to be such a soldier?

In keeping with the latest translation, the Pokedex says Diglett and Dugtrio have explosive energy. In truth, the evolution even blew up trains every now and then when it surfaced, and this caught the attention of the navy. “This makes them helpful for navy functions much like landmines,” the interpretation reads.

The unofficial guide goes on to say Dugtrio was usually coopted by robbers and thieves. “They’re usually employed by robbers who say they’re going to pay Dugtrio as soon as they’ve regrown from their roots. However it’s a trick. By the point they’ve grown again, the robbers have already run off.” Clearly, this description has no foundation in canon, however you possibly can positively see how Dugtrio would work nicely in such crimes. Actually, it’s a miracle Staff Rocket by no means tried to coach a Diglett to do their bidding…

If you wish to know extra about Russia’s legendary Pokedex, you possibly can watch Did You Know Gaming’s video right here. It’s two hours lengthy however a particular must-watch for followers who assume they know all there may be to Pokemon. For kicks, you possibly can examine these old-school translations to those formally printed by The Pokemon Firm. Diglett shouldn’t be fairly as badass within the canon, however given what this video instructed us about Dugtrio’s explosive energy, possibly that could be a good factor…!

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