- Paradox Pokemon, known for their unique physical designs from either the past or future, are a major part of the plot in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, making them one of the biggest mysteries in the Pokemon world.
- Fans have been inspired by Paradox Pokemon to create their own custom designs, leading to speculation about additional official designs in future games.
- One fan’s Paradox Metagross design, called Iron Saucer, draws inspiration from Metagross’ Mega form and futuristic spacecraft, showcasing the creativity of Pokemon fans.
The existence of the enigmatic Paradox Pokemon has driven countless Pokemon fans to create new forms for their favorite creatures, and one talented fan has created a custom model and Pokedex entry for a conceptual Paradox Metagross. Metagross has long been one of the more popular creatures in the world of Pokemon thanks to its inherent strength in battle, so it’s no wonder the community has been speculating what this fan-favorite Pokemon could look like with technological enhancements from the future.
First introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Paradox Pokemon are essentially very strong variants of Pokemon that most fans are familiar with, but sport completely different physical designs which suggest that they hail from either the distant past or future. Without going into any spoilers, this new breed of Pokemon plays a huge role in the overall plot of the Gen 9 games, and while much about them remains unknown, they undoubtedly present one of the greatest mysteries in the Pokemon world to date. Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet version typically show off very different designs to those seen in Pokemon Violet, but either way, the introduction of Paradox Pokemon has provided a wealth of inspiration to artistic Pokemon fans.
It’s not just artists who have been enjoying making up their own Paradox Pokemon, as the countless custom designs have also led much of the community to speculate about what additional official designs could be in store for the future. One fan, known online as HertzBurst, recently showed off their very own creation of a Paradox Metagross design which they call Iron Saucer. The incredibly detailed model that they shared seems to use the color scheme of shiny Metagross while clearly bearing a resemblance to popular depictions of futuristic spacecraft, and that’s no accident. The custom Pokedex entry the creator wrote for Iron Saucer draws attention to this fact, with its description in the Pokedex of very similar nature to those of other Paradox Pokemon in the Gen 9 games.
Another interesting detail seen in the design of this conceptual Paradox Pokemon is how it looks very similar to Metagross’ official Mega form. While the creator has claimed that they took inspiration from Mega Metagross in the making of this design, it seems that Game Freak itself also used existing Mega Pokemon as references when creating certain Paradox Pokemon. The obvious example here is Roaring Moon, the Paradox variant of Salamence, which bears notable similarity to Salamence’s Mega form, a detail which is pointed out directly in the creature’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Violet.
While Mega evolution itself hasn’t been featured in core-series Pokemon games since the Gen 7 titles, much to the disappointment of fans, Roaring Moon’s nod to Mega Pokemon has raised a lot of questions among the Pokemon community. The phenomenon of Paradox Pokemon is still shrouded in mystery, and many intrigued fans are hoping to find the answers to their questions once the Indigo Disk DLC launches on December 14.
- November 18, 2022
- Game Freak
- Nintendo, The Pokemon Company