Primitto Theory
By nick15 [January 24, 2012 - 11:43]
[Last Updated: November 29, 2019 - 20:57]  

I've got a little fan theory concerning where—at least from the World-Of-Pokémon's perspective—Pokémon come from. Like, how they come about, where they come from, how new kinds of Pokémon are made, etc.

The TL;DR version of my theory is that there is a kind of Ditto—a PRIME Ditto, or Primitto—which forms the basis of ALL new Pokémon. The way it forms new Pokémon is that, as a way to survive and hide from predators, it permanently emulates something in its environment which it thinks may help it hide better. However, it doesn't really hide it from humans, as their odd, bizarre and strange caricatures of nature and humanity stick out like a sore thumb.

Here's the theory in full (via a graphic I made for 4chan):

But it's still a work in progress; this page will contain all my little notes about it. Y'all are welcome to participate with it as well, if you have an idea to add to it. I want to try to keep this as realistic as possible, with scientific plausibility being more important than trying to account for all the things Pokémon are said to do according to their Pokédex entries (like Charizard's ability to melt boulders, Entei being born out of volcanos, etc). Of course, SOME stretches of "scientific plausibility" will be necessary, but it would still have to make logical sense—such as if there is a creature made out of metal it makes sense that it has the capability to consume metals, break it down and use it to form its body just like we break down and use the matter from the foods we consume to help build our bodies.

And... there we are!

One Response

  1. Prof. Black says:

    This Primitto Theory is excellent. I wonder if there is any correlation to the theory that Mew (Listed as the NEW SPECIES Pokemon) and Ditto are related. It may be that Mew IS the Primitto and we don't see any in the wild due to the fact that their population continually (On what seems a 3 year cycle) shifts into new and permanent forms.

    Many Professors currently think that Mew is the progenitor of all Pokemon. These same minds believe that Mew is from outer space. This lends credence to the thought that the Primitto generated ALL Pokemon due to the large number coming from space.

    I have been thinking of the necessity of mass/energy conversion when a Primitto takes on a form. It has been noted by many involved with Pokemon that Mews do not transform into the targeted Pokemon fully. I postulate that this is because they do not have enough energy to do so. Lets assume a Primitto has a large density that it can convert between mass/energy when taking on a permanent form. For simple Pokemon such as Rattata or Pidgy the energy is sufficient to create multiple copies from one Primitto, allowing for breeding to take place through standard procedures. The egg groupings postulated by Breeders then become more like energy wells as seen in chemistry.

    We might choose to consider Mew and Ditto the same species with only one of them able to give birth, but never to their own species. These may be the remainders of a Primitto's transformation, should it have any energy left. The ratio of Ditto to Mew would be extremely large during these transformations, leading to the rarity of Mew and commonality of Ditto. It may even be that excess energy from simple species is channeled into Mew and from stronger species into Dittos.

    I would love to continue the discussion at some point, I need to think of the subject of Legnedaries, multiple Primitto pairing for transformation, breeding outside energy wells and why Arceus exists. Did a god create Primittos, where a large group quickly copied it to survive?

    Pokemon Professor Black

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