Viral 'Pokemon' Meme Reveals Startling Fact About Onix

There are so many different Pokemon, and it can often seem like a major undertaking to learn everything there is to know about them. The series is full of facts that fans are still getting used to after all this time.

Thanks to artist @everydaylouie on Twitter, one hilarious fact about Onix has gone viral and made Pokemon fans take notice.

The Pokedex in the Pokemon series is known for its elaborate descriptions of the series' monsters, and in Pokemon Emerald the description for Onix reads "There is a magnet in its brain that prevents an Onix from losing direction while tunneling. As it grows older, its body becomes steadily rounder and smoother." @everydaylouie hilariously interpreted this fact with a piece of art depicting what it an older Onix would look like and the results are stunning.

Imagining an incredibly smooth Onix at Age 85, the older Onix is amusingly much rounder and smoother as the description suggests. It's a much different look from the opposing standard form of the Onix, and now fans want an older Onix for themselves. Rock type Pokemon often aren't seen as "cute" as their more cuddly counterparts, so this art is the perfect way to get fans warmed up to the idea of owing their own giant rock snake. Hard to argue against its smooth and cute demeanor.


If you haven't kept up with the current run of the anime, Pokemon the Series: Sun & Moon is described as such, "What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak.

More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions..."