Be warned, the Bellossom chart is a difficult picture to shake.
Pokemon may have been around for 25 years, but we keep learning new things about it all the time. Not only by exploring more and finding new favorites (here you see yourself, Lechonk), but also new information about how the relationship between humans and Pokemon came about through Legends: Arceus. What The Pokemon Company has never revealed, and for good reason, is what Pokemon looks like inside. Until now, that was left to our imagination.
Biologist Christopher Stoll has shared incredibly detailed anatomical diagrams of what certain Pokemon look like inside. It may not be canon, but since Stoll is a pro and clearly an incredibly talented artist, it’s probably safe to assume the images below are what the insides of Pokemon would look like if they existed in the real world.
Cyndaquil, Octillery, Donphan, and Bellossom are the four Pokemon that Stoll anatomically broken down. While the images are quite shocking to anyone who hasn’t really thought about what a Pokemon would look like if you peeled off its skin and cut open (so hopefully almost everyone), they’re also very interesting. Octillery’s “large complex brain” is similar to that of a real octopus, and of course people have been eating it up in the comments about Cyndaquil’s hardened sphincter.
Speaking of the answers, the general consensus seems to be that seeing the insides of Bellossom will haunt Pokemon fans’ nightmares for quite some time. The split image is definitely the one with the greatest contrast, as half of the diagram showing what it looks like on the inside is reminiscent of a clicker from The Last Of Us. There’s certainly nothing like the “bright petals used for sexual display” you’ll find on the outside. You probably won’t find that tidbit in his Pokedex listing.
These aren’t the only four Pokemon Stoll to have made an anatomical deep dive. In fact, the biologist broke down the inner workings of each gen one Pokemon and published them all in a book. You can currently purchase that book from Stoll’s website, but you’ll have to be quick. PokeAnatomy is sold out, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. You can also follow him on Instagram to keep up to date with all his latest work.
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