Fans Have Formulated a Strange Pokemon Sun and Moon Theory

by Christian Hoffer

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Hardcore Pokemon players have combed through Pokemon Sun and Moon, discovering just about all of the game's strange Easter eggs. We've figured out most of the game's many callbacks and cameos, but now fans have turned their eye to unlocking the secrets of one of the game's strangest Pokemon.

Komala is a mild-mannered sleeping koala Pokemon who is constantly asleep and clutching onto a small log. The Pokemon doesn't do very much and is widely considered to be one of the weakest Pokemon introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon.

However, a new theory is picking up steam that claims that Komala isn't the actual's actually the log. After all, the Pokemon franchise has a history of introducing strange Pokemon (we have Pokemon based on key chains, bags of garbage, and ice cream cones), so why not a Pokemon that's just an animated chunk of tree?

There's two key pieces of evidence that fans use to support their Komala-log theory. The first is Komala's "Shiny" form (seen below), which features the same koala but a brightly colored log. The other is Komala's hidden walking animations, which shows the log walking and rolling as the koala continues to sleep. 


The theory does have some major flaws. If Komala really was the log, it would probably be a Grass type Pokemon instead of a normal type. The other flaw is Komala's PokeDex entry in Pokemon Moon, which specifically states that Komala was given the log at birth by its parents. 

Likely, the Komala-log theory is probably just another goofy fan theory, but Pokemon is usually more fun when you accept some fan theories as fact? So what do you think Pokemon trainers? Is Komala the koala or the log?

By Christian Hoffer

Christian Hoffer is WWG's resident PokeJournalist and Pokemon expert. He also enjoys Ohio sports, wrestling, and comics.