I'm more curious as to how one pets a Pokémon such as Muk.
Silver 'dex entry: "Its body is made of a powerful poison. Touching it accidentally will cause a fever that requires bed rest."
I like to just ignore most of the dex entries and official sizes....
I will admit some of the pokedex entries seem played up but others are kinda fun to think about.
If you look into the back hole of a Shedinja it is said to steal your soul.
Meanwhile the later part of what i said. The pokedex entries basically make out Dusknoir to be a grim reaper. He takes pokemon souls to the under world when they die. Pretty much what you expect of a reaper.
And then there are the really weird ones. Like at least 1 generation says that Gloom's spit is honey flavored but most of them say it smells horrible. When I hear that the spit is flavored like honey though I just picture someone making out with a gloom ...