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The Ridiculous Segment is the middle portion of The Dex! Trivia and Battle Strategy! where Alex and Kellz delve deeper into some facet of the current weekly Pokemon, whether it be lore, trivia, or connections to real-life.

There are a total of 48 distinct ridiculous segments, with Animal Influence being the most frequently used, occurring a total of 14 times.

Ridiculous Segments Used More than Once Edit

Animal Influence Edit

MS039 Background Music: "The Bug-Catching Contest" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver
Animal Influence

Animal Influence title card

In this segment, Alex and Kellz compare aspects of a Pokémon's design to attributes and behaviors of specific animals in the real world.

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*In Episode 89 only, the title card shows a plural "Animal Influences" instead of its regular "Animal Influence".

Bad Pokémon Science! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Goldenrod Game Corner" - Pokémon Gold & Silver
Bad Pokemon Sci

Bad Pokémon Science! title card

This segment appeared in the very first episode of The Dex!, and aims to point out scientific errors of a Pokémon, such as in-game contradictions, over-exaggerated Pokédex entries, and design flaws. During the segment, Alex and Kellz usually wear "scientific" glasses, and end every factoid with some iteration of the phrase, "That's bad science!"

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Class with Kellz! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Trainer's School" - Pokémon Colosseum
Class with Kellz - Mudkip

Class with Kellz title card

This segment features Kellz teaching a lesson about a particular aspect of a Pokémon. Kellz wears glasses and a necktie to appear more "teacher-y", and ends the segment with "Class Dismissed!" The segment is sometimes given a subtitle (shown in parentheses after each episode in the list)

Episodes: Edit

*In this episode, Kellz did not end with "Class Dismissed!"

**In these episodes, Kellz did not wear a necktie.

Dragons Are Cool Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokémon)" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire (sped up)
Dragons Are Cool - Charizard

Dragons Are Cool title card

In this segment, Alex and Kellz explore a wide range of dragon mythology and how it relates to a Dragon-Type (or dragon-like) Pokémon. The segment ends with an enthusiastic "Dragons are cool!" from Kellz. The title card image changes to a different dragon each episode.

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Edu-lution Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Saving" - Pokémon Ranger
Edu-lution - Pidgey

Edu-lution title card

Combining the words "education" and "evolution", this segment features an in-depth look at a certain aspect of evolutionary science and how it connects to the Pokémon world.

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*Although the title card usually features a picture of Charles Darwin, in Episode 41 it is replaced by an image of Jean Baptiste Lamarck.

Fairy Type Tales Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Santalune Forest" - Pokémon X & Y
Fairy Type Tales

Fairy Type Tales title card.

Similar to Dragons are Cool, this segment explores fairy tales and mythology that are connected to a Fairy-Type Pokémon.

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Folkémon Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Lake" - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
Folkemon

Folkémon title card

In this popular segment, Alex and Kellz explore folk tales and legends from a variety of cultures to explain a Pokémon's origins and inspirations.

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Good Pokémon Science! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Prof Oak's Lab" - Pokémon Snap
Good Pokemon Science - Reuniclus

Good Pokémon Science title card

As a counter to Bad Pokémon Science, this segment explains how a Pokémon's design is corroborated by scientific facts. Alex and Kellz usually wear "scientific" glasses, and end every factoid with some iteration of the phrase, "That's just good science!"

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Plantimal Influences Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Lacunosa Town" - Pokémon Black & White (Episode 87)
MS039 Background Music: "Viridian Forest" - Pokémon Fire Red & Leaf Green (Episode 135)


A special spin-off of Animal Influence, this segment features Alex and Kellz discussing design elements of a Pokémon that draw from both the plant and animal kingdoms.

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Pokebusters Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Game Corner" - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl
PokeBusters

PokeBusters title card

This segment involves Alex and Kellz disproving different fan-made theories or common misconceptions about a Pokémon. They end each theory-disproving fact with "Busted!" Originally, Kellz wanted this segment to be called "Mythbusters" or "Ball-Busters", but both names were immediately rejected by Alex.

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Pokemon...Behind the Balls Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Ending Theme" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
Pokemon... Behind the Balls - Gengar

Pokemon... Behind the Balls title card

In this segment, Alex and Kellz take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and design of a Pokémon, and how it ties into developmental aspects of the Pokémon game. Alex objected to the title of this segment at first, but in Episode 69 he admits that he "officially loves it".

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Pokéalchemy Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ "?"]


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Poké-Foods Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Berry Picker" - Pokémon X & Y


In this segment, Alex and Kellz share a Pokémon-related dish and walk through step-by-step on how to make it.

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Pokémon and You! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Professor Birch Research Lab" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire (Episode 67 & 137)
MS039 Background Music: "Don't Ever Forget..." - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness (Episode 131)


This segment features Alex and Kellz exploring different phenomena of human biology and how they are incorporated into a Pokémon's design and behavior.

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Pokémon Conspiracies Edit

MS039 Background Music: Theme song from The X Files
MS039 Background Music: "Union Cave" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver
Pokemon Conspiracies

Pokémon Conspiracies title card

In this segment, Alex and Kellz highlight silly conspiracies that surround a Pokémon's creation, or draw from real-life conspiracy theories to explain a Pokémon's design. During the segment they sometimes use weird voices as a way of mocking conspiracy theorists.

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Pokémon Culture Shock! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Route 10" - Pokémon Black & White (Prior to Episode 66)
MS039 Background Music: "Icirrus City" - Pokémon Black & White (Episode 66 and on)
Pokemon Culture Shock! - Scrafty

Pokémon Culture Shock! title card.

This segment consists of Alex and Kellz analyzing a Pokémon's design and explaining its connections to many different cultural backgrounds. The segment is sometimes given a subtitle (shown in parentheses after each episode in the list).

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Pokémon Entomology Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Gym (Burgh)" - Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
Pokemon Entymology - Flygon

Pokémon Entymology title card

A play on Pokemon Etymology, this segment deals with how Bug-Type (or bug-like) Pokémon relate to their real-life bug counterparts. There can possibly be a little etymology thrown in as well. The segment is given a subtitle in each episode (shown in parentheses after each episode in the list).

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Pokémon Etymology Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Opening Movie: Setting out on a Journey in the Hoenn Region" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire (Episode 4)
MS039 Background Music: "Driftveil City" - Pokémon Black & White (Episode 10 & 15)
MS039 Background Music: "Canalave City" - Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (Episode 31 and on)
Pokemon Etymology - Zangoose

Pokémon Etymology title card

This segment is exactly what it sounds like; Alex and Kellz look at the name of a Pokémon and explore its roots, hidden meanings, and pronunciation. The segment is given a subtitle in each episode (shown in parentheses after each episode in the list).

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Pokémon that Wear Clothes Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Lentimas Town" - Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
Pokemon That Wear Clothes

Pokémon that Wear Clothes title card.

In this segment, Alex and Kellz discuss the background and significance of certain apparel that a Pokémon appears to wear. It is often prefaced with Alex's segment-specific catchphrase: "Also...go wear clothes."

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Scary Ghost-Type Stories Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Mt. Pyre" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
Scary Ghost-Type Stories

Scary-Ghost Type Stories title card.

This segment is a Ghost-type exclusive, where Alex and Kellz highlight the creepy/scary aspects of a Pokémon, such as its design, its behavior, and Pokédex entries.

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The Déx Animal Hospital Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ "?" - Pokémon X & Y]


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The Pokemon Creation Myth. Etc. Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Underground Ruins" - Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
The Pokemon Creation Myth ect.

The Pokemon Creation Myth. Etc. title card

This segment only appears in episodes about Legendary and Mythical Pokémon. It involves theories about the past, present, and future of the Pokémon world and how the influences of a certain Legendary and Mythical Pokémon tie into the big picture. A running gag in the series is for one person to be uneasy with doing the segment until the other mentions the word "etcetera".

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Tropesémon Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Ever Grande City" - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Episode 100)
MS039 Background Music: "Sootopolis City" - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire (Episodes 107 & 116)
Tropesemon

Tropesémon title card.

In this segment, Alex and Kellz review a certain cultural trope and show how it relates to the design of a Pokémon or Pokémon character.

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Whoa! Numbers! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--] (Episode ???)
MS039 Background Music: "Poffins" - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl (Episode 133)


Initially part of an April Fools joke, this segment features Alex and Kellz listing many numerical facts that relate to the Episode's subject. Every factoid ends with the phrase, "Whoa, numbers!"

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You Heard it Here First! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Lacunosa Town" - Pokémon Black & White (Episode 30)
MS039 Background Music: "Violet City" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver (All others)
You Heard it Here First!

You Heard it Here First! title card

In this segment, Alex and Kellz use some critical thinking to come up with their own theory for a Pokémon or about the Pokémon world.

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Ridiculous Segments Used Only Once Edit

#TOADGATE Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Nimbasa City" - Pokémon Black & White


This segment can only be found in the Politoed episode and features Alex and Kellz studying Politoed's design to figure out whether Politoed a frog or a toad. Their conclusion is that Politoed is both because a toad is just a specific sub-category of frogs.

2.B.A. Dungeon Master Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Mt. Pyre Exterior" - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire


In this segment exclusive to the Delphox episode, Alex and Kellz discuss how Delphox's design connects to characteristics of the Mage-Sorcerer class in Dungeons & Dragons.

A Brief History of Pokémon Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Sootopolis City" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire


Used specifically in the Galvantula episode, this segment briefly looks at the history of animal electricity and how it relates do the design elements of Galvantula.

A Talking Cat!? Edit

MS039 Background Music: Lacunosa Town" - Pokémon Black & White


In this special extra segment from the Meowth episode, Alex and Kellz discuss possible explanations as to why the Meowth in the Pokémon anime is capable of human speech. The title and title card of this segment are a reference to the 2013 movie, A Talking Cat!?

Color: Decoded Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Sootopolis City" - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Color Decoded

Color Decoded title card.

Used in the Red episode, this special extra segment discusses the societal interpretations of color and how it relates to the Pokémon character: Red.

Dex on Dex! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ Unknown flute version of the Pokémon Center Theme]


This segment found in the Professor Oak episode features Alex and Kellz presenting an in-depth description of what the PokéDex is and how it works. The segment's title card features a special animation of a spiraling PokéDex displayed within more spiraling PokéDexes.

Fake Monsters, Real History Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Route 15" - Pokémon X & Y


In this segment found in the Avalugg episode, Alex and Kellz point out the similarities between Avalugg and a historical event known as Project Habakkuk, explaining how it could've inspired elements of Avalugg's design.

Heavy Rain Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Heavy Rain" - Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire


A special segment found in the Blastoise Episode, in it Alex and Kellz look at the properties of water and super-water and how they relate to the mechanics behind Blastoise's design and Pokédex entry.

Lake Monsters Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Lake of Rage" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver


Exclusive to the Lapras episode, this segment explores the different types of lake monsters spotted all over the world and how Lapras resembles a lake monster itself.

Lame Pokémon Puns Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--]
Lame Pokemon Puns

Lame Pokémon Puns title card

Only found in the Gallade Episode, this segment is similar to Pokémon Etymology in the fact that Alex and Kellz explore the roots of Gallade's name, but they come up short with nothing but a lame pun.

Let's Get Physical Edit

MS039 Background Music: "The Sycamore Pokémon Lab" - Pokémon X & Y


Used only in the Magnezone episode, this physics-based segment explores the science behind electromagnetism and connects it to the design and function of Magnezone.

Music of the Night Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Hearthome City (Night)" - Pokémon Diamond & Pearl


Found in the Cacturne episode, this segment features Alex and Kellz exploring the meaning behind the second half of Cacturne's name. They explain that it is derived from "nocturne", and discuss how it relates to the design of Cacturne.

Name That Kaiju! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--]


A special segment in the Aggron episode, in it Alex and Kellz look at different "Kaiju" (large monsters often found in classic Japanese movies) to see which one most resembles Aggron.

Noise is Tite Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Dive" - Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Found in the Noivern episode, this segment explains how different aspect of sound -- such as echolocation and resonant frequency --connect to Noivern's design. At the beginning of the episode, Alex shows disappointment at the fact that this segment was featured instead of Dragons are Cool. He also references another segment, Pokémon that Wear Clothes, quoting the segment's signature catchphrase. This is a bit out of place since Noivern is not a Pokémon that wears clothes.

Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--]
Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat.

Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?! title card

In this segment exclusive to the Nidoking episode, Alex and Kellz look at Nidoking's insanely outrageous Pokédex entries throughout the generations.

Pokémon Around the World! Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Kiseki" - Pokémon X & Y
Pokemon Around the World - Hoppip

Pokémon Around the World! title card

Found in the Hoppip episode, this segment discusses the design of Hoppip's evolutionary line and how it can be seen as a symbol of the sense of community found in the Pokémon fanbase.

Pokémon (hypothetically speaking) Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Battle! (Colress)" - Pokémon Black 2 & White 2
Pokemon (hypothetically speaking)

Pokémon (hypothetically speaking) title card

This segment was used as a "bonus segment" to replace the "Random Thoughts" part of Battle Strategy in the Shuckle episode. It describes the hypothetical circumstances that could take place to allow Shuckle to do the most damage in a single attack possible. The scenario is highly unlikely, but possible, hence the name.

Pokémon Soap Box! with Alex! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--]
Pokemon Soap Box! With Alex!

Pokémon Soap Box! with Alex! title card

This segment is exclusive to the Dunsparce episode and features Alex sticking up for the much-unappreciated Dunspacre with an emotional speech. Halfway through his speech a waving American flag fades into the background.

Pokémon Soldiers Edit

MS039 Background Music: "The Pokémon League" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver


In this segment from the Greninja episode, Alex and Kellz explore the Japanese ninja soldiers and the inspiration for Greninja's design. Kellz originally wanted to call this segment "Ninja Warrior", but Alex turned down the idea because that show already exists.

Storytime Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Route 1 & 2" - Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
MS039 Background Music: "Victory Road" - Super Smash Bros Brawl
Story Time

Storytime title card

This segment is from the Vileplume episode and features guest ProJared telling a story about his experiences with his Vileplume "Nuptup" in his FireRed nuzlocke.

Talkin' Pika-Cheese! Edit

MS039 Background Music: [ --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--]
Talkin' Pika-Cheese

Talkin' Pika-Cheese! title card

In this special Pikachu episode segment, Kellz demonstrates how Pikachu's cries form a fairly consistent language in the Pokémon anime, translating common words into Pikachu-speak. Alex is blown away by this revelation.

The Mummy's Curse and Certain Doom Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Union Cave" - Pokémon Heart Gold & Soul Silver


In this special segment found in the Cofagrigus episode, Alex and Kellz hand over the floor to their crack team of ghost hunters exploring a haunted mansion. The team communicates through video chat and discusses several mummy curses that inspired Cofagrigus's design. At the end, the whole team is wiped out by a Cofagrigus.

What The Hellebore? Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Mt. Chimney" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire


This segment is a spin-off of What the Hellhound?. In this segment found in the Roserade episode, Alex and Kellz discuss how Roserade's design relates to the Hellebore plant. The title card for this segment, like its hellish counterpart, features the title spoken in a funny voice and a title-text animation.

What the Hellhound? Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Mt. Chimney" - Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire


This segment is exclusive to the Houndoom episode, where Alex and Kellz list many hell-ish dogs of lore that could have contributed to the design of Houndoom. The title card for this segment is rather unique, featuring the title spoken in a funny voice and a title-text animation.

What The Jellsound? Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Dive" - Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


This segment is a spin-off of What the Hellhound?. In this segment found in the Jellicent episode, Alex and Kellz explore Jellicent's name origins and discuss how its design relates to jellyfish. The title card for this segment, like its hellish counterpart, features the title spoken in a funny voice and a title-text animation.

Yellow Pokémon that Wear Pelts on their Heads Edit

MS039 Background Music: "Miror B.'s Retro Groove" - Pokémon Colosseum


Found in the special Gabumon episode, this joke segment just states the fact that Gabumon is yellow and wears a pelt on its head.

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