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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

Animal Influence

Animal Influence title card

Background Music: "The Bug-Catching Contest" - Pokemon Heart Gold & Soul Silver

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

Episodes: Edit

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

Bad Pokemon Science! Edit

Bad Pokemon Sci

Bad Pokemon Science! title card

Background Music: "Goldenrod Game Corner" - Pokemon Gold & Silver

This segment appeared in the very first episode of The Dex, and aims to point out scientific errors of a Pokemon, such as in-game contradictions, over-exaggerated Pokedex 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

Class with Kellz - Mudkip

Class with Kellz title card

Background Music: "Trainer's School" - Pokemon Colosseum

This segment features Kellz teaching a lesson about a particular aspect of a Pokemon. 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

Dragons Are Cool - Charizard

Dragons Are Cool title card

Background Music: "Battle! (Super-Ancient Pokemon)" - Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire (sped up)

In this segment, Alex and Kellz explore a wide range of dragon mythology and how it relates to a Dragon-Type (or dragon-like) Pokemon. 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

Edu-lution - Pidgey

Edu-lution title card

Background Music: "Saving" - Pokemon Ranger

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 Pokemon 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

Fairy Type Tales

Fairy Type Tales title card.

Background Music: "Santalune Forest" - Pokemon X & Y

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

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Folkemon Edit

Folkemon

Folkemon title card

Background Music: "Lake" - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl

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

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Good Pokemon Science! Edit

Good Pokemon Science - Reuniclus

Good Pokemon Science title card

Background Music: "Prof Oak's Lab" - Pokemon Snap

As a counter to Bad Pokemon Science, this segment explains how a Pokemon'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

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

Episodes: Edit

  • Episode 87: Skitty
  • Episode 135: Venusaur

Pokebusters Edit

PokeBusters

PokeBusters title card

Background Music: "Game Corner" - Pokemon Diamond & Pearl

This segment involves Alex and Kellz disproving different fan-made theories or common misconceptions about a Pokemon. 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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Poke-Foods Edit

Background Music: "Berry Picker" - Pokemon X & Y

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

Episodes: Edit

  • Episode 85: Slurpuff
  • Episode 88: Farfetch'd

Pokemon and You! Edit

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

Episodes: Edit

  • Episode 67: Snorlax
  • Episode 131: Mismagius
  • Episode 137: Swalot

Pokemon...Behind the Balls Edit

Pokemon... Behind the Balls - Gengar

Pokemon... Behind the Balls title card

Background Music: "Ending Theme" - Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

In this segment, Alex and Kellz take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation and design of a Pokemon, and how it ties into developmental aspects of the Pokemon 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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Pokemon Conspiracies Edit

Pokemon Conspiracies

Pokemon Conspiracies title card

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

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Pokemon Culture Shock! Edit

Pokemon Culture Shock! - Scrafty

Pokemon Culture Shock! title card.

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This segment consists of Alex and Kellz analyzing a Pokemon'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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Pokemon Entomology Edit

Pokemon Entymology - Flygon

Pokemon Entymology title card

Background Music: "Gym (Burgh)" - Pokemon Black 2 & White 2

A play on Pokemon Etymology, this segment deals with how Bug-Type (or bug-like) Pokemon 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).

Episodes: Edit

  • Episode 24: Flygon ("Dragon vs. lion")
  • Episode 77: Scolipede ("Centipedes are the worst")

Pokemon Etymology Edit

Pokemon Etymology - Zangoose

Pokemon Etymology title card

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This segment is exactly what it sounds like; Alex and Kellz look at the name of a Pokemon 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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Pokemon that Wear Clothes Edit

Pokemon That Wear Clothes

Pokemon that Wear Clothes title card.

Background Music: "Lentimas Town" - Pokemon Black 2 & White 2

In this segment, Alex and Kellz discuss the background and significance of certain apparel that a Pokemon 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

Scary Ghost-Type Stories

Scary-Ghost Type Stories title card.

Background Music: "Mt. Pyre" - Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

This segment is a Ghost-Type exclusive, where Alex and Kellz highlight the creepy/scary aspects of a Pokemon, such as its design, its behavior, and Pokedex Entries.

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The Pokemon Creation Myth. Etc. Edit

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

The Pokemon Creation Myth. Etc. title card

This segment only appears in episodes about legendary Pokemon. It involves theories about the past, present, and future of the Pokemon world and how the influences of a certain legendary Pokemon 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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Tropesemon Edit

Tropesemon

Tropesemon title card.

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

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Whoa! Numbers! Edit

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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!"

Episodes: Edit

  • Episode ???: Malm
  • Episode 133: Spiritomb

You Heard it Here First! Edit

You Heard it Here First!

You Heard it Here First! title card

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

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Ridiculous Segments Used Only Once Edit

#TOADGATE Edit

Background Music: "Nimbasa City" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Mt. Pyre Exterior" - Pokemon 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 Pokemon Edit

Background Music: "Sootopolis City" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Lacunosa Town" - Pokemon Black & White

In this special extra segment from the Meowth Episode, Alex and Kellz discuss possible explanations as to why the Meowth in the Pokemon 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

Color Decoded

Color Decoded title card.

Background Music: "Sootopolis City" - Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

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

Dex on Dex! Edit

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

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

Fake Monsters, Real History Edit

Background Music: "Route 15" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Heavy Rain" - Pokemon 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 Pokedex entry.

Lake Monsters Edit

Background Music: "Lake of Rage" - Pokemon 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 Pokemon Puns Edit

Lame Pokemon Puns

Lame Pokemon Puns title card

Background Music: --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--

Only found in the Gallade Episode, this segment is similar to Pokemon 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

Background Music: "The Sycamore Pokemon Lab" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Hearthome City (Night)" - Pokemon 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

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

Background Music: "Dive" - Pokemon 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, Pokemon that Wear Clothes, quoting the segment's signature catchphrase. This is a bit out of place since Noivern is not a Pokemon that wears clothes.

Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?! Edit

Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat.

Pokedex Say Whaaaaaaaaaat?!?! title card

Background Music: --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--

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

Pokemon Around the World! Edit

Pokemon Around the World - Hoppip

Pokemon Around the World! title card

Background Music: "Kiseki" - Pokemon X & Y

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 Pokemon fanbase.

Pokemon (hypothetically speaking) Edit

Pokemon (hypothetically speaking)

Pokemon (hypothetically speaking) title card

Background Music: Battle! (Colress) - Pokémon Black 2 & White 2

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.

Pokemon Soap Box! with Alex! Edit

Pokemon Soap Box! With Alex!

Pokemon Soap Box! with Alex! title card

Background Music: --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--

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.

Pokemon Soldiers Edit

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

Story Time

Storytime title card

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

Talkin' Pika-Cheese! Edit

Talkin' Pika-Cheese

Talkin' Pika-Cheese! title card

Background Music: --Music Project: Help Identify Songs!--

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

The Mummy's Curse and Certain Doom Edit

Background Music: "Union Cave" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Mt. Chimney" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Mt. Chimney" - Pokemon 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

Background Music: "Dive" - Pokemon 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 Pokemon that Wear Pelts on their Heads Edit

Background Music: "Miror B.'s Retro Groove" - Pokemon 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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