With the increasing amount of human activity in Unova and a lack of Grimer in the region, an unrelated Pokemon evolved to fill it’s niche. Likely evolving from a detritivoreous species, Trubbish and Garbodor now nearly exclusively feed on human waste and discarded materials. High amounts of plastic and toxic material accumulate in their body, which stores in their adipose tissue. Pockets of plastic and other indigestible materials can frequently be seen building up and bulging under their skin.
Despite often being viewed as unpleasant, these gregarious creatures are very sociable and docile to humans. Fans of the species describe them as being easy to train and even affectionate towards trainers. Despite best efforts of enthusiast, Trubbish and Garbodor are seen as undesirable vermin in urban areas and even dumps, and are regularly culled.