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.
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For many years it had been assumed that the Gothita line was assumed to be the closest living relative of Gardevoir, due to superficial similarities between the two. Studies however suggest that the two are not close, and that Gothita is actually related to pokemon such as Mr. Mime and Jynx.
The “dress” of Gothorita and Gothitelle are comprised of overlaying flaps of skin. Embedded in their skin is what seems to be numerous white masses. Originally believed to be organs aiding in their psychic abilities, these nodules are now believed to be the result of sexual selection, the more nodes on either sex greatly increases desirability and reproductive success. Centuries old documentations and illustrations of the species do not describe or depict them with their nodules, the feature is most likely a recent development.
Due to their uncanny appearance and nocturnal nature Gothitelle was once feared as a bad omen, many believing them to have the intelligence of people and a taste for human babies. It is now known that these pokemon are shy, mainly herbivorous creatures. Tentative but sometimes curious around new people, they can often form a very strong emotional bond with trainers.