Mandibuzz Wears The Bones Of Its Dead Victims

By Zack Zwiezen on at

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a tonne of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Mandibuzz!

Mandibuzz Details

Type: Dark/Flying

Average Height: 3' 11"

Average Weight: 87.1 lbs.

First Added In Generation V

Bones. We all got some of them in us. Literally, right now, there are bones inside you. Strange to think about. And if you were killed by a giant bird or something, those bones might become accessible to anyone sick enough to rip them free of your corpse. Oh, hey, speaking of sick creatures and bones, here’s Mandibuzz. They are a large bird who wears bones around as fashion. Specifically the bones of prey it has killed.

Bone fashion is important to Mandibuzz. According to some Pokedex entries found on Bulbapedia, different types of bones seem to be popular and less popular. This seems to suggest that some fashion trends exist amongst this vulture looking Pokemon. I wonder if they have their own version of Fashion Police? “I can’t believe she wore a collarbone. What is this the 90s?!”

Where does Mandibuzz get these bones from? Dead Pokemon. Mandibuzz loves to hunt weaker creatures it can kill and bring back to its nest. Multiple Pokedex entries mention a preference for Cubone. That makes sense. If you are a Pokemon who loves bones, then a small easily catchable creature wearing a bone mask is like the perfect target.

But you might be thinking to yourself, “Hey, animals have a lot of bones in them. What happens to those unused bones?” Well first off, you have some weird thoughts. Secondly, they don’t go to waste. Mandibuzz actually creates their nests out of bones. Imagine being a small, helpless Pokemon and getting grabbed by a giant bird wearing bones and then getting dropped into a nest made of bones. I think they understand what’s about to happen. Poor bastards.

Favourite Fan Art

Illustration: Ringo-Mikan (DeviantArt)

“Get the fuck away from my bones!!!!!”

Random Facts

  • You might think this Pokemon is a mean and evil bird, looking only to kill. BUT, according to the Pokedex, they are known to help lost Vulaby and care for them. (Vulaby are smaller birds that evolve into Mandibuzz.)
  • According to an interview with a longtime artist at Gamefreak, this Pokemon was added late in the development of Black and White. It was created by James Turner, who also created Buzzwole.
  • In just one Pokedex entry, found in Pokemon Sun, it is mentioned that all Mandibuzz are female and they wear bones to attract males. They fly around looking for them. Yet none have ever been found. This might be one of the saddest bits of info included in a Pokedex entry.