There’s also one other thing that I find kind of weird, and while I don’t have the proof of pics on me to show here, I don’t think it’s that hard to find it otherwise. Fortunately, Google doesn’t currently hate me and I’ve found a link to a picture someone else posted of the same critter.
This guy is entirely unknown as far as who (or what) he is. He has no trainer sprite, no pokemon sprite, and only exists as an extra overworld sprite (complete with full sheets of movement sprites for walking) found if you have an overworld editor to use on Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald. Nobody has a clue what this guy is named, and so has many fan nicknames coined up for him, including “Sumo” (as the original host affectionately called it), “big fat yellow guy”, “makuhita’s cousin” etc etc. Again, there is no trainer whatsoever, beta or otherwise, who resembles him, only Makuhita has even the vaguest resemblance to him, and he is still in the game (even during the transition into Emerald I believe), just he is never used anywhere in the final product. He’s also very unusually proportioned for a pokemon overworld, easily towering over other characters if hacked in place in the game.For those of you curious as to how this guy looks in action, I have also found an accompanying video of someone who hacked their Emerald game to show the guy. Be warned though, of a bit of language and annoying background music.