From Rebirpedia, the Pokémon Rebirth encyclopaedia.


Magilia was a term used to describe Pokémon in the time before portable capture devices were invented. It is a portmanteau of 'Magic Animalia' and helped to define these elementally-endowed beasts from others. 'Magical Creatures' was also a term derived from this.

These terms began to disappear from the Ocian language in the decades following the 1930s, after the mass-production of the Pokéball.