The fact that despite Heath expecting to find something in Area Zero, or not, also doesn’t explain why the Paradox Pokemon appear to be Ancient or Future Pokemon to the professors. As it’s been mentioned multiple times, Heath is a Natural Historian, he wouldn’t label them either way, he’d just assume they’d always existed and would try to record them as best he could as such. This is why the Imaginary Paradox entry is so disruptive to this, Heath only included it because it was an inspired thought of what could be, based off of what was already observed. Yet the features, paradoxically, match Pokémon we already know do exist in the future, or are contemporary to the time period, but native to other lands. And yet when that Imaginary concept is made real, it’s not a direct comparison, because if it was imagination or a wish bringing it to life, wouldn’t it be 1:1?
Time Travel doesn’t logically work either, this Pokémon *did not* exist, it was drawn up from the imagination of an artist, and added to the book only after it was compiled by Heath later when they returned to the Academy.
This means it must be Mutations, which could explain the regular Paradox Pokemon, and he ‘Raidon’s, as they all have genetically comparable relatives that share similar behavioral traits with.
But again, the Imaginary Paradox Pokémon break this theory up, by the fact the combined image is not one Pokémon, but presumably, three separate Pokémon whose features were combined. This could be explained, though, if not through wishes, or the imagination, if Terapagos in it’s Terastal Form, was some kind of Akashic Record. It holds information about the ancient past, and the far flung future, Terapagos being able to read this ‘plan’ for the universe, could then extract information and utilize it to create the Paradox Pokémon. In a way it’s ‘psychic time travel’, because it’s being given information it cannot, logically, possibly have.