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Is there any logic behind flygon being the "spirit Pokemon"?

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Flygon
Mystic Pokémon
精神ポケモン
(spirit Pokemon)

so apparently, flygon is known as the "mystic Pokemon" and even worse: "spirit Pokemon" in japanse. flygon looks like a cozy bug, not much of a spirit or ghost. can someone give me logic behind this?
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very mystic

please no "game freak made it that way", thanks!

asked Feb 16 by Dr Dude
edited Feb 16 by Dr Dude
thanks to both. I'm not going to select best answer,  just upvoting everyone
Just select fondant as BA, because you said that you would select her as BA anyway if no one else answered. I didn't actually see that because it took me so much time to answer this, but I feel like I've deprived her of a BA and 20 points. So just select fondant as best answer.

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Its Pokedex entries explain it (more or less).

Sapphire

Flygon whips up a sandstorm by flapping its wings. The wings create a series of notes that sound like singing. Because the "singing" is the only thing that can be heard in a sandstorm, this Pokémon is said to be the desert spirit.

B2W2

Known as "The Desert Spirit," this Pokémon hides in the sandstorms it causes by beating its wings.

Applying some abductive reasoning, most people in the Pokeverse probably didn't see Flygon very often because it hid itself in sandstorms, meaning they most likely only saw a silhouette, or not even that, before the Flygon disappeared or they were forced away by the sandstorm. Hence, Flygon gains a mystic quality through its elusiveness.

Bulbapedia

answered Feb 16 by fondant
hmm.. that makes sense. i'l BA if no one answers in 10 mins :) + oh finally new gravatar. i was about to suicide cuz of that emonga face
Now it's RL Emolgas.
dr dude this time I was beat to the punch :/
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Yes there is logic behind it.

With its wings, it kicks up sandstorms to hide itself. Its wings make a "singing" sound when they are flapped, earning Flygon the name "The Desert Spirit". It lives in the desert.

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Flygon_(Pok%C3%A9mon)

Also have a look at it's Pokédex entries:

Ruby:

Flygon is nicknamed "the elemental spirit of the desert." Because its flapping wings whip up a cloud of sand, this Pokémon is always enveloped in a sandstorm while flying.

Sapphire:

Flygon whips up a sandstorm by flapping its wings. The wings create a series of notes that sound like singing. Because the "singing" is the only thing that can be heard in a sandstorm, this Pokémon is said to be the desert spirit.

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum:

It whips up sandstorms with powerful flaps of its wings. It is known as "The Desert Spirit."

Heart Gold and Soul Silver:

It is nicknamed "The Desert Spirit" because the flapping of its wings sounds like a woman singing.

Black and White:

It whips up sandstorms with powerful flaps of its wings. It is known as "The Desert Spirit."

Black and White 2:

Known as "The Desert Spirit," this Pokémon hides in the sandstorms it causes by beating its wings.

X:

It hides itself by kicking up desert sand with its wings. Red covers shield its eyes from sand.

Y:

Known as "The Desert Spirit," this Pokémon hides in the sandstorms it causes by beating its wings.

Hope I helped :)

answered Feb 16 by Sir Dan