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cuz it has no evidence that it breaths fire in pokedex entries

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Lets get this straight. Solgaleo is not based off the sun. It is The Beast that devours the Sun. And while it is weird to have something that literally eats the sun be weak to it, it is just an alchemy lion ... that looks like the sun.

It's not "based off the sun" though, it is based on the metaphorical imagery representing the purification of gold in alchemy, and it is the sun's emissary not the embodiment of the sun itself. Furthermore, the sun itself doesn't work that way. The sun isn't burning, there's no fire in or on the sun. It is a nuclear fusion reaction, not a burning object. While it may be slightly counter-intuitive for Solgaleo to be weak to fire, it is in no way as strange as people keep making out.

That was a great explanation, thanks Bulbapedia.

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EDIT: adding these facts (credit to SYL and Consider7)

Even better it's the purification of gold and gold is a metal

  • by SeeYaLater!

Google says when Solgaleo is using it's power, it starts to glow like the sun.

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Even better it's the purification of gold and gold is a metal
also true
Google says when Solgaleo is using it's power, it starts to glow like the sun.
also also true true
I mean, I think the sun could be made of iron, so, it kinda makes sense?
funnily enough iron is completely "undigestable" by stars. through their normal fusion reactions they cant fuse iron and end up expending massive amounts of energy trying to. stars die due to the fact that iron requires too much energy to fuse and if the star is big enough, it goes nova