Originally Posted by AggronTrainer
I can't believe I just realized this but Deoxy is the first part of DNA. Is that where Deoxys came from (most likely...) if so, why did the choose that name for this monkey-like Pokemon? Anyone know? By the way, for all u ppl who don't know, DNA stands for DeoxyriboNucleicAcid
Well, the ruby pokedex info states the following:
"The DNA of a space virus underwent a sudden mutation upon exposure to a laser beam and resulted in DEOXYS. The crystalline organ on this POKéMON's chest appears to be its brain."
That's most likely why. ^^