If the Pan-/Simi- lines are supposed to represent the “no evil” monkeys, then why do they learn so many Dark moves? (pictured: Torment, Payback, Taunt)
Have you noticed that Pansage, the one based on “speak no evil,” is the only one of the three who learns Torment by leveling up? Torment, an attack that is literally “speaking evil”?
Not to mention the trio’s shared Ability: …Gluttony. You know, like the deadly sin.
I call conspiracy. They clearly represent foils of the traditional monkeys – pure straightforward evil.
And I’d expect no less from the Pokémon owned by the Shadow Triad in disguise…