Appearance and WorshipEditAfter the Helix Fossil was found in Mt. Moon, because of the Key Item mechanic in the first generation of Pokemon games, accessing the item menu would make it appear, although it could not do anything. Because of this, many players began to see the Helix as a way to guide the player, similar to the Magic Conch Shell in SpongeBob SquarePants.
Connection to AnarchyEdit
Because of Helix's seemingly chaotic nature and the randomness with which it guided Red, it was seen as the symbol of anarchy, and its counterpart fossil, the Dome Fossil, is seen as the representation of democracy.
- Main article: Church of Helix
Many players established a religion worshipping the Helix, often dubbed Helixism. Although the details of Helixism are debated and vary widely from worshipper to worshipper, the majority of Helixists support anarchy, fight against democracy, and exclaim "Praise Helix!" often. Helixism evolved greatly during the first season, and some community members have named the evolved form of the religion New Helixism.
As Omanyte and OmastarEdit
- Main article: Omastar (Lord Helix)
On 11d 10h 35m, Helix was revived and became Omanyte. Omanyte continued to be addressed as Helix, and he stayed on the team for the rest of season 1.
Although much of Helix's activities were unknown during season 2, it is likely that he trained with Red because he appeared as a Level 75 Omastar during the final battle on Mt. Silver.
It is highly unexpected Lord Helix will be revived, considering the fact his death was finally caused in a trade. And, if the Helix Fossil is chosen in another playthrough, it will most likely not be considered Lord Helix himself, as LazorGator didn't technically cause Helix's death by normal standards, as a Pokemon fainting is not usually considered death, but a release is. And a trade is the same as a release, because a trade is a state of being unable to be recovered, which is also what a release is.
Despite several setbacks, Athena chose the Helix Fossil over the Dome Fossil, something that had not occurred since Red had done so at the start. Lore might consider it Helix.