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I'm early on in the game, just got into a random encounter with a Pidgey. I send out the first Pokémon in my party, Metapod, who is on low enough health to hear the beeping... and the cry is not Metapod's, but Gastly's. What?
In the end this isn't actually important, but I was just curious if anyone else knew something about this. I've got into another encounter - this time with Spearow - and it's happened again, but a (very) quick Google search shows nothing in particular.
Edit: In fainting and sent out at full health, my metapod keeps it's normal cry. My guess is that Game Freak messed up making the altered/"low HP" version.