It is no secret that Pokémon has some pretty disturbing elements. We have all read the creepypastas like Hypno’s Lullaby and Lavender Town Syndrome. However, while they may be unsettling, they are nothing compared to real entries in Pokédex’s as well as the implications that go along with them.
I though, since Pokémon Sun and Moon is coming out next month, the final Halloween ramble of 2016 should be about Pokémon.
So, in no particular order, here are five Pokédex entries that creep me out.
You know the old saying, if I’m going down I’m taking you will me? Yveltal takes that to a whole new level.
The only legendary Pokémon on this list, Yveltal is not a slacker in the creepy department.
In Y, it is revealed that “When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.”
So, if it dies, so does everything? Yeesh.
Pokemon number 332 is number four on this list.
Cacturne, is apparently a stalker of the night. Don’t take my word for it, it is written in the Sapphire Pokédex “If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving.”
So basically, this creepy scarecrow will follow you at night until you are exhausted then will kill you. If one stalker wasn’t enough, it is a team effort with these guys.
Fantastic, just fantastic.
Everyone goes on and on about Hypno and that he kidnaps kids. Thing is, he isn’t the only one at it.
Gothorita, according to Pokémon Black is “They use hypnosis to control people and Pokémon. Tales of Gothorita leading people astray are told in every corner.”
To make matters worse, in both Black 2 and White 2 the Pokédex mentions that “According to many old tales, it creates friends for itself by controlling sleeping children on starry nights.”
Old tales? You mean to tell me that Gothorita has been stealing children away from their families for generations? Man, that is messed up!
I just realized how dumb I am while writing this, as I have only just noticed that Lampent is a cross between lamp and Lament. Now the creepiness makes sense!
According to the Pokédex in Pokémon X, “The spirits it absorbs fuel its baleful fire. It hangs around hospitals waiting for people to pass on.” Pokémon Black states that “This ominous Pokémon is feared. Through cities it wanders, searching for the spirits of the fallen.”
Lampent seems to be the equivalent of the grim reaper in the Pokémon world (get it?). It is even designed to reference the old belief that when you die you see a light at the end of the tunnel. Though to be fair, if the light was this cute, I would not complain.
With the other Pokémon on this list, you could argue that they mean no ill will. That they only do what they need to do to survive. This is not the case of Gourgeist.
In X “Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed.” Okay, that isn’t too bad. However, Y states that “It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.”
Gourgeist is the most demented Pokémon ever.
For now, at least. Who knows what surprises Sun and Moon has in store for us!