Here we are again, yet on the cusp of another Pokemon release. Since being packaged in the early 90?s in Japan, Pokemon has made it big with a? lot of fans worldwide and a whole bevy of wild creatures, growing by the hundreds each minute. From 151 in the first generation, they have reached up to 719 species, counting the latest pokemon to come out in the succeeding games.
We have also seen countless remakes of well-loved Pokemon games available for play on the latest Nintendo handsets, starting with Pokemon Leaf Green and Fire Red on the Gameboy Advance, HeartGold and SoulSilver on the DS, and finally, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS. Perhaps there wouldn?t be a suprise if the unique Pokemon Yellow or Crystal makes a comeback. It might or might not happen, but we can try and wait, can?t we?
While we?re on the discussion on Pokemon, Pokemon allegiances may come to mind. In the TV show, and in the game, Teams like Rocket, Magma, Plasma and Aqua have specific Pokemon that they love controlling. It might be unfair to tag these as ?bad? Pokemon, as a Pokemon is only as good or as bad as its trainer, and it has no control over for what purpose they are used, particularly, those that are encountered in the game. Before you get into the discussion over whether Arboks or Golbats are inherently bad or not, here are some Pokemon who might be mistaken as such too:
While Honedge is a sword, and a cool-looking one, its description provides an otherwise sinister background for it. It is a spirit possessing the sword, and one should be careful if they don?t want their spirit sucked clean right out of their body. Honedges have an appetite for life force.
Some Pokemon background stories are quite creepy, aren?t they? Take for instance the inspiration for Phantump. These Pokemon are said to be the spirits of children (or, perhaps, trainers) who get lost in the forest and die there. Try and think about that the next time you are about to capture a Phantump for your Pokedex count.
Pokemon games have a healthy serving of creepy ghosts, such as this Duskull right here. They are said to love the crying of children, so does that mean they would also serve to create the cause of that crying? What if they take those children away into forests, and then leave them there, only to?oh wait, Phantump, is that you?
Argue all you want, but Cubone deserves a place on this list if only for the internal anguish and emotions raging through this small package of hurt. Its cries are wails emanating from it, and it wears the skull of its deceased mother. Like a macabre jewelry. Its MOTHER. Let that sink for a while there.
If you?ve played Pokemon, perhaps you may have been fond of Drowzee?s because of how effective the move Dream Eater is. But did you know that this Pokemon loves to eat the dream of children? If that isn?t evil enough, try to imagine that, as a trainer, you?re sleeping, then one of your Poke-balls silently clicks open, and out comes this eerily smirking Drowzee?
?aaaaand surprise! Your Drowzee evolved into a Hypno! Look at those cute little eyes, that strange pendulum, moving back and forth?back and forth?back and?
?oh wait, there we?wasn?t there children reading this moments ago? And where?s Hypno?
It is said that, when you stand too close to a Kadabra, you may get headaches from all those brain waves that it emits. That or its silently peering into your mind to know how effectively it might control you to serve its purpose.
It?s not the insect that makes this thing evil; it?s the fungus, a fungus so vile that it eventually takes over its host insect?s body to eventually control it. That?s one growth you don?t want on your own body.
The creepiest one in the bunch. Your basic Gastly is essentially made of gas, and last time we checked, isn?t that what air is made of? Now, imagine that you?re trapped inside a sealed-off room with only a Gastly and that creepy smile, suggesting he may be planning your death secretly, or?just that he?s happy being with you.
If any dictator from a small country or your playground?s resident bully had a Pokemon they wanted, this could be it. This Pokemon?s grin may suggest that it?s all about hurting, And they?re happiest when they are scaring people, giggling madly as their prey runs away. Seriously, it?s unknown if that extends to scaring even its own Pokemon trainer.