Pokemon is a dark, dark world, disguised as a kid’s game. There are some things that go on in this universe that are outright unspeakable, in fact, the only time they are even mentioned is through a scientific monster scanning device. Which makes them actual facts. Here are 10 really weird Pokedex entries.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Hypno
OK, let’s start with this monstrosity of a Pokemon. On the outside, Hypno is a pretty cool evolution from the quite lame Drowzee. Bit when you delve into the Pokedex entries for this thing, you realise that these creatures are to be feared. It has SO many awful entries, so here are a handful:
Moon: As a matter of course, it makes anyone it meets fall asleep and has a taste of their dreams. Anyone having a good dream, it carries off.
Fire Red: It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized.
Gold: When it is very hungry, it puts humans it meets to sleep, then it feasts on their dreams.
Ultra Moon: There are some Hypno that assist doctors with patients who can’t sleep at night in hospitals.
Hypno PREYS on humans. This is an absolute predator (in multiple ways). Not just adults though, Hypno has taken children away and they’ve never been seen again. The last entry, from Ultra Moon, sounds nice on the surface, but if you think about it – he’s assisting doctors by feasting on the dreams of the patient. Horrific.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Lampent
Lampent first arrived in Generation V, and while it’s a cute design, it’s feared within the world of Pokemon for good reason.
White: It arrives near the moment of death and steals spirit from the body.
Black and White 2: The spirits it absorbs fuel its baleful fire. It hangs around hospitals waiting for people to pass on.
Lampent is the Grim Reaper. This is the Pokemon form of death incarnate. It even knows where to hunt, Lampent lingers around hospitals because it knows that’s where people will die. Imagine the fear you would feel if you see one float up to your hospital window. I hate it.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Snubbull
Let’s take a break from the scary, and enter the downright bizarre.
Silver: It has an active, playful nature. Many women like to frolic with it because of its affectionate ways.
Excuse me? Many women like to frolic with a Snubbull? What does this even mean? There are plenty of ways to phrase this sentence without it sounding weird, and I’m sure the translators knew what they were doing. Is Snubbull a player?
Weird Pokedex Entries – Gourgeist
OK time to get back to the scary, and being a Pumpkin Pokemon, you can expect Gourgeist to have somewhat scary entry. Boy, it delivers.
X: Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed.
Y: It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.
Gourgeist attacks on two fronts here. Not only does it take delight in the suffering of its prey – it can curse people just by singing. Think of the effect this would have on people living close to wild Gourgeist. They would almost have to walk around with sound-cancelling headphones on at all times. Nope.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Cacturne
I’ve never really liked cacti in general, they just seem like unpleasant plants. If you take that, and turn it into an evil Pokemon, you get Cacturne.
Sapphire: 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.
Cacturne acts like a vulture, it just watches its prey. I bet they’re like the Weeping Angels from Dr Who, you turn around to see a bunch of cacti in the distance, who seem to be getting closer and closer every time you look back. Haunting.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Gorebyss
Gorebyss is a beautiful Pokemon right? WRONG. You’ll never look at Gorebyss again after reading this Pokedex entry.
Sapphire: Although Gorebyss is the very picture of elegance and beauty while swimming, it is also cruel. When it spots prey, this Pokémon inserts its thin mouth into the prey’s body and drains the prey of its body fluids.
Gorebyss is a mosquito Pokemon disguised as something nice. It fools you with its charm and then STICKS ITS MOUTH IN YOU. I’ve never felt so invaded by a Pokemon before.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Spoink
This one is really sad. Spoink is actually a lovely Pokemon, and it doesn’t fit in with the rest of the monstrosities in this article, but this entry deserves a spot.
Ruby: SPOINK bounces around on its tail. The shock of its bouncing makes its heart pump. As a result, this POKéMON cannot afford to stop bouncing – if it stops, its heart will stop.
This is heartbreaking. Spoink doesn’t deserve this. Imagine having to exercise constantly, what a horrific thought. How have the Spoink lasted this long without going extinct?! Do I murder a Spoink every time I knock one out in battle?!
Weird Pokedex Entries – Yamask
Yamask doesn’t really hide its creepiness, you get a pretty good idea early on that you don’t want to mess with it, and when you read the Pokedex entry, you’ll understand why you get a strange vibe.
Black: Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.
Why?! Why does Yamask carry its old face with it at all times if it makes it so upset? Is it cursed to do so? Whilst Yamask itself isn’t too scary to humans, its evolve form, Cofagrigus, certainly is. Cofagrigus likes to capture humans within its coffin and turn them into mummies. Yup.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Drifloon
Here comes another child predator. Drifloon doesn’t look TOO scary, but that’s all part of its tactic.
Heart Gold: It is whispered that any child who mistakes DRIFLOON for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
Drifloon uses is self aware enough to realise it looks like a balloon and uses this to lure children away who grab onto it. Ultra Moon also lets us know that its body is filled with souls, and gets bigger every time it lures another victim.
Weird Pokedex Entries – Victreebel
A lot of these Pokemon have resembled plants, does that tell us something? Are all plants evil? Have I gone insane? Maybe.
Red: Said to live in huge colonies deep in jungles, although no one has ever returned from there.
Silver: This horrifying plant POKéMON attracts prey with aromatic honey, then melts them in its mouth.
Ah, the old bait and switch. Victreebel lures you in, then just dissolves you whole. The Silver Pokedex even describes the Pokemon itself as horrifying, which usually doesn’t happen, they let you figure it out yourself. Not for Victreebel though. You need to know.
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