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* Drifloon, a cutesy balloon Pokémon, [[http://debureturns.deviantart.com/art/Drifloon-106464127 apparently]] tries to drag people to the underworld... but is so weak that it fails, and instead ends up getting dragged around like a balloon. Then it evolves into Drifloon, who can carry at least smaller children to the afterlife, and the much more successful Drifblim.

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* Drifloon, a cutesy balloon Pokémon, [[http://debureturns.deviantart.com/art/Drifloon-106464127 apparently]] tries to drag people to the underworld... but is so weak that it fails, and instead ends up getting dragged around like a balloon. Then Its ''[[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Sun]]'' Dex entry indicates that it usually does this to ''children''. It eventually evolves into Drifloon, who can carry at least smaller children to the afterlife, and the much larger Drifblim which is far more successful Drifblim.at carrying its prey to the afterlife.


** For players who are [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes scared of spiders]] running into [[GiantSpider Galvantula and Araquanid]] as overworld encounters can be unsettling, especially if they start chasing you.

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** For players who are [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes scared of spiders]] running into [[GiantSpider Galvantula and Araquanid]] as overworld encounters can be unsettling, especially if they start chasing you. They can also spawn as Raid dens, which are at least optional, where they'll tower over the player character.


* While Hatenna will merely run away in order be left alone, Hattrem will actively and violently try to silence anyone who brings strong emotions near her by PUMMELING them with her braids which can knock out a professional boxer in a SINGLE PUNCH. Hatterene will straight up TEAR people APART with her claws if they're too loud.

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* This region's fossil Pokémon are an unnerving case of literal MixAndMatchCritters, where each one is made of two different body parts of unknown extinct Pokémon, but as a result, they [[CameBackWrong came back horribly wrong]]. Their Pokédex entries even show this with the two -vish Pokémon both mention its difficulty breathing. Plus, Dracovish's head is attached to the tip of the dragon's tail instead of to its torso (so who knows how it's eating ''or'' breathing), and Arctovish's head was put on ''upside down'', making it hard to eat its prey. Meanwhile the two -zolt Pokémon show its lopsided figure with a big body and small head. While Hatenna will merely run away Dracozolt seems to be the least affected by this, Arctozolt is notably described as having difficulty walking around. If you look at the Pokémon up close, the poor thing is shivering. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis So. Damn. Much.]]'' It looks like its own body is malfunctioning and it's about to drop dead from a heart attack at any moment. It also appears to be suffering from some sort of infection (most likely a cold or the flu), as its nose is running profusely.
** It's even more horrifying when one considers that these Pokémon were ''knowingly created'' by Galarian scientists. Or, at least, by one rogue scientist. (Unlike previous games' fossil restorations, which are done in full labs by a team of experts, this one is done by a single person standing outside in a random field) This suggests one of two things. First, that they were [[KnowNothingKnowItAll incredibly stupid or incompetent]], and don't know how their mishmashes can even logically function as living beings. Or second, that they were [[MadScientist incredibly sadistic or unethical]] and ''did know'' that they would create Pokémon with disabilities and yet ''chose to do so anyway''. The latter is almost certainly the case if the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piltdown_Man Piltdown Man hoax]] was an inspiration. The fact the one who restores them, [[MeaningfulName Cara Liss]], acts... really off and looks disheveled, with hunched shoulders, dirt on her face and clothes, mismatched shoes, and a vacant expression, doesn't give much assurance it isn't both. From a lore perspective, it crosses over into VideoGameCrueltyPotential on the player's part if they are aware that these Pokémon suffer from such issues and still decide to ''create more of them''.
*** And then of course, it should be mentioned that for the ones you get to use - provided you collect the fossils and take them to the scientist - that guilt sits firmly ''[[PlayerPunch on you]]'' for for giving permission to the revival of these creatures into a life of pain or difficulty.
* Gigantamax versions of Pokémon combine the growing big of Dynamax with the transformation horror of Mega Evolutions, and up the ablities of the users to sometimes terrifying levels.
** Gigantamax Gengar. While it transforms, Gengar seemingly disappears... but once the transformation is done, its arms pop out of the ground and then the rest of Gengar emerges as well, revealing its rather terrifying Gigantamax form - ''a massive, gaping maw''. Its Pokédex entries are also completely horrifying. Its Sword entry says that its mouth apparently leads directly to the afterlife, while its Shield entry says that it tries to trap and lure its victims into its mouth. How does it do this? By ''imitating the voices of your loved ones''.
** Gigantamax Eevee's "Eeeee-vuuuuuhhhh" sounds plain ''demonic''.
** G-Max Hatterene amplifies the range of their emotion sensing into ''miles'' and they go on rampages at even the slightest bit of hostitlity, ''from thirty miles away,'' going on rampages shooting lighting from their tentacle like hair. There is a good reason it gained the title of '''Rampaging Goddess'''.
* Galarian Yamask and their evolution Runerigus are somehow even more horrifying then their Unovan forms. The painted slate the Yamask are carrying is actually possessing it and slowly draining their energy, and the method to evolve into Runerigus implies Yamask hasn't "evolved" so much as ''the slab has completely drained the Yamask to regain its true form.''
* Galarian Meowth looks less of a typical feline and more of a spiky ball of fur with sharp teeth and a crazed expression. And when it evolves, it doesn't become a Persian...it evolves into Perrserker, with a helmet made out of ''metallic hair fused to its face'' and has WolverineClaws that it can extend and form into a blade. It doesn't even look anything like a cat anymore!
** When Perrserker is provoked or about to attack, its pupils vanish, leaving only [[RedEyesTakeWarning empty, red eyes]].
* Galarian Corsola, and its evolution Cursola. Remember the happy, brightly-colored coral Pokémon? Well, now it's become/been reborn as a Ghost type, because apparently rapid climate change wiped out the original Galarian population. Made even worse due to it being disturbingly similar to the real-life problem of coral bleaching.
* In the same vein as Corsola, the Pokédex entries for Koffing and Galarian Weezing imply that the latter had to adapt
in order to survive the increasingly toxic air of the region. Bear in mind that toxic gas is what the Koffing line is ''made of.'' The pollution is getting so bad, [[BeyondTheImpossible literal poisonous gas has trouble surviving!]]
** Of course, the effect is greatly lessened when you remember that said adaption is similar to the adaption of Alolan Grimer and Muk, namely that Weezing essentially functions as an air filter. Still, for the pollution to
be left alone, Hattrem so high that the Pokémon's biology saw fit to change in order to fix the issue is... concerning.
* Galarian Darmanitan is rather disturbing as well. It's a living snowman, but it still retains its Fire typing in Zen Mode. But how does it stay solid like this? Answer: It doesn't. It apparently gets so angry that its body literally begins to disintegrate. Looks like it's in a similar boat to Primeape, who sometimes gets so angry it dies.
* Wild encounters in general run on ParanoiaFuel, most predominately in the Wild Area. There are quite a number of Pokémon that
will actively and violently try chase you down once spotted, only stopping once you manage to silence anyone who brings get far enough away. What especially makes it worse is that they can ambush you from off screen, adding an extra layer of paranoia of getting attacked by something you didn't even see coming. Some of these Pokémon in the Wild Area are pretty strong emotions near her by PUMMELING them too, meaning that there's a decent chance that your whole team will get wiped out, simply because you were not prepared.
** For players who are [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes scared of spiders]] running into [[GiantSpider Galvantula and Araquanid]] as overworld encounters can be unsettling, especially if they start chasing you.
*** Even though it's not a spider in and of itself, Durant can invoke a similar reaction in combination
with her braids which can knock out a professional boxer JumpScare due to the way its kind behaves in a SINGLE PUNCH. Hatterene will straight up TEAR people APART with her claws if the overworld: They're located in tall grass areas, and they're too loud.small enough that the grass almost completely camouflages them. They're also among the species that actively hunt down the player once they're spotted. While bothersome, it's not so much running into and encountering them by accident that makes them especially disturbing, it's when you wait outside the grass as they indicate they're about to hunt you down, with you possibly not knowing what's about to come out of the grass, only to see this creature emerge in a fluid movement eerily similar to an actual real life spider.
** A special mention goes to the [[BearsAreBadNews Bewear]]. The Wild Area has several areas where they like to hang around, and they will chase after you when they spot you. Their sheer size, combined with their unusually stoic expression, is somehow pretty unnerving. Especially when more than one start chasing you down. Keep in mind that they're very strong to the point that [[TheDreaded they're feared across the Alola region]], so this effect was likely intentional.
*** Bike out to the little island that is Axew's Eye. If the weather is Normal or Overcast, odds are a large group of Bewear will pop out of the grass as you approach, and will likely start chasing you down as a group if you are on land.
** If you manage to catch the attention of a Liepard, you may as well just give up escaping from them. You can't outrun them, and if you aren't on your bike already in the time it takes for you to get on it, you'll get pounced on the split-second before you can actually begin pedalling. This is even worse early on, as a high-level Liepard always spawns near the bridge between North Lake Miloch and Motostoke Riverbank that will always outspeed your Pokémon, resulting in at least one casualty on your side when you try to run from it.
** To a lesser extent, those who are afraid of dogs should always carry a Water, Ground or Rock-type Pokemon with them at all times. In ''Shield'', Arcanine appear at the Lake of Outrage during bouts of intense sunlight, and just like Liepard, if you're not already pedaling when it decides to "get friendly" with you, you're not getting away. Boltund also appear post-game and unlike its pre-evolution, Yamper, it will ''chase you''. Those hunting for rare Pokemon in that region should take such precautions just to be safe.
** The aforementioned Durant is found only in ''Sword'', but ''Shield'' gets a counterpart: Sableye. Sableye is not just small like Durant, it's stupid fast in the overworld for something with a base 50 Speed. They will give chase ''immediately upon spotting you'' and are as fast as ''the bicycle can go''. You need a Rotom boost to truly get away, provided you're not spotted by another Sableye in front of you! The one saving grace is that they show up only in Dusty Bowl and only in the fog, so they'll only exist in-game on rare occasions. However, that same fog can add another layer of fear as it'll be harder to see one coming from afar.


* Wishiwashi. Tiny little fish that, according to Pokédex entries, are cowards, weaklings, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick tasty]]. However, they have the Ability Schooling, which makes them gather in great numbers until they form a giantic, scary-looking fish with multiple GlowingEyesOfDoom. According to the Pokédex entry, even ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror Gyarados]]'' are scared of school form Wishiwashi.

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* Wishiwashi. Tiny little fish that, according to Pokédex entries, are cowards, weaklings, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick tasty]]. However, they have the Ability Schooling, which makes them gather in great numbers until they form a giantic, gigantic, scary-looking fish with multiple GlowingEyesOfDoom. According to the Pokédex entry, even ''[[HorrifyingTheHorror Gyarados]]'' are scared of school form Wishiwashi.


** Just to make your day worse, have you ever heard of Literature/TheErlKing[[note]]The elf-king or alder-king, depending on how far back your etymology goes[[/note]]? It's a poem by Goethe that depicts a father racing through the forest to get his sick child home; as they ride, the child relates how he's being tormented by the elf-king, which only he can see, and his father attempts to convince him he's only imagining things. When he gets home, however, the child dies nonetheless. To supplement this: the one time you ever fight a Hypno in the wild by way of story-event? It's the one ''preying on Lostelle in the Berry Forest''.

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** Just to make your day worse, have you ever heard of Literature/TheErlKing[[note]]The Literature/TheErlKing [[note]]The elf-king or alder-king, depending on how far back your etymology goes[[/note]]? It's a poem by Goethe that depicts a father racing through the forest to get his sick child home; as they ride, the child relates how he's being tormented by the elf-king, which only he can see, and his father attempts to convince him he's only imagining things. When he gets home, however, the child dies nonetheless. To supplement this: the one time you ever fight a Hypno in the wild by way of story-event? It's the one ''preying on Lostelle in the Berry Forest''.



* The version mascot of ''Pokémon Y'', Yveltal. Dusknoir might be the Pokémon world's version of the GrimReaper, but this bird of prey is based around ''death itself.'' It's RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver and is about '''twenty feet tall.''' And its {{signature move}} is [[DeathFromAbove Oblivion]] [[LifeDrain Wing]][[note]]named "Death Wing" in Japan[[/note]]. It has plot relevance in ''Pokémon Y''.

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* The version mascot of ''Pokémon Y'', Yveltal. Dusknoir might be the Pokémon world's version of the GrimReaper, but this bird of prey is based around ''death itself.'' It's RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver and is about '''twenty feet tall.''' And its {{signature move}} is [[DeathFromAbove Oblivion]] [[LifeDrain Wing]][[note]]named Wing]] [[note]]named "Death Wing" in Japan[[/note]]. It has plot relevance in ''Pokémon Y''.


* While Hatenna will merely run away in order be left alone, Hattrem will actively and violently try to silence anyone who brings strong emotions near her by PUMMELING them with her braids which can knock out a professional boxer in a SINGLE PUNCH. Hatterene will straight up tear people apart with her claws if they're too loud.

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* While Hatenna will merely run away in order be left alone, Hattrem will actively and violently try to silence anyone who brings strong emotions near her by PUMMELING them with her braids which can knock out a professional boxer in a SINGLE PUNCH. Hatterene will straight up tear TEAR people apart APART with her claws if they're too loud.


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*While Hatenna will merely run away in order be left alone, Hattrem will actively and violently try to silence anyone who brings strong emotions near her by PUMMELING them with her braids which can knock out a professional boxer in a SINGLE PUNCH. Hatterene will straight up tear people apart with her claws if they're too loud.
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** Malamar gets another one in ''Shield'', reading: "It's said that Malamar's hypnotic powers played a role in certain history-changing events." If that's true, then... [[FridgeHorror what did it cause?]] What would've happened if it didn't aid those it was helping? Considering what the above said, about being used for nefarious schemes, could they have caused catastrophic events in the world? That is, if they even exist in the Pokémon world?


* Cofagrigus, Yamask's evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers. It's entry in ''Sword'' also states that, in contrast to Yamask weeping over its past life, Cofagrigus has completely forgotten that it was once human.

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* Cofagrigus, Yamask's evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers. It's Its entry in ''Sword'' also states that, in contrast to Yamask weeping over its past life, Cofagrigus has completely forgotten that it was once human.


* Cofagrigus, Yamask's evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers.

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* Cofagrigus, Yamask's evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers. It's entry in ''Sword'' also states that, in contrast to Yamask weeping over its past life, Cofagrigus has completely forgotten that it was once human.



** In its dex entry from ''Sword'', it is said that Honedge's soul once belonged to a person who was killed with the sword that is now Honedge's body.
** According to the dex entry for its blade form in ''Shield'', a king that owned an Aegislash was eventually killed by it stealing his life force, eventually causing his kingdom to collapse.



* Gourgeist, the evolution of Pumpkaboo. Its ''Y'' dex entry states [[{{Sadist}} it sings joyfully while watching its prey suffer]].

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* Gourgeist, the evolution of Pumpkaboo. Its ''Y'' dex entry states [[{{Sadist}} it sings joyfully while watching its prey suffer]]. In its ''Sword'' and ''Shield'' dex entries, it tries to trick people to send them to the afterlife, and their choices of prey are based on their size. The small ones [[AdultFear pose as children]] to prey on adults, the large ones are known to [[WouldHurtAChild prey on children by pretending to be adults]], while the supersized ones aren't picky at all about the ages of their prey.

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** Malamar gets another one in ''Shield'', reading: "It's said that Malamar's hypnotic powers played a role in certain history-changing events." If that's true, then... [[FridgeHorror what did it cause?]] What would've happened if it didn't aid those it was helping? Considering what the above said, about being used for nefarious schemes, could they have caused catastrophic events in the world? That is, if they even exist in the Pokémon world?


* Despite its cute appearance, Vileplume is carnivorous. It uses toxic and hyper-allergenic pollen to paralyze its victims, then ''eats them.''

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* Despite its cute appearance, Vileplume is carnivorous. It uses toxic and hyper-allergenic pollen to paralyze its victims, then ''eats them.'''' Its ''Omega Ruby'' Pokédex entry also warns the reader not to approach beautiful flowers in the jungle in case they're actually Vileplume, suggesting that humans might not be off its menu either!

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** On the topic of Kadabra, the Dark Kadabra card from the Team Rocket expansion asserts "some people say that Kadabra [[note]]mistakenly pluralized there as Kadabra''s'' [[/note]] are responsible for many of the mysterious events reported in the news."


* Primeape is a [[IncrediblyLamePun prime offender.]] Pretty much every Pokédex entry mentions its Creator/JoePesci[[HairTriggerTemper -like tendencies]]. As in, it can be pissed off by pretty much anything.

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* Primeape is a [[IncrediblyLamePun prime offender.]] Primeape. Pretty much every Pokédex entry mentions its Creator/JoePesci[[HairTriggerTemper Creator/JoePesci -like tendencies]]. tendencies. As in, [[HairTriggerTemper it can be pissed off by pretty much anything.anything]].



--> ''[[ForScience "We dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokémon...]] [[OhCrap and we succeeded."]]''

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** Cofagrigus, its evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers.

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** * Cofagrigus, its Yamask's evolution, is a sarcophagus with a malicious grin on its face and ghostly hands peeking out of the inside of the coffin. Its ability, Mummy, gives the same ability to anyone hitting it: in other words, ZombieApocalypse. According to its Pokédex entry, it pretends to be a fancy coffin so it can punish grave robbers.



* Amoonguss uses its Poké Ball mimicry to lure prey, but Pokémon aren't usually fooled by it. Humans, on the other hand, might not know better...



** Jellicent's (Frillish's evolved form) ''Black'' Pokédex is highly disturbing: "The fate of the ships and crew that wander into Jellicent's habitat: all sunken, all lost, all vanished." The ''White'' Pokédex mentions that "life energy" is its favorite food. In ''Black 2 and White 2'', the Pokédex states that it has an undersea castle made from the remnants of the ships that it attacked. This might be a bit problematic for the Unova region, given that Jellicent can be found readily in most bodies of seawater. No wonder they're so big on trains.
** After Groudon/Kyogre's appearance in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', Frillish start appearing in the [[MemeticMutation infamously]] water-heavy Hoenn, and ''Ultra Sun'' and ''Ultra Moon'' introduced them to the seas of Alola there's even a small side quest where you have to save some Swimmers from them. Better hope they never become as common as they are in Unova, or those two regions could be in some serious trouble.
* Eelektross is an enormous lamprey that is also a living dynamo. It hunts by slipping out of the ocean, grabbing its prey, shocking them, and chowing down. And [[RunningGag Ghetsis also has one]]. It also has no weaknesses in the games. Its type's only weakness, Ground, is canceled out by its ability, Levitate.

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** * Jellicent's (Frillish's evolved form) ''Black'' Pokédex is highly disturbing: "The fate of the ships and crew that wander into Jellicent's habitat: all sunken, all lost, all vanished." The ''White'' Pokédex mentions that "life energy" is its favorite food. In ''Black 2 and White 2'', the Pokédex states that it has an undersea castle made from the remnants of the ships that it attacked. This might be a bit problematic for the Unova region, given that Jellicent can be found readily in most bodies of seawater. No wonder they're so big on trains.
** After Groudon/Kyogre's appearance in ''Omega Ruby'' and ''Alpha Sapphire'', Frillish start appearing in the [[MemeticMutation infamously]] water-heavy Hoenn, and ''Ultra Sun'' and ''Ultra Moon'' introduced them to the seas of Alola there's even a small side quest where you have to save some Swimmers from them. Better hope they never become as common as they are in Unova, or those two regions could be in some serious trouble.
* Eelektross is an enormous lamprey that is also a living dynamo. It hunts by slipping out of the ocean, grabbing its prey, shocking them, and chowing down. And [[RunningGag Ghetsis also has one]]. It also has no weaknesses in the games. Its type's only weakness, Ground, is canceled out by its ability, Levitate.



** Litwick is a cute little Fire/Ghost candle, but the Pokédex says "It burns brighter when it absorbs a human soul", and that "It tricks people into thinking it's a helpful guiding light before doing so". It's made even creepier in ''Black 2/White 2'', where a young girl challenges you in the Celestial Tower with one. After losing, she says that losing battles makes her tired. In other words, ''it's leeching off her life force'', and she has no idea what's going on. That's right, kids even ''your own'' Litwick will leech off your soul, so being its owner doesn't even make you safe! Made better by the fact that she goes to the Pokémon Center afterwards to rest, but it's still creepy.
*** The ''White 2'' entry outright states that, "Its flame is usually out, but it starts shining when it absorbs life force from people or Pokémon". Its sprite always has the flame lit. So either it's feeding on the Pokémon it faces, or Nate/Rosa are going to end up lethargic...
*** Which kinda makes it all sad, too, because it's possible [[PowerIncontinence it can't]] ''[[PowerIncontinence stop itself]]'' [[PowerIncontinence from draining the souls of living creatures]] (much like how Darkrai can't prevent itself from giving nightmares to anyone nearby), so the little Hinkypunk-based buddy might be unintentionally [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dementoring]] its beloved trainer. After all, you can max out your friendship with one just by levelling it up from a Litwick to getting its immediate evolved form Lampent to learn its last attack at level 69. Litwick are found in places where there aren't usually a lot of other living creatures apart from other Litwick, and Litwick is always the most common Pokémon in the area if it's not exactly equal to the rest. It's a toss-up to see if this is because Litwick have killed everything else[[note]]which begs the question of how three different Psychic Pokémon can live beside them despite being very weak to them and why they haven't evolved into Lampent or Chandelure[[/note]] or because they've purposely put themselves away from others so all they have are the souls of the already-deceased to eat (which makes sense, as the places they go are haunted) and others joined them because of one thing or another.
*** YMMV on whether this is better or worse, but evidently the souls they consume are neither [[AndIMustScream trapped within them]] nor [[CessationOfExistence destroyed]]; rather, they are [[BarredFromTheAfterlife stuck in limbo for eternity]].

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** Litwick is a cute little Fire/Ghost candle, but the Pokédex says "It burns brighter when it absorbs a human soul", and that "It tricks people into thinking it's a helpful guiding light before doing so". It's made even creepier in ''Black 2/White 2'', where a young girl challenges you in the Celestial Tower with one. After losing, she says that losing battles makes her tired. In other words, ''it's leeching off her life force'', and she has no idea what's going on. That's right, kids even ''your own'' Litwick will leech off your soul, so being its owner doesn't even make you safe! Made better by the fact that she goes to the Pokémon Center afterwards to rest, but it's still creepy.\n*** The ''White 2'' entry outright states that, "Its flame is usually out, but it starts shining when it absorbs life force from people or Pokémon". Its sprite always has the flame lit. So either it's feeding on the Pokémon it faces, or Nate/Rosa are going to end up lethargic...\n*** Which kinda makes it all sad, too, because it's possible [[PowerIncontinence it can't]] ''[[PowerIncontinence stop itself]]'' [[PowerIncontinence from draining the souls of living creatures]] (much like how Darkrai can't prevent itself from giving nightmares to anyone nearby), so the little Hinkypunk-based buddy might be unintentionally [[Franchise/HarryPotter Dementoring]] its beloved trainer. After all, you can max out your friendship with one just by levelling it up from a Litwick to getting its immediate evolved form Lampent to learn its last attack at level 69. Litwick are found in places where there aren't usually a lot of other living creatures apart from other Litwick, and Litwick is always the most common Pokémon in the area if it's not exactly equal to the rest. It's a toss-up to see if this is because Litwick have killed everything else[[note]]which begs the question of how three different Psychic Pokémon can live beside them despite being very weak to them and why they haven't evolved into Lampent or Chandelure[[/note]] or because they've purposely put themselves away from others so all they have are the souls of the already-deceased to eat (which makes sense, as the places they go are haunted) and others joined them because of one thing or another.\n*** YMMV on whether this is better or worse, but evidently the souls they consume are neither [[AndIMustScream trapped within them]] nor [[CessationOfExistence destroyed]]; rather, they are [[BarredFromTheAfterlife stuck in limbo for eternity]].



* The Dark/Dragon line of Deino-Zweilous-Hydreigon starts with one head, grows a second one as Zweilous, and gains a third one as Hydreigon, while two of them become hands. The creepiness comes from the dex entries: it says that Zweilous's heads fight over food, which means that both of them are intelligent.
** Hydreigon is also one of the few Pokémon who appears to be explicitly malevolent and destructive in nature. It's even called the Brutal Pokémon. According to its dex entry, "The heads on its arms lack brains." One of the heads loses its ''[[DeathOfPersonality brain.]]'' Alternatively, its brains merge and it's driven insane, accounting for its "brutal" nature. Even better (or worse), wild ones will SWOOP AT YOU FROM OUT OF NOWHERE on the Kalos Victory Road. And to make things even more worse, [[RunningGag it's another creepy Pokémon that Ghetsis has in his possession]]. [[WeaponOfChoice It's the cornerstone of his team.]]
* While Volcarona is mentioned as having been deified as a bringer of light, it still is an enormous (as in, 5 feet tall and weighing a ''hundred pounds'') moth that spreads embers wherever it goes; one flap of its wings is enough to set vast swaths of land ablaze. And it's just one of many. One has to wonder what would happen if Volcarona encountered anything WeakenedByTheLight...

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* The Dark/Dragon line of Deino-Zweilous-Hydreigon starts with one head, grows a second one as Zweilous, and gains a third one as Hydreigon, while two of them become hands. The creepiness comes from the dex entries: it says that Zweilous's heads fight over food, which means that both of them are intelligent.
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intelligent. Hydreigon is also one of the few Pokémon who appears to be explicitly malevolent and destructive in nature. It's even called the Brutal Pokémon. According to its dex entry, "The heads on its arms lack brains." One of the heads loses its ''[[DeathOfPersonality brain.]]'' Alternatively, its brains merge and it's driven insane, accounting for its "brutal" nature. Even better (or worse), wild ones will SWOOP AT YOU FROM OUT OF NOWHERE on the Kalos Victory Road. And to make things even more worse, [[RunningGag it's another creepy Pokémon that Ghetsis has in his possession]]. [[WeaponOfChoice It's the cornerstone of his team.]]
* While Volcarona is mentioned as having been deified as a bringer of light, it still is an enormous (as in, 5 feet tall and weighing a ''hundred pounds'') moth that spreads embers wherever it goes; one flap of its wings is enough to set vast swaths of land ablaze. And it's just one of many. One has to wonder what would happen if Volcarona encountered anything WeakenedByTheLight...



* Kyurem. Apparently, it would actually hunt and consume humans and Pokémon alike. Worse still, it's a Legendary.
** It gets worse in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. You know its badass new formes of Black/White Kyurem? They're caused by Kyurem [[AndIMustScream turning Reshiram/Zekrom back into the Light/Dark Stone]] and [[TheAssimilator using them as mere powerups]] [[FusionDance for itself]]. And if that isn't enough, it turns out that the fusion isn't even a complete one, since N outright says [[AndIMustScream he can hear his dragon trying to speak to him]]. Plus, this makes one wonder if absorbing both Zekrom and Reshiram would actually allow it to be complete again (''thankfully'', we never find this out). This is particularly scary if you watch the fusion cutscene, and makes you shed a tear or two for N's poor dragon. ''And'' it makes you [[YouBastard feel guilty afterwards]] if you capture N's dragon and Kyurem and want to recreate Kyurem's new forme. Slightly subverted in that Kyurem and the other two dragons were once one being, and Kyurem is just trying to become whole again.

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* Kyurem. Apparently, it would actually hunt and consume humans and Pokémon alike. Worse still, it's a Legendary.
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Legendary. It gets worse in ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2''. You know its badass new formes of Black/White Kyurem? They're caused by Kyurem [[AndIMustScream turning Reshiram/Zekrom back into the Light/Dark Stone]] and [[TheAssimilator using them as mere powerups]] [[FusionDance for itself]]. And if that isn't enough, it turns out that the fusion isn't even a complete one, since N outright says [[AndIMustScream he can hear his dragon trying to speak to him]]. Plus, this makes one wonder if absorbing both Zekrom and Reshiram would actually allow it to be complete again (''thankfully'', we never find this out). This is particularly scary if you watch the fusion cutscene, and makes you shed a tear or two for N's poor dragon. ''And'' it makes you [[YouBastard feel guilty afterwards]] if you capture N's dragon and Kyurem and want to recreate Kyurem's new forme. Slightly subverted in that Kyurem and the other two dragons were once one being, and Kyurem is just trying to become whole again.



** It gets worse when you consider why it might have gone extinct in the first place. Species generally go extinct when the climate changes too much for them to adapt, their food source goes extinct, or something else outcompetes them. That provides two new horrors: either Genesect wiped out the local ecosystem, or something even worse took over.
** Genesect, as a Mythical Pokémon, has no real residence like most Legendaries, so it's not unlikely that it roams the planet. If its instincts and nature haven't changed much post-upgrade[[labelnote:*]]or have gotten ''worse'', considering the group that revived it[[/labelnote]], woe be to anyone living near wherever it may currently be...

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