The Pokedex has been part of the series since the days of Pokémon Red and Blue and holds some of the series’ most exciting secrets. This is because the Pokedex is full of stories about Pokemon eating each other, killing people, and kidnapping peoplealthough these events rarely (if ever) occur in Pokemon media.
It’s worth noting that the Pokedex is often made up of rumor and hearsay, which may be due to the fact that it’s been rare for many years. There are also some reports that wouldn’t make it into a child’s game, such as Heatmor’s Pokedex entries stating that it melts Durant and eats her insides, which is something we can assume is in occurs in the wild but probably won’t happen in the Pokémon anime any time soon.
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Froslass eats human souls and decorates his home with their corpses
It’s rare for Pokedex entries to directly state that Pokémon harm or kill humans, but Froslass takes this an alarming step further. According to the Pokemon Sun Pokedex, Froslass freezes people and Pokémon he likes and takes them to his lair to use as decorationswhile Pokemon Moon says so feasts on the souls of men.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus also gave Froslass a grim origin story, as the Pokedex states that Froslass is inhabited by the soul of a woman who died out of resentment and there are legends about it Deadly curses are cast on people who misbehave. This means that Froslass poses a threat to both humanity and Pokémon thanks to its murderous and corpse-collecting properties.
Basculegion carries the souls of his dead friends
The world of Pokémon is home to ghost-type Pokémon, which are creatures of their own that persist after death, either becoming fully ghosts or possessing inanimate objects. This is not the case with Basculegion, a Water/Ghost-type Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as it carries its own spirits.
According to Pokemon Legends: Arceus Pokedex, Basculegion is clothed with the souls of his comrades who perished swimming upstream. This gives Basculegion its supernatural powers as it uses undead spirits to fight its enemies. Also, great credit goes to the localizers for the amazing name of Basculegion.
Swalot is basically the Sarlaac pit monster
Several Pokedex entries refer to Pokémon that eat each other, as many have a predator-prey relationship. However, you really have to feel sorry for Swalot’s prey, because the Pokémon devours its enemies in a horrible way. According to Swalot’s Pokemon Omega Ruby Pokedex entry: It weakens its enemies with poison, then devours them whole. Meanwhile, Pokémon Emerald’s Pokedex claims that Swalot’s stomach acid can dissolve anything, allowing its enemies to meet a slow death.
Ceruledge is fueled by regret
On its own, Ceruledge looks like it was created by a DeviantArt user who lists “Linkin Park” as his favorite band in his bio. It seems The Pokemon Company has similar tastes as Ceruledge’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Scarlet claims The fiery blades on its arms represent the resentment of a swordsman who died before achieving his goals. That means there’s a Pokemon out there that’s fueled by grudges.
Grimer and Muk are forced to die out
The Grimer Line has a somewhat odd origin: it’s an animated slime created by X-rays from the moon. They used to subsist on industrial waste and pollution as this was their favorite food. The gradual purge of the Pokémon world seems to be hurting Grimer and Muk Lack of pollution kills them.
According to Grimer’s Pokémon Ultramoon Pokedex entry, the species is on the verge of extinction due to the clean sewage pumped out of factories. Meanwhile, Muk’s Pokedex entry in Pokémon Ultra Moon claims it is targeted for destruction. So yes, great for the world, but not so great if you’re a Grimer or a Muk.
Hisuian Zorua is a dead soul who has returned for revenge
The Zorua lineage uses deception and illusions to hide from enemies, which has led to all sorts of myths and tales being told about them. The Hisuian Zorua has an even darker reputation, as claimed by its Pokedex entry in Pokemon Legends: Arceus It is a soul that has returned to the world, fueled by resentment. It uses its supernatural powers to act as a revenge machine, creating illusions to terrify its enemies.
Sinistea & Polteageist directly kill people who drink them
You can’t even sit down for a delicious cup of tea in the Pokémon world without it potentially killing you. This is thanks to the Sinistea lineage, whose goal is to assassinate people. According to Sinistea’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Violet: Once drunk, it begins to rob you of vitality from within. Luckily, Pokemon Sheild’s Pokedex says Sinistea tastes so bad that people spit it out right away.
Sinistea’s evolution, Polteageist, is also a hazard. According to Polteageist’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Scarlet, it has a delicious taste, But drinking too much will kill you. This means you need to be extra careful when sitting down to an Earl Gray as it could be your last drink.
Sharpedos have been fished almost to extinction
Sharpedo might be a scary Pokémon, but that doesn’t mean it deserves the horrible treatment it’s received in the past. Sharpedo’s Pokedex entry in Pokémon Moon stated that its dorsal fin was prized for food and as a result they were overfished. It means that Humans killed and ate Sharpedo in droves, leading to their near extinction. Sharpedo’s sad story mirrors real life, as shark species are now threatened with extinction due to their fins being used for food.
Galarian Corsola is being wiped out by climate change
Corsola debuted in Pokémon Gold & Silver as a cute, coral-based Pokémon. Unfortunately, in the real world, corals are suffering from pollution and climate change, leading to their extinction. This inspired the creation of Galarian Corsola as a Pokemon Shield Pokedex entry claims that it was created by climate change and wiped out Corsola and turns them into Ghost-type Pokémon that use their Branches to drain the life force of other beings.
Driftloon abducts children
Pokémon may eat each other and murder the odd human, but they rarely target children. This isn’t surprising given that the Pokémon video games are intended for children, so it wouldn’t be appropriate for Charizard to devour any boy or girl trying to tame them. Therefore, Pokémon tend to mess with adults.
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And then you have Drifloon, which has possibly the most disturbing Pokedex entry of them all. According to Drifloon’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Legends: Arceus, such exist Rumors of Drifloon kidnapping children to the afterlife, with stories stating that they are made of reincarnated spirits. So don’t let your kids play with the balloon pokemon.