Spooktober: Scary And Disturbing Pokédex Entries Of Ghost-Type Pokémon


If you watch the anime, you won’t see anything that scary about the ghost-type Pokémon. But in the game, if you read the Pokédex entries of these Pokémon, you’ll find some disturbing information about these Pokémon; their origin and their powers.

So for this week’s Spooktober, I’m bringing the scary and disturbing Pokédex entries of 5 ghost-type Pokémon. Sit back, relax and prepare for your childhood to be ruined.



The appearance of this Pokémon is kinda creepy as it looks like an old plush doll with a zipper for its mouth. But this Pokémon wasn’t always a Pokemon, it was a child’s toy. In its Pokédex entry, it says “An abandoned plush doll became this Pokémon. They are said to live in garbage dumps and wander about in search of the children that threw them away.”

Now how many of you have that fear that your old toys or dolls will come back to haunt you after you throw it away? I feel sorry for people in the Pokémon universe. This Pokémon will literally come back to haunt you.



Some of us wondered if humans in the Pokémon universe eat Pokémon since some Pokémon are in a way animals. But have you wondered if the ghost Pokemon were once human? Yamask was once human according to its pokedex entry:

“These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves. Each retains memories of its former life. Yamask carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry.”



Not only based on a Japanese weapon but a folklore as well. In Japanese folklore, Tsukumogami is a spirit that comes into existence in objects of all types after the said object itself has been in existence for a hundred years.

In its Pokédex entry, Honedge is “born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person’s arm and drains that person’s life energy completely.”



Another Pokémon based on the Japanese folklore of Yuki-Onna. “The soul of a woman lost on a snowy mountain possessed an icicle, becoming this Pokémon. The food it most relishes is the souls of men.” 

Yes, very much like the story of Yuki-Onna. Don’t go wandering off to a snowy mountain during a blizzard or alone or both.



Okay, now so far some of these Pokémon are lost spirits of adults but did you know why this Pokémon looks and sounds childlike? Yes friends, the origin of Phantump is very, very sad. In its Pokédex entry it says that “According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest.”

I wondered if they ever went back to their home to visit their parents? Would their parents even recognise them? Was there an episode that showcase something like this? That is something I want to know.

So that is it for this list. Some are disturbing, some are scary and some are just sad. Want a part 2? Which Pokémon do you think should be on this list? Share with us in the comments below.

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