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Alakazam's Brain Grows Until it Dies

As a psychic Pokemon it's important to have a big powerful brain, and Alakazam has that in spades. In fact, throughout it's life it's brain cells continually multiply allowing it to remember everything, but that ability sadly comes at a hefty price.

If you think about it Alakazam has a grisly fate as its skull only has so much room and if it's brain is constantly growing, you can figure out the rest.
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While most theories are exclusive to the popular video game series, the anime series that spawned as a result of Pokémon’s popularity isn’t safe from speculation either. It’s curious that after so many years on television, Ash has never seemed to age, forever being a 10-year-old boy. Fans believe that this is because Ash, after being severely shocked by lightning early in the first season, actually enters a coma.

Fans argue that the entire tone of the series changes after this moment, and it explains why Ash ages at such a slow rate – He’ll always be 10 in his head. This also explains why, despite having encountered numerous legendary Pokémon and dominating Pokémon championships region after region, it seems like no one has ever heard of this boy wonder before. Ash is forming his own reality because his true reality was taken away from him.
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There's no need to explain why Banette gives us the willies, since the most apt description of this creature is "a doll-like Pokemon that is possessed with pure hatred." You see, Banette wasn't always a Pokemon, but a doll that was driven into being by the hatred felt toward the child that abandoned it. That's already the stuff of nightmares, but the creators went farther, making Banette poke itself with needles to generate energy for its attacks, and even sporting a zipper in place of a mouth.

What makes Banette even more disturbing is that it evolves from Shuppet - a fairly adorable little ball of grey that is drawn to peoples' feelings of envy. We guess it's poetic that evolving lets Shuppet turn that envy into action, but.... a zipper mouth? Do they know kids play these games?
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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.

This entry thankfully cuts itself short before it reveals exactly what the ROVING GANG OF SENTIENT CACTI plans on doing with the poor souls lost in the desert, but there's an implication that they're not going to give him a ride to the nearest bed 'n breakfast. Really, even if the ROVING GANG OF SENTIENT CACTI were trying to do something nice for you, it would be an unbelievably painful nightmare the second they got near you. Because, quick reminder: they're a ROVING GANG OF SENTIENT CACTI.
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Cofagrigus, known as the "Coffin Pokemon," looks like it was specially-designed at the Nightmare Factory in Eviltown, USA. There's nothing about this creature that seems friendly, especially since legends say that Cofagrigus could eat humans and turn their corpses into mummies. As horrifying as that might sound, at least it had enough sense to repurpose the bodies for intrepid archaeologists to find.

Who could blame it for being so terrifying though, considering...
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From first glance, Cubone is about as cool as a pet could possibly be. Essentially a dinosaur, Cubone walks on its hind legs, swings a bone club, and wears a skull over its face, peeking out from under it like a little kid trying to appear tough for his friends. But in the vast expanse of Pokemon, Cubone might just be the most disturbed of them all. You see, that skull isn't just part of a Halloween costume, or a trinket Cubone discovered while navigating a Looney Tunes desert. It belongs to its mother.

Apparently it wasn't enough for Cubone to simply cry in the night for his lost mother, and a more literal connection was needed. We're not going to ask how Cubone actually acquired the skull of his mother, but things get creepier when it evolves into Marowak. No longer simple ornamentation, the skulls fuses itself to the Pokemon upon evolution, meaning this creature is permanently attached to his mother in a way Norman Bates would envy.
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Darumaka's droppings are hot, so people used to put them in their clothes to keep themselves warm.

Even for a world where all of society seems to only care about magical monsters that are constantly beating each other up, the idea that people are putting hot monkey poop in their clothes to keep warm is somehow the most unbelievably disturbing thing I've heard of in a Pokemon game.
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At first glance, it doesn’t look like there could possibly be anything creepy about Delibird. After all, it’s a bird version of Santa Claus, and it’s even waving hello! That’s adorable! Unfortunately, as cute as it might be, it also has a description that reveals some of the more questionable pieces of morality in the Pokemon universe — and considering that this is a world where ten year-olds are sent out to wander from town to town getting in super-powered cockfights and busting up international criminal organizations, that’s saying something.

Here’s what the Pokedex has to say about Delibird:

“It nests at the edge of sharp cliffs. It spends all day carrying food to its awaiting chicks.”

Again, nothing weird about that, until you start thinking about the fact that you just stumbled across an animal that was carrying food for its hungry children and either beat it senseless, or beat it senseless and then stuffed it in a tennis ball. Congratulations, kid! You wanted to beat Brock, so now there’s a nest of baby Delibirds out there that are going to starve to death in the cold wondering where their mother is.
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Pokémon and science go together like beans and rice, and many Pokémon are actually the results of scientific experiments. Pokémon like Deoxys and Genesect clearly have a technological influence on them and were inspired by man-made creations, and the legendary Mewtwo was one of the earliest example of a Pokémon being created by science in an attempt to clone the mythical Mew.

However, what if another Mew clone exists? A failed Mew clone. Ditto, the lovable pink blob, has the ability to imitate any Pokémon it comes across. Perhaps scientists intended for Ditto the match the similarly pink Mew – Mew, of course, being able to learn nearly any move in the Pokémon world just like Ditto. If that isn’t enough evidence, take into consideration that Mew and Ditto are pink, but when a shiny version of either Pokémon is caught, it is blue. The proof is in the weird pink pudding that seems to make up whatever Ditto is.
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How scary can a Pokemon based on a floating balloon be? Sure, it's got a pair of tiny hands, but what devious use could such a lighthearted creature have for them? According to the Pokedex, they're used to "steal children away," with the Japanese version clarifying that Drifloon is taking children to "the world of the dead." Were the developers given a bonus every time they created a Pokemon that would make parents uncomfortable?

The good news is that Drifloon doesn't remain a purple, harmless-looking balloon with an interest in kidnapping children; at level 28 Drifloon evolves into Drifblim, trading its spindly arms for... four stronger ones. And its eyes turn red. Sleep tight, kiddies.
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We don't know if there's something about Psychic type Pokemon that brings out the most troubling in the developers, but Drowzee is yet another hypnotizing critter that makes our skin crawl. The aptly-named Pokemon puts its enemies to sleep, so that it may more easily feast on its dreams. While that certainly places Drowzee under the 'odd' column among the series' more fun-loving Pokemon, it's actually based on the Japanese "baku"; spirits that fed on people's nightmares.

But what it loves most is the dreams of children. We don't know why, and don't want to either. In case Drowzee's powers weren't enough of an invasion of privacy, it also remembers every dream it's consumed, and shares them with those sleeping near them. How many pets can do that?!
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Sure, ghosts are always spooky, and it's no mystery why this Pokemon - styled after the Grim Reaper - puts us on edge. But the single glowing eye sliding back and forth between eye sockets is just the tip of the iceberg where additional eeriness is concerned. Duskull is a nocturnal Pokemon, mostly inhabiting dense forests (obviously), but isn't interested in woodland creatures, only children.

This floating Pokemon is rumored to pursue kids who don't follow the rules. Why? Because it enjoys the sound of them crying. But hey, it's not all creepy; once Duskull evolves into Dusclops, it is capable of swallowing anything into its body cavity, never to be seen again. We'll let you use your imagination.
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Pokemon are our pets, partners and, most times, our best friends. So why, then, do we think it's totally alright to have them explode? We're not sure why forcing Pokemon to use "Explosion" is acceptable, but what could be more traumatic to our furry little pals? One minute, we're tossing apple-shaped Pokemon food at them, and then the next minute, we're asking them to self-destruct. What an abusive relationship.
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Humans in the world of Pokémon are always trying to mess around with Pokémon in ways that they clearly aren’t meant to be messed with. Consider for a moment, Genesect. The legendary robotic insect-looking Pokémon whose sole purpose seems to be to grow up and look like a villanious robot in a Robocop movie.

While Genesect’s origins may be primarily man-made, many fans have noticed that Genesect shares a number of physical similarities with an ancient Pokémon that may have also served as a great weapon: Kabutops. Fans suspect that Genesect is actually an armored Kabutops that scientists have modified. While the scythe-arms that Kabutops once had likely served the Pokémon well in ancient times, it makes sense that an updated version would instead be given laser gun accessories to better fight in combat.
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He’s that famous ghost guy that we’ve all grown up with, so perhaps you might like to be reminded why you should really fear and hate it with these Pokédex entries from Ruby/Sapphire and Silver:

Sometimes, on a dark night, your shadow thrown by a streetlight will suddenly and startlingly overtake you. It is actually a Gengar running past you, pretending to be your shadow. To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.

In short, Gengar stalks people at night, pretends to be their shadow and then silently kills them. This overgrown ball-of-gas should be sent to prison. Officer Jenny – you’ve got your work cut out for you, love.

Another idea is the fact the Normal-type, and later Fairy-type, Pokémon known as Clefable appears to be a bright, fluffy pink angel with jagged wings and a round, oval-esque body. Gengar was one of only 3 ghost Pokémon in the first generation, so it’s entirely possible that it’s design was based around being ghost of Clefable.
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Organized crime runs rampant

Though each region of the Pokemon world has different towns, cities, people, and Pokemon, there's one thing they all share: gangs of criminals hell-bent on taking over the world through mafia-like tactics that border on terrorism. Pokemon Red and Blue version had Team Rocket, who, while villainous, were somewhat bumbling, and each future title involved a different "Team" of strangely-dressed criminals trying to use Pokemon for devious purposes.

And yet, for whatever reason, children are still allowed to go off on adventures without a care in the world. The protagonists always cross paths with the different groups, and they're almost always attacked by them, so it's not as if these gangs have the scruples to not murder children. Parents seriously just don't care if their kids are murdered by the mob. That's the only logical conclusion.
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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.

The animal kingdom is filled with messed-up ways for each animal to kill one another. What Gorebyss does, though, is something special: it literally drains you of all your bodily fluids, leaving you a dried-out husk. Worse, it inserts it through your mouth. Luckily, this is just happening to other animals, right? Sorta.

Keep in mind that when you encounter wild Pokemon, they're not attacking your Pokemon initially - they're attacking YOU, and then you throw out your Pokemon to defend yourself. Meaning, if one were to be attacked by a Gorebyss and didn't have any Pokemon on them at the time, you'll become that Gorebyss's personal Blood-and-Bile Slurpee.
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It's disturbing enough that Gothita, this Pokemon's starting form resembles a baby that "stares at something only it can see," but once it evolves into Gothorita at Level 32, its creep factor gets sent sky high. With hypnosis mastered, the creature "steals people away at night." Whether it steals people away as offerings to the thing "only it can see" is impossible to know.

Once the evolution to Gothitelle is achieved at Level 41, this creature uses its psychic abilities to see the future, specifically the death of their trainer. While useful in combat, having this Pokemon in one's arsenal is just too creepy. You can always look on the bright side: if Gothitelle isn't hypno-kidnapping its trainer, it's probably only because it knows death is imminent.
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It enwraps its prey in its hair like arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey.

Nothing is safe in this world (in case that wasn't already super, super clear). Enjoying a pumpkin spiced latte? Well, the pumpkin that died so you could enjoy that turned into an evil pumpkin ghost that wraps its appendages around living beings and SINGS JOYFUL SONGS as whatever poor creature dies a miserable death. I would never wish "strangled to death by a ghost-plant who was humming Katy Perry songs" on anyone.
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It's disgusting enough that Grimer spends its time in polluted water, feasting on pollution and sewage to survive, but get this Pokemon moving through the world and it will never be the same. Literally; any time Grimer passes over the grond, its toxic slime (grime?) renders the earth incapable of ever again supporting life. If that wasn't hellish enough, the slime also sprouts new Grimers to continue the catastrophe.

It's not all bad, though. Once Grimer evolves into Muk, it gets bigger, and more poisonous; capable of rendering an entire lake toxic with a single drop, and infecting any human being if it desires. Why was a Pokemon this dangerous and unattractive created in the first place? Who knows. Maybe the developers thought Mother Nature should be as terrorized as actual people.
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Its tongue is made of gas. If licked, its victim starts shaking constantly until death eventually comes.

It hides in the dark, planning to take the life of the next living thing that wanders close by.

As if it wasn't terrifying enough that the Pokemon world was overrun with ghosts that acted like feral cats, Haunters have tongues made of gas that horribly murder anyone they touch. Oh, also it randomly will pop out of the shadows to murder literally whatever is coming by at the time. Probably by licking them with its gas tongue. Good luck ever feeling comfortable in a world where wild ghosts are committing random motiveless murders all the time.
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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.

At first glance, "floating ghost sword" is a pretty cool concept for a Pokemon. I know I was onboard with it. It's eerie, but in a sorta badass way. There's nothing as inherently horrifying about it as, say, Mr. Mime. But then this comes along - the revelation that if anyone touches the sword's hilt (which everyone would try to do at some point if they were real, because - c'mon - GHOST SWORD!), Honedge will literally suck the life from them. What does a floating ghost sword need with our life energy? Some questions about ghost swords are better left unanswered.
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At first glance, Jellicent look kind of goofy. They have these huge, mustache-lookin' parts that give them the appearance of being gentlemen and ladies of the sea. But it's important to remember that these are ghost-type Pokemon. And like most ghost-types, they feed on the energy of the living. So it's a little startling when you learn that ships and crews that sail into Jellicent-infested waters... are never seen again.
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If there's one Pokemon that looks like it came straight out of your nightmares, it's Kabutops. This ancient creature has evolved to look like something that would give most Predators, and their shoulder-mounted cannons, a run for their money. A quick read of its Pokedex entry may make most people stain their pants, since this Pokemon, "cuts open prey with its claws, then sucks up the spilled bodily fluids." This thing is just one human casualty away from starring in its own creature feature.
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It happened one morning - a boy with extrasensory powers awoke in bed transformed into Kadabra.

I don't think there's anything more horrifying than this truly Kafka-esque nightmare scenario: a kid falls asleep only to wake up to discover that he's turned into a Pokemon. A Pokemon that is bound to be captured by other humans (unaware they're training someone's child) to fight against random monster-animals. But most horrifying of all - he's been transformed into a middle-evolution. That means one of two things:

1. All Abras are horribly-deformed human children, and when it evolves into Kadabra, it has gone to sleep and awoken a monster.

2. Every single Kadabra is a human child, who has somehow switched places with Abras, who have taken over the child's human bodies.

And - perhaps most terrifying of all - unless the child/Kadabra is traded, he will never evolve and get that additional spoon.
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Pokémon is filled with tragedy, both in its world and in the stories of Pokémon themselves. It’s possible that of all 721 Pokémon species, no backstory is more tragic than that of Cubone, whose PokeDex entry in Pokémon Yellow reveals that Cubone “Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody.” While this is sad enough on its own, some fans have notices a shocking resemblance between Cubone and the tiny baby creature that lives inside the pocket of Kangaskhan.

While it’s safe to assume the mini-Pokémon in Kangaskhan’s pocket is a baby Kangaskhan, some fans believe that that Pokémon is actually a Cubone that has yet to lose it’s mother. Fans believe that a baby Kangaskhan that doesn’t lose its mother prematurely evolves properly, while babies that are orphaned change type. The similarity is uncanny, yet adds even more tragedy to an already tragic backstory.
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The spirits it absorbs fuel its baleful fire. It hangs around hospitals waiting for people to pass on.

Much of the afterlife is a mystery in the world of Pokemon: Pokemon never really "die" in the game, only faint (with a few notable exceptions) - yet there's an entire category of Ghost-type Pokemon. But humans present the biggest question - there don't appear to be any human graveyards, almost no human hospitals...what's happening there? Well, since lamp-Pokemon are stealing human souls and using them as fuel to burn their ever-present flames, maybe it makes sense that humans don't wanna think about the afterlife. Also, these things hang out around hospitals, waiting for people to die (to, ya know, STEAL THEIR ETERNAL SOUL AND USE IT AS COAL). No wonder hospitals are so scarce.
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Almost all of the adults probably died in a war

The protagonists of the Pokemon series are always children, and even though they’re exploring the entire continent in their quest to “Catch them all” they run into very few adult males. Where have all the men gone? Well, some believe that they’re all dead.

There’s a theory floating around the internet that Pokemon takes place after a massive war, and while we typically don’t subscribe to such conspiracies… this one sort of makes sense. Most of the men in the series are old people, doctors, scientists, and criminals – in other words, the guys that wouldn’t have been on the front line of a war.

Wait, that’s actually not true, you also run into a man named Lt. Surge. He’s the Gym Leader of Vermilion City's Gym, and once you meet him he says, "Hey, kid! What do you think you're doing here? You won't live long in combat! That's for sure! I tell you kid, electric Pokémon saved me during the war! They zapped my enemies into paralysis! The same as I'll do to you!"

So, yeah.
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Both Machoke and its evolved form, Machamp, first appeared in Pokémon Red and Blue. And all that time, they kept something hidden.

The secret? Neither Machamp or Machoke are wearing pants. Those pants are part of their markings, but not actual briefs. Yep, that’s right, they are pantless.

This is because your typical Pokémon does not wear clothes.
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Remember when we said that Pokemon are our pets, partners, and friends? Yeah, it turns out that they can also be our food. If you think about it, there are very few "real" animals in the world of Pokemon. That means people have to get sustenance from somewhere, right? And even if they're vegetarians, it's important to note that there are a whole mess of Grass-type Pokemon who look like they'd pair pretty well with a nice vinaigrette. The more you think about it, the more it makes sense. Not only are we pitting these intelligent creatures against each other in battle, but we're also devouring them! Friendship means nothing when you've gone broke from losing too many battles. That's when your favorite Miltank starts looking like it could use a bath in Worcestershire sauce.

And now that we're hungry, it's time to get a Tauros steak with a Togepizza.
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Legendary Pokemon are essentially gods

Pikachu? Gengar? Snorlax? Those Pokemon aren't really anything special. They're a dime a dozen – shove one in a room with a Ditto, turn on some Barry White, and a few days later you're tripping over miniature pocket monsters. But there are some Pokemon that are special. Some that are... unique. These Legendary Pokemon have appeared in every game and movie, and once you get over how cool they are, you start to realize how frightening it is that these powerful creatures even exist.

The first, and most popular Legendary Pokemon was Mewtwo, a failed clone of Mew that celebrated his birth by slaughtering a room full of scientists. Looking back, he might be the weakest Legendary Pokemon. More powerful ones have been found over the years, including a trio that literally created the universe. Dialga made time, Palkia made space, and Giratina made antimatter. Now they're hanging out in caves waiting for children to capture them in balls.
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Anybody that Hears Mismagius Cries Suffer Headaches and Hallucinations

Another Pokemon that can ruin everyones day either intentionally or unintentionally is Mismagius. When Mismagius cries anybody within hearing distance suffers headaches and hallucinations. Just imagine the pain the poor souls who live by one have to go through.
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Even if you haven’t ever played Pokémon, you may have heard of Missingno. It’s a famous glitch Pokémon originating in Pokémon Red & Blue. It can be found by speaking to an old man in Viridian City in these games and then flying to Cinnabar Island and surfing up and down its coast by a mansion until you find it.

It’s a glitch for starters that really messes up your game. Nintendo even issued a statement on it. “MissingNO is a programming quirk, and not a real part of the game. When you get this, your game can perform strangely, and the graphics will often become scrambled. The MissingNO Pokémon is most often found after you perform the Fight Safari Zone Pokémon trick. To fix the scrambled graphics, try releasing the MissingNo Pokémon. If the problem persists, the only solution is to re-start your game. This means erasing your current game and starting a brand new one.”

Also, Missingno. is actually a Bird/Normal type. Bird isn’t an actual type in the Pokémon games, making Missingno. even more odd and creepy. Simply encountering it will bump up the item in the sixth slot of the bag to 128, which many youngsters used for beefing their Pokémon up to level 100.

There's also a theory going around that fans suspect that Pokeballs house Pokémon by converting them into data. But what happens when that data become corrupted or they are left that way for too long? Fans suspect glitch Pokémon like MissingNo. are the result of Pokémon being treated like data.
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Mr. Mime raises a lot of questions. Most Pokemon seem to resemble animals of electronic creatures or sometimes even ice cream cones, by Mr. Mime seems to be a person. A two-legged, two-armed person. Mr. Mime wears gloves, much like a person does. Mr. Mime wears shoes, much like a human being would wear shoes. Mr. Mime lives with Ash’s Mom, just like a human being would if they happened to be Ash’s father.

Some fans online suspect that Mr. Mime really is Ash’s father. Some fans believe that Ash’s dad disguises himself up as a Mr. Mime to confuse his son for some reason, while other believe that Ash’s father was the victim of some freak accident that turned him into the Pokemon known as Mr. Mime. No matter what the case is, it’s definitely weird that Ash’s single mother cohabitates with a very human Pokemon.
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While Paras' symbiotic relationship with the mushrooms on its back isn't exactly normal, it is beneficial for both; Paras feeds the mushrooms with its body, and the fungus provides additional means of defense. Exactly how much control the mushrooms can exert over the Pokemon isn't clear, but odd goes to disturbing when Paras evolves into Parasect.

It's hard to say exactly what change takes place at Level 24, but for some reason, the mushrooms take their chance and merge into a single organism, taking over the Paras in the process. With heightened aggression and a pair of zombified milky eyes, anything cute or endearing about Paras is replaced by a demonic drone known as Parasect.
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Parasect is the evolved form of Paras, and is a Grass/Bug type originally from the Kanto region. It is one of the many Pokémon associated with mushrooms.

Paras, its original form, has mushrooms called tochukaso growing on its back. The mushrooms and Paras actually exist in a symbiotic relationship, where Paras is the host and the mushrooms are parasites. When Paras becomes Parasect, the mushroom actually takes over as the host and controls the Pokémon.

Parasect’s dead looking eyes truly are dead eyes, as it is no longer capable of any sentient thought of its own, being controlled by the seemingly normal tochukaso mushroom. I imagine Parasect would warn its Paras children if the evil mushroom allowed it to speak.
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According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest.

It's important to remember that with non-Legendary Pokemon, there are many of them. Hordes of them, all over the place. The same goes for Phantump, a Pokemon composed of the dead souls of children who perished in the woods. The concept would mean that every one of the seemingly infinite number of Phantumps out there are collections of dead kid spirits, meaning a) wow, LOTTA dead kids lost in the woods, I guess? and b) every time you defeat a Phantump, you are actually laying waste to a group of eternally-lost kid spirits. Makes you wonder: who's the REAL pocket monster?
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You wouldn’t know it, but this lovable bug is perhaps the most violent Pokémon that ever was. Here’s his Diamond/Pearl Pokédex entry.

It grips prey with its pincers until the prey is torn in half. What it can’t tear, it tosses far.

Whereas most Pokémon use magic attacks that make other Pokémon faint, Pinsir decides that’s not enough for his bloodthirsty needs and just tears his opponents literally in half. Not even 40 Nurse Joy’s could resolve that issue.
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Pokemon (1997)
Everything is a Pokemon

Everything that isn't a human is a Pokemon in the Pokemon universe. Every animal screams its own name and shoots our elemental attacks, and every plant can summon a tornado filled with razor-sharp leaves to cut up its enemies. As the series goes on even inorganic things are revealed to be Pokemon – there has been a Pokemon version of just about everything from from ice cream to pine cones, proving that absolutely anything can be a Pokemon.

Seriously think about how frightening that is. Sure, right now no one thinks that there's a chair Pokemon, but the next game could include "Chairzor," and suddenly you're worried that you're going to get attacked with Fury Swipes every time you sit down. Planning on enjoying a cup of tea? Better make sure it's not "Teeleaf" or something.

Because anything can be a Pokemon, you've got to assume that everything is a Pokemon, which makes for the most frightening existence imaginable. You're never alone. You're never safe. You're surrounded, at all times, by monsters bred for battle. Good luck sleeping at night.
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Pokémon (1997)
One gigantic corporation runs the world

The world of Pokemon is run on... well, Pokemon. They're cheap labor, and they are used for everything. But in order for Pokemon to be trained and captured, there needs to be an ample supply of Pokeballs, and only one company mass-produces Pokeballs: Silph Co. Some other companies make them, but no one else has the market completely cornered.

It doesn't take an expert economist to explain why this is a bad thing. Silph Co essentially owns the world, as evident by the fact that there's a Pokemart in every town. Though they're not owned by the same people, Silph Co has an exclusive deal with Pokemart, and – shocker – that's the only widespread place of business in the entire series. Well, that and the Pokecenter, which only heals Pokemon if they're in Pokeballs. That are made by Silph Co. Noticing a trend, here?

If Silph Co decided to raise the prices, or, for whatever reason, stop making Pokeballs, the economic repercussions would be absolutely catastrophic, leading to an overpopulation of Pokemon and a financial crisis that would bring the entire world to its knees. Yes, Silph Co is that powerful.
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Fan theories often like to take a dark look at the reality of Pokémon, and one of the most popular fan theories in the Pokémon fan culture doesn’t shy away from that one bit. In the original Pokémon series of games, your rival is seen with a Ratata that later evolves into a Raticate in later encounters.

However, later your rival is seen at the Pokémon Tower in Lavender Town, possibly mourning the loss of one of his Pokémon. In later battles, your rival no longer carries his faithful Raticate with him. The obvious implication here is that the main character, not knowing when to ease up during a Pokémon battle, accidentally (or purposefully) killed his rival’s Raticate. So in your childhood, you were essentially trained to be a murderer. The Pokémon games suddenly seem a lot less light-hearted, right?
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For some reason, the world of Pokemon is one in which consent means very little. Since the very beginning of the series, Pokemon games have always starred very young trainers who are making their first forays out into the world. You'd think society would want to look out for these inexperienced youths and help them develop their skills. Nope. As soon as you lock eyes with an adult on the road, they coerce you into battling them. What could be creepier than a grown man beating up on a kid's pet, and then taking their money?
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Shedinja is a simple empty bug shell that can’t even move. If it wasn’t for all the other crazy stuff going on, I’d forgive you for not expecting something horrible.

Shedinja’s hard body doesn’t move – not even a twitch. In fact, its body appears to be merely a hollow shell. It is believed that this Pokémon will steal the spirit of anyone peering into its hollow body from its back.

Oh. Oh, good. If you happen to have a Nincada that evolves in to this monstrosity and accidentally stare at the hole in its back one lovely morning, prepare to have your soul sucked out of your face and given to a bug.
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The People of Pokemon Drink Juice Made from a Mix of Berries and Body Fluids

Have you ever wondered what the first person who drank milk was thinking? I imagine it was probably the same exact thing that the person who first decided to drink the excretions of Shuckle was thinking. When Shuckle eats berries inside of it's shell the remains mix with whatever excretions come out of Shuckle and turns into juice. Drink up everybody!
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If you're looking for a precocious and spunky critter to keep by your side, then Spoink fits the bill. Sure, it's a little weird that the pig-headed Pokemon uses a giant pink pearl on its head to amplify its psychic abilities, but the way it hops around on the spring it possesses in place of a body? Adorable!

Until you learn that the springing isn't a sign of Spoink's rambunctious attitude, but required to live. That's right; if Spoink stops springing, he stops breathing. Stops doing pretty much anything, really. Try to imagine what kind of paranoia results when death is just a misstep away, and it suddenly becomes easier to understand why Spoink is also a kleptomaniac, ever pursuing a bigger and better pearl.
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Ghost Pokémon are a mainstay of the Pokémon series today, but in the original trilogy of Red, Blue, and Yellow, there were only three ghost Pokémon, all in the same evolution line, Ghastly, Haunter, and Gengar were the sole representatives of soul Pokémon, removed from their bodies and dedicated to haunting the living, and for some reason everything they could get their tongues on.

Some believe, however, that these Pokémon’s influence goes deeper than just being Pokémon and that these ghosts actually caused other Pokémon to come into existence. Exhibit A: Voltorb. Voltorb appears to be a living Pokémon with definitively shaped eyes that yearns for death via self-destruction. Fans have noticed that Voltorb’s eyes actually look reminiscent of the eyes of ghost Pokémon Haunter, claiming that Voltorb is actually a Pokémon that has become possessed by a Haunter. Yikes!
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In its Pokedex description, it is said that Xatu stays still and quiet because, "it is seeing both the past and future at the same time." Not only is this terrifying because of the amount of stimulation it's experiencing, but this means that Xatu can see everything horrible that ever happened, and unspeakable terrors that are yet to happen. This also means that Xatu has seen your death. And all it can do is watch and wait. Incredibly creepifying.
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As proof that not every Pokemon has a complicated or inspired name, we give you Yamask. It's a ghost, holding a mask. We don't mean that this Pokemon is a Ghost type, it is an actual ghost of a human being who has died; the mask it carries is a representation of the one it used to have while living. That bit of character history creeps us out for obvious reasons, but the developers went into even greater depth.

Besides occasionally staring at the mask and breaking into tears, Yamask has an even more sinister side. Since the mask itself carries traces of the Yamask's human identity, someone wearing it will allow the Pokemon to possess them. To what end? Who knows. If trends hold though, we'd put our money on kidnapping children. Once it evolves into Cofagrigus, this Pokemon uses its sarcophagus body to lure in humans and Pokemon, and turn them into zombified mummies.
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When its life comes to an end, it absorbs the life energy of every living thing and turns into a cocoon once more.

Good to know that literally ALL LIFE completely depends on the survival of one big red bird thing, that - while pretty strong - could easily get decimated by an ambitious 11 year old trainer who's grinded his Chestnaught and Charizard to level 100. When this thing dies, we all die. All life on this planet - humans, animals, Pokemon, etc. - comes to an end in an instant. This is why it's better to go after the rainbow reindeer. At least Xerneas won't destroy all existence if you accidentally faint it.
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Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Jan 18 19:11
I love your writing style, it made me laugh a lot and wow, the more you know...
Pokemon secrets are overwhelming, love this list!
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Oct 20 3:32
Mewtwo wasn't a failed experiment, he was actually the only SUCCESSFUL one (in the anime that is). according to the full-cut of The Birth of Mewtwo, Dr. Fuji and his crew attempted several times to clone a Pokémon and genetically enhance it but they all ended in failure. they found a Mew fossil, blah blah blah, ta-da now we have Mewtwo...but at the same time they were cloning 4 other clones, one of which that was Dr. Fuji's deceased daughter (or whats left of her). at the end of the trial, the other 4 clones died (including Dr. Fuji's daughter) and only Mewtwo survived

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