Happy Halloween, Our 7 Scariest Pokémon

7 Scariest Pokemon
7 Scariest Pokemon

To celebrate both the recent release of Detective Pikachu 2 on the Nintendo Switch and Halloween, we thought it would only be fair to take a look at 7 of the scariest Pokémon whom you wouldn’t want to come across in real life or realistically use as Pokémon.

The Seven Scariest Pokémon, According to Spawning Point

1: Gengar

Pokédex number: 94
First Appeared: Red / Green / Blue
Current Pokédex Entry: To steal the life of its target, it slips into the prey’s shadow and silently waits for an opportunity.
Comment: The original ghost Pokémon. Earlier entries suggest that it too was once a human and seeks a travelling partner, so tries to turn you into a ghost in order to create its partner. They say you can tell a Gengar is near as the temperature suddenly drops, but who knows how long it will be in the shadows waiting to pounce.

2: Drifloon

Pokédex number: 425
First Appeared: Diamond and Pearl
Current Pokédex Entry: It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing.
Comment: Within the games young children are obsessed with this Pokémon. During Pokémon Legends: Arceus, one mission sees you stop a kid who is just about to grab onto one of its hand-like tails. In other games parents are moaning about their child hanging around with them but don’t seem to do anything about it. Your kids are definitely not safe around this Pokémon.

3: Froslass

Pokédex number: 478
First Appeared: Diamond and Pearl
Current Pokédex Entry: When it finds humans or Pokémon it likes, it freezes them and takes them to its chilly den, where they become decorations.
Comment: How disturbing, what’s worse is that it’s one of ‘those’ Pokémon, which people fall in love with and try to start families with… according to in-game lore through Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Usually befriending your Pokémon is a good idea; probably for the best you leave this one be.

4: Yamask

Pokédex number: 562
First Appeared: Black and White
Current Pokédex Entry: It wanders through ruins by night, carrying a mask that’s said to have been the face it had when it was still human.
Comment: Earlier entries state it looks at the mask and cries and tries to find people who recognise the mask. The big question is, how did it end up that way? Is it that anyone who recognises its face gets turned into a Yamask?

5: Litwick

Pokédex number: 607
First Appeared: Black and White
Current Pokédex Entry: The flame on its head keeps its body slightly warm. This Pokémon takes lost children by the hand to guide them to the spirit world.
Comment: Earlier entries mention that Litwick’s flame, whilst bringing peace to the observer, slowly steals their soul. It’s especially disturbing as people are entranced by it and aren’t really aware it’s happening (just like that Lady in Circhester from Sword and Shield). On one hand it sounds sweet, guiding lost children to the afterlife, but on thinking about it, there’s no clarification as to whether the child is dead or alive. Eep!

6: Phantump

Pokédex number: 708
First Appeared: X and Y
Current Pokédex Entry: After a lost child perished in the forest, their spirit possessed a tree stump, causing the spirit’s rebirth as this Pokémon.
Comment: Those poor kids, not only did you probably seriously injure / incapacitate their Pokémon, and take their money from them, but you probably left them for dead in that forest trying to avoid other wild Pokémon whilst trying to safely escape. Not only that, but potentially you return later to capture their spirit and use them in fights (best not dwell on those items you found in the forest either). Imagine discovering one was someone you knew.

7: Annihilape

Pokédex number: 979
First Appeared: Scarlet and Violet
Current Pokédex Entry: When its anger rose beyond a critical point, this Pokémon gained power that is unfettered by the limits of its physical body
Comment: Poor primate, basically it gets so angry it has a heart attack and dies. Primate’s previous Pokédex entries states that it gets angry with anyone who looks at it, runs from it or who is near it and won’t stop chasing them no matter what. Now any poor trainer who accidently crosses paths with one isn’t safe, even if they try hiding in a building.

Whether you’re more of a ghost-type or poison-type trainer, we hope you’ve enjoyed our run down of the seven scariest Pokémon this Halloween. Which Pokémon gets your vote for scariest? Drop a comment below and let us know!


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