While on the surface the Pokémon world appears to be this kid-friendly place full of quirky and interesting monsters to capture and fight with, there lies a darker, viler reality. For every cute and cuddly Pokémon, there are monsters that stalk humans, strip people of their free will, and consume the living.
While some might frown on the exploitation of critters to fight for mankind’s amusement, it becomes clear that Pokémon also serve as protection against the more evil and frightening monsters that exist in the Pokémon world.
This one-eyed cyclops has rather frightening anatomy. It is said there is a black hole of sorts that lies within its body and anyone who tries to look at it will be sucked inside and never return. Admittedly while eerie this doesn’t exactly make it evil, but Dusclops also possesses the ability to hypnotize foes using its eye and make them do its bidding.
It’s unsettling to think how many people might have become hypnotized by this monster, ordered to gaze into the spectral ball of fire that lies within and then be lost forever to the void.
Honedge is a steel/ghost Pokémon that bears a striking resemblance to a sword. It’s said to be created when a lost spirit possessed a regular sword. This haunted sword will then lie in wait for someone to come along and pick it up, thinking it’s a sword. When that poor soul gets a grip on the handle Honedge wraps its blue cloth around their arm refusing to let go until it’s drained their life force.
If this were a mindless creature doing what it needed to survive that would be one thing, but this is a haunted sword, meaning a spirit (probably a human one) decided to inhabit the steel and is now actively sapping people of their energy.
Standing 18 feet tall, this dark/dragon behemoth has a voracious appetite and is said to be constantly eating. The game Pokémon Sun reveals that it will eat essentially anything and has been known to consume “mountains” and “whole buildings”.
It’s also said this creature never leaves any droppings meaning this thing is either burning a ton of calories or it doesn’t possess a standard digestive system and is merely eating buildings for the sake of it. Either way, this Pokémon is capable of mass destruction as it fills its gob with whatever it comes across.
Banette is a ghost Pokémon that is said to have once been a plush doll that was abandoned by a child. It obtained life in some manner and now seeks revenge on the owner who threw it away. As if the thought of a Chucky-esque doll wasn’t scary enough, they also mutilate themselves with pins to build energy for curses they want to lay on opponents.
These fiends will dwell in garbage dumps and dark alleys during their wanderings and will not stop until they find the one who abandoned them. Needless to say, the Pokémon universe has a much more frightening take on abandoned toys than Toy Story 2 ever did.
Litwick is a ghost/fire type Pokémon that was likely inspired by Will-O-Wisps. These little candles will shine a bright light when Pokémon or humans are around and supposedly guide them to safety. In reality, these poor souls will have their life essence drained away by the light.
Again, before you think this is just a survival mechanism, Litwick’s need this life force to act as fuel for their lights so they can mislead more living beings. Being ghosts they don’t need the energy for themselves and are using it exclusively to ensnare more prey.
A ghost/ground Pokémon, Palossand appears to be an innocent sand castle, but in reality, is a voracious monster with frightening abilities. Each grain of sand is sentient and cooperates to possess people to mold them into a more appealing form, like a sand castle, before draining the person of their life essence and storing their bones beneath them. They can even conjure up sandstorms to disorient their opponents before an attack.
It’s scary to think how many sand castles on the beach aren’t really a child’s creation, but an evil Pokémon lying in wait for someone to make it bigger and more beautiful before feeding on them and adding their bones to its collection.
An ice/ghost type Pokémon, Froslass has a tragic backstory. It's said to have originated from a woman who died on an icy mountain and was reborn as this Pokémon. Before you go feeling sorry for it, this Pokémon utilizes its powers over ice to freeze anyone it finds interesting or attractive and takes them to its lair to serve as decorations.
On top of this eerie habit for collecting and decorating its home like an Ed Gein wannabe, this Pokémon is said to feed on the souls of men and “relishes” it. No tragic backstory could ever justify the psychotic behavior this Pokémon has.
Finally a break in the ghost Pokémon parade, Nihilego is a rock/poison Pokémon that is called the “Parasite Pokémon” and for good reason. This Pokémon has been seen to behave similar to a little girl, perhaps to aid it in infecting people with a mysterious neurotoxin. The neurotoxin is said to drive people to become violent.
This rabies inducing Pokémon also feeds off of those it infects, be it people or Pokémon. No doubt the inhabitants of the Pokémon world are very wary of strange Pokémon behaving like little girls wandering the streets.
This ghost/grass Pokémon may seem like a cute creature riding a jack-o-lantern, but in reality, it’s one of the more vile and evil Pokémon on the list. This creature will wander the streets at night during new moons and sing an eerie song that will curse anyone who hears it.
If that doesn’t sound so bad it’s also important to note that it will snare its prey with its large hair-like arms and sing joyfully while it watches them struggle. This Pokémon delights in death and misery so much so that it sings. This raises the frightening question of why it joyfully sings every new moon.
While some might argue that the Pokémon on this list are acting out of survival and not evil intent, there is no question that the ghost/dragon Giratina is evil incarnate. Created by the god of the Pokémon universe Arceus, Giratina was so violent that Arceus banished it to the Distortion World, a place said to be on the reverse side of ours.
With a backstory eerily similar to the devil himself, Giratina is the definition of evil incarnate as it resides in its chaotic dimension silently watching the actions of humans and Pokémon alike, waiting.