Pokémon, previously referred to as "Pocket Monsters," are fascinating creatures that we have grown to love because of their unique shapes and sizes, and loveable habits. The Pokémon anime does a wonderful job of showing the facets of Pokémon, but as complex creatures, it is difficult for an animated series to capture their entirety.
The new Generation VII Rotom Pokédex is a tool that shows what Pokémon you've caught, can make phone calls, and work as a map, sort of like an iPhone or Android device. Okay, so maybe the Pokédex is about advanced as an average smartphone. The Pokédex also includes eye-catching Pokémon descriptions; some of which are intriguing, while others are unusual. These are 10 unusual Pokémon descriptions in the Pokédex. Enjoy!
10 Kadabra (Pokémon FireRed)
It should be outlawed to catch a Kadabra since it is actually a human and not a Pokémon. We've seen cases of human's displaying extrasensory powers, such as when Sabrina revealed hers in the first season of Pokémon.
"It happened one morning - a boy with extrasensory powers awoke in bed transformed into Kadabra."
Regardless, it seems unlikely that people would store a Pokémon like Kadabra in a Poké Ball when it is actually a transformed boy. Sometimes, the Pokémon games provide Pokédex descriptions that are perplexing and distasteful.
9 Mimikyu (Pokémon Ultra Moon)
We know that Mimikyu, a Ghost/Fairy-type is not an ordinary Pokémon, but this Pokédex description is just plain wrong. The Pokédex insinuates that what is under the Mimikyu's rag is a Pokémon so unpleasant that it will cause a trainer to go home and die in the same night.
"A gust of wind revealed what hides under this Pokémon's rag to a passing Trainer, who went home and died painfully that very night."
If this were the case, Mimikyu should be the most powerful Pokémon in existence. Surely this power could be harnessed against other Pokémon. This is one Pokédex description that is a bit unusual.
8 Garbodor (Pokémon X)
Garbodor deserves recognition for being the foulest Pokémon. Made out of garbage that is spilling out of a ripped garbage bag, Garbodor repulsiveness goes beyond its revolting appearance.
"It clenches opponents with its left arm and finishes them off with foul-smelling poison gas belched from its mouth."
According to Garbodor's Pokédex entry, it attacks opponents by clenching them with its left arm and finishes by belching a grotesque stench from its trash-filled mouth. It's one of the most disturbing entries in the Pokédex, and it deserves a spot on this list.
7 Darumaka (Pokémon White)
It's difficult to say what is more disturbing; the entry itself or the fact that someone wrote the entry. Darumaka is a Fire-type Pokémon who was introduced in the fifth generation of Pokémon. It is also a Pokémon with one of the most revolting entries in the Pokédex.
"Darumaka's droppings are hot, so people used to put them in their clothes to keep themselves warm."
In this case, Pokémon's writers went too far. It seems unlikely that people would place a Pokémon's droppings in their pockets to stay warm. It's a disgusting thought that doesn't need to be entertained. Everything about this Pokédex entry is unusual.
6 Phantump (Pokémon Alpha Saphire)
It's not the first time that a Pokédex entry was used to scare children. So we're supposed to believe that Phantumps are "spirits of children who died while lost in the forest?"Pokédex entries are atypical because of their tendencies to cross boundaries.
"According to old tales, these Pokémon are stumps possessed by the spirits of children who died while lost in the forest."
This Pokédex entry suggests that it's normal for children to get lost and die in forests, and to be turned into Phantumps after passing away. This disturbing fact alone would deter trainers from using a Phantump as their Pokémon. Everything about this Pokédex entry is disturbing and weird.
5 Grimer (Pokémoned Red)
Generation 1's entry descriptions paved the way for a variety of ill-mannered descriptions. From the beginning of the Pokémon games, the writers decided to include Pokédex entries that would catch the attention of its players. This Grimer entry that appears in Pokémon Red states that Grimers suck "up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories."
"Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories."
We knew Grimer isn't the most attractive Pokémon, but jeez, this is a new low for the world of Pokémon. Compare this to what happened to Joker at the end of Batman: The Killing Joke, and multiply that by five.
4 Drowzee (Pokémon Emerald)
Encountering a Drowzee in the Pokémon games is a rare treat. As a low-level Psychic-type Pokémon it is a worthy addition to any lineup. Drowzee's Pokédex description, however, may change some players' minds after reading it.
"If your nose becomes itchy while you are sleeping, it's a sure sign that a Drowzee is standing above your pillow and trying to eat your dream through your nostrils."
Instead of merely saying that Drowzee eats your dreams, which we know it does from the move Dream Eater, it goes a step further to say that Drowzee tastes a dream through a person's nostrils. It's an invasive description that is creepy, to say the least.
3 Stunky (Pokémon Platinum)
For the very reason described in this Pokémon's Pokédex description, most trainers would avoid catching a stunky. It can emit a foul smell that spreads over a mile in each direction. Stunky is like a skunk, but much, much worse.
"It sprays a foul fluid from its rear. Its stench spreads over a mile radius, driving Pokémon away."
At least the Pokémon can use its foul odor to scare off other Pokémon. This description is crude, vulgar, and worthy of condemnation. Stunky may have the most repulsive Pokédex description of any Pokémon.
2 Magikarp (Pokémon Ruby)
Most people who have played Pokémon games are familiar with this "pathetic excuse" for a Pokémon. Okay, so maybe the Pokédex description is a bit overly-critical of Magikarp who usually only knows one useless move, Splash. Okay, so Magikarp is ineffective when caught in the wild. This doesn't mean that we should disparage this poor, defenseless Pokémon.
"Magikarp is a pathetic excuse for a Pokémon that is only capable of flopping and splashing. This behavior prompted scientists to undertake research into it."
The majority of players catch Magikarp for the Pokédex entry or to evolve it into a Gyarados. It's astonishing to see this inferior Pokémon evolve into one of the strongest. It's a miracle that this Pokémon hasn't gone extinct yet.
1 Larvitar (Pokémon Sapphire)
It doesn't fully explain how a Larvitar is born, which another reason for why this description seems a bit unusual. We know that Pokémon are mysterious and unlike animals in the wild, yet this description goes a bit far by suggesting a newborn could burrow and eat its way out of the dirt as it surfaces.
"Larvitar is born deep under the ground. To come up to the surface, this POKéMON must eat its way through the soil above. Until it does so, Larvitar cannot see its parent’s face."
A newborn should see their parent when they are born, not darkness. Also, the description doesn't say if Larvitar is born from an egg. Most Pokémon are born from eggs but nobody has seen a Pokémon lay an egg for some reason.