Top 10 Most Disturbing Pokémon

#7 – Duskull


Duskull can pass through any wall no matter how thick it may be. Once this Pokémon chooses a target, it will doggedly pursue the intended victim until the break of dawn. ~ Omega Ruby Pokédex Entry

A single eye swings like a pendulum from a skull lodged in a ghostly cloak of a body—that enough is nightmare fuel. Add in that this Pokémon delights in spending its time chasing down its targets, regardless of the obstacles, its absolutely frighting. Again, the Pokédex is pretty vague as to the motivations behind Duskull’s behavior but that’s perhaps the most ominous thing about it: no one knows what can set it off. If you do manage to turn this creature’s one eye in your direction, you’re in for a very long night. To add to this, its later evolutions suck humans into the spirit world (or the void depending on the translation) which is accessible through its hollow body. Duskull is just a whole lot of NOPE!

#6 – Chandelure


Being consumed in Chandelure’s flame burns up the spirit, leaving the body behind. ~ Pokémon X Pokédex Entry

The spirits burned up in its ominous flame lose their way and wander this world forever. ~ Pokémon Y Pokédex Entry

The entire evolution line of Chandelure could easily make this list. It starts out as an adorable little candle that gradually sucks the life out of anyone that follows its ghostly light, then it evolves into a lamp that hangs around hospitals to wait for the infirmed to pass away so that it can absorb their spirits to kindle its flames, but Chandelure takes a more direct approach. Rather than slowly sucking life or waiting for a natural passing, this Pokemon which looks deceptively like a harmless light fixture will outright burn our soul up and leave your body to rot. Not only does its victims get to experience the sensation of having their very spirits burned up- they end up wandering the world, lost forever. In the Pokémon world, even the household appliances can’t be trusted.

#5 – Drifloon


A Pokémon formed by the spirits of people and Pokémon. It loves damp, humid seasons. ~ Pokemon X Pokédex Entry

These Pokémon are called the “Signpost for Wandering Spirits.” Children holding them sometimes vanish. ~ Pokémon Y Entry

Nothing is sacred in Pokémon . Nothing. You can’t trust the lamps, your stuffed toys, or even festive decorations for birthday parties and get well gifts. Drifloon is another unassuming Pokémon that takes the shape of yet another harmless, every day item only to lead to missing children. They’re not only formed by the spirits of departed people and Pokémon , perhaps former Chandelure victims, but they seem to enjoy creating more lost spirits. It’s sadly a very, very common trend in Pokémon for there to be child-snatchers in the form of magical monsters but this one takes the cake. It’s likely the sweet, innocent look that makes it more disturbing. Once again, the Dex is pretty vague about what happens to the children that vanish but leaving it up to the imagination is somehow a bit worse than getting the specifics.

#4 – Gourgeist


Singing in eerie voices, they wander town streets on the night of the new moon. Anyone who hears their song is cursed. ~ Pokémon X Pokédex Entry

It enwraps its prey in its hairlike arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey. ~ Pokémon Y Pokédex Entry

Up till now, most of these Pokédex are more or less acting on instinct or anger. You can almost understand why a Pokédex that was abandoned would hunt down the kid that abandoned it and you can almost give a pass to Pokédex that are just doing what they do in order to survive. There’s some questionable things about the previous entries, sure, but Gourgeist outright enjoys the suffering of its victims. This Pokémon looks like a festive Halloween decoration, it has a sweet little face, and they’re kind of fun in games because they come in a variety of sizes. However, this pokemon is all about suffering. It’s a bit sadistic in that it actually just wanders around singing, cursing people. If that isn’t satisfactory enough, it will outright start singing as it watches its prey suffer. I’d almost be willing to bet it doubles up on the suffering by singing country music.


I was born and raised in a traditional Christian household, educated privately, and brought up with a passion for Christ. The works of CS Lewis and Tolkien were my greatest influences. I aspire to become a published fictional author, hopefully illustrating my own work as well. Christ is the center of my universe and my faith is the lens in which I look through in regards to everything. As far as games go I am swayed best towards fantasy/action/rpg's.


  1. John Canary on October 28, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I like country music. I’d imagine the songs that Gourgrist sings are Miley Cyrus songs. Or hip-hop, rap, junk like that.

    • Kelly A. Bornstedt on October 28, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      Haha, different strokes. XD It could be Lady Gaga that it sings, who knows.

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