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Scary/creepy/weird stuff in Pokémon (games, anime, manga etc.)

Discussion in 'General Pokémon Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    New creepy/ weird thing that may have been said.

    Deoxys in its entirety.

    What is known about this pokemon is that it came from outer space as a virus on a meteor, through particular rays it mutates into a pokemon.

    Unlike the Ultra Beasts which are based on an animal we can recognize or based on a man made object. (Fitting the invasive species theme.)

    This pokemon is the concept of DNA and made into something far more alien. Its forms also compliment the theme, Defense, Normal and Attack. Take the first letter in those three names and you will spell.... DNA.

    Not to mention... as of any lore, we don't know where that virus came from or how such a mutation is even able to happen... it just happens.
     
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  2. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    One part about Deoxys I found creepy in ORAS was when it emerged from the triangle before its encounter. It was just its arms crawling out of it.
     
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  3. Zhydra

    Zhydra Master of Chaos!

    And as that triangular stone moving on its own. Like I said, Deoxys's behavior, its anatomy and its origins are... in no better word, alien.

    We are not even talking about instinctual behavior like Nihilego or bonkers like Necrozma. (The rest of the Beasts are easy to understand from looking at their dimensions, reading up on Poipole or coming to the conclusion that they are strangers in an alien world and are doing what they must to adapt.) You don't know how Deoxys even thinks other than it is very intelligent.
     
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  4. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    It’s Pokédex entries state it has an extraterrestrial origin, which would make it alien anyway. But it moving on its own is definitely weird though and as a result of moving in a certain configuration Deoxys is summoned at Birth Island in FRLG/Emerald and causes Deoxys to emerge in ORAS.
     
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  5. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    That always freaked me out when I was younger playing the original Silver.
     
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  6. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    The meteor/stone moving on its own is creepier in Gen III than in Gen VI since it moved away from us suddenly. It reminded me of jumping beans.
     
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  7. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    Well I think it’s scary because the signals seem to replace the usual radio broadcast out of nowhere.
     
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  8. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    It scares me more than the Lavender Town theme. The latter at least has a melody, but the Ruins of Alph radio signals are just low-pitched beats with some short electrical static-like noises.

    (Does anyone else find the Lavender Town theme that scary?)
     
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  9. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    I definitely found that one more spine-chilling than the Lavender Town theme. The only bit I find scary in the Lavender Town theme is the high pitched part in that theme.
     
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  10. shoz999

    shoz999 Thorton hears a battle

    Gengar's Pokedex Entry -
    "Should you feel yourself attacked by a sudden chill, it is evidence of an approaching Gengar. There is no escaping it. Give up."

    [​IMG]
    This is the situation Green and Koga find themselves in when going up against Agatha's Gengar. I love it when the manga actually expands on Pokedex entries, especially creatively during action scenes.
     
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  11. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    What happens if you stay inside the dungeon longer after you see the message? Does the wind blow you out?

    The Japanese version is supposedly even creepier, and is the subject of a rather infamous Creepypasta. It has 'hidden' frequencies which apparently drove kids insane and develop suicidal tendencies.
     
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  12. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    I believe that the Lavender Town Syndrome is already false. But nevertheless the music is still quite scary.
     
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  13. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I found out that the "Something's approaching..." messages, as @Cat's Eye Draco mentioned, are actually a warning. Dungeons have a time limit, but it's not visible or immediately obvious to the player until they see the message:

    https://pokemon.wikia.com/wiki/Time_Limit

    If you stay in the dungeon after the fourth warning, you get blasted out of the dungeon by the gust of wind, and it is considered a loss.
     
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  14. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    The feeling that something is approaching is definitely scary. Anyway it feels that something bad is going to happen and that the consequences won’t be good.
     
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  15. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    It feels kind of like a mysterious presence.
     
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  16. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    Especially when it wasn't clear on the sort of presence. But that can further emphasise on the weird and the possibly scary feeling of the presence.
     
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  17. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Did anyone find the Trick Master creepy? I mean, his whole business is playing tricks on you.
     
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  18. Leonhart

    Leonhart Well-Known Member

    The time limit seemed needless to me in the first place, although the message reminds me of the Abyssal Ruins message before we get kicked out.
     
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  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria Shiny hunter

    Not really but instead I found his way of disappearing weird, like the mysterious man in Haina Desert. Other than that I found the tricks pretty hilarious.
     
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  20. Cat's Eye Draco

    Cat's Eye Draco Well-Known Member

    I always figured that the time limit was meant to keep you from becoming over-leveled, which would be pretty easy to do if you were allowed to plant yourself in a dungeon and battle for hours on end.
     
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