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A new take on a kids game. (How scary Pokemon really is.)

To show how creepy (rather than scary) Pokémon is.

Gavin Pfeiffer

on 31 January 2014

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Transcript of A new take on a kids game. (How scary Pokemon really is.)

A new take on a kids game. (How scary Pokémon really is.) by Gavin Pfeiffer
The Show
There is also a television show, and, although the eerie content lacks in this subject, it is certainly there. Let's look...
In Conclusion...
This isn't near what you expected, was it? Don't judge freely, because you don't know what you're talking about......
Pokémon is a popular franchise that takes form as a trading card game, video game series, and anime/manga TV show. It is widely excepted and/or ridiculed as a "kid's game". Truly, it has a dark side. That is why this has been created; to show you that you cannot laugh at what you do not know...
What exactly
We will be focused on three specific parts of this:
The video game franchise, and it's dark contents,
The television show, and, last but not least,...
The monsters that structure it all...
Now, without further waiting, we must begin. I caution you, as if you have not attended the restroom lately, you'll be in some trouble...
The Pokémon Video Games
The video games, which definitely set Pokemon up in the world, started out in 1996. Pokemon is split into generations (the games are in parenthesis after the generation):
Generation I; 1998 (Red, Blue, Yellow),
Generation II; 2000 (Gold, Silver, Crystal),
Generation III; 2003 (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, LeafGreen),
Generation IV; 2007 (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver),
Generation V; 2011 (White, Black, White 2, Black 2),
Generation VI; 2013 (X, Y)
There are mainly some highly controversial findings in Generation I that need to be looked into. Shall we? I think we shall..
Lavender Town "The Noble Purple Town" (that's where it all is).
It's true. Almost everything terrorizing about the video games is from the first generation. Also, it's from Lavender Town, which is nicknamed: "The Noble Purple Town"
A screenshot of the infamous Lavender Town of the 1st Generation
There are 4 things that truly stand out in this should-be no mans' land. They are:
The Buried Alive story (along with the "white hand sprite")
White Hand
Buried Alive
The "Ghost Animation"
The Lavender Town ghost, that is part of this animation.
The Pokemon Tower
Located at the top right corner
Lavender Town's Notorious Theme Music
Tip: A spectrogram measures frequencies. There are two sections because a stereo recording has two parts that, when combined, create the song. You may need to keep this in mind.
Buried Alive
White Hand
Buried Alive is a Pokémon Phenomenon that was supposed to the boss trainer of Lavender Town's Pokemon Tower, and was found within the code as Buryman.avi, but was taken out for... well, just look at it...
The supposed screen that was rumored to appear after you lost to Buried Alive
White Hand, which hasn't been found at all, is supposedly found only in Buried Alive's possession. It's grotesque, decayed look is a little much for an old game like this, so it's probably not true.
A battle sequence with White Hand, which is most likely a bootleg game, or hacked/modded, although Mewtwo is real
Ghost Animation
The Ghost, which is actually Missingno., the glitched Pokemon, is very spooky. It can be encountered in it's natural form when the player fights a ghost Pokémon without Sliph Scope in possession. It has been encountered in other, cheerful places, without reason, and causes vivid nightmares in children due to it's lack of comical animation.
An artist's portrayal of the "Ghost of Lavender Town", as it is sometimes called
Missingno.'s usual form
Missingno.'s ghost form in a battle sequence
Pokémon Tower
Pokémon Tower is a large tower that is filled with graves of deceased Pokemon, which brought the new, frightening idea that Pokemon could die. Ghosts, like the ones aforementioned, roam around the area.
The Pokemon Tower, which is also roamed around by channelers
Lavender Town Theme
Hear that in the background? That's this. The Japanese version of the game supposedly caused many Japanese children horrible symptoms, the worst being: bleeding of the eyes, bleeding of the ears, and suicidal tendencies
Missing Frequencies?
The given reasons for these afflictions is the experimentation of binaural beats, which is when a stereo recording is played with one frequency pertruding out from one earpiece/speaker, and a different frequency out the other, thus creating a "third frequency" that all minds hear slightly different. Besides this, the frequencies take the shape of the ghost during a certain part, and, after the second part, it says "leave now" in Unown symbols (Pokémon lettering") as shown to the left.
Computer Warrior Porygon
This episode was only aired in Japan, and for an obvious reason. The episode had red and blue flashes repeatedly- which can cause epilepsy and seizures, for you who don't know- and did so to 685 children. There were complaints of blindness, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and more. These flashes were extremely bright strobe lights, with blinks at a rate of about 12 Hz for about 4 seconds in almost fullscreen, and then for 2 seconds outright fullscreen.
...looks... safe...?
Beauty and the Beach
Not so much grim, but definitely controversial. This episode features a beauty contest at a beach, if the title doesn't explain that well enough. Team Rocket shows up. It's only for girls, and James (purple-haired one) decides to... use fake parts to enter the contest. He than taunts another character with it, and, besides that, Ash, who is the main character, is "checking her out", as you could say...
Not a pretty site, is it? I say not.
Legend of Dratini
This episode featured guns (such as a revolver) being pointed at people, warning shots being fired. This episode was aired, as was the last one, but not right away.
I'd be scared too...
Tower of Terror
This episode was okay, but the name was banned from the U.S. because of the name.
Nothing wrong with that. No, no. Perfectly normal.
A pokéball, famous icon the Pokémon
This is the English version, so you're okay.
Pokédex Entries
The Pokémon all have descriptions in the Pokédex, which is an electronic device used to study Pokémon. Not all Pokémon are sunshine and rainbows, as you'll see...
I'll list 13 Pokémon.
- "A host-parasite pair in which the parasite mushroom has taken over the host bug. Prefers damp places."
Basically, this Pokémon is only controlled by the fungi that grows on it's back. It's eyes vacant, thanks to the parasite that sits on top of it.
- "Its thin body is made of gas. It can envelop an opponent of any size and cause suffocation."
- "It wraps its opponent in its gas-like body, slowly weakening its prey by poisoning it through the skin."
It's a Pokémon that is made up of gases, and can defeat/kill it's enemies by either suffocation or

poisoning them.
Pearl- "Folklore has it that on moonless nights, this Pokémon will make people see horrific nightmares."
- "It chases people and Pokémon from its
y by causing them to experience de
, nightmarish slumbers"
- "It remembers every dream it eats. It rarely eats the dreams of adults because children's are much tastier."
- "If your nose becomes itchy while you are sleeping, it's a sure sign that one of these Pokémon is standing

above your pillow and trying to eat your dream

through your nostrils."
- "When it is very hungry, it puts humans it meets to sleep, then it feasts on their dreams."
- "It carries a pendulum-like device. There once was an incident in which it took away a child it hypnotized."
Evolved Drowzee
- "Banette generates energy for laying strong curses by sticking pins into its own body. This Pokémon was originally a pitiful plush doll that was thrown away."
- "A cursed energy permeated the stuffing of a discarded and forgotten plush doll, giving it new life as Banette. The Pokémon's energy would escape if it were to ever open its mouth."
It has a zipper for a mouth, which is, in my opinion, very morbid.
- "It has been said that they swallow those who get too close and turn them into mummies. They like to eat gold nuggets."
- "Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry."
White- "These Pokémon arose from the spirits of people interred in graves in past ages. Each retains memories of its former life."
- "A glare from its single scarlet eye makes even burly grown-ups freeze in utter fear. It is a nocturnal Pokémon that roams about under the cloak of darkness."
- "It loves the crying of children. It startles bad kids by passing through walls and making them cry."
- "It is whispered that any child who mistakes Drifloon for a balloon and holds on to it could wind up missing."
White 2- "These Pokémon are called the "Signpost for Wandering Spirits." Children holding them sometimes vanish."
People die, and turn into Pokémon. That's nice.
- "Apparently this Pokémon is born when a departed spirit inhabits a sword. It attaches itself to people and drinks their life force."
- "If anyone dares to grab its hilt, it wraps a blue cloth around that person's arm and drains that person's life energy completely."
- "Litwick shines a light that absorbs the life energy of people and Pokémon, which becomes the fuel that it burns."
White- "While shining a light and pretending to be a guide, it leeches off the life force of any who follow it."
- "If a traveler is going through a desert in the thick of night, Cacturne will follow in a ragtag group. The Pokémon are biding their time, waiting for the traveler to tire and become incapable of moving."
That stare...
Creepy-what now?
A "creepypasta" is an Internet story made to shock or unnerve the reader. Lavender Town is a popular topic, as is Pokémon in general.
Dusknoir, a creepy Pokemon that was not included.
- "Wears the skull of its deceased mother. Its cries echo inside the skull and come out as a sad melody."

- "It lost its mother after its birth. It wears its mother's skull, never revealing its true face."

Also, I will note that this Pokemon's type is: Lonely. It's the only Pokemon that is of this type.
They eat people. Seriously.
So, we have fat tapirs

that hypnotize people and eat their dreams. Creative...
Not the most assuring design, either.
At least its happy... or is it?
Again: What!?
It has one eye, but two eye sockets.
What were they thinking? This is a game for children, for crying out loud!
It looks like it has a single eye, and a mischievous grin on it. Arrows to the left show you what I mean.
A couple shows, actually. Also some movies, but no problems there.
This is why the note was placed about be ridiculed. This episode embarrasses me...
(13 is considered an unlucky number. See what I did there?)
an important and
used within

Update: 1/30/14
I have, just recently done much research and discovered that the original "creepypasta" and binaural tone theories are both not real. These are most likely fan-made, but the song on the early Japanese releases did achieve some sort of binaural effect. This supposedly left 4 children to have seizures, and 2 to be hospitalized. It is unknown if any lawsuits were filed against the creators of Pokemon: GameFreak, or the company which supported them: Nintendo. The actual one is quite chilling, though.
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