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5 of the Darkest Pokémon From Sun & Moon

5 of the Darkest Pokémon From Sun & Moon

You might think that Pokémon is just a cute and cuddly game for kids. Well, think again. A casual perusal of Pokémon Sun & Moon’s Pokédex reveals a few pocket monsters that are actually, well, a bit on the monstrous side. Maybe it’s the moon bringing out the worst in them, but there are times when Pokémon in Sun & Moon get downright deadly.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at just how dark things can get.



palossandPalossand may be my favorite new Pokémon in all of Alola. This ghost/ground Pokémon is a nice fit for the tropical region. I mean, how can you go wrong with a ghostly sand castle, spinning shovel on the top of its head included?

Well, apparently things can go wrong if get on Palossand’s bad side. The sand castle’s Pokédex from Moon entry paints a much different picture than what you’d envision for normal, cheery piles of sand:

Buried beneath the castle are masses of dried-up bones from those whose vitality it has drained.

Not only does Palossand drain people until they are nothing but bones, it keeps those bones in a mass grave beneath it? Not quite sure what Palossand is planning to do with them, but it’s pretty gruesome, nonetheless.


A cute, cuddly teddy bear? Nothing to see here folks. It’s even pink, for crying out loud.

But wait. Again, the Pokédex entry for Bewear shows that this bear’s name may be more than just a little pun. It’s a warning. Bewear’s Sun Pokédex entry reads:

This immensely dangerous Pokémon possesses overwhelming physical strength. Its habitat is generally off-limits.

Pokémon Moon‘s Pokédex entry follows up with the “why?” part of this equation:

This Pokémon has the habit of hugging its companions. Many Trainers have left this world after their spines were squashed by its hug.

Even though Bewear is literally killing trainers, the Pokédex goes for the much more euphemistic “left this world.” I mean, I guess it could be sending them to Ultra Space, but I really don’t think that’s the case here.



mimikyuBefore Sun and Moon even came out, the internet had already fallen in love with Mimiku, the disguise Pokémon. This fairy/ghost Pokémon looks like a Pikachu, but is actually just dressing up as one to try to be as popular and loved as the eternal pocket monster mascot.  So, what does the Pokédex have to say about it?

A lonely Pokémon, it conceals its terrifying appearance beneath an old rag so it can get closer to people and other Pokémon.

Poor thing. And all it really wants to do is be loved. That’s from my ‘dex in Moon, though. Things get even darker in Sun:

Its actual appearance is unknown. A scholar who saw what was under its rag was overwhelmed by terror and died from the shock.

I don’t know about you, but as much as that should disuade me, I still kind of want to see what it looks like under the costume. Maybe just a quick peek…



lunalaThe flagship for Pokémon Moon, Lunala is one of the two main legendary Pokémon that call the Alola region home. After catching, trainers are able to see just what Lulana is all about, though:

Said to live in another world, this Pokémon devours light, drawing the moonless dark veil of night over the brightness of day.

Pretty dark in the literal use of the word, then.

Type: Null


typenullThe story of Type: Null is a bit of a sad one, which you can find as you rummage around the labs of the Aether Foundation. Aside from that, Type: Null is a scary-looking, Frakenstein-ed Pokémon which is required to wear a limiter helmet.

Due to the danger that this synthetic Pokémon may go on a rampage, it wears a control mask to restrain its power.

It’s probably a good thing that mask is there keeping it in check. Let’s keep it that way.


What are your favorite morbid/dark Pokédex entries from Sun and Moon? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured image Credit: Nintendo PR

Mimiku/Lunala image credit: Nintendo PR

Pokédex entry for Bewear, Mimiku Sun, and Type:Null via Serebii

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