There is no better glimpse into the real world and everyday life of the Pokemon universe than Pokedex entries. These snippets of exposition were a key world-building element in the anime that also guided Ash along his journey. The Pokedex provides a wealth of information about how this universe, its various ecosystems, and even the traits of the various Pokemon species come together to tell a story.
A terrifying, soul-crushing story.
Don't be fooled by the cutesy, candy-coating of Pokemon Sun and Moon: Not all Pokemon are friendly and adorable. Let's take a journey through the world of Pokemon Sun and Moon via the 5 most horrifying Pokedex entries.
1. Bewear (#760)
Aw, he's adorable. Don't you just want to hug the big, fluffy bear? Much like bears in real life, that particular course of action has one end result: being squashed to death. After all, the danger indicator is in this Pokemon's name. "Bewear" of this adorable monstrosity, because said beast might just hug you to death.
2. Primape (#57)
The early days of the Pokemon anime played up the unstable and inconsolable rage of Mankey and Primeape for laughs. I hope you got your chuckles in folks, because you were laughing at a creature in eventual life-ending pain. Good job, everyone.
3. Bounsweet (#760)
The mental image of Bounsweet being swallowed whole by a giant bird due to an inability to not be delicious is another reminder that Pokemon are the animals of this universe. That's fine - circle of life and all that jazz. That said, I don't need to think about an entire industry centered around forcing a specific animal to sweat out a fluid for consumption.
4. Phantump (#708)
Real talk: Not everyone can become a Pokemon Master. Few ever reach the pinnacle of "catching 'em all." For every trainer like Gary Oak, there's twenty losers who stubbed their foot on a dead Metapod, fell into a ravine, and were left behind. What I'm saying is that the woods are probably brimming with loads of Phantump, ya dig? That Pokemon life isn't for everyone, kids.
5. Salazzle (#758)
For those that are unaware, the ratio of male to female Salandit is skewed in such a way that the probability of finding a female isn't in the player's favor. This must be due to the fact that the females are busy planning their all-male harem for once they evolve. Regardless, it must be tiring being Salazzle. When you aren't being farmed for gas by the perfume industry, you're surrounded by a gaggle of smaller, more inferior males all trying their best to get the attention of Senpai.
The Pokemon world is filled with confusion and terror. I'm going to go relax by watching a Disney movie; I hear nothing bad ever happens there. For all of your Pokemon Sun and Moon needs, stop by Bulbapedia and check out their Sun & Moon Pokedex here.
Will is a freelance writer and reporter in Austin, Texas that has appeared in Unwinnable Magazine, VideoGameWriters, and Venture Beat. He is also the gaming critic for the Toledo Blade, a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. His wife and two cats keep him sane above all else.