Mega Evolution Pokédex entries are stuffed with examples the place the sufferer is pushed mad. Gyarados are indignant even at the perfect of instances, however a minimum of they nonetheless normally hearken to Trainer instructions. Mega Gyarados, in the meantime, are successfully lobotomized and solely know tips on how to destroy. Ghost-types like Mega Gengar and Mega Banette go full Pazuzu and attempt to curse all the pieces round them, together with their trainers. And but regardless of that, some Mega Evolutions nonetheless have it worse since Mega Scizor and Mega Houndoom produce a lot power that they will begin melting. Maybe it’s a very good factor Game Freak removed Mega Evolution.
Real Ghosts Haunt the Pokemon World
In the world of Pokémon, Ghost-types are a recognized amount. They is perhaps floating, semi-intangible creatures, however they nonetheless eat, sleep, and reproduce. In different phrases, Ghost-types are alive and never precise ghosts. However, precise ghosts do exist within the completely different Pokémon areas, and in contrast to Ghost-type Pokémon, they aren’t simply explainable.
Arguably one of the crucial notorious examples of an actual dwell…er, lifeless ghost popping up in Pokémon is the mysterious Hex Maniac of Lumiose City. As its title suggests, this ghost makes use of the Hex Maniac mannequin and solely seems in Lumiose City (particularly, on the second flooring of one in all its buildings). If you experience the elevator up, she materializes behind you, says, “No, you’re not the one…”, and floats offscreen. Not walks, floats. And if you happen to go after her, you possibly can’t discover her. Who is she? What does she need? Who is she on the lookout for? Nobody is aware of. The character is shrouded in thriller, however the creepy manner she strikes, seems, and disappears has left gamers satisfied she is a ghost. But whereas solely gamers, and by extension the protagonist, have seen this ghost, they aren’t the one in-game characters with spectral sight.
Many Trainers, Gym Leaders, and Elite Four members who use Ghost-types have a reference to spirits. Sometimes they’re simply possessed, however some, comparable to Phoebe, are mediums. Her connection to the afterlife is a part of her character, however no person knew how deep the connection went till Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. Her intro battle cutscene begins off regular sufficient, however when it cuts to black, you may discover one thing spawn on her chair within the final body. Then the scene will get actually freaky. The digital camera strikes oddly, as if it’s from the angle of somebody strolling. The most blatant clarification is the sport spawned an NPC to behave as a shaky, spooky digital camera, but when that’s true, clarify the kid NPC largely obscured by the protagonist’s large head within the subsequent scene. Nobody acknowledges it, nevertheless it’s there.
That unexplained NPC isn’t the sport’s solely ghost. At the highest of Mt. Pyre, when Team Magma/Team Aqua steal their respective orbs, an aged couple is up there with them. However, if you happen to return later within the recreation, the outdated lady is lacking. Phoebe is close by, speaking to seemingly nothing, however she claims she’s conversing with the spirit of her grandmother. Given what Phoebe says, the outdated man on high of the mountain is her grandfather, which might make the lady who was with him Phoebe’s grandmother, who Phoebe later claims is…lifeless. But you noticed her alive earlier within the recreation, proper? Right?
The Haunted Strange House and Old Chateau
Traditional ghost lore states that disembodied spirits are tied to sure places. That is true on the planet of Pokémon, and like ghost legends in the true world, some are extra energetic than others.