Friday, October 29, 2010

Video Game Creepypasta Pt 2: Pokemon Black

It's time for your second helping of video game creepypasta; this one is Pokemon flavored!

Before Nintendo ran out of prismatic colors, precious metals, and birth stones to name their various Pokemon adaptions after; there was simply Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue.  It was a simpler time where one only needed to catch 151 Pokemon to catch them all.  Pokemon was just a simple, wholesome game about children obsessively trapping one of every known species of wild animal in a baseball-sized cage and forcing said animals into turn-based combat. 

Enter Pokemon Black. 

Now, I know what some of you are thinking.  Nintendo did release a Pokemon Black and White recently.  However, this game/creepypasta emerged well before the current (and legitimate) Pokemon Black.

The tale of Pokemon Black starts like most video game creepypastas, with the protagonist obtaining a mysterious game cartridge.  The cartridge is supposedly a hacked version of Pokemon Red entitled, you guessed it, Pokemon Black. 

What makes Pokemon Black different from Pokemon Red?


Shortly after the player acquires their first pokemon, an additional pokemon called "ghost" is added to your party.  This is where things start to get eery.

Ghost uses an ability called "Curse" on pokemon and pokemon trainers alike; the ability "curse" is fatal.  Here's an excerpt from the story to explain.

“Defending Pokémon were unable to attack Ghost — it would only say they were too scared to move. When the move “Curse” was used in battle, the screen would cut to black. The cry of the defending Pokémon would be heard, but it was distorted, played at a much lower pitch than normal. The battle screen would then reappear, and the defending Pokémon would be gone. If used in a battle against a trainer, when the Pokéballs representing their Pokemon would appear in the corner, they would have one fewer Pokéball.”

The implication was that the Pokémon died."

And it just gets creepier from there.  Read the full original story here.

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