The 10 Most Evil Pokémon

Updated on August 26, 2019
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Mohammad Saif is an aspiring Pakistani writer with the aim to reach out to the world and make a niche for himself.

Despite the fact that Pokémon is a PG-rated show, some of these Pokémon descriptions are highly inappropriate. Whether they are committing ritualistic curses or kidnappings, we'll expose 10 of the most monstrous Pokémon in this article. Each Pokémon will more evil as we move further down the list.

Top 10 Evil Pokémon

  1. Marshadow
  2. Mewtwo
  3. Giratina
  4. Mimikyu
  5. Yveltal
  6. Darkrai
  7. Spiritomb
  8. Froslass
  9. Gourgeist
  10. Drifloon

1. Marshadow

Marshadow dwells in the shadows of other Pokémon and humans while trying to mimic their behavior and abilities. Not only is this creepy, it shows that Marshadow is a sociopathic ghost that can follow you without ever being noticed. As this Pokémon improves its ability to imitate its prey, it becomes stronger until it can overpower them. Marshadow is based on the ancient Hawaiian night marcher, a ghost of a fallen warrior who was killed in battle.

Marshadow should not be feared too much as it is first on our list. It possesses a craven personality that makes it very cautious of others.

2. Mewtwo

Surprised to find a cat on the list? Well, that’s what you get when you clone an innocent sprite such as Mew. You end up creating the ultimate killing machine. Mewtwo was designed as a weapon of mass destruction by Team Rocket’s Professor Blaine. This Pokémon ended up destroying his lab and escaping. Not only does this Pokémon have zero compassion, it is ruthless in battle as it strikes fear in the eyes of its opponents thanks to its cold and emotionless glowing eyes. Its signature move, Psystrike, is able to cause behemoth levels of destruction.

Mewtwo is always prepping for battle. It can stay motionless for long periods of time in order to conserve its energy for a fight. What is interesting about Mewtwo is its high intelligence, its ability to telepathically communicate and the fact that it questioned its own existence after being born. Mewtwo's intelligence and power makes it a threat to humanity as it can eradicate all humans in order to protect its fellow Pokémon. Throughout the series, Mewtwo has pondered this option.

3. Giratina

Giratina may very well be the devil of the Pokémon universe. I have some evidence to back me up. Giratina was created by Arceus, AKA the God Pokemon. Giratina then rebelled and tried to overpower Arceus alongside with Palkia and Dialga (they formed the legendary trio together).

Does this sound familiar? Well, to all the naysayers, Giratina has the mark of the devil with six wings, crowns and spikes (666). On top of that, it takes on the form of the serpent and the basilisk, both of whom are taken up by the devil in religious text. As the master of the reverse world, Giratina is able to alter our world by causing mayhem in its anti-matter world. However, Giratina's world is safe from any human influence. (Unfair, isn't it!) Overall, Giratina has always been an omen of bad luck and utter chaos in the Pokémon universe.

4. Mimikyu

Let’s get one thing straight; this Pokémon is a green-eyed monster. Jealousy can fuel evil temptations and this Pokémon’s concept revolves around that. Mimikyu has a strong resemblance to Pikachu, the mascot of the Pokémon series. It is clear that the rag that Mimikyu wears is meant to mimic Pikachu. Furthermore, we know from the anime that Mimikyu absolutely resents Pikachu.

This famously lonely Pokémon employs the tactic of mimicking Pikachu in order to achieve the same level of popularity. It is believed that this Pokémon is in fact an embodiment of Ken Sugimori’s jealousy towards Pikachu’s success after failing to create a cuter Pokémon. A popular theory is that this Pokémon is actually the ghost of a Clefairy. This Pokémon was originally meant to be the mascot of the franchise.

Mimikyu looks like the stuff of nightmares, but what is underneath its rag is canonically even worse. According to the Pokédex, “A scholar who saw what’s under the rag was overwhelmed with terror and died”. However, it’s good to see that its misguided attempt towards success is actually paying off since many fans seem to like the unusual Pokémon.

5. Yveltal

The very name of this Pokémon is pronounced evil-taal. The picture here suggests that gore and death follow this Pokémon. In fact, this Pokémon is the bringer of death. The Pokédex describes Yveltal as having the ability to absorb life energy. This description means that any opponent for this Pokémon will be in big trouble. This Pokémon is actually big trouble for everyone around it. After Yveltal finally dies, it absorbs the life out of every living being surrounding it. This allows it to form a cocoon for its resurrection. This Pokémon is the ultimate killer and easily deserves a spot on this list. Its signature move, Oblivion Wing, further adds to its resume of chaotic destruction.

It is believed by many theorists that Arceus, the God Pokémon, created Yveltal as the grim reaper of the Pokémon universe.

6. Darkrai

Darkrai, one of my favorite Pokémon, was brilliantly designed by Ken Sugimori. It is the only Pokémon that can learn Dark Void and has been dubbed the Pitch-Black Pokémon. It likely earned this title because it can cast itself into a shadow in order to escape human contact.

When it comes to being wicked, Darkrai is as bad as it gets. Not only does it inhabit your dreams, it turns them into never-ending nightmares. One could argue that it does so only to protect itself from attackers. But let’s be honest, having nightmares for eternity is a bit of a stretch for the self-defense excuse. Darkrai has the ominous ability to put people to sleep before launching its attack on your dreams. Folklore has it that on a moonless night, Darkrai will make humans see horrific dreams. This ability suggests that Darkrai was probably inspired by Morpheus, the god of dreams in Greek mythology. This figure was able to enter dreams in the form of a human.

Unlike Morpheus, Darkrai only afflicts harm and terror while in a dream, allowing it to scare its enemies away. However, there is a cure to Darkrai's nightmares. It is the Lunar Wing of Cresselia.

Cresselia represents the full moon (a sign a new hope) while Darkrai represents the new moon (the cause of the darkest night).

7. Spiritomb

Now this fellow was bound to be on our list since it’s literally the amalgamation of 108 souls. Spiritomb is said to have been trapped in the crevice of a Keystone by a mysterious spell. You might be wondering what makes this Pokémon so diabolical. Well, all the souls that make up this Pokémon had indulged in constant misdeeds and mischief. This resulted in them being trapped in the first place. We can imagine how destructive one vengeful soul can be. Spiritomb has freaking 108 of them, all hell-bent for revenge.

This helps explain why Spiritomb is so excessively aggressive in nature. Lashing out at anyone on sight is just natural for this Pokémon. Moreover, it was inspired by the jibakurei, a Japanese legend of a soul trapped in a single place. The number 108 also has significance in Buddhism. It is believed in Buddhist tradition that ringing a bell 108 times during New Years Eve will fight off 108 temptations, thereby achieving the goal of Nirvana.

8. Froslass

Lurking in at number eight, Froslass is one Pokémon that should not be underestimated due its graceful demeanor. This Pokémon is exclusively female, and what hides behind its icy cloak is a truly cold and rampant beast. Froslass is based on the yuki onna (yuki for snow and onna for woman). This figure of Japanese mythology appears as a lady dressed in thin, white clothing. She can be seen wandering in the snow while leaving behind no footprints and kissing any unsuspecting passerby, leading to their death. According to lore, the yuki onna was once a woman who got lost in the snow, died a lonely and cold death and then later possessed an icicle.

Froslass, like the yuki onna, only kills males that are handsome. Furthermore, according to the Pokédex entry, it freezes victims and keeps them as iced decorations in her den. It seems that Froslass is always the bearer of a bad fate for everyone it visits. Even the Pokédex advises you not to open your door when it's knocked during a blizzard since it might be a Froslass. Now that’s harsh. What’s harsher is the fact that Froslass freezes its victims below -60 F, after which it feeds on their souls (it’s their preferred delicacy).

9. Gourgeist

Every aspect of this Pokémon screams Halloween. If you think that smile on its face is filled with sunshine and rainbows, think again. That is the smile it cracks when it’s murdering its victims. What distinguishes Gourgeist from others on this list is the fact that it takes delight in the suffering of its prey. Just have a look at its Pokédex entry; “It enwraps prey in its hair-like arms. It sings joyfully as it observes the suffering of its prey”. Now we could have taken its killing prowess as a means to an end. However, singing while doing the deed is just plain evil in my opinion. Adding to the mix of its utter cruelty is its eerie voice. Whosoever listens to its song gets cursed. Either way, you’re screwed. You'll either get strangled or you'll get cursed. Imagining a Pokémon more vile then this one seems inconceivable.

10. Drifloon

How can such a cute Pokémon be a menace? It’s a balloon that children play with! Well, you’re in for a treat. This Pokémon is by far the creepiest on this list. Drifloom, due to its appearance, is able to lure children into grabbing it. It then grabs the child and drags them towards the afterlife. To spice things up, if it somehow bursts, its soul spills out with a screaming sound. Humorously, Drifloon apparently dislikes heavy children since they are harder to drag. The moral of the story is to keep your kids fat.

Other honorable mentions include Polosand, Banette, Haunter, Chandelure, Absol and Yamask. Sorry guys, don't curse us for not adding you on the list. We mean no offense. Peace out!

Which Pokemon do you think is the most evil out of the ten?

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      • Mohammad Saif profile imageAUTHOR

        Mohammad Saif 

        2 days ago from Lahore

        Mimikyu isn't evil inherently but what it keeps under it's rag is benevolently evil as seen in the anime when it tries to attack innocent people and mainly Pikachu.

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        2 days ago

        Mimikyu is lonely. Not evil, it could probably just want to make friends. You are making it seem like it is wrong to like it. IT IS MY FAVORITE POKEMON YOU DOLT

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        9 days ago

        It hurts to see some stupid comments,

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        Mohammad Saif 

        2 weeks ago from Lahore

        I would beg to differ. Isn't kidnapping children, killing wanderer's and nightmare inculcation not evil enough for you?

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        A random person 

        3 weeks ago

        If you look it up darkrai is not actually evil whenever it is around it causes nightmares not meaning to so it stays away from people to protect them I did not mean any offense in this but I just wanted to let you know that darkrai is not evil

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        4 weeks ago

        No Pokemon on that list was evil. They were just scary.

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        Consult A Dictionary 

        2 months ago

        You appear to have mixed up the terms "frightening" and "evil" please label your article appropriately.

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        Just a random pokemon fan 

        5 months ago

        Mewtwo isnt really as evil as the people thinks he is, he just thought humans trait pokemons the same way the lab traited him

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        N Harmonia 

        12 months ago

        No Pokémon is evil. Yveltal is not malicious, as it was calmed by Xerneas.


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