14 Pokemon Based On Terrifying Mythological Creatures

While most Pokemon are just technicolor merchandise fodder and some are literally just actual animals, there are a disturbing amount of them that are rooted in folklore and spiritual iconography.

Now, the thing about ancient legends and folk tales is that they weren't created with an ESRB rating in mind, so while these Pokemon are free to be sassy and adorable, their origins harken back to a much darker age. Some of these creatures would even make the Brothers Grimm say "yeesh, tone it...

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