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Weird Pokemon Based Off Inanimate Objects

Updated on June 22, 2017

Pokemon, a franchise that has been around since 1996, has become one of the most iconic franchises in the world thanks to its collection of monsters. These creatures are based on various animals, plants, dinosaurs, ghosts...even inanimate objects!

Yes, that’s right. Inanimate objects. Could these Pokemon be considered creative? Or are the creators simply running on fumes for ideas? I leave the choice up to you. Here is a list of Pokemon based on inanimate objects:


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#1 Voltorb and Elecrtode

Going down the list of Pokemon, we will start with Voltorb and its evolution. Both Pokemon resemble what is called a Pokeball. A Pokeball is a device used to catch wild Pokemon so you may add them to your collection. In the games, Pokeballs are dispersed in random locations. Upon collecting them you would get useful items, such as potions and candies. But in certain areas of the game, you would be launched into a battle from a surprise attack from Voltorb or Elecrtode, due to their resemblance of being a Pokeball. While a Pokeball is an original object in the game series, it does not change the fact that it is an inanimate object.


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#2 Magnemite, Magneton, and Magnezone

Magnemite resembles a metal ball with two classic horseshoe magnets on its sides and three screws on its body. Magneton is three Magnemite put together, while Magnezone just looks like a UFO put together in someone’s garage. Rather than looking like one inanimate object, they all look like several objects held together by...well, magnets!


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#3 Cofagrigus

Known as the “coffin Pokemon”, it more resembles the sarcophagi of ancient Egypt. This Pokemon will even ensnare people who get to close to it, trapping them in its body and turning them into mummies.


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#4 Trubbish and Garbodor

It doesn’t get any funnier than it does with these two Pokemon. They are trash. Literal trash. Trubbish and Garbodor are created from bags of trash combined with industrial waste. This is just another reason to go green.


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#5 Klink, Klang, and Klinklang

Steampunk fans rejoice! For there are GEAR Pokemon as well! All three gear Pokemon are made up of two gears each. They spin together to create the energy needed to survive. Like one cog turning another to manually make a machine work.


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#6 Litwick, Lampent, and Chandelure

Judging by the names you can probably guess what inanimate object these Pokemon resemble. Litwick is a melting candle stick, Lampent is an oil lamp, and Chandelure is a chandelier. Instead of providing light, however, these Pokemon absorb souls from people to keep itself alive. Pretty spoopy….


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#7 Honedge, Doublade, and Aegislash

King Arthur and his knight of the round table would have loved to have these Pokemon around. Honedge resembles a single sword. When it evolves into Doublade, it divides itself into two swords, which function essentially as a dual wielding style of combat. The final evolution, Aegislash, looks more like a greatsword. Pokemon lore has it that this final evolution can sense the innate qualities of leadership and can choose the next king.


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#8 Comfey

Comfey resembles a flower lei, which is highly appropriate considering this Pokemon originates from the Alola region. Alola is Pokemon’s version of Hawaii, in case you couldn’t guess.



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#9 Sandygast and Palossand

The final entry for this list is another really funny Pokemon to me. Sandygast and Palossand are another two Pokemon from the Alola region, and they fit perfectly into Hawaiian theme. Nothing says party like haunted sandcastles, right?

These are just the Pokemon within all the current generations of games. I’m sure in the future there will be more outlandish Pokemon based off inanimate objects. Please comment with your thoughts, or let me know if I missed any! Thank you for reading!


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