Weird Pokemon Based Off Inanimate Objects
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:
VoltorbClick thumbnail to view full-size
ElectrodeClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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.
MagnemiteClick thumbnail to view full-size
MagnetonClick thumbnail to view full-size
MagnezoneClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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!
CofagrigusClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
TrubbishClick thumbnail to view full-size
GarbodorClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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.
KlinkClick thumbnail to view full-size
KlangClick thumbnail to view full-size
KlinklangClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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.
LitwickClick thumbnail to view full-size
LampentClick thumbnail to view full-size
ChandelureClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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….
HonedgeClick thumbnail to view full-size
DoubladeClick thumbnail to view full-size
AegislashClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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.
ComfeyClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
PalossandClick thumbnail to view full-size
#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!