Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Basho no sei are extremely unsettling creatures of Japanese mythology. They are the spirits of banana trees that grow in Okinawa. They appear to have human faces, and will scare people by appearing behind them. While not initially hostile, women are warned not to walk past them after 6 pm. There have been legends of the yokai attacking and even impregnating women.

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  • Hososhi are divine beings of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as armed, robed priests with powers of purification. It has the face of a 4 eyed oni that punishes evil in every direction.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating Yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Gumyocho is a gorgeous creature of Japanese mythology. It resembles a multi-colored, two-headed bird. It is said to have an absolutely beautiful voice. Those who hear the bird sing, will achieve enlightenment. 

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  • Kazenbo are grotesque creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as a monks being burned alive. They live on a mountain in Kyoto called Toribeyama. While they aren’t necessary harmful, their appearance is pretty unsettling.

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Yokai Wednesdays

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Kosamebo are bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They closely resemble Buddhist monks, and live near mountains. They’ll spook travelers, and ask them for food or spare change. While completely harmless in nature, Kosamebo can be quite annoying.

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  • Kuro bozu are extremely dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as dark, shadowy beings with bestial facial features and incredibly long tongues. They also can manipulate their size at will, and can run ridiculously fast. The yokai will enter a person’s home at night, and suck the breath out of their mouths. Those who are visited by this demonic creature on many occasions will become violently ill.

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Mythology Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s get started!

  • Minobi is a mythological phenomenon that originates in Japanese mythology. It     resembles a small cluster of fireballs that have a firefly’s glow. They gather around people with straw raincoats and stick to the fiber. The entities then burn, and begin to multiply. A large mass will swarm around the individual, and force them to remove the coat. While they aren’t dangerous, they can be extremely annoying.

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  • Bastet is a holy figure of Egyptian mythology. She’s known as the goddess of cats, and is depicted as a humanoid figure with the head of a lioness. She defended the pharaoh, and protected people against disease and evil spirits. She was the sister of Horus the sun god, and the daughter of Isis and Ra. 

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October Special! More Creepy Pokedex Entries

Hello fellow Pokemon trainers! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at the dark side of this series. Now, prepare to be shocked!

  • Trevenant (The Elder Tree Pokemon) (Based off of the Kodama) Ghost and Grass Type Size: 4’11” 156.5 lbs First Appeared: Generation VI

Trevenant and its first form, Phantump have some of the most disturbing Pokedex entries of all time. It resembles a spider-like tree with a giant red eye and two pincer-like claws.

Omega Ruby Pokedex Entry: It can control trees at will. It will trap people who harm the forest so they can never leave. (O_O)

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Now for probably the most messed up entry ever!

Yamask (The Spirit Pokemon) (Based off of the Egyptian Ba holding a death mask)

Ghost Type Size: 1’08” 3.3 lbs First Appeared: Generation V

Yamask is a downright upsetting creature with a shadowy body.

 Pokemon Black Pokedex Entry: Each of them carries a mask that used to be its face when it was human. Sometimes they look at it and cry. (“E” for everyone my ass!)

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Creepy Pokedex Entries (Every Wednesday for the Month of October)

Hello everyone, and welcome to another look at a well-loved topic! As said before, I am a huge fan of the Pokemon franchise. I adore the gigantic amount of characters and their very unique designs. One of the most important tools in a Pokemon Trainer’s arsenal is the Pokedex, a compendium of all the various creatures you will meet on your journey. Despite the “E” rating, Japan has managed to put some pretty disturbing information into the dex. It becomes less of a children-friendly game, and more of a horror story. So, to celebrate the month of Halloween, I will be adding the most bizarre and messed up entries that I can find. Now, let’s dive into the amazing world of Pokemon!

  •    Bruxish  The Gnash Teeth Pokemon (Based off of a filefish or reef triggerfish) 

Size: 2″11 Weight: 41.9lbs

Bruxish is a water/psychic fish Pokemon from Generation VII. It’s quite colorful, and has a mouth that’s full of sharp teeth. They can be caught from fishing spots in the Secluded Shore.

Pokedex entry from Pokemon Moon: It stuns its prey with psychokinesis and grinds them to mush with its strong teeth. Even Shelder’s shell is no match for it. (Yes brutal death, totally a kid’s game!)

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  • Dusclops The Beckon Pokemon (Based off of a Hitotsume-kozo)

Size: 5’03” Weight: 67.5 lbs

Dusclops is a pure ghost type Pokemon from Generation III. It’s a fairly large, cyclopean ghost with a grey body that resembles bandages on a mummy. It can be found be leveling up Duskull to level 37.

Pokedex entry from Omega Ruby: Dusclops’s body is completely hollow—–there is nothing at all inside. It is said that its body is like a black hole. This Pokemon will absorb anything into its body, but nothing will ever come back out. (O_O)

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Yokai Wednesdays (Every Other Wednesday)

Creatures found on yokai.com

Konichiwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more fascinating yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Hone onna are macabre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re depicted as  spirits with rotting faces. It’s said that they are the ghosts of beautiful women that died at a young age. They will visit their old lover’s homes, and try to seduce them. If successful, Hone onna will begin to drain their lover’s life force. When fully drained, the man will die, joining his former lover in the afterlife.

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  • *I have done this next yokai before, but I am going to update the entry just in time for Halloween.* Teke teke are incredibly violent creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as the animated upper bodies of bisected women. Their name comes from the sound that they make when they run on their arms. The origin story of these creatures is a bit difficult to depict, and there’re many speculations of how this yokai was created. Some tales depict the yokai as a victim of a horrific accident, or suicide. They will chase down victims with a sickle. Despite the lack of legs Teke Teke are extremely fast, and can even outrun cars. When they catch their victims, they slice them in half, and steal their legs. Teke Teke have only one weakness, and it depends of the story. Some legends say that magical charms can ward off the creature’s attacks. Others says that you’re “shit outta luck”, and will die almost instantly.    

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