Pokémon’s Spookiest Locales. Steel yourself! We’re about to take a trip to some of the scariest locations throughout the world of Pokémon.
The many regions that make up the world of Pokémon are usually so inviting. Scenic forests, sprawling cities, vast oceans, sunny tropical islands—there are all sorts of wonderful places filled with friendly faces and amazing new Pokémon to meet. There are, however, certain areas within these regions that are best avoided. These areas might be dangerous or attract unsavory characters. Some may have tragic backstories or—in a few cases—even be genuinely haunted. In the spirit of the Halloween season, we’re checking out 13 of the spookiest Pokémon locales. Whether these sites send you fleeing in horror or simply send a chill up your spine, you won’t want to visit them without a team of Pokémon buddies by your side.
The Tower of Terror
Lavender Town in the Kanto region is home to one of the most famous spooky locations in the world of Pokémon—the Pokémon Tower. This seven-story structure is the defining landmark of the small town, and it serves as the burial ground for many deceased Pokémon. Mourners frequently visit the tower to honor their fallen friends, but they’re not the only ones hanging around. Pokémon Tower is haunted, and it is not uncommon to experience a ghostly encounter when exploring its floors. It is highly recommended that visitors to the Pokémon Tower bring a Silph Scope, which allows ghosts to be identified as Pokémon, after which they can be battled and caught.
The Pokémon Tower has also been infiltrated by Team Rocket. At one point, a Cubone’s mother has a run-in with some members of Team Rocket, and now the restless spirit of the poor Marowak haunts the premises. Perhaps if the ghostly Marowak’s soul could be calmed, it would leave the Pokémon Tower in peace. But who could be brave enough to confront this angry apparition?