10. Pokemon Legends
So, Pokemon is a popular franchise aimed at younger kids and so, the legends that surround some parts of it are pretty intense. It is somewhat surprising that there aren’t more legends about how to get Mew or Mewtoo but no, this is about creepy urban legends. In particular, this entry is about two different stories that both most likely originate on Creepy Pasta.
The first is Pokemon Black (hilariously, Nintendo released Pokemon Black later). This was a story about a random cart that someone “found” or “acquired.” In this game, players would encounter a ghost that would literally kill pokemon. This ghost would cast curse and eventually the pokemon, and the trainer’s pokeball, would disappear. The entire story of this game can be found here. However, this part of it is what got me:
“The game changed quite a bit after defeating the Elite Four. After viewing the Hall of Fame, which consisted of Ghost and a couple of very under leveled Pokémon, the screen cut to black. A box appeared with the words “Many years later…” It then cut to Lavender Tower. An old man was standing, looking at tombstones. You then realized this man was your character.
The man moved at only half of your normal walking speed. You no longer had any Pokémon with you, not even Ghost, who up to this point had been impossible to remove from your party through depositing in the PC. The overworld was entirely empty — there were no people at all. There were still the tombstones of the trainers that you used Curse on, however.”
And everything that happens next. I really wish that this legend was true.
Also, there is a game made in game maker to emulate something similar called Pokemon: Lost Silver. In this game, the maker attempts to emulate something similar to Pokemon Black. It achieves a sufficient level of creepiness. This game can be downloaded here.
So, legends and myths in video games are something that have been slowly growing thanks to the internet’s ability to spread them.