A Pokemon fan creates an animation that features a spooky interaction between a trainer and the ground-type Pokemon Marowak.
Marowak is a ground-type Pokémon introduced in pokemon red and green in 1996. The Evolution of Cubone, this Pokemon’s claim to fame, is a brutal and dark story centered around its demise at the hands of Team Rocket. Leaving her baby alone in the world as he haunts Lavender Town’s Pokemon Tower.
This tale has inspired many Pokemon fan artists to produce their own spooky content around the creature. While some produce digital art of Marowak or make sculptures for other scary Pokemon, a Pokemon fan decided to show the terror of encountering the Pokémon Bone keeper when in the wild.
A content creator on TikTok by the name of Revival has produced a short 3D animated video demonstrating an encounter with Marowak. The video shows a trainer in a desolate desert spotting the Marowaks behind a rock they have been hiding behind. Marowak notices the trainer as they work up the courage to throw a large ball at the Pokemon. However, before the trainer can attempt the capture, he is hit by a thrown bone when the video cuts out.
The video itself has no background music; instead, viewers will only hear the ambient sounds of buzzing insects and the trainer’s heavy breathing. Although this is one of the most recent videos produced by Revival, this content creator has not only created a video for Marowak’s pre-evolution Cubone, but also several other animations for other Pokémon such as Gengar, Snorlax and the Legendary Pokemon Mew.
What fans can appreciate about the Revival animations is their unsettling nature. While the Pokemon franchise is aimed at a younger audience, certain aspects of the games can be perceived as grim. Pokemon such as Hypno is the subject of many internet horror stories and creepypastas that some Pokemon fans like to share. This can be seen through official material as well as the Pokedex, which has become somewhat infamous for several of its entries describing the horrible habits of specific Pokémon. Revival’s videos take that underlying horror and push it to the surface to show what encounters with these monsters might look like.
It is unlikely that the official Pokemon The franchise will always be committed to making pocket monsters completely scary because they need to stay as marketable as possible. Still, it looks like some fans will find their footing in this corner of the Pokemon fanbase, designing content that shows the sinister and terrifying side of the Pokemon world.
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