Oh yeah, it’s time for this girl to get her uber geek on! Pokémon Black and White were recently released in the States and with it it introduced 156 brand new Pokémon, bringing the grand total to 649 (good luck catching ‘em all). Being the obsessive vampire fan I am, it got me thinking, with over 600 Pokémon there’s got to be at least one vampiric Pokémon in the bunch, so I did some research and here’s what I came up with:
Gorebyss evolves from Clamperl via trade with a DeepSeaScale. Gorebyss is a cute little pink Pokémon that has a long thin mouth. According to the Pokédex it is an omnivore, and its basic diet consists of seaweed found in between rocks. But, it also uses its needle-like mouth to stab its prey, and then it proceeds to suck out its internal fluids. By “internal fluids” I’m guessing they mean blood, which means that this little thing is a little vampire.
Zubat evolves into Golbat who evolves into Crobat and they all look like bats with long fangs. While they don’t drink blood, they can feed on their prey’s life with their energy-draining moves such as Leech Life and Giga Drain, making them vampiric in a sense.
Gligar evolves into Gliscor when leveled up at night while holding a razor fang. According to the Pokédex, Gliscor “observes prey while hanging inverted from branches, and when the chance presents itself, it swoops. It uses its lengthy tail to carry off prey, afterward using its elongated fangs to do the rest.” Does that make them a vampire, no, but it does make them sounds like vampires.
Misdreavus is a ghost type Pokémon that evolves into Mismagius. While it doesn’t feed on blood, Misdreavus does have a red “necklace” which is uses to absorb fear as nourishment, which is a little vampiric. Misdreavus is also believed to have been inspired by the Nukekubi, a monster from Japanese folklore that has red symbols around its neck The nukekubi also hunt down humans for food, they like to shriek to scare their prey (like Misdreavus) before plunging their teeth into their throats. Definitely sounds vampiric to me.
After a bit of looking, these are the only vampire-like Pokémon I could find. Now, there are many others that use Leech Life and Giga Drain like Zubat, but I won’t list every single one of them, let’s just say that they’re common moves.
Before the Pokémon fans bite my head off, please keep in mind that I am not calling any of these Pokémon vampires, I’m only listing off a few that are a vampiric.
Also, since I didn’t look into all 649 Pokémon there’s a chance I may have missed a few that can be considered vampiric. If there’s one that you know of that fits the bill, leave a comment below and let us know.
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).