Considered that there are usually multiple fatalities at National Parks every year, with people getting mauled to death by bears or gored by wild buffalo, it stands to reason that wild Pokémon would have no compunction about eliminating some snot-nosed brat who awkwardly tries to catch them utilizing a literal sentient balloon with the ability to sing them to sleep. Heck, in Pokémon Legends: Areas, we even saw a more accurate photo of how wild Pokémon behaves around human beings, with even chill Pokémon like Normal trying to squash an individual to death when they get too close. Considering that almost every region of the Pokémon world seems rather underpopulated within the video games, it appears possible that humanity has been driven to the verge of termination by Pokémon killing individuals all the time.


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is readily available now on the Nintendo Change.

That’s right, we have documents that a Pokémon (who looks an awful lot like Orphan) either gored or trampled a person to death. It’s a grim fate for an individual, but one that frankly probably happens a lot in the Pokémon universe.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet validates an obvious reality of the Pokémon universe that the video games have skirted around for nearly a quarter of a century. The Pokémon world is an inherently unsafe one, filled with animals that can spontaneously produce flames, lightning, and stone and somehow coalesce energy into beams and other shoo table forms. It’s a world where ghosts suck out the vital force of the living, where sentient Eyeballs explode out of spite, and where even cute animals are capable of ditching tanks like they were confetti paper. It wasn’t up until Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that we lastly get confirmation that individuals do in fact pass away at the hands of Pokémon.