Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

Some Pokemon are cute. Some Pokemon are weird. Some Pokemon are household appliances. And then there is Espurr.

Espurr, with its huge, beady eyes that seem like they're looking straight through you. Eyes that make you feel like Espurr is in a different dimension, or thinking about murdering your entire family.

Oh,

god,

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Wallpaper by OshiHidra)

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

Funnily enough, the eyes are probably huge like that because it would make Espurr easier for many kids to draw — and that's an important tenet of Pokemon designs. But it's not just the design that is off-putting — so is the idea behind the Pokemon. Here's its Pokedex entry:

The organ that emits its intense psychic power is sheltered by its ears to keep power from leaking out.

So as you might imagine, the internet is having a ton of fun with Espurr. There's a Tumblr dedicated to 'being' Espurr, for example, and it's kind of hilarious. Then we have entire websites dedicated to Espurr, like this one that pairs Espurr and the creepy Lavender Town music from Red and Blue. What a perfect pairing, really.

Let's take a look at some of the funnier images, videos and fan art Espurr has inspired, shall we?

Gama Pony knows, Espurr has seen some shit.

So maybe it's not Espurr's fault it's so damn creepy.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via Haychel)

But maybe if we fed the damn thing....

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via pelipper)


...then maybe it wouldn't feel the need to burst into our rooms in the middle of the night!

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

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Maybe all Espurr needs is some more quality cuddle time on Pokemon Amie.

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NOT the kind that messes with its ears though — they're there to keep you safe!

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via pelipper).


Then again, it's hard to tell. Maybe the bugger wants you to pet em there...

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(via taeshidiary.)


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At the very least, it doesn't always care if you mess with its ears. Not at first. To quote chemicalunrest:

If your Espurr likes or loves you, it will get upset when you try to pet its ears. Makes sense, right? It's letting you know that you're doing the equivalent of juggling live grenades, and it wants you to stop.

However, if you have zero affection with it, it's totally fine with you petting its ears.

Um.

So maybe there is a reason Espurr is so aloof, like maybe the kids made fun of it at school.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

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But the more likely situation, I think, is that it's creepy 'cause that's just the way it is.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via LordHayati).


And that's ok. Cause now we can do ridiculous stuff like photoshop it next to Spongebob, as 0takumon has here.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

Or as a something that would attack Eren and co. on Attack on Titan.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via ThePurpleNavi).


Or commemorate Espurr through our Halloween pumpkins, as bulbabogey has.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

Plus, you know, it's not as if Espurr isn't kind of cute.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via Omo-Cat.)


In that homicidal sort of way.

Espurr Has Gotta Be X & Y's Most Unsettling Pokemon

(Via petitmew).


Comments

    I did let out a "what the sh!t, hahahahahaha" when I first saw it.

    looks like someone has been on /r/pokemon in the last fortnight.

    Not to mention the pokedex description from Y:
    It has enough psychic energy to blast everything within 300 feet of itself, but it has no control over its power.

    This is the best article on Kotaku.

      I know right, it really epitomises what Kotaku is. Kind of got boring after the comics though.

      Last edited 31/10/13 8:36 pm

    Man, I didn't realise there was a large kerfuffle about Espurr. From the moment I encountered mine I thought it was so cool.

    Can I make a wish on it and become a Magical Girl?

      Espurr and Kyubey are probably cousins

    This is now my new favourite pokemon.

    I really liked mine, but since he is pure Psychic and I'm trying to pack in as many types as possible on my team, I retired his cute scary little face :( his name was Fluffy.

    Some Pokemon are household appliances.
    This confused me for a moment, then I remembered that Rotom Secret Key mystery gift…

    Espurr must have seen some crazy stuff. 0_0

    "Give mehs the cakes and I won't accidentally kill you from radiation that leaks out my adorable ears." *pulls stylus away from screen* "There you go!" *wrings hands nervously* "THIS CAKE IS SHIT!" *uses Psychic* "heh heh hehhhhh . . . "

    There's a comic on tumblr where this kid makes a terrible mistake.Here is text form (simplified):
    P1) Kid: 1000 espurrs, and not a single shiny.
    P2) Kid:*turns to Talonflame* We can't just trade them all, or the computer will be full. Which means...
    Talonflame:*worried face*
    P3)Kid:*scared face*We...we gotta...release...
    P4)Talonflame:*worried face*
    Kid:*releases espurrs*
    P5)Newspaper: Espurr have been reported in attics, as roadkill etc..

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