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We killed them.
~ Ghost to the trainer.

Ghost is the main antagonist of Pokémon Black, a possible bootleg copy of Pokémon Red and Blue. The events of Pokémon Black are described in the story "Pokémon Creepy Black".


Ghost is enigmatic and manipulative, and tricks the player (and in turn the metafictional trainer) into using the easy methods of progression, even though they are filled with murder and cruelty. It shows no qualms about killing, and does it without hesitation or mercy.


The story consists of an account from a person who collects bootleg Pokémon games for fun. He enjoys playing them and making fun of their usually ludicrous content. One day, (long before the release of Pokémon Black and White), he finds a bootleg of Pokémon Red at a flea market and buys it.

When he goes to play it, it functions normally, except that on top of Charmander, Squirtle, and Bulbasaur, there is another available starter Pokémon simply called Ghost, with its sprite being the same as the ghosts encountered in Lavender Tower. It was only level one and had only one attack called Curse. The player selects Ghost.

When in a fight, the defending Pokémon cannot attack, saying they are too scared to move. Whenever the player used Curse, the screen would go black for a moment, with the cry of the defending Pokémon being heard. When picture returned, the Pokémon would be gone and the opponent trainer would have one less Pokéball, meaning the Pokémon had been killed. When leaving the fight (whether winning or running), the trainer's sprite would also disappear. When returning, the spot where the trainer once stood would be occupied by a tombstone.

The player thinks the gimmick of this bootleg is that Pokémon and their trainers actually die. The player begins using Curse as his dominant strategy to progress through the game, even though it did not work on other Ghost-type Pokémon and did not kill bosses and rivals that would be encountered later, though it did kill them during the final fights.

After defeating the Elite Four, the game suddenly cut to black and appeared with the words "Many years later..." on the screen. The picture would return with the sprite of an old man (the player's character, now elderly) in Lavender Tower, surrounded by all the tombstones of the trainers killed. The player had no Pokémon, and walked very slow. He eventually made it back to his house in Pallet Town, though there were no other NPCs or Pokémon to be seen and the Lavender Town theme looping wherever in the game he went. As he entered the house, the game would suddenly cycle through sprites of every Pokémon killed by Curse. It then cycled through the sprites of all the trainers killed as well.

The screen then cuts to a battle screen, with the elderly player character encountering Ghost, who wants to fight. The player cannot escape or use items, and can only Struggle. When Ghost attacks, it simply displays the text "...". When the player's health is low enough, Ghost uses Curse, and the game resets.

The player states that he played through the game again several times afterwards with different strategies, such as not using Ghost at all, but all end with Ghost fighting and killing the player's character. He is confused by this bootleg and later begins obsessing about it, even suffering mental breakdowns trying to figure it out.





  • Though the story has become popular as a Creepypasta and has inspired several fan games, mods, and hacks, it is unknown if Pokémon Black really exists.
  • Popular internet entertainer Jon "JonTron" Jafri featured Pokémon Black as a joke in his episode on bootleg Pokémon games, though he describes it as "the one where Pokémon actually die instead of faint, and it has that version of Lavender Town that caused all those Japanese kids to become mysteriously ill". The latter detail was actually from another Pokémon urban legend that said that problematic audio in Lavender Town caused psychological reactions in headphone users, referred to as "Lavender Town Syndrome", and was an entirely different story with no relation to Pokémon Black.
  • "Pokémon Creepy Black" ranked #10 on Tats TopVideos' Top 22 Gaming Creepypastas list.


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Notable Creepypasta Villains
BENEyeless JackGhost (Pokémon Creepy Black)Granny (Granny)Hypno (Creepypasta)HerobrineJane the KillerJeff the KillerLaughing JackRed (Creepypasta)Slender ManSmile DogSonic.EXEThe RakeTicci-TobyZalgo

Story Creepypasta Villains
Adolf Hitler (Creepypasta)Alice KillerAngry ManBaseball Boy (Creepypasta)Black Eyed ChildrenBlind MaidenBuried Alive ModelChild MurdererChimpanzeeCrooked Man (Doujin Soft)Cult of XCulture 045Dancing PigDark DemonsDorothy GaleEvil OttoFather Lance MadisonHappy AppyHorace HorribleHyraaq TobitJimmy (LIARS)Lord UnMan of the Empty StreetsMelody (Tabula Rasa)Mr. BearMr. PinkertonMr. WidemouthOlen GrantPastel ManPhoto-Negative Mickey PrimesPrincess (Creepypasta)Randy, Troy and KeithRap RatRobert the DollSally WilliamsSamael (Creepypasta)Seed EaterSheriff WalkerStephanie ChungSubject 3Sunny The Tragic ClownSuperman (Superman: No Heroes)Tails Doll (Creepypasta)Talking Angela (Legend)The Black DogThe Devil (Creepypasta)The Devil (Misfortune.GB)The ExpressionlessThe Girl (Creepypasta)The Girl in the PhotographThe Little Old ManThe Man in the FieldsThe Skin TakerThe Stalker (Penpal)The Woman to Eat the ChildrenUncle Johnny

Movie & Series Creepypasta Villains
1AmTheHelp3rAlex KralieAntisepticeyeThe ArchangelBlack-Eyed People (Slenderverse)BroadcasterCharlie Matheson Jr.Clear Lakes CommunicationsDarkiplierECKVAEddie PainterEllie FirebrandFrances BoothGregory LearyHABITHerobrine (Animator vs Animation)HoodyJeff the Killer (Architectverse)Jesse LaurenziMaskyNFCNovus Ordo EuropaThe ObserverProxiesSentienceSisters of TobitSlender Man (2018 Film)Slender Man (Slenderverse)The Collective (TribeTwelve)The Entity (ECKVA)The OperatorThe Oracle of LiesThe Rake (2018)The Rake (Slenderverse)Three DrownedUnnamed EntityVictor (MyDarkJournal)Walker (Clear Lakes 44)Windigo (Windigo)Zalgo (Slenderverse)

Music Creepypasta Villains
Cursed GirlFirst AliceThe Seeker (Hide and Seek)Third AliceWonderland Dream

Video Game Creepypasta Villains
Irisu KyoukoLuigi.EXEMark SlenderSlenderman (Slendrina)SlendrinaThe ChaserThe DogUBOA

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Charlie (Urban Legend)MomoUbume (folklore)


Folklore, religions, and myths
Abaddon | Abyzou | Aka Manto | Akkorokamui | Angra Mainyu | Ares | Asmodeus | Asuras | The Antichrist | Atlas | Baal | Bandits (The Good Samaritan) | Baphomet | Baron Samedi (folklore) | Basilisk (folklore) | The Beast | Behemoth | Belphegor | Bigfoot | Black Monk of Pontefract | Black Rock Witch | Blair Witch | Bloody Mary | Bloody Mary (Halloween Horror Nights) | Cain | Cockatrice | Crom Cruach (mythology) | Cthulhu | Damballa | Delilah (theology) | Demiurge | Demons | The Devil | Devil Monkeys | Dog-headed Men | Dybbuk | Eight Feet Tall | El Charro Negro (folklore) | El Silbon | Enma Daio | Fallen Angels | Fairies (folklore) | Fouke Monster | Ghost Trains | Ghosts (folklore) | Giants of Voronezh | Goliath | Green Witch | Gremlins (folklore) | Grim Reaper | Groundhogs | Hades | Hags | Haman the Agagite | The Headless Horseman | Herod Antipas | King Herod | Herodias | Horsemen of the Apocalypse | Iblis | J'ba Fofi | Jezebel | Judas Iscariot | Kali | Kali Kelpie of Loch Ness | Keyser Söze | King Ahab | King Arthur | Kroni | Kronos | Kuchisake-onna | La Cegua | La Llorona | La Sayona | La Viuda | Legion | Leviathan | Lilith | Loki | Lucius Tiberius | Mackenzie Poltergeist | Madman Marz | Mahishasura | Malsumis | Mammon | Mara | Mares | Mark Slender | Meg of Meldon | Mephistopheles | Michigan Dogman | Moloch | Momo | Morgan le Fay | Nure-Onna | The Pharisees | Poltergeists (folklore) | Samael | Satan | Saul | Sawney Bean | Set | Silas Scratch | Six Demons | Tailypo | Termagant | Titans | Unholy Trinity | Victor Crowley | The Watchers | Water Horses | Whore of Babylon | Wolves | Xolotl | Zozo

Urban Legends (Common)
Amanda the Doll | Bunnyman | Bye Bye Man | Candyman | Charlie | China Doll | Clown Doll | Cropsy | Crying Boy | Hairy-Armed Woman | Hook Killer | John & Susan Buckley | Joliet the Haunted and Cursed Doll | Licking Maniac | Melon Heads | Men In Black (conspiracy theory) | Mystery Killer | Nain Rouge | Nameless Thing of Berkeley Square | Old Man Try-By-Night | Peeping Tom | Rain Man | Robert the Doll | Paimon | Patasola | Skinned Tom | Teke Teke | The Killer In the Backseat | The Man Upstairs

Urban Legends (Cryptids)
Beast of Gévaudan | Black Eyed Children | Black Stick Men | Cherufe | Chupacabra | Devil Monkeys | Dog-headed Men | Fairies (folklore) | Fallen Angels | Fear Liath | Flatwoods Monster | Ghosts (folklore) | Goatman | Greys | Jersey Devil | Kelpie of Loch Ness | Kongamato | Kraken | Loch Ness Monster | Malawi Terror Beast | Mamlambo | Manananggal | Maricoxi | Mngwa | Momonjii | Mothman | Nobusuma | Pope Lick Monster | Popobawa | Pukwudgies | Reptoids | Roc | Ropen | Salawa | Sea-Serpents | Shadow People | Slide-Rock Bolter | Spring Heeled Jack | Tanuki | Thunderbird | Two-Toed Tom | Water Horses | Yeti (cryptozoology) | Yowie

Creepypasta Villains

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SCP Foundation Villains