10 More Miserable Pokemon

There is really no excuse for any Pokemon to not be constantly miserable: their lives are essentially a worse version of the life of a cockfight chicken, because at least there the chicken has a pretty good chance of dying, whereas the Pokemon will just get burned, paralyzed, poisoned, etc. and then healed right back up. Worse, society views treating them like this in a positive light – and somehow most of their economy is built entirely around Pokemon tearing each other to shreds. But in this nightmare world, there are some Pokemon that are way more miserable than the rest. We covered the first batch previously, and here are 10 more.

10. Whismur

10 More Miserable Pokemon

"Whismur is very timid. If it starts to cry loudly, it becomes startled by its own crying and cries even harder. When it finally stops crying, the Pokémon goes to sleep, all tired out." (Sapphire)

What would make you start crying if you were a Pokemon? If I were a Pokemon, it would probably be something like "my entire existence." If you're not wandering through the grass or in a cave or in the water waiting to attack literally any person who walks by, you're a slave-fighter for someone who is using you for financial and personal gain. That would have me crying a lot. And if I were Whismur, my crying would escalate and escalate, putting me in a state of sadness and terror, until I literally pass out from exhaustion. Realizing that would happen every day for the rest of my life? That would also make me cry.

9. Numel

10 More Miserable Pokemon

"Numel is extremely dull witted – it doesn't notice being hit. However, it can't stand hunger for even a second. This Pokémon's body is a seething cauldron of boiling magma." (Ruby)

"Numel stores magma of almost 2,200 degrees F within its body. If it gets wet, the magma cools and hardens. In that event, the Pokémon's body grows heavy and its movements become sluggish." (Sapphire)

Being "extremely dull-witted" by your very nature has got to be depressing, but then throw in being totally unaware when you're being injured and completely unable to deal with being hungry for even a second, and you've got a recipe for total misery. Luckily, their body is literally full of lava, which wouldn't be too bad, if only it didn't turn to rock the instant it gets wet, and makes a dumb constantly eating Pokemon who is can't tell if you're punching it really slow on top of everything else.

8. Cascoon

10 More of the Most Miserable Creatures in the Pokemon World

"If it is attacked, Cascoon remains motionless however badly it may be hurt. It does so because if it were to move, its body would be weak upon evolution. This Pokémon will also not forget the pain it endured." (Sapphire)

Of all the cocoon Pokemon (and, wow, there are enough that that phrase is actually a thing), Cascoon has it the worst. And given that "being trapped in a cocoon" is one of the most horrifying conditions for any living being to go through (you are in a prison of your own making as your body mutates into something entirely new), being the worst off is a pretty terrifying proposition. It has to play dead as it is attacked by (if it's lucky) fellow Pokemon, and it retains every last detail of the pain inflicted upon it for the rest of its life. Well, at least it gets to have its vengeance when it evolves into…a weak, poisonous moth? Cascoon, sorry to tell ya this, but those internet videos lied – it doesn't get better.