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Yokai, Oni and Pokemon… Oh My! Pt. 2

I hope you’ve all  braced yourself for the weird, because it’s time for us to once again discuss the stranger side of the Pokemon universe!

Previously I wrote about how many of the Pokemon you know and love are based off the terrifyingly, bizarre creatures of Japan known as Yokai. As a quick refresher Yokai are Japanese monsters, spirits, and other sorts of strange phenomena. These beings can be all-powerful gods, super-powered animals, deformed men and women, goblins and ogres, various kinds of undead and literally anything in between. For a more detailed explanation on Yokai check out my original post here.… Read the rest