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Original post by Patricia Hernandez on Kotaku

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

(Via tumbltimes)


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

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

(via theuselesstoe)

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.)


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

(Via quietrepentance)


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

(Via mikeshake00.)

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 okay. 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).

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