Spectrier Kicks So Hard That It Knocks Souls Out Of Bodies

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Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Spectrier!

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Type: Ghost

Average Height: 6' 07”

Average Weight: 98.1 lbs

First Added In Generation VIII


Out there, in the dark fields under the night sky, you may come across a majestic and magical horse-like Pokemon simply known as Spectrier. It has a long, flowing purple mane and it gracefully travels around the world, scaring many who come upon it. It will also kick you so hard that your soul pops out of your body like a squirt of hot cheese out an overstuffed burrito.

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Spectrier is a very clunky name for a very new Pokemon. This majestic soul kicker was added in the Crown Tundra DLC for Sword and Shield. For the first time in a long time, this dumb series is sort of relevant and fresh. Don’t get used to it!

According to Bulbapedia and Pokedex entries, Spectrier (I hate typing that name out...) is a horse-like Pokemon who prefers isolation and silence. It is often seen running around alone at night and will sometimes steal the souls of sleeping people and creatures as it runs by, which just seems like Spectrier being a jerk for no reason. That makes sense too, because it’s also thought that this horse is very proud and arrogant. I’d probably be proud and arrogant too if I could kick people so hard their souls fly out.

If you look closely at Spectrier’s hooves you might notice that they seem to be floating, with a gap between the legs and hooves. This isn’t spooky to me, instead, it appears like the poor horse hasn’t fully rendered yet. Someone, please help this poor horse completely render.

Random Facts

  • According to Bulbapedia, Spectrier only has one eye but it doesn’t even use it when running around. Now I know why it prefers being alone. It doesn’ want people to see it awkwardly running into trees and rocks.
  • While it looks powerful, majestic, and scary, it is still a horse. So it does in fact love carrots. Maybe give it one and it won’t kick your ghostly soul into the fucking sun?
  • A Pokemon named Calyrex has supposedly tamed Spectrier and even been able to ride it on occasion.
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Previously On Here’s Another Pokemon...

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Note: That was our last creepy Pokemon for this Halloween month! Next week we return to normal, which is still often creepy and disturbing, but with fewer ghosts.


Here’s Another Pokemon is a weekly look into one Pokemon and how weird, disturbing, silly, or cool it is and why. Catch new entries each weekend and click here to see all of the past Pokemon we have covered.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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DISCUSSION

Every Pokemon is interesting and worth talking about. I don’t play a ton of Pokemon, but I do enjoy the universe and I love learning more about the creatures in it. So, Here’s Another Pokemon! It’s Dusknoir!

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