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Pokémon urban legends turned into art

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I've always wondered why adults enjoy turning seemingly innocent toys and games into unspeakable horrors. The original Pokémon titles and even The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask have tons of creepy stories about them now, including haunted cartridges driving players insane and ghostly, disformed sprites that ultimately break your save files.

This month, artist Rebecca Reynolds is turning each creepy Pokémon story into a different image. Her first project tackles the eerie Lavender Town suicides legend where the unsettling music in Pokémon Red and Blue's haunted village drove children to supposedly kill themselves.

Like I said, I really don't understand this obsession with turning something relatively good-natured like Pokémon into some sort of waking nightmare. 


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