Mimikyu made me piss my pants
I need to talk about the Ghost Trial in Pokemon Sun/Moon and how brilliant it is and how freaking terrifying as well.
I went into a haunted abandoned mall armed with my Rotomdex as a camera. Seeing as I already knew about the existence of Ghost Pokemon, Ghastlies and the like didn’t come over as scary. I expected them. But because I could only see them via the camera (Fatal Frame, anyone?), it added a layer of creepiness - I was put into a zone of limited movement and the moment I got a good shot, it attacked me because the moment I saw it, it saw me.
After every battle I saw a Pikachu run off and if you’re like me and didn’t spoil yourself too much, you’re like: why the eff is there a Pikachu here? I started assuming that, just like the Marowak in Pokemon Red/Blue, it’s the ghost of a dead Pikachu.
More of the same happened and then I entered a small room and my camera fired up automatically. Again, not too scary - I assumed this is where I would meet the totem Pokemon.
As I looked through my camera, looking at the creepy children drawings of kids and a Pikachu (which was just scary and depressing as all hell, thanks gamefreak), I kept scanning around for the totem pokemon. Where the hell was it?
What truly scared me shitless was when I realized I could turn my camera FURTHER than normal and that’s when knew:
omfg. it’s behind me.
And I turned 180 degrees
I shit you not, I actually had to look away from my screen and hold my heart for a bit because there was this Mimikyu staring right into the damn screen really really close to me, music going all crazy and it yelling SEEEE MEE like JESUS GAMEFREAK I wanted to run away screaming
Now I did know what Mimikyu is and when I first saw it I thought it was adorable and I wanted to get one and hug it and love it forever. But after the battle when Acerola told me that I could go back in and catch whatever I wanted, all I could think was NOPE. I’M LEAVING
A million kudos to Gamefreak for making me absolutely terrified of Mimikyu. Perfect execution, not coming near it ever.
EDIT: Someone told me that you can see Mimikyu looking at you when Acerola walks away. NOT COOL MIMIKYU ARGHHH