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The Pokemon Legend You Likely Didn't Know Starred In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

There are several great reasons to love "Ghostbusters," and one of the best parts of the franchise has to be the personas that make up the cast. While the original "Ghostbusters" was pretty impressive, the lineup for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is a star-studded affair with several talented players known for lending their talents to some very popular titles.

Mckenna Grace, as Phoebe, brought her A-Game in the direct sequel to "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II." Paul Rudd from the "Ant-Man" franchise brought in his signature comedic style for Gary Grooberson. Finn Wolfhard from "Stranger Things" continued to prove his excellence at taking on evil otherworldly creatures as Trevor. And let's not forget that Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Dan Aykroyd also made appearances as the original team back in action for one more job before passing the baton. Sheri Linden from The Hollywood Reporter praised the cast for their engaging performances, saying, "They also play more fully fleshed people than the first film offered, reflecting the director's interest in character-driven stories."

From Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis to Melissa McCarthy and Chris Hemsworth, the "Ghostbusters" franchise has always seemed to attract next-level talent over the years. But some fans may not realize that a legend from the "Pokemon" franchise starred in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

Sarah Natochenny played the Mini Stay Puft Marshmallow Men in Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in "Ghostbusters" was as tall as Godzilla. The character would make a comeback in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," but this time, there were many miniature versions of the delicious demonic creature. They were voiced by Sarah Natochenny, known for voicing the English dub for Ash Ketchum from the "Pokemon" series. The talented voice actress has been lending her vocal talents to the Pokemon Master in training since Season 9, as well as over a dozen "Pokemon" movies, including "Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back — Evolution" and "Pokémon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle."

In an interview with The Containment Unit, the "Ghostbusters" fan revealed she got the role after the film's director Jason Reitman saw videos the actress did for Vanity Fair, including one where she improvised different characters on the spot. Natochenney did the recording for "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" in her home studio and talked briefly about the direction she was given to bring the little monsters to life, saying, "He wanted them to be like little toddlers and really mischievous, and you know funny but also a little scary and diabolical, so we just kind of improvised on that."

While her efforts were brief, they did manage to have an impactful presence. Of the many impressive credits on her resume, the adorable yet sadistic group of Mini Stay Puft Marshmallow Men is one that will always be remembered as arguably one of the funniest moments in the franchise's fourth film.