Look! A brand new Pokemon! Trump, I… choose… you?!
Okay, maybe that didn’t turn out right, but do allow me to explain.
Nintendo has just come out with a brand-new Pokemon trailer for Pokemon Sun and Moon , introducing a new location to explore. here’s more evolutions to get excited about, and new moves to try on opponents in battles, and of course, new Pokemon. they’re all quite adorable and some rather majestic…although hold, on, what’s this happening by the 2:06 mark?
Twitter fans are aghast. Could it be that rather scoundrely-looking weasel is turning into a Pokemon version of Donald Trump?!
Gumshoos, this new Normal-type Pokemon, bears a striking resemblance to the Trump. Large yellow hair? Check. Lapel-like chest fur? check. Tiny claws for hands? Check. Also, take note that this Pokemon’s signaure moves are the Stakeout and the Strong Jaw. Hmm.
Of course, our mileage may vary, and maybe Nintendo didn’t really mean for this to happen… Right?
Whatever it was, Twitter is all over this kerfuffle.
Is it me or does Gumshoos looks somewhat like Donald Trump? I think it’s the hair pic.twitter.com/E7ANdflxmh
— Queen Kirby Pupupu (@NintendoTweet) August 1, 2016
first opinion: GUMSHOOS LITERALLY LOOKS LIKE DONALD TRUMP pic.twitter.com/81tcbGy3d5
— thirsty spice (@gogogogurt) August 1, 2016
Did they mention its tiny hands? But of course!
oh my god gumshoos looks even more like donald trump
it’s even hiding its tiny hands https://t.co/pWb7aPC0X0
— Sol (@ponderouspixel) August 1, 2016
2016, your inventiveness of ways to jolt and shock all of us never ceases to amaze me.
— Talon (@wickerdad) August 1, 2016
And there are some who’d really rather not invoke “Donald Trump” and “Pokemon” in the same sentence. Like, c’mon, don’t ruin this cute little thing, guys!
I’m gonna go ahead and assume Gumshoos is more supposed to be a hardened detective guy and not uhhh Donald Trump
— Maddi Gonzalez (@maddigzlz) August 1, 2016
I really wanna stop seeing ppl compare gumshoos to trump tbh….I don’t wanna think about trump when I see cute pkmn thanks
— bad orb (@perenties) August 1, 2016
Whether this design choice was intentional or not… Well, good luck, Pokemon fans.