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Pokémon has been around for a pretty long time by Internet standards, with the first games coming out in 1996, and has since grown to encompass many different types of media. It's also ridiculously popular, especially with nerds.

The spawning of memes was inevitable. Gotta mutate 'em all!

Smogon is something of a Fountain of Memes as far as fansites go. Memes originating from Smogon are listed here. The same applies to Twitch Plays Pokémon: its memes can be found here.


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  • The meme. [[labelnote: Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

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  • Pokémon Logic:
    • Charizard/Gyarados isn't a dragonExplanation 
      • The Vermillion Bird, the White Tiger, the Black Tortoise, and the Azure... apparently-not-a-dragon.Explanation 
      • Celebi isn't a fairyExplanation 
    • Ah yes, the elusive land octopus and the endangered undersea panda.Explanation 
    • Nidoqueen had menopauseExplanation 
    • BUT KYUREM HAS ARMS MADE OF ICE!Explanation 
    • Alomomola not being a Luvdisc evolution, but Octillery evolving from Remoraid.
    • Wailord being less dense than helium.
    • Using Fly with a Pidgey, even though it's too small to carry the trainer.
    • Gardevoir being able to breed with Muk.Explanation 
    • "After 23 years they start getting too self-aware?"Explanation 
  • Name substitutions Explanation 
  • What's a [insert animal name here]? Explanation 
  • so I herd u liek mudkipz Explanation 
    • u herd rong
    • QWILFISH, BITCH!!
    • so I herd u liek GETTING REKT Explanation 
    • Do you even lift?Explanation 
    • Mega Swampert is also grouped with Knuckles (specifically his beefy Sonic Boom design) and Ike (who became beefier in his Radiant Dawn appearance, which carried over into Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS), as well as the Anchor Arms scene from SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • look at that lil berry he's high as fuckExplanation 
  • FUCK YEAH! SEAKING!Explanation 
  • Rattata, Destroyer of GodsExplanation 
  • LET ME SHOW YOU MY POKEMANS. Explanation 
  • [x]eon Explanation 
  • Doduo used Fly!Explanation 
  • Marillisan/Mr. Azumarill. Explanation 
  • Slowpoke in a top hat.
    • What kind of heresy is this?!?
    • Slowpoke can be slipped into all sorts of crazy scenarios, as long as he's slownote  about it. One classic imageboard example had Slowpoke making post twenty six million and one, asking, "Am I too late for 25M GET?" The VG Cats side comic Super Effective has Slowpoke reporting the "breaking news" of Elvis's death.
      • One particularly notable instance had a poster decide that he didn't have a Slowpoke slow enough to respond to someone, and thus posted two years later, much to the confusion of others.
    • Pokemon + The World Ends with You = Zetta Slowpoke. Explanation 
    • Slowpoke is also the target of an image macro series, with the top caption reading "Hey guys, did you hear?" or a variation of it, and the bottom caption being something that happened long ago or is considered old news.
  • PRAISE BE TO THE LLAMA GOD!Explanation 
    • The golden ring encircling Arceus has also drawn some jokes suggesting that Arceus got stuck in a fence or a hula hoop.
    • The very idea of capturing basically the creator god itself and making it fight for you has been widely memed, and even more so upon introducing Pokémon-amie, where you can pet and cuddle a literal god and feed it Poké-Puffs.
  • IT'S A BLASTOISE. WITH A MONOCLE.
  • DELELELELELELE WOOOOOOOOOOOOOP! Explanation 
  • Poképarents Explanation 
  • "Entei says: Everything is ok now". Explanation .
  • "Magikarp! Use Splash Attack!"
    • Use Hyper Beam!... WTF do you mean you don't know Hyper Beam?!
    • I SWEAR TO GOD WHEN I EVOLVE I'M GOING TO KILL YOU ALL Explanation 
  • Ekans backwards. Arbok backwards. Muk backwards. Explanation 
    • Gyarados backwards is "Sodarayg" (pronounced "Soda Rage"). Explanation 
    • GIRAFARIG BACKWARDS IS GIRAFARIG Explanation 
  • No one picks Bulbasaur. Explanation 
    • No one will pick Grookey Explanation 
  • BUNEARY HATES YOU WITH THE STRENGTH OF IMPRISONED GODSExplanation 
  • [Picture of an obese person] A wild Snorlax appeared! Explanation 
    • Use the Heavy Balls! Explanation 
      • THE ULTRA BALLS. USE THEM.
    • MAN THE HARPOONS!
  • Bidoof, Bidoof, Bidoof is on fire. Explanation 
  • Vaporeon = VapeExplanation 
  • Wooper and Poker FaceExplanation 
  • This Explanation 
    • Not thisExplanation 
    • Followed by "So This", in which Wooper is dressed as Sothis.
  • The chance of getting this error on Bulbapedia was so common that on April Fool's Day 2010, the forum skin changed to that of the error page.
  • Cynthia's pedophilia and awesomeness. Everyone's her bitch. Explanation 
  • A SPY SAPPIN' MAH SENTRET!
  • And now, for some "PokéPuns":
  • FOCUS MISS! In-game 
    • If it's not 100% accurate, it's 50% accurate.Explanation: 
  • Smugleaf Explanation 
    • Snivy Excalibur Explanation 
  • Flint is Ronald McDonald. Explanation 
    • Volkner: Fourth Hokage. Explanation 
  • An Indian Elephant.Explanation 
  • ...Nidorino. Explanation 
  • Watashi wa N desu Explanation 
  • Solid Snivy, Tepig Boss, and Revolver Oshawott. Explanation 
  • A picture of Slowpoke, often with a caption of "Slowpoke, slowpoke slowwww..." Explanation 
    • The caption "I see what you did there." with Slowpoke. Explanation 
  • A musical meme going to the song Fushigi na Kusuri involves making a trainer feed their Pokémon a Carbos, the Pokémon growing into a muscular freak, exploding from a Metapod and then turning into a Magical Girl. It looks like they are trying to do this for EVERY POKÈMON YET.
  • O++O Explanation 
  • There's a Foongus Amoongus.
  • GAZE UPON IT AND DESPAIR Explanation 
  • Maractus and Mr. Krabs. Explanation 
  • Implying owls are birds. Explanation 
    • Owls are not birds, but ghosts. Explanation 
  • Meloetta and icing, specifically vanilla icing. Explanation 
  • Gen V's Pokémon have become rather popular for references to Courage the Cowardly Dog. Cofagrigus has been linked with Ramses, for instance. Explanation 
    • Golurk's appearance has been compared to Randy, a Humongous Mecha who sucked at enslaving planets.
    • KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES! The mon' in gauze! The mon' in gauze! Explanation 
      • And "What's yer offer?!".
  • When N's full name was announced (Natural Harmonia Gropius, the last sounding similar to Tropius), people took to drawing him as a Tropius, or shopping his head on a Tropius. It doesn't help that Tropius is included in the new Unova Pokédex.
    • Also writing the full name as sign of negation, shock, or disbelief.
  • Excadrill lends itself to a lot of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann references.
  • Professor House Explanation 
  • These new Pokémon look like Digimon. Explanation 
  • Pokémon Trainer Gray. Explanation 
  • I'M ABOUT TO UNLEASH MY RAGE! Explanation 
  • Welcome to the Salty Spitoon. how tough are you? I went into Mt. Moon. With no repels. Explanation 
  • Good/Bad Luck Trainer. Explanation 
  • I want to put my Onix in your Cloyster. Explanation 
    • I want to Squirtle your Jigglypuffs.
  • It will evolve into a Fire-Fighting type. Explanation 
  • Virizion WirelessExplanation 
  • ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOFROAKIE!Explanation 
  • PERVERTED MEI/ROSA STRIKES AGAIN! Explanation 
  • What the underground part of Diglett looks like. One common meme has Diglett standing up to reveal a huge, muscular body. Others feature Eldritch Abominations. The Cheezburger Pokememes page has one of these each "Diglett Wednesday."
  • During one of the US presidential debates in 2012, a Twitter comment said it should be settled with a Pokémon battle. Cue meme of the candidates starting a battle. "Romney would like to debate!"
  • Gen V used Baton Pass! Explanation 
  • Jessie/Mewtwo fusion Explanation 
  • No es fake Explanation 
  • Random Lines Challenge. Explanation 
  • Crobatman and Robin/Fletchling. Explanation 
  • You know what I don't like about this thing? It's just a fucking dog. That's it. They drew a real life dog and made it cartoony. Seriously, it looks like someone took my mom's dog and put it in the game. Older Pokémon actually had personalities to them. They had quirks that separated them from actual animals. This thing? It's. Just. A. DOG.Explanation: 
    • Because of this, Herdier is known in some places as "my mom's dog."
  • A wild Nicki Minaj appeared! Explanation 
  • Shiny Garchomp. Explanation 
    • Also, shiny Gyarados. Explanation 
    • Shiny male Salandit.Explanation 
    • Uncatchable shiny PoochyenaExplanation 
  • Go Go Mega Rangers!Explanation 
  • Pokémon fusion pictures, ever since the Alex's Pokémon Fusion site went up.
  • Goomy is love. Goomy is life. Explanation 
    • goomy pls Explanation 
    • Goomy looks like Haro Explanation 
  • WHEN YOU WALK AWAY Explanation 
  • Pokémon Amie has become notorious for the ways in which some Pokémon receive maximum petting happiness may look a bit like inappropriate touching.
  • Masterball Mega Electrode Explanation 
  • Espurr's stare Explanation 
  • Looker is the Tenth Doctor Explanation 
  • Raichu being ignored or forgotten is a common joke among the fanbase due to how Pikachu is super popular and being given "favors". With Dedenne's existence, some even humored on the idea that Raichu will be retconned as Dedenne's evolution. There was much rejoicing when Pokémon Sun and Moon finally gave Raichu its own Alolan form.
  • Still no bottlenose dolphin Pokémon. Explanation 
  • Larry. spoilers 
  • Comparing Zygarde to Cell due to its greenness, percentage, and its final form being "Complete".
    • Complete Zygarde also became subject to fanart depicting it as a Gundam shortly after its reveal due to its appearance.
  • /u/(Pokémon)_FUCKERExplanation 
  • SOMBRERO-WEARING PINEAPPLE DUCKS!Explanation 
  • Heard you were talkin shitExplanation 
  • Grumpy LittenExplanation 
  • Litten is lit fam / Get LittenExplanation 
  • Popplio Defense Squad Explanation 
  • Toothpaste Deer and Bacon Bird Explanation 
  • Yungoos and Donald Trump Explanation 
    • Detective Gumshoos Explaination 
  • Pikipek and Pearl Explanation 
  • Bulbasaur is a Water-type Pokémon.Explanation 
  • Alolan Professor Oak. Explanation 
  • Ultra Beasts don't look like Pokémon! Explanation 
  • Sun and Moon's Bizarre Adventure. Explantion 
    • Thanks to a certain technique for hatching eggs, jokes about the Steel Ball Run have been cracked. It certainly helps that the protagonist will strike a 「Pose」 if you spin them in place for a little, that one of the potentially strongest Steel-type moves that involves spinning to inflict tremendous damage is called the 「Gyro Ball」, and that you need to perform the 「Egg-Hatching Spin」 on the back of a Tauros, rather like how Johnny's Spin is best done from horseback.
    • The JoJo-mania continues with Lycanroc's exclusive Z-Move "Splintered Stormshards", where it summons hundreds of sharp, pointed stone shards to surround the enemy before sending them all at them. You can practically hear the wolf say "Soshite, toki wo ugokidasu."
  • No sitting = Literally unplayable, pre-order cancelled Explanation 
    • You have to press A to enter a building?! LITERALLY UNPLAYABLEExplanation 
  • Female Popplio Explanation 
    • Fans also compared the evolution of a male Popplio to the mermaid-like Primarina to the "mer-MAN!" scene from Zoolander.
  • Kotori for Rowlet Evolution Confirmed Explanation 
    • Pokémon Idol Project Explanation 
  • "Pokémon Of the World! Share Your Energy With Me!" explanation 
    • [x] fucking dies. explanation 
  • "What's wrong big boy?" Explanation (slightly nsfw) 
  • Funny Jumpluff eat a Pepsi. Explanation 
  • UB Jenga Explanation 
  • TentaquilExplanation 
  • Red being a Memetic Badass, and Ash being a Memetic Loser. Explanation 
  • The fact that dangerous villain team leaders have all lost to mere children.
  • "Can you stop sexualizing my franchise FOR FIVE MINUTES?!"Explanation 
  • Observation: This is a GREAT opportunity for slaughter. Explanation 
  • Hamilton the Charmander Explanation 
  • #ポケモンと生活/Life with Pokémon Explanation 
  • Vaporeon Copypasta Explanation (NSFW) 
    • Hey guys, did you know that in terms of water based pokemon, Vaporeon is the most cool :) Explanation 
    • Now with a continuation... involving Umbreon (also NSFW).
  • THE SEX THOUGHExplanation 
  • Every Pokémon vs. one billion lionsExplanation 
  • Gardevoir Rule 34 Explanation 
    • Gardevoir used Flash! Explanation 
    • Gardevoir used Attract! Explanation 
    • Gardevoir being added to the Humanlike egg group in the 8th generation resulted in memes and jokes about the situation, from "Real evolution in action!" to jokes about how trainers with Gardevoir waifus needed to take care to not end up with eggs.
    • The Pokéwaifu duo Explanation 
      • "Does this mean I can marry my Gardevoir/Lopunny?" Explanation 
  • Pokédex number 591 Explanation 
  • Presion. Explanation 
  • HELP ME, SPIRIT POKÉMON! Explanation 

    Let's Plays 
  • VOLCANO BAKEMEAT Explanation 
  • SUPER PWNIN' MAGIKARP USED DESTRUCTION RAINS FROM THE HEAVENS!!! Explanation 
  • BIG SERVICE! Explanation 
  • VOTE GHETSIS 2012! I mean, 2016! Explanation 
  • "We must have that Sweet Honey! We must use it to attract Pokémon in great numbers!" Explanation 
    • This became somewhat of an Ascended Meme in X and Y now that the player can use honey to attract a horde of Pokémon.
  • "It's a Pumbloom!" Explanation: 
    • "Do you remember the episode where Ash caught a Pumbloom?" "Dude-" NOOOOOO!"
  • Guzma has been compared frequently to Rick Sanchez, and many playthroughs use Rick's voice for Guzma.
  • Chuggaaconroy's hiker theme dance. Explanation 
  • Negative Dildo Explanation 
  • Don't Fuckle With Shuckle Explanation 


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