The latest Pokemon Scarlet & Violet trailer showed us a lot of new stuff. There’s four-player co-op, two different teachers, both of whom are incredibly sexy and already have naughty fan art, and, most importantly, Lechonk, who we would die and kill for. We also saw the new Legendary boxes, Koraidon and Miraodon. The thing is, they look a bit like dicks, and apparently that’s no coincidence.
A concept artist who worked on Detective Pikachu, RJ Palmer, says that’s no accident. Regarding the phallic form of many of the ‘mons, they tweeted, “Not only was this form integral from the start, but I heard while working on Detective Pikachu that it wasn’t an accident.”
Come to think of it, there are plenty of Pokemon that look like cocks. As Palmer’s tweet shows, Slowbro, Mewtwo, Charizard and Quilava to name a few all have a phallic design basis, Freud would probably insist that it says more about us than Pokemon, but according to Palmer, “I’m absolutely not kidding, it’s a strong fundamental form.”
In addition to dicks, there are also Pokemon that look more like vaginas. Cloyster is the perfect example. Palmer further claims that “it was indeed on purpose”. These Game Freak artists need to get their minds out of the gutter.
Although perhaps it was inevitable. As Plamer points out, “One last thing, it’s always been called Pocket Monsters which, without any prior knowledge of Pokemon, literally could only mean dicks. ‘Do you want to see the monster I have in my pocket?’ come on.”
In other Pokemon news, we’ve learned that Scarlet & Violet will be a completely open world from the start – the story won’t guide you down a set path like in previous games. Moreover, it seems very likely that the games will take place over two separate periods. Hope you can travel between them.
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