As you might have heard, there was a new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer that dropped today. It included a look at three new Pokémon, some interesting new multiplayer features, and new NPCs.
But most importantly, it provided the internet the opportunity to make a lot of really good memes.
First off, there’s a lot of meme love for the two new professor characters, Sada and Turo, who appear respectively in Scarlet or Violet depending on which version you have. Fans really seem to like their designs…perhaps a bit too much?
— Aiden139 (@AidenRS139) June 1, 2022
— m (@maxisoffline) June 1, 2022
— mossbag (@mossbag69) June 1, 2022
— ❀ istanmyself ❀ (@rajawtheflatass) June 1, 2022
— Jake Lastname (@JakeTheLastname) June 1, 2022
Aside from being thirsty, fans have made a few good goofs about other trailer elements like the new elements of the world we’ve seen, and the briefly-shown legendary mascots Koraidon and Miraidon:
— Agui 💪 Ceres 3 verkami! (@Agui_chART) June 1, 2022
Who y’all got? Team Tropicana or Team Welch’s pic.twitter.com/UfDl6Z1ZH3
— Jaalin Harvey (@TCJaalin) June 1, 2022
— Protect Ignis Scientia (@protect_ignis) June 1, 2022
Healing my Sprigatito and getting a Baja Blast at the Taco Bell inspired Pokémon Center. pic.twitter.com/fYbG1dgeV4
— Anthony (@kindekuma) June 1, 2022
— Robert Sephazon (@Sephazon) June 1, 2022
But the real meme fodder from today’s trailer was in the introduction of three brand new Pokémon. One of them, an orange floofball called Pawmi, was mostly just adored by the community for being cute.
— ★ Icarus Universe ★ (@IcarusStar1) June 1, 2022
But the other two have sent fans into a frenzy of memes. First, my personal favorite, Smoliv: who is – I kid you not – just a small olive. A smol olive. Smoliv!
WHO IS HE pic.twitter.com/oGbX3oHRKE
— Beepy ♥︎ (@cinnabeep) June 1, 2022
— naro (@pudumaro) June 1, 2022
when you’re here, you’re family pic.twitter.com/gKY0a12keu
— smoliv stan 🫒 (@siLPH_Co) June 1, 2022
Okay, okay, I know what we’re all really here for. The star of the show: Lechonk. Lechonk has absolutely destroyed us all by being a small, round piggy with an incredible name and a wonderful personality.
Huge vibe. pic.twitter.com/acpH8B6VMA
— iain (@Hxrrinho) June 1, 2022
lechonk final evolution looks great pic.twitter.com/X8tNej0jVy
— Michal (@Miexriir) June 1, 2022
me and my lechonk pic.twitter.com/7upelgRhWY
— 100T thwack (@THWACKIFY) June 1, 2022
I made this pic.twitter.com/vouZDuLOzq
— Kam Konek (@TheKamdyman) June 1, 2022
— evan (@evansmoakvgc) June 1, 2022
Lechonk fanclub starting now pic.twitter.com/vK2JQQiYSk
— Mabel (@NezzFinesse) June 1, 2022
Aside from Lechonk, Smoliv, and Pawmi, we’ve previously seen the game’s starters – the Grass Cat Sprigatito, the Fire Croc Fuecoco, and the Water Duckling Quaxly – when Scarlet and Violet were first announced back in February.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.