This New Pokémon Is Basically Donald Trump


Donald Trump has found himself in the enviable position of being one of the most ubiquitous Americans in the world, thanks to his namesake and The Apprentice and his books and film appearances and, now, yeesh, his bid for President of the United States of America. So, while, in the past it might have been excusable for those outside of the U.S. to remain ignorant of the orange-skinned, impossibly coifed tycoon, those days are long gone. Cue Yungoos, a new Pokémon that, as those on social media point out, looks an awful lot like Donnie J. Trump.

As you can see from the above image that was tweeted by Nintendo’s official Pokémon account, the series’ newest games, Pokémon Sun and Moon, will feature Yungoos, a “loitering Pokémon” with a “strong jaw” and an oddly beautiful stripe of golden hair that falls precariously over what seems to be a constantly agitated, maybe even angry face. The copy that comes along with the tweet hints that Yungoos only sleeps and eats, which must be a mistake. Yungoos probably also makes very bad business decisions and spends time talking about walls while offending every type of person who is not a white man.

At least, that’s what Yungoose ought to be doing.

The official Pokémon Sun and Moon website has more extensive info, too. Yungoos “has strong fangs, so it can crush and consume the hardest of objects,” and one can assume those fangs are also yuge. But, perhaps most tellingly, just as Trump is not native to politics, Yungoos are not native to their habitat. They were brought in for population control, and have taken over completely:

Yungoos is not a Pokémon that is native to the Alola region. It was brought to the region to help deal with the explosive population of a certain other Pokémon, and now Yungoos are commonly seen around the Alola region.

Apparently the Pokémon subreddit had to put a warning at the top of the thread containing the reveal, stating that talking about Trump broke the place’s rules of no politics. But, really, who wants Trump to invade a Pokémon thread? Nobody, really. Bad move, Nintendo. Bad move. Even though we’re sure this was entirely unintentional.

Pokémon Sun and Moon will be released November 18 of this year, so it’s not too long before you’ll be able to capture your own Donald Trump and make him fight all of your fights for you. Or, you can capture him and leave him locked in your storage all day, which is probably what’s best for the world, even if it’s only a virtual one.