Take a gander at the pokemon pictured above. Its name is Yungoos. Does it bear a resemblance to someone who has been appearing in the news a lot lately?
Pokemon games typically feature a Normal-type pokemon that isn’t very strong on the very first route. The first generation had Rattata, the second had Sentret, and so on. It looks like the seventh generation’s Rattata is based on Donald Trump.
Don’t believe me? Check out that hair. Then, if that weren’t enough, check out that determined grimace. See it yet?
Also, check out the flavor text that goes with this pokemon:
Yungoos is a big eater that is never satisfied. The majority of its long body is given over to its stomach, and its digestion is swift, so it’s always hungry.
So, what’s the joke, here? If Yungoos is based on Donald Trump, then this bit of text suggests that this Donald Trump pokemon is greedy. In a somewhat similar fashion, Donald Trump has a reputation as an aggressive entrepreneur that shows little sign of satisfaction.
But that’s not all. There are more hints in the flavor text:
Yungoos is not a Pokemon that is native to the Alola region.
Donald Trump’s grandfather was a German immigrant. And there’s more:
It was brought to the region to help deal with the explosive population of a certain other Pokemon, and now Yungoos are commonly seen around the Alola region.
Of all things, Trump’s strong stance on illegal immigration got a reference. But I do feel a little curious. What is the identity of the pokemon that Yungoos was brought in to “deal” with?
I don’t really expect Yungoos to become the official mascot of the Trump campaign, but I can imagine Trump supporters putting this thing on a campaign sign. Actually, that kind of thing is much easier to imagine with image editing software:
If its evolved form is a Hillary Clinton pokemon, that would ruin it.