In today’s Pokémon Presents, we got an extended look at Pokémon Scarlet and Violet which included new Pokémon, features, characters, and more. And, as it usually does when we see new Pokémon footage lately, social media immediately erupted with a flurry of incredible memes.
First, let’s get the thing you’re really here to see out of the way: Fidough. A new Pokémon named Fidough was revealed today which is, deliciously, a dog made out of bread dough whose breath is apparently a very effective yeast.
The internet has gone to town on this little guy, with reactions ranging from expressing deep love for the pure-bread pup to, disturbingly, wanting to cook and eat him.
good morning pokémon fans let’s get this bread pic.twitter.com/OBcGFhDlQQ
— Michal (@Miexriir) August 3, 2022
The Pokémon community now that fidough has been announced pic.twitter.com/EBapa90hXo
— $harty (@SkylerOmg) August 3, 2022
Gamefreak office lunch break:
Employee 1: “… my dog loves bread so much, he’s a real fiDOUGH”
Boss: *laughs and then stares at Employee 2*
Employee 2: *sighs and gets a pencil and paper* “I’m on it, boss”
— dar 🌺 (@its_darMP) August 3, 2022
was no one gonna tell about the Edelgard von Hresvelg sighting in POKEMON pic.twitter.com/aN1VjickQD
— MOGIBERI 🌹 FE3H hoodies in production ❤️💙💛 (@mogiberii) August 3, 2022
OH GOD FIDOUGH NO GET OUTTA THERE!! pic.twitter.com/4cFkSRW5Az
— Aiden139 (@AidenRS139) August 3, 2022
— Liam Robertson (@Doctor_Cupcakes) August 3, 2022
me when i get my hands on Fidough pic.twitter.com/ockAeBZl76
— relax guys, its just ken (@isawken) August 3, 2022
me floating to a freshly defeated Fidough after my charizard hit it with flamethrower and its toasted pic.twitter.com/jKjvjLkBb1
— Blood flavoured gogurt (@Bodega_baddie) August 3, 2022
Aside from Fidough, the other brand new Pokémon getting piles of love is a new regional variant of Wooper. Wooper has already been historically beloved and the subject of many memes in the community, so it’s no surprise that the new poison-type variation on the goofy little guy has caught on in the community.
— Bulbagarden (@Bulbagarden) August 3, 2022
— woke moralist who got cancelled (@catgirlprostate) August 3, 2022
— Tikara (@TikaratheMew) August 3, 2022
CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! CHOCOLATE WOOPER! #PokemonScarletViolet #PokemonPresents pic.twitter.com/ztmInN8lnH
— juice wayne (@visecs) August 3, 2022
WOOP THERE IT IS pic.twitter.com/1j0lDCaATu
— Ultima | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) August 3, 2022
Wooper and Fidough may be cute, but another absolutely incredible reveal in the presentation was that the player gets to ride on the backs of the legendary Pokémon Koraidon or Miraidon over the course of the game, using them as ground, water, and air transport.
This is a pretty normal thing in the Pokémon franchise, except that in Scarlet and Violet, both monsters are actually just sentient motorbikes, and Koraidon, who is prehistoric-themed, doesn’t even use its actual wheels – it just runs around with its legs like a goober.
AND ITS LIGHTS OUT AND AWAY WE GO, HAMILTON GETS AWAY WELL AS DOES VERSTAPPEN, BUT HERE COMES SEBASTIAN VETTEL pic.twitter.com/OGMd72wr2Z
— Kevin Duke (@Slanbag) August 3, 2022
— BVG music (BlindedVanguard573) (@BVGmusic573) August 3, 2022
Pokémon truly unhinged for this one
— ✨(THIQUE) Sailor Scout Austin ✨ (@sailorsctaustin) August 3, 2022
THEY PUT THE AKIRA BIKE SLIDE IN THE NEW POKEMON GAME‼️ pic.twitter.com/NWOmHRpVTq
— Luiz Campos (@camposleg_) August 3, 2022
Oh so the Pokémon centres are literally 7/11’s where you probably refuel your bike pic.twitter.com/BxFHmBlWtB
— 𝐑𝐲𝐚𝐧 ☆ (@lumireiss) August 3, 2022
And of course, the monsters themselves weren’t the only humorous subject people found to talk about on social media today. We also were treated to plenty of lovely humor focused on the new terastal crystal forms, the world map, and presenter Utsunomiya Takato’s incredible fashion sense.
— Vantes (@Overlord_vantes) August 3, 2022
— Diego Nicolás Argüello (@diegoarguello66) August 3, 2022
I usually land near Tilted, but I’m interested to see what’s replacing the Daily Bugle in the crater. https://t.co/pznOy4FSuW
— Joe Fourhman (@fourhman) August 3, 2022
the people you meet freshman year of college that you end up in way too many pictures with because you don’t have real friends yet pic.twitter.com/RMPSErq2eI
— allegra frank (@LegsFrank) August 3, 2022
Man’s drip game is unstoppable https://t.co/jNayUUiAO4
— Blessing Adeoye Jr. (@BlessingJr) August 3, 2022
Goofs aside, we got a ton of news out of today’s presentation, including the reveal that there will be three separate story campaigns you can work through in any order, and details on those goofy living bike Pokémon you can ride. You can also watch the full trailer and catch up on everything we know so far right here.
Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.