Pokemon fans are sharing their cursed Pikachu and I’m obsessed

Over the previous number of days, Pokémon fans have actually been sharing pictures of their scruffy Pikachu plushies online. Which is to state, I’ve been having a great time recently delighting in a bounty of warped Pikachu.

All of it began when the Twitter account Out of Context Pokemon shared a screenshot of a post that seemed a shop made up totally of odd Pikachu toys. Polygon couldn’t discover a source for the images, however despite whether this is a legitimate shop, folks in the replies accepted the plushies.

Any among these Pikachu would put Mimikyu to embarassment. Some, with their odd percentages, appear like knockoffs. Others appear like the outcome of some ghastly laboratory mishap someplace and are missing out on whole body parts. However numerous are simply used down and have actually put in their time as precious packed animals! Regardless of each one’s supposed “flaws,” they make me want to scoop them all up and love them.

While the post by itself is great, what makes this even better is that in the replies, folks started flooding the original tweet with photos of their own wonderful little babies. Turns out, abnormal Pikachu are weirdly common.

Perhaps the most horrifying one I found was this Pikachu, whose head is completely flipped around like an owl. It will truly haunt me in my dreams for years to come.

Some are simply well-loved, as any Pikachu should be. I like this one because I swear it’s staring into infinity with its big black eyes.

This one was maybe ripped up by a pet? I don’t know, but its current state is weirdly relatable.

This one looks like it’s going to try and sell you illicit goods.

After poring over these works of art, I suddenly remembered my own childhood toys. So, I asked my mom to send me photos of my wonderful little goblins. The big one pictured in the lead image of this article is a permanent fixture of our basement and entryway, and greets every single person who comes to my family’s home.

I have actually this other Pikachu that’s orange that my mom ordered from a random Amazon vendor. I’ve only had him for four years, and he’s already busting a seam in his butt. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to lock him up in a storage unit — on video calls with sources for stories, all too often they would just want to talk about the giant Pikachu behind my head.

Leaving that aside, I actually do appreciate my stuffed Pikachu and people’s responses online. No matter which way you slice it, Pikachu is the best-known mascot for one of the biggest media franchises since the turn of the millennium. We see Pikachu the way The Pokémon Company wants us to see it. These stuffed animals are great, because I love seeing their precious symbol all distorted and melted.

No matter what people say, I will always enjoy these cursed little Pika infants.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.