British Pokémon memes are going viral and it’s all thanks to Sword and Shield's Galar region
28 February 2019, 17:16 | Updated: 28 February 2019, 17:19
The funniest British Pokémon memes inspired by the Galar region in Sword and Shield...
2019 is really delivering on the meme front. It's only February and we've already been blessed with some of the funniest viral moments of all time. Over the course of the past two months alone, Kylie Jenner and the world record egg have launched a thousand memes, everyone has choked Sasuke and Shaggy from Scooby Doo has been transformed into an all-powerful overlord. It's been a wild few weeks.
However, the internet never sleeps and now Pokémon has inspired another iconic meme. Yesterday the video gaming series unveiled the trailer for its new Sword and Shield series for Nintendo Switch and it looks magnificent. Fans were immediately obsessed with the new starter Pokémon (Sobble, Scorbunny, Grookey) and region (Galar). Not only that but Galar looks so familiar it's spawned a meme.
Check out the best Sword and Shield memes below.
Yes. The internet was quick to clock that Pokémon's new Galar region is inspired by the UK. From the country side aesthetic and urban landscapes to the character clothing and imitations of historic landmarks, it's very clear that Pokémon Sword and Shield has used Great Britain as inspiration for Galar. Naturally fans are now making British Pokémon memes and they are hilarious.
With that in mind, we've gathered just a few of the best British Pokémon memes all in one place.
First things first the captions are more UK friendly.
"oi slag u wanna 'ave a pokemon fight?"— Called Turn-A Pun ma'am (@PunishedHag) February 27, 2019
"is the pope cath'lick u cheeky tart" pic.twitter.com/3hQlRt8HZS
Some of them are even Scottish specific.
Why dae folk ask pokeman stupid shite lit "Ur getting strong arent ye?" As if the wee cunts gony be like aye Moira yer spot on am oan the expay shaer pic.twitter.com/7MKVvChZhC— Watch Precure 🐻 (@puritikuma) February 27, 2019
Scottish Twitter is the best Twitter.
This one is particularly accurate.
Just got 30 Pokéballs at the mart n that guy asked 'do ye want a bag'. Obviously a do ya fucking reprobate am no a fucking octillery pic.twitter.com/6hgzDPhAtC— Hanyuu / Jenn 👽💮 (@CaptainHanyuu) February 27, 2019
I feel at home.
Don't you just hate it when that happens?
This is art.
Pokemon Sword/Shield felt a little too British to me to be honest. pic.twitter.com/g8LxfYvw0Q— Naphtalene (@Naphta1ene) February 27, 2019
Someone give this person an award.
Historic monuments are also making an appearance.
heard the news the new pokemon games are set in the UK but wow can't believe it's true pic.twitter.com/9PqHbp4tHV— Callum O'Dwyer (@callumjodwyer) February 27, 2019
It's not British without Greggs.
Multiple historic monuments.
Now that's what I call Britain.
Even the more obscure sites are getting the Pokémon treatment.
Cerne Abbas Giant type thing in Pokémon Sword and Shield basically confirms the UK based region. Yes that’s a real thing in Dorset Uk. Yes...that’s a penis. pic.twitter.com/BQhIJWhI5b— Son of a Glitch (@AStartShow) February 27, 2019
This is actually legit.
The game play looks incredible.
OMG NEW POKÉMON LOOKS SO GOOD pic.twitter.com/uAzoHJubGQ— ᴇᴍɪʟʏ / ᴛᴇʀʀᴀ (@revelyh) February 27, 2019
People may not know that actual Pokémon training genuinely exists in the UK.
The costumes are particularly well thought out.
If you didn't wear you tie like that short at school, are you even British?
And the new Pokémon are so UK specific.
Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, showstopping, spectacular...
A wild Galarian Mightyena appeared! pic.twitter.com/3q8B2csFBq— ellis (@abcdellis_) February 27, 2019
Of course the Brexit jokes are rolling in.
pokémon uk game looks sweet! pic.twitter.com/38yyqUdrsY— tweets by cian™ (@CianOMahony) February 27, 2019
Lots of them.
Wow, bold move of Nintendo to have the new Pokémon games set in a region inspired by the UK pic.twitter.com/vM3NGV4rLO— James Whitbrook (@Jwhitbrook) February 27, 2019
This cuts deep.
These are just out of order.
"Welcome to the Galar region, where only you can stop the nefarious Team Leave from carrying out their chaotic Galaxit plan" pic.twitter.com/o8qwIjh8ST— Adam Moussa (@adamjmoussa) February 27, 2019
Galaxit plan is killing us.
Gamefreak making the Galar region pic.twitter.com/Oa3xjTyYLT— mark the unremarkable (@markimusbrutus) February 27, 2019
...we need to log off.