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Big, Blonde Hair and Very Angry: A New Pokemon Based on Trump?

  • Nintendo showed its new Pokémon character

    Nintendo showed its new Pokémon character | Photo: Nintendo

Published 15 June 2016

Some internet users are wondering if the newest Nintendo character could have been created with Donald Trump in mind.

Video game giant Nintendo revealed its latest character for its Pokémon franchise named Yungoos, who has been the center of social media reactions as users say it resembles the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

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Social media users have implied that character, which was revealed Tuesday, is physically similar and has the same background as the Billionaire turned politician.

Yungoos has a stripe of golden hair, strong jaw, angry face, and he is known as the "loitering Pokémon." Yungoos is also a creature that is not native to the region where it lives, called Alola, but still took over and became powerful.

Pokemon fans compare this to Trump’s signature blonde hair, constant angry statements, promoting violence in his rallies, and the fact that he was an outsider in politics but managed to win the Republican party nomination for the 2016 general elections.

The character was coincidentally launched on Trump’s birthday, June 14.

The new character was released at a demonstration of the new game, "Pokémon Sun and Moon" during Nintendo's presentation at E3 – one of the biggest video game events in the world – in Los Angeles.

The new game will be up for sale in November at the same time the U.S. presidential elections which is shaping out to be a battle between Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

Pokémon is a Nintendo franchise created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995, centered on creatures which humans catch and train them to battle each other. Pokémon is the second-most successful and lucrative video game in the world behind the Mario bros. series, also owned by Nintendo.

The franchise now produces not only video games, but also trading card, animated TV shows, movies, comic books, and toys.

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