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Galarian Weezing is a Pokémon introduced for the Pokémon Sword and Shield games. The Pokémon is a redesign of Weezing, a Poison-type evolution of Koffing, which has been a part of the series since the first generation of games. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Weezing will be a Poison/Fairy type, redesigned to have two large smokestacks resembling top hats on its heads and smoke patterns on its face that resemble facial hair.
On August 7th, 2019, Pokémon YouTube channel released a trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield. The trailer highlighted the new Pokémon Morpeko, antagonists Team Yell and Marnie, and Galar-specific variants of Pokémon Zigzagoon, Linoone, and Weezing (shown below).
Twitter users were quick to joke about Weezing's new design. Many Twitter users compared the design to Fairly Oddparents character Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome, who wears a giant hat with a similar appearance to the smokestacks on Weezing's head. Twitter user @ThatMatt_ posted a direct comparison, gaining over 900 retweets and 2,900 likes (shown below, left). User @MikeLuckas compared Weezing to Dimmadome and the Spoons Rattling image, gaining over 1,000 retweets and 3,900 likes (shown below, right).
Others felt the design was reminiscent of a bong used for marijuana consumption. User @videodante joked "Smokemon," a portmanteau of "smoking" and "Pokémon" which has generated fan art, "is real" (shown below, left). User @theSirToasty posted a Nobody joke calling the character "Bong Weezing," gaining over 990 retweets and 5,000 likes (shown below, right). Jokes were covered by Heavy and Mashable.
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