Pokémon Sword and Shield UK Parodies

Pokémon Sword and Shield UK Parodies

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Updated Aug 14, 2019 at 05:26AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Feb 27, 2019 at 04:57PM EST by Adam.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield UK Parodies refers to jokes about how the Galar region of Pokémon Sword and Shield appears to be based off of the United Kingdom. This led to parodies in which people made jokes pairing Pokémon tropes with English dialect and comparisons to the the political climate in England in 2019.

Origin

On February 27th, 2019, Nintendo streamed a Nintendo Direct focused entirely on the announcement of Pokémon Sword and Shield (shown below).



Twitter users were quick to comment on how the game's new region, the Galar region, seemed to be based off of the UK. User @androssety pointed out that the Galar region looked like the UK if it was flipped upside down, gaining over 90 retweets (shown below, left). User @AStartShow[1] pointed to a figure mowed in grass from the trailer, saying it bore resemblance to the Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset, UK (shown below, right).


TBSkyen @TBSkyen Follow In Pokémon Sword and Shield you'll be going up against the radical seperatists Team Brexit who want to literally tear the region free from the ocean floor and float away forever. 10:09 AM - 27 Feb 2019 Son of a Glitch @AStartShow Follow 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. 10:39 AM-27 Feb 2019

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Twitter users made jokes about Pokémon being set in England. Many of these jokes imagined the dialogue in the Pokémon universe playing out with UK accents. User @puritikuma tweeted Pokémon-related dialogue with a Scottish accent, gaining over 8,700 retweets (shown below, left). User @PunishedHag did the same with cockney slang, gaining over 14,000 retweets (shown below, right). User @Elsielovelock performed a video of herself reading the tweets, which gained over 17,000 retweets (shown below, bottom).


Watch Precure @puritikuma Follow V Why dae folk ask pokeman stupid s---- lit "Ur getting strong arent ye?" As if thee wee c---- gony be like aye Moira yer spot on am oan the expay shaer 11:05 AM 27 Feb 2019 Called Turn-A Pun ma'am @PunishedHag Follow "oi slag u wanna 'ave a pokemon fight?" "is the pope cath'lick u cheeky tart" 10:16 AM 27 Feb 2019




Other users joked about the political climate in the UK as it related to Pokémon. Twitter user @TBSkyen joked that the villains of the game would be pro-Brexit, gaining over 30 retweets and 70 likes (shown below, left). User @JacobKleinman joked that the new games could be called "Leave / Remain," referencing the Brexit debate (shown below, right).


TBSkyen @TBSkyen Follow In Pokémon Sword and Shield you'll be going up against the radical seperatists Team Brexit who want to literally tear the region free from the ocean floor and float away forever. 10:09 AM - 27 Feb 2019 Jake @jacobkleinman Follow bold move by nintendo to make the new pokemon game take place in england during the brexit debate LEAVE REMAIN 11:03 AM 27 Feb 2019

Various Examples


Oliver Age 24 @OliverAge24 Follow OMG the new Pokemon games are set in the UK... which one will you choose? #PokemonSwordshield TESCO GREGGS 1:49 PM-27 Feb 2019 Callum O'Dwyer @callumjodwyer Follow heard the news the new pokemon games are set in the UK but wow can't believe it's true GREGGS (Ce 10:16 AM - 27 Feb 2019 Akira @OneMagicallvory Follow "l'd love to help out with defeating these villains Deku but l've decided to head off to the UK to become a Pokemon Trainer!" 10:42 AM 27 Feb 2019 kony pyon 3 konypyon Follow Yes I can confirm this Pokémon region is based in UK because this chap here looks like all the girls that congregate around McDonalds after school is over #PokemonDirect 10:36 AM 27 Feb 2019 Priestess @Priestess NZ Follow Loving the New #pokemon UK region #PokemonSwordShield People who don't up about Dod or Who People who don't/ hut the f--- u t the otter 3:47 PM-27 Feb 2019 England Pokemon Region What If England Was A Pokemon Region? Mr Buddy 414K views 1:31:38 swarnpert british person: *sees dialga and palkia appear and create a space-time rift in the sky that will destroy the entire country* roight. wots all this then


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External References

[1] Twitter – @AStartShow

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God help us if they make a game in Australia. All pokemon are poison types, and everyone is like
“Oy cunt did ya meowth take me stubbies? I’ll fookin glass ya ” or “MASSIVE LEGEND HERE” every time someone brings out a rare pokemon.

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