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Wooper is a Water/Ground type Pokemon introduced in the second generation of Pokemon games. The Pokémon grew into a fan favorite in the decades since it was introduced, eventually appearing in several memes, including a joke where its game sprite was paired with the word "This."


Wooper made its first appearance in Pokemon Gold & Silver, games which were released in Japan on November 21, 1999, and in North America on October 15, 2000.[1] It is the 194th Pokemon in the National Dex. Upon reaching level 20, Wooper can evolve into Quagsire.[2]


Throughout the years, Wooper has appeared in many fan works. On September 4th, 2019, zamsire[3] uploaded to YouTube a video featuring many Woopers and its evolution Quagsire dancing. The video had since received over 3 million views and over 263k likes (shown below, left). On December 5, 2019, @LUOIAE[4] on Twitter posted fan art of a Pokemon Trainer surrounded by a team of Woopers and had received over 18.2k likes and over 4.9k retweets (shown below, right).


This refers to an image of Wooper with the word “this” on the text box. The earliest instance of it being posted online was by @Alpharad[5] on Twitter on March 8th, 2019. It had received 8.3k likes, and 1.5k retweets (shown below).


On December 14th, 2019, @blueBORG16[6] posted an edit of the image on Twitter of Wooper with Sothis’s hair from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. The tweet had received 4.4k likes and 1.7k retweets (shown below, left). On January 22nd, 2020, @LadyKuki1[7] posted fan art of Wooper with Sothis’s hair on Twitter and had received 8.3k likes and 2.7k retweets (shown below, right).

@ bleBORGI6 So This

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[1] Pokemon – Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version

[2] Serebii – #194 Wooper

[3] Youtube – acquire the sire

[4] Twitter – @LUOIAE

[5] Twitter – @Alpharad

[6] Twitter – @blueBORG16

[7] Twitter – @LadyKuki1

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in reply to Dr. Pants

Blame The Game Awards. During TGA, Sephiroth was revealed as the new Smash Bros. Ultimate character, a notable highlight for many who watched the livestream. Another notable thing that occurred throughout this year's TGA was "Wooper Watch", a Pokemon GO tie-in event with the livestream where Pokemon GO players could catch a Wooper during specific moments. One of the hosts would be on screen saying "it's time for Wooper Watch" and Woopers would run across the screen, signalling when it's time for Pokemon GO players to catch a Wooper.

I guess these two events got some people to mash them together and create Wooper Sephiroth that you now see.


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