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Yuungoos is a normal-type Pokémon included in Nintendo's role-playing video game Pokémon Sun and Moon. Following its unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in mid-June 2016, many Pokemon fans mocked the mongoose-like character's perceived resemblance to the 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
During Nintendo's Treehouse livestream held at E3 on June 14th, 2016, the company unveiled several new monsters for the upcoming game Pokémon Sun and Moon, which included the new normal-type Pokémon Yungoos (shown below).
The creature is officially listed as a normal-type "Loitering Pokemon" that starts with the abilities "Stakeout" and "Strong Jaw" (shown below).
Immediately after Yungoos was revealed, Twitter users began noting that the tuft of fur on the monster's head held a striking resemblance to Donald Trump's iconic hairstyle (shown below).
Meanwhile, various artists began posting illustrations of the creature dressed as Trump or posing with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Tumblr, including toilet--princess (shown below, left), arkeis (shown below, middle) and tawnaduncan (shown below, right).
In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the Donald Trump comparisons, including Kotaku, PC Mag and The Independent.
On August 1st, 2016, The Official Pokémon Channel on YouTube released a five-minute trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon featuring an evolved form of Yungoos named Gumshoos, a portmanteau of the words "gumshoe" and "mongoose" (shown below).
The character is listed as a normal-type "Stakeout Pokémon" on the Pokemon-Sunmoon database, with the abilities "Stakeout" and "Strong Jaw" (shown below).
That day, the video reached the front page of /r/Games, where Redditor psued0nym commented "So is Gumshoos a Donald Trump based Pokemon?" Meanwhile, many Twitter users posted tweets comparing Gumshoos to Trump (shown below). In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the online reaction to the Gumshoos character, including Mashable, Heavy and Buzzworthy.
 Tumblr – toilet--princess
 Tumblr – Tawna Duncan
 Kotaku – Fans Think the Newest Pokemon Totally Looks Like Donald Trump
 PC Mag – Yungoos Pokemon Is Gonna Be YUGE
 The Independent – Pokemon Sun and Moon E3 trailer
 Reddit – pseudo0nym
 Mashable – Everyone thinks this new Pokémon looks just like Donald Trump
 Heavy – Newly Announced Pokemon Looks Like Donald Trump
 BuzzWorthy – People think this new Pokemon looks just like Donald Trump
 Twitter – @ZachariusD
 Twitter – @NintendoTweet
 Twitter – @DuckHuntGamer
Aug 04, 2016 at 10:21AM EDT
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