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Zekrom Kick

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Updated Jun 04, 2024 at 03:20PM EDT by Zach.

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Zekrom Kick refers to a series of image macros and edits joking about a Reddit post suggesting the Pokémon Zekrom could be buffed in competitive play with the addition of a move called "Zekrom Kick." Redditors in the /r/stunfisk subreddit voiced that the move's name was humorously uninspired, leading to numerous edits and memes about the hypothetical move.


On December 28th, 2023, Redditor Acebob11 posted a graphic to /r/stunfisk[1] suggesting buffs to the Pokémon Zekrom and Reshiram by giving them additional moves. The user came up with signature moves for each Pokémon, named "Zekrom Punch," "Zekrom Kick" for Zekrom and "Reshiram Pulse" and "Reshiram Beam" for Reshiram. The post gained over 3,000 points in five months (shown below).

Buff Theory How good would each tier of buffs make Reshiram and Zekrom in the Ubers metagame? Bulk Up -- Power -- Acc Tier 1 + Calm Mind -- Power -- Acc Zekrom Punch + 100 Power 100 Acc Tier 2 + Reshiram Pulse 100 Power 100 Acc + Zekrom Kick 120 Power 100 Acc + Reshiram Beam 120 Power 100 Acc Tier 3 Deals Dragon or Electric type damage, whichever is more effective. Deals Dragon or Fire type damage, whichever is more effective.

In the thread, users began to joke about the generic nature of the names. Moderator TheLaughingCat2 commented on the thread, writing, "this is a good format that I like a lot but you gotta pick less memey move names or else discussion will only be memey."


Over the following months, the move "Zekrom Kick" became the subject of memes among the competitive Pokémon community. On December 31st, 2023, Redditor juic3_b0i of /r/stunfisk[2] posted a comic joking about the kicking Pokémon Hitmonlee training Zekrom to learn "Zekrom Kick," gaining over 2,400 points in five months (shown below, left).

On January 28th, 2024, Redditor K_Korp posted in /r/stunfisk[3] a parody manga about Zekrom learning "Zekrom Kick," gaining over 1,400 points in four months (shown below, right).


The meme then spread out from /r/Stunfisk and onto Twitter / X. On February 22nd, 2024, Twitter user and animator @TheYisusOne[4] voiced their confusion about the meme, gaining over 320 retweets and 4,700 likes in three months (shown below, top). On March 17th, user @AxoIotIMan[5] posted a parody _Pokémon Showdown _ video in which Zekrom uses the move, gaining over 340 retweets and 2,400 likes in six weeks (shown below, bottom).

Yisuno | MEGAS ENJOYER @TheYisusOne What Pokemon game is this "Zekrom Kick" move from and why are so many people asking me to animate it I genuinely have never heard of it before help shut up idiot ジェイ 絵ジェ (ZEKROM KICK

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shut up idiot ジェイ 絵ジェ (ZEKROM KICK A Zekrom Punch 100 Power 100 Acc perish When a Unova legends game comes out and Zekrom gains a new move where it kicks something: imgflip.com imgflip.com FINALLY ZEKROM KICK shut up idiot シェイ PRESHIRAM BEAM

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External References

[1] Reddit – /r/stunfisk

[2] Reddit – /r/stunfisk

[3] Reddit – /r/stunfisk

[4] Twitter – TheYisusOne

[5] Twitter – AxolotlMan

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