As you may have heard, a new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer was released today. It included a preview of three new Pokémon, exciting new multiplayer features, and new NPCs.
But above all, it has allowed the Internet to create very good memes.
First off, there’s a lot of love for the two new professor characters, Sada and Turo, who appear in Scarlet or Violet respectively depending on which version you have. Fans seem to really like their creations… maybe a little too much?
— Aiden139 (@AidenRS139) June 1, 2022
– m (@maxisoffline) June 1, 2022
– foam bag (@mossbag69) June 1, 2022
— ❀ istanmyself ❀ (@rajawtheflatass) June 1, 2022
— Jake’s name (@JakeTheLastname) June 1, 2022
Besides being thirsty, fans made some good blunders on other elements of the trailer like the new world elements we saw and the briefly shown legendary pets Koraidon and Miraidon:
— Agui 💪 Ceres 3 verkami! (@Agui_chART) June 1, 2022
Who do you have? Team Tropicana or Team Welch’s pic.twitter.com/UfDl6Z1ZH3
— Jaalin Harvey (@TCJaalin) June 1, 2022
— Protect Ignis Scientia (@protect_ignis) June 1, 2022
Heal my Sprigatito and get a Baja Blast at the Taco Bell-inspired Pokémon Center. pic.twitter.com/fYbG1dgeV4
—Anthony (@kindekuma) June 1, 2022
— Robert Sephazon (@Sephazon) June 1, 2022
But the real fodder for today’s trailer was in the introduction of three new Pokémon. One of them, an orange floofball called Pawmi, was mostly adored by the community for being cute.
— ★ Icarus Universe ★ (@IcarusStar1) June 1, 2022
But the other two sent fans into a meme frenzy. First, my personal favourite, Smoliv: which is – I’m not kidding – just a small olive. A small olive. Smoliv!
WHO IS HE pic.twitter.com/oGbX3oHRKE
— Beep ♥︎ (@cinnabeep) June 1, 2022
—naro (@pudumaro) June 1, 2022
when you’re here, you’re family pic.twitter.com/gKY0a12keu
— smoliv stan 🫒 (@siLPH_Co) June 1, 2022
Alright, alright, I know why we’re all here. The star of the show: Lechonk. Lechonk completely destroyed us all by being a round little piggy with an amazing name and a wonderful personality.
Huge atmosphere. pic.twitter.com/acpH8B6VMA
— iain (@Hxrrinho) June 1, 2022
lechonk final evolution looks great pic.twitter.com/X8tNej0jVy
— Michal (@Miexriir) June 1, 2022
me and my lechonk pic.twitter.com/7upelgRhWY
– 100T Kick (@THWACKIFY) June 1, 2022
I made this pic.twitter.com/vouZDuLOzq
—Kam Konek (@TheKamdyman) June 1, 2022
— evan (@evansmoakvgc) June 1, 2022
Lechonk fanclub starts now pic.twitter.com/vK2JQQiYSk
— Mabel (@NezzFinesse) June 1, 2022
Today’s new trailer gave us a bit more information to chew on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including a November 18 release date and information on four-player co-op.
Besides Lechonk, Smoliv, and Pawmi, we’ve already seen the game’s starters – the Grass Cat Sprigatito, the Fire Croc Fuecoco, and the Water Duckling Quaxly – when Scarlet and Violet were first announced in February.
Rebekah Valentine is a reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.