People Are Freaking Out About How Adorable Fat Pikachu Is
He's chonky. He's thicc. He's squishy. He's Fat Pikachu and he's taking over the internet. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will be available on Nintendo Switch so soon, on Nov. 15, and they just announced that "Gigantamax" Pokémon are back and better than ever.
And truly, people are losing their minds over chonky Pikachu. The game has added "Gigantamax" forms of several all-time favorite Pokémon, so never fear: Fat Pikachu isn't the only one of his kind, although he does seem to be the thicc-est.
Fat Pikachu is trending on Twitter because he is so fat and so cute.
But Fat Pikachu isn't the only "Gigantamax" Pokémon in these new games. Get ready for elephant-sized Eevee, massive Meowth, big ol' Butterfree, and chonky Charizard as well. I know. It is going to be the best.
According to The Mary Sue, these "Gigantamax" forms are "a special kind of evolution that was created for this new incarnation for the long-running video game franchise. Gigantamaxing during a battle increases a Pokémon's size and stats, as well as giving them a special ability."
That is a special ability besides instantly becoming ten times more adorable. Of course, not every Pokémon can achieve this giant form. This ability is reserved for only the best.
How do you get Fat Pikachu?
Gigantamax Pikachu is only available to players who have "play records" from Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! on their Nintendo Switch. "That is the same case for the new Gigantamax Eevee, which will require play records from Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!. Gigantamax Meowth is an early-purchase bonus for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield."
In order to grab Gigantamax Meowth, players "will need to select the 'Get via Internet option in Mystery Gift' between Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 and Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, according to Polygon.
Needless to say, the entire internet has gone crazy for Fat Pikachu and his chonky pals. Don't you just want to cuddle with them?
What can Fat Pikachu do?
In the trailer released on Oct. 16, you can learn all about Fat Pikachu's new abilities. They include new moves and the ability to paralyze one's opponents.
As for Gigantamax Eevee, there's a new move called the "G-max cuddle," which renders all opposite-gender opponents "infatuated." I love that so much.
Gigantamax Charizard can breathe a lot of fire — and I mean a lot — big Butterfree has the ability to cause "poison, paralysis, or asleep status," and Long Meowth "confuses all targets and earns an in-game cash bonus." Nothing wrong with that!
Check out the Gigantamax Pokémon trailer for yourself to see Fat Pikachu and friends in action! I mean, just look at him. Fat Pikachu looks like the parade float version of himself.
He's clearly got his winter coat on and is ready to hibernate for the season. So don't wait! Get playing so you can snag Gigantamax Pikachu, Charizard, Eevee, Butterfree, and Meowth straight away on Nov. 15.