You would think that after 20 years since the beginning of Pokémon, watching a new movie of our favorite pocket monsters would be nostalgic, endearing, or at least entertaining. But no. “Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!” is far from that.
Unlike previous Pokémon remakes, the movie is more or less a retelling of the original TV series, with Ash and Pikachu traveling to find a legendary Pokémon, and it even includes some of the anime’s most memorable moments. So far so good, right? But one thing changed. A small but decisive detail that ended up turning what could’ve been the perfect celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary into an obscene offense to every 90’s kid.
Pikachu talks. And not in its little Pikachu language; it talks using actual human words.
Sure! It was just one short scene. But if there’s anything we thought we could trust about the ever-changing Pokémon cartoons, it’s this:
Needless to say, the scene is extremely weird and, quite frankly, uncomfortable to watch. Understandably, the internet went bonkers seeing Pikachu speak English for the first time. Here are 22 of the best reactions to Pikachu’s horribly cringeworthy talking scene.
WARNING: Keep reading and your childhood will be ruined.