An electric mouse. A blue turtle. A fiery salamander.
The reference point for many (early) Pokemon is not too hard to decipher. But new video footage from Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee! — there’s a Pikachu version but Eevee is queer — suggests that we might have misjudged Venusaur and its earlier evolutions. The “saur” certainly suggests that each of them is supposed to be some kind of garden-based dinosaur (and therefore, related to flying pokemon *winks*), but this footage shows Venusaur hopping around like a frog.
See for yourself.
As Kotaku pointed out: the people, they are shook.
Twenty years……..I had no idea venusaur/bulbasaur was a frog
— stasis baby (@HarronWawker) August 7, 2018
— Ian Mutchler (unemployed) (@TheFantasticIan) August 3, 2018
Me: “You know Venusaur is like a frog, right?”
Irene: “He’s not a frog!!”
Me: “Yes he is, what else could he be!?”
Irene: “Let me see Bulbasaur!”
Me: *searches for image*
Irene: “OMG!! HE IS A FROG!”
— SBJ | Steve (@draggingalake) August 6, 2018
I can’t believe Venusaur is a giant…Frog 😅 pic.twitter.com/VaOpVwhFwK
— Mandy 💙🎮 (@MandyleePlays) August 6, 2018
People even started to make drawings to explain this revelation about Venusaur’s gams.
I will never look at venusaur in the same way ever again.. pic.twitter.com/29qyNl7RPZ
— doodlelotl (@Doodlelot) August 4, 2018
— たかさおじさん (@ikiro_pkmn) August 3, 2018
At six feet seven inches and 220 lbs, Venusaur is repping for the thicc, agile girls.