Why Pokémon Are Queer

· Updated on March 23, 2023

There were 151 original Pokémon when the game first debuted in the late 1990s. But we all know the real question on your mind — how many of the Pokémon are totally, indisputably, canonically queer?

In this video, two of INTO’s very own take a closer look at some of your favorite little monsters and ask the tough questions. Is Pikachu gay? Is Squirtle dealing with toxic masculinity? Is Jigglypuff actually Kurt from Glee?

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