By: Sloane Hughes
The next videogames in the Pok ‘mon franchise, titled Sword and Shield, were announced earlier this week and along with them, the newest generation of Pok ‘mon and a whole new world to explore. The new region of Gallar was heavily inspired by the UK and Ireland, and everyone noticed immediately.
The Galar region is Britain!! South is at the top! pic.twitter.com/ZFBWDemHRP
‘ The Gabi Type (@TheGabiType) February 27, 2019
Aside from the island itself looking exactly the same, there ‘s even UK-esque landmarks. If you look closely at the northern part of Gallar you can even see a tiny little Big Ben style clock tower!
Every British and Irish Pok ‘mon fan is clearly psyched about this, and it ‘s lead to some hilarious responses across social media as people imagine what Pok ‘mon in the UK and Ireland would actually be like.
Disclaimer: For those who aren ‘t familiar with Scottish twitter, allow me to explain before we go any further. Scottish twitter is perhaps the funniest part of the internet – they type phonetically, which makes tweets that would already be hilarious SO MUCH FUNNIER as you read them with heavy Scottish accents in mind. Here are a couple examples.
Just got 4 drinks at the drive thru n that guy asked 'do ye want a cupholder'. Obviously a do ya fucking reprobate am no a fucking octopus
‘ Callum McNab (@CallumMcNab93) March 20, 2013
Ye ever wanty just wrap yersel up in tin foil nice and cosy and then just fucking get right inty the microwave and blow yersel up tae fuck
‘ sheep (@cannyswim) June 22, 2015
So now that you ‘re warmed up, here are the funniest things people had to say about the new “British ‘ Pok ‘mon world
pokemon before: hey i see youre a trainer, lets battle!
pokemon now: ey ye bloody wanker lets have a fight innit
‘ Shan @ 200% MOTIVATED (@ondoruragitan) February 27, 2019
OMG NEW POK ‘MON LOOKS SO GOOD pic.twitter.com/uAzoHJubGQ
‘ ????? / ????? (@revelyh) February 27, 2019
‘ Dan Martin (@deathbulge) February 27, 2019
me maw gets so jel wen ay do anythin fun like no my fault am out snortin lines n shaggin nines nd yu hav to stay home n bake a lasagne pic.twitter.com/Gb8fDnbqnK
‘ Hanyuu / Jenn (@CaptainHanyuu) February 28, 2019
Just got 30 Pok ‘balls at the mart n that guy asked 'do ye want a bag'. Obviously a do ya fucking reprobate am no a fucking octillery pic.twitter.com/6hgzDPhAtC
‘ Hanyuu / Jenn (@CaptainHanyuu) February 27, 2019
on me way te grab me starter frum the prefesser, ere ‘s hopin ‘ the fookin monkey basterd grows into a right fine lad pic.twitter.com/VHkOs48f6O
‘ Cide #GanonSucks (@cidedorf) February 27, 2019
“oi slag u wanna 'ave a pokemon fight?”
“is the pope cath'lick u cheeky tart” pic.twitter.com/3hQlRt8HZS
‘ Called Turn-A Pun ma'am (@PunishedHag) February 27, 2019
Why dae folk ask pokeman stupid shite lit “Ur getting strong arent ye?” As if the wee cunts gony be like aye Moira yer spot on am oan the expay shaer pic.twitter.com/7MKVvChZhC
‘ End Justifaiz the Bear (@puritikuma) February 27, 2019
Wow, bold move of Nintendo to have the new Pok ‘mon games set in a region inspired by the UK pic.twitter.com/vM3NGV4rLO
‘ James Whitbrook (@Jwhitbrook) February 27, 2019
…now I kinda want a Pokemon game in a Scottish setting pic.twitter.com/mECYgyY67v
‘ INDIGO (@rockindigo) February 28, 2019
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