Have you had enough Pokémon Go this summer? You may be finished with this year’s mobile gaming fad, but it’s not finished with you! Pokémon can be small and even adorable, but a pocket monster is still a monster, and you can only keep it chained for so long. Today is the day that Pikachu fights back, in a new parody video.
Via Laughing Squid, filmmaker Joe Murayama has created and starred in a new short on YouTube called Pokémon Invasion, which features everyone’s favorite electro-rat breaking free from the confines of Murayama’s phone in search of a little payback. Fortunately for Murayama, this Pikachu doesn’t have the greatest aim. But he does have at least one friend, as Charizard also makes a brief appearance to rise up against their would-be Pokémaster.
Clearly our hero here hasn’t done enough to win the loyalty of his Pokémon, and that’s coming back to bite him. However, Murayama’s character has obviously seen Pixels, and he was prepared for the inevitable day that gaming characters became real. I mean, who doesn’t have semiautomatic weapons modified to affect only video game creatures hidden around their home? That’s just smart strategy.
Unfortunately for Murayama, Pikachu has more than one way to win this battle, and he’s gonna have to deal with a much smaller living space inside of a Pokéball. It’s a fun short, and Murayama credits his roommate “Dennis” for filming the scenes that he appeared in. Murayama has two other video game inspired shorts on his YouTube page, and both are worth checking out.
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Image: Joe Murayama