Okay, so it’s not exactly a club Pikachu dances in, but what looks like a convenience store. (Although it is dimly lit and full of haze from a smoke machine.) And Pikachu isn’t dancing an already established TikTok dance so much as introducing the idea of one. But this video, which we first saw on Polygon, certainly has the potential to go viral. Pikachu doesn’t perform willy nilly every day. Especially not with a dance crew of Pokémon consisting of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Clefairy, and Cubone. Even Snorlax gets in on the fun. No one, we note, invited Jigglypuff to this dance-off, though. A smart move.
According to its description, this video celebrates Pokémon’s 25th anniversary. The song Pikachu and its merry band of Pokémon dance to is Yaffle’s Reconnect (feat. Daichi Yamamoto & AAAMYYY). And this song features on Pokémon 25: The Album. This album “commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Pokémon series and features artists from all over the world, including Yaffle from Japan.” We hope Pikachu had a personal hand in picking the tracks.
Pikachu certainly seems like it’s having fun, doing a dance in the candy aisle with all its friends. And the song really is incredibly catchy. It must feel nice for Pokémon to stretch their limbs after spending all day miniaturized in a Poké Ball. And honestly, we feel glad they can enjoy themselves with things like group dancing. Battling every day seems like it can get exhausting. We might even feel the urge to try the Poké-TikTok dance for ourselves.
We could never match Pikachu’s energy, though. Pikachu absolutely owns the convenience store/club as it does his dance. The Pokémon even nails a sassy smirk. At some point, it brings out glow sticks. Charizard even makes a cameo appearance. Will the fun ever end? Hopefully, soon we can see Pikachu joined by its new friends from the recently announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games. We feel like Scarlet and Violet’s new starters could make the perfect additions to the Pokémon dance crew. Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly look like they know how to get down.
Punch down, punch down, jump, jump. Cheers to you Pikachu, dance champion of the Pokémon candy aisle.