It’s officially the era of Pokémon Generation Eight.
On this Pokémon Day, Nintendo has released the trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield, and it is just as cute and magical as we’ve come to expect. Of course whenever a new Pokémon game is revealed, fans will inevitably squabble over their favorite starters. The three new additions of Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble have already inspired a lot of love, fighting, jokes, and of course fan art. So we’ve collated some of the best tweets about each of the cute characters that have hit the internet.
The green chimpanzee inspired Pokémon has inspired a lot of fan art and almost instant loyalty from many Twitter users.
— ✨Scruffy @ Brave Vesperia✨ (@ScruffyTurtles) February 27, 2019
— Steve Grookeyson (@Steve_Thueson) February 27, 2019
Grookey final evolution lookin kinda tough not gonna lie pic.twitter.com/d356YCl9mW
— ✘ (@_StylesZX2) February 27, 2019
Translated the Japanese Pokemon website. Grookey sounds brilliant. pic.twitter.com/V4OcSqAA3u
— Joe Skrebels (@2plus2isjoe) February 27, 2019
— Tom Fawkes (@TomFawkes) February 27, 2019
Pokémon’s new bunny addition has been the butt of many loving jokes and sweet declarations of commitment.
SCORBUNNY CLEARLY EVOLVING INTO LOLA BUNNY YOU CAN’T CHANGE MY MIND pic.twitter.com/KbcuA6W1mw
— Omni (@InfernoOmni) February 27, 2019
good morning pokemon twitter pic.twitter.com/geeAeQECxL
— Nola Pfau 🔜 ECCC (@nolapfau) February 27, 2019
— Caroline Director (@CarolineDirectr) February 27, 2019
me explaining why i’m picking scorbunny as my starter pic.twitter.com/iut2T3oeLk
— leon (@leyawn) February 27, 2019
— 井口病院🌈 (@ichthy0stega) February 27, 2019
scorbunny’s evolutions are dope imo pic.twitter.com/Ph4KlXdtiv
— Julia Kaye, forest nymph (@upandoutcomic) February 27, 2019
scorbunny has scored my shoUNEN HEART pic.twitter.com/z7CjYlAbWZ
— SHOUNEN POWAA🔥🔥💪 (@tyltyll) February 27, 2019
This watery bud seems to be appealing to everyone’s depressed side.
— polly (german) (@defensebench) February 27, 2019
gym leader: Yer starter doin’ alright, lass?
player character: He’s fine ma Sobble’s just havin’ a wee cry is all
— ellen (heaven version) 🌤️ [80/300] (@bursterasure) February 27, 2019
Gotta Catch The Zeitgeist: Why Sobble is a Mascot for the Ennui and Disillusionment Defining Our Generation, In This Essay I Will, pic.twitter.com/JYUBsZqcRI
— Sobble Protection Task Force (@itskindred) February 27, 2019
my new child sobble pic.twitter.com/mgk0Vl6CxR
— allissa 亮琳 (@formyths) February 27, 2019
Sobble gang, rise up pic.twitter.com/R3ovfFnlO7
— Let’s Go! Sobble (@PineappleRobin) February 27, 2019
We can’t wait to see all of these cuties living their best life when Sword and Shield hits shelves later this year!