Picture the scene. You’re walking down Manchester Deansgate on a Saturday evening. Just ahead of you, a group of lads spill out of the Wetherspoons onto the street and one catches your gaze. “Oi mate!” he yells. “What mate?” you reply. “You wanna Pokemon battle or what, mate?” he sneers. “Let’s rumble, mate,” you say reaching for you pokeballs. Welcome to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Well, that’s the theory anyway. Since the announcement of the 8th Generation Pokemon games, fans have spotted that the all new Galar region, has probably taken some inspiration from our very own Great Britain.
This, of course, has opened a veritable Pandora’s box of English and Scottish voiceovers and quotes being attributed to Pokemon and it might be the funniest thing that’s happened so far this year.
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
Just got 30 Pokéballs 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
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
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
As is their way, Nintendo have not yet responded to any of these fine observations, and they haven’t even confirmed that Galar is based on the UK. Mind you, that hasn’t stopped people getting wet and wild with the idea all the same.
This is the best I can do with an Android videi editor pic.twitter.com/6NMKV4LkMa
— GRBen (@GaimDS) February 28, 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
At this moment in time we don’t really know a huge amount about how Pokemon Sword and Shield will play, but I think I speak for everybody when I say that if Nintendo were to add these accents to the game we’d all be richer for the experience.
You know what you have to do Nintendo you cheeky tart.
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Mark is the Gaming Editor for UNILAD. Having grown up a gaming addict, he’s been deeply entrenched in culture and spends time away from work playing as much as possible. Mark studied music at University and found a love for journalism through going to local gigs and writing about them for local and national publications.