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Is The Pokémon Gumshoos Based On Donald Trump?

by Matthew Kato on Oct 19, 2016 at 06:53 AM

Maybe Russia isn't the only country trying to stir things up this election from afar... Pokémon Sun and Moon feature a Pokémon (Yungoos/Gumshoos) that looks a lot like Donald Trump. Was this intentional on the part of the developer?

We asked that question of producer Junichi Masuda, who replied:

"It’s a very American-centric question I think," said Masuda, "and actually a lot of people sent me comparison photos on Twitter pointing out the resemblance. But we had started the design of this Pokémon a long time back, and we didn’t have any intention to make it look like Donald Trump."

Interestingly, the game's website describes Yungoos as a "big eater that is never satisfied," and who has "a terrible temper when it's hungry..." The Pokémon is also not native to Alola region of the game, but rather an immigrant who was brought into deal with the explosion in population of other Pokémon.

We can't wait to see if the real Donald says anything about the resemblance via his very active Twitter account.

For more important questions regarding the games, check out our full list of Burning Questions for Masuda.