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"Creepy" Pokémon Sure Makes for Wonderful Photoshops

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This is Marshtomp. It's an evolved Mudkip, and the Pokémon didn't used to look this glazed over. Online in Japan, people are saying Marshtomp is "too creepy" (キモ過ぎる). That, and they're making Marshtomp photoshops. Of course they are!

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Here's how Mudkip evolves into Marshtomp.

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In the past, Marshtomp looked different. Cuter, if you will.

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It seems like with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire out, many players are now noticing that Marshtomp looks like this. However, even in Pokemon X/Y, Marshtomp already seemed...odd.

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Recently, online in Japan, people have been uploading 'shops under this tag: #ヌマクロークソコラグランプリ (or "Shit Marshtomp Photoshop Grand Prix). Let's have a look:

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