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According to folks who are already studying the inner workings of the game’s code, each individual Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is assigned a size value ranging from zero to 255. This number scales the creature’s model in the game world, producing Pokémon that can be very, very small to monstrously huge. Alphas are always given a 255, making them the largest Pokémon in the game.

Social media is currently being inundated with people infatuated by these huge Pokémon, especially when it comes to species with more human-like qualities.


“This is gonna be this year’s Lady Dimitrescu situation isn’t it,” wrote one Twitter user, comparing a picture of a tall Gardevoir to Resident Evil Village’s massive vampire lady.

“With these big Pokémon in Arceus, we’re about [to] enter the ‘plz step on me’ era of Pokémon,” joked another alongside a screenshot of Lopunny.


One comment on the r/PokeLeaks subreddit even had the audacity to introduce the phrase “Machoke me daddy” to my internal monologue, where it will unfortunately live on as an intrusive thought for the foreseeable future.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus hype is reaching a fever pitch, a din of excitement that’s only grown with the last week of leaks. Here’s hoping this experimental Pokémon game lives up to its lofty potential. In any case, you still have a few days to come up with lewd captions for your giant Pokémon screenshots, so get cracking.