Pokemon Sun and Moon's Wonder Trade Is Full of Monsters Named Donald Trump

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The Wonder Trade feature in Pokémon Sun and Moon is dice roll: you put a Pokémon in, get a random Pokémon from somewhere else in the world in return. Out of 700+ possibilities, players keep spotting Yungooses named Donald Trump circulating on Wonder Trade.

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Fans have thought the reality tv star and the Alolan Pokémon have looked similar since the Pokémon was announced. He does kind of look like a rodent with a bad combover, doesn’t he? Youngoos is also an extremely common Pokémon in the early stages of the game, which makes it easy to grab an extra one for a quick gag.

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One might assume that naming this monster after the United States President-Elect is some kind of political statement. Perhaps they’re mocking the guy by comparing him to a cartoon weasel. Perhaps they’re one of those particularly edgy individuals that thinks sending the words “Donald Trump” into the ether will have a negative emotional affect on a stranger. For what it’s worth, I caught a Yungoos with the intention of Wonder Trading him. I nicknamed him HaveANiceDay. Here’s to hoping you’ll see him soon.

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DISCUSSION

I get it, and it is funny. But I always like trading halfway decent pokemon through wonder trade. Even if I get crap back, I’m just trying to bring a little joy to someone’s day.