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Pokémon Sword And Shield's Starters Kinda Look Like Powerpuff Girls

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Image: 3rami98
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Grookey, Scorbunny and Sobble are the starters for the newly revealed Pokémon Sword And Shield. They look familiar.

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Namely, that people think they look like The Powerpuff Girls.

Illustration for article titled iPokémon Sword And Shield/is Starters Kinda Look Like Powerpuff Girls
Image: 3rami98
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As Twitter user Sazanami Salami points out, Scorbunny looks like Blossom, Sobble look Bubbles and Grookey looks like Buttercup. This image has been liked over 39,000 times.

Sazanami Salami drew these Powerpuff images for comparison’s sake. They’re not exactly the same, but certain traits and colors in each of the Powerpuff characters line up with the new Starters’. An amusing coincidence, no doubt.

Here is how the characters stack up to official art.

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Can’t wait to see how these Starters evolve!

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For more Powerpuff Girls fan art, check out Sazanami Salami’s Pixiv page.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Somehow artists never step up and say "you got me, that was a totally intentional wink to one of my favorite shows". I mean, it's not plagiarism at this stage.