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This is Hitmonchan. For years now, some people have been saying they see the character’s butt in Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow. How is that even possible?! Let’s find out.

Here’s how Hitmonchan first appears.

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While I think it’s pretty easy to see two boxing gloves, some people apparently see one glove covering a bashful face and a giant bulbous butt. Though, there are those who see a round back.

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The topic recently came up on Japanese bulletin board 2ch, and here are simple drawings to explain why the butt can be seen, with double cheeks added for emphasis only.

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[Image: 2ch]

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[Image: 2ch]

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[Image: 2ch]

There’s even those see a bubble butt in back and a round nose with a pointed beak in front.

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The drawing by net user C.D.I.place that reads 正 on the right is the correct way to see Hitmonchan, while the one on the left that reads 誤 is not.

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[Image: C.D.I.placeのブログ]

And now I cannot unsee Hitmonchan butt.

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[Image: 2ch]

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