ByNicholas Montegriffo, writer at Creators.co
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Nicholas Montegriffo

Pop culture on the internet, exposed to the roiling, bubbling soup of humanity's creative urges and digital fever dreams, can often emerge in strange and frightening new forms. The latest abominations to arise from the ooze is an unholy merging of cartoon forms—that of the yellow-skinned, four-fingered denizens of Springfield, and the multitude of gladiator beasts of the #Pokémon universe.

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Behold, the Homertoise!

Bask in his corpulent beauty, this creation comes courtesy of London-based Etsy retailer ThumbsDesign. Embiggened by a noble spirit, this designer sells his creations as badges, stickers and snazzy-looking trading cards, complete with #TheSimpsons-inspired special moves.

Thanks to Thumbs, beleaguered pop culture journalists don't have to rack their brains coming up with puns on Simpsons-themed Pokémon moves (seriously thumbs, you're a genius). He also really has a knack for matching any Simpsons character to the appropriate Pokémon. Check out some of my favorites from this series.

Pikabart

I love that first move description
I love that first move description

Marge-ras

The wet look suits her
The wet look suits her

Barneysaur

Don't cry for me, I'm already knocked out
Don't cry for me, I'm already knocked out

Sideshow Bobutor

It's actually German for 'The Pikabart, the'
It's actually German for 'The Pikabart, the'

Frank Grimer

Surely he should be vulnerable to electricity
Surely he should be vulnerable to electricity

Mr. Chariburns

Hah, Burns, geddit?
Hah, Burns, geddit?

Snarbok

Ekans was too obvious
Ekans was too obvious

Comic Book Lax

find some friends that aren’t printed on paper
find some friends that aren’t printed on paper

Arcanwillie

Scotsmen and Pokemon are natural enemies
Scotsmen and Pokemon are natural enemies

Rod and Todduo

Two heads, one attack? Lame.
Two heads, one attack? Lame.

Gottobat

You got anything written from the vampire's point of view?
You got anything written from the vampire's point of view?

Psyralph

Psyralph, I choo-choo choose you!
Psyralph, I choo-choo choose you!

Weezbullies

Forfeit your lunch money when you lose to this
Forfeit your lunch money when you lose to this

Krabjynx

It didn't work out with Comic Book Lax
It didn't work out with Comic Book Lax

Mr. Krusty

That smoke wall is pretty tough
That smoke wall is pretty tough

Thumbs still aims to mash up 151 Pokémon with The Simpsons characters, so check out the Etsy page for more of these and other cartoon mash-up goodness. I, for one, welcome our new Simpsons/Pokémon overlords.

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