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.
Comic Book Lax
Rod and Todduo
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.
#PokemonSunMoon is almost here! Check out the trailer below: