ByBenjamin Eaton, writer at Creators.co
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has inspired some shocking fake merchandise over the last 20 years, but there's a new unofficial Pikachu phone charger on the market that could be the very best of the worst. Upon release, Comic Book spotted a NSFW charger modeled after the series' lovable mascot, but were quick to point out a few unusual details that mark it out as a hilariously unofficial addition to the franchise's wide array of merchandise. Check out the advertisement below, which shows the slightly disproportionate Pikachu, a telling lack of Pokémon logos and trademarks, and a creative use for the electrifying mouse's power.

That looks Bulba-sore! [Credit: DH Gate]
That looks Bulba-sore! [Credit: DH Gate]

Correct. Despite never appearing as a statistic on Pikachu's trading card, the lovable electric-type can apparently charge phones with its private parts. The adorable cartoon design of the little mouse casually plugging itself into the wall socket doesn't really take the edge off the larger image; Nor does it fit Pikachu's furious front-facing image.

Raichu-sly Angry [Credit: DH Gate]
Raichu-sly Angry [Credit: DH Gate]

Well, you'd be furious too if your rear end was being used as a USB slot!

Gotta Catch 'Em All... Unfortunately

As far as its production value goes, this electrifying item is a world apart from some of the other monstrous examples of bootleg Pokémon merchandise. The Japanese company even had to take serious steps to combat the selling of rip-off memorabilia by buying out the Chinese retailer Alibaba. Ultimately, this offers them a platform to sell their genuine items as opposed to cutting off the supply of merchandise like this unfortunate Misty figurine:

[Credit: Pokecharms.net]
[Credit: Pokecharms.net]

Despite appearing on the toy's packaging, it looks as though the manufacturer accidentally hybridized a Magikarp with the Cerulean gym leader. Between this remarkable invention and the Slenderman-Mewtwo crossover below, it's safe to say that the world of unofficial merchandise can offer some truly haunting results.

[Credit: Pokecharms.net]
[Credit: Pokecharms.net]

The latest generation of Pokémon seen in Pokémon Sun and Moon brings the franchise's grand total to 802 pocket monsters, and almost as many weird and wacky rip-off items on the market. We gathered a few together in a handy top 10 of the worst fake Pokémon merchandise, but the anatomy of this particular plug-in Pikachu has thundered right to the top of the list for its unsettling creativity.

How do you feel about Pikachu putting his Thunder Stones to good use? Sound off below!

Source: HDGate.com, ComicBook.com

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