OK folks, we've got a special treat to ease you into your week! By now you certainly must know about Pokémon Go and, love it or hate it, we are here to pay tribute to this beloved icon of 90's childhood. If you aren't already familiar with the latest internet meme then GET ON IT NOW, WTF ARE YOU WAITING FOR? #compareyourselftoapokemon2k16
(also, does anyone else think it is just ridiculous to use a 'k' instead of a '0'? It's the SAME amount of characters!)
Here it is - oVertone members compare themselves to pokémon!
KAYLA - ARCANINE
Arcanine is known for its high speed (and peppy energy)! It is said to be capable of running (aka: bicycling) over 6,200 miles in a single day and night. The fire that blazes wildly within this Pokémon's body is its source of power.
Kayla's abilities include: intimidate, flash fire, smolder, energize.
Watch out for her teased hair - Tagline: You can't handle this spunk!
ALEE - SKITTY
Skitty has the habit of becoming fascinated by moving objects - wut? something sparkly?! - and chasing them around. This Pokémon is known to chase after its own tail and become dizzy. (Distracted? Nah, just having fun!) Although it can be difficult to earn its trust, it is very popular due to its adorable looks and behavior.
Alee's abilities are: cute charm, normalize, double take, and dazzle
Tagline: What's that - cat got your tongue?
TRICIA - BULBASAUR
Bulbasaur can be seen napping in bright sunlight (but don't let that fool you). There is a seed on its back. By soaking up the sun's rays, the seed grows progressively larger and provides energy via photosynthesis. Talk about a power nap!
Tricia's abilities: overgrow, refresh, tackle, slay
Tagline: Friendly, yet feisty!
Michelle - Nidoran
Nidoran has developed muscles for moving its ears. Thanks to them, the ears can be freely moved in any direction. Even the slightest sound does not escape this Pokémon's notice. Nothing gets past this girl.
Michelle's abilities: poison point, rivalry, sneak attack, ninja punch
Tagline: Though she be but little, she is fierce!
CHELSEA - BOUFFALANT
Bouffalant charge wildly and headbutt everything. (Chelsea SMASH) Their headbutts have enough destructive force to derail a train. That's right - she's crushing it!
Chelsea's abilities: reckless, sap sipper, head bang, dominate
Tagline: Who run the world?
LISANNETTE - STARMIE
Starmie's center section—the core—glows brightly in seven colors. (Even Lisa's hair has seen all the colors of the rainbow!) Because of its luminous (ie. bright and vivacious) nature, this Pokémon has been given the nickname “the gem of the sea."
Lisannette's abilities: natural cure, illuminate, embolden, excite
Tagline: Shine bright like a diamond!
ANTHONY - MAGIKARP
A long-lived magikarp is able to utilize its immense splashing power to leap high enough to scale mountains. (How much you wanna bet I can throw a football over them mountains?) It also has a strong enough immune system to survive in the most polluted of waters. However, it is usually overlooked by Trainers because of its perceived weakness: even in the heat of battle it will do nothing but flop around.
Anthony's abilities: swift swim, baffle, persevere, triumph
Tagline: Don't underestimate me.
BELLA - KOFFING
Koffing is most often found in urban areas - It's the big city for this girl! If Koffing becomes agitated, it raises the toxicity of its internal gases and jets them out from all over its body. This Pokémon may also overinflate its round body, then explode.
Bella's abilities: levitate, death stare, bewitch, intoxicate
Tagline: A force to be reckoned with.
ELENI - VAPOREON
Vaporeon underwent a spontaneous mutation and grew fins and gills that allow it to live underwater. (#mermaidlife) This pokémon has the ability to freely control water. Just give her the sea!
Eleni's Abilities: water absorb, hydration, charm, spellbind
Tagline: I wanna be where the mer-people are.
LIORA - ODDISH
A nocturnal Pokémon, Oddish buries its sensitive body in the ground during the day to avoid the sun and fool predators. (It's all about that night life). It starts to move when its leaves begin absorbing moonlight, which it uses to grow. Oddish will wander up to 1000 feet during the night (#travelbug) to scatter its seeds and find a nutrient-rich patch of soil in which to plant itself. Not all those who wander are lost.
Liora's Abilities: chlorophyll, discover, flourish, conquer
Tagline: Never stop exploring.
MAEGAN - LICKITUNG
Whenever Lickitung comes across something new, it will unfailingly give it a lick. (Cuz, why not...?) It does so because it memorizes things by texture and by taste. (talk about a foodie) It is somewhat put off by sour things. 'Nuff said.
Maegan's abilities: oblivious, own tempo, sweet tooth, give no fucks
Tagline: Donut be bitter.
So what's your pokémon? Tag #overtone on IG with your picture & be a Pokémon Master with us!
special credit to MapleRose for pokémon graphics at https://pokewalls.wordpress.com/