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Live-Action Pokemon Trailer... in HD!

Pokémon Apokélypse might be a well-produced hoax... but it's one hilarious sick joke.

  The funny thing is... this looks JUST like a VCD cover you'd find in China Town.
 The funny thing is... this looks JUST like a VCD cover you'd find in China Town.

The thing you’ve got to love about the internet is how any idle thought you have, no matter how absurd, will eventually manifest in one way or another. It’s as if the idea’s an bubble that escapes from your lips when spoken, only to float into the stratosphere, harden up there and then fall back to Earth. In this case, it’s my morbid thought about POKEMON going through some “grim and gritty” deconstruction that so many other franchises inevitably go through when their audiences get older and start demanding more from the stories they grew up on.

Below, you’ll see a trailer for POKEMON: APOKELYPSE, a live action, high-definition look at what happens when an haggard, adult Ash Ketchum is forced to deal with the corrupt, seedy cock fight that Pokemon battles have devolved into. See an emaciated Pikachu!  Watch an unshaven Ash face a hard choice about Misty and Brock! Witness a gun-packing and doubly-evil Team Rocket!

And let me clarify… this is A FAN-MADE, UNOFFICIAL TRAILER! It isn’t “real.” This was made for fun (and you can get the whole story here.) There’s no actual movie in development… but this is still one morbidly-entertaining bit of black humor.  

  

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RecSpecon Sept. 22, 2010 at 10:33 a.m.
Amazing
 
Gary Oak's only comment was "You cannot ignore my girth." on the news ticker made me laugh pretty hard.
sora_thekey moderator on Sept. 22, 2010 at 10:47 a.m.
Cheesy! 
Yet entertaining... I hope they never make a live action Pokemon movie though!
titoxivon Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:04 a.m.
haha awesome
Daniel_Newton moderator on Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:05 a.m.
Man this spread around the internet fast.
I have to admit though, I'd love it if there was a Pokémon anime aimed at older audiences. I highly doubt it would ever happen, but it has the potential to be amazing.
 
As far as I know, the anime we get at the moment is pretty much the same story told again, again... and again. Just with new Pokémon and a new girl, and another fried bike.
blaakmawfon Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:24 a.m.

YES!

Bigheart711on Sept. 22, 2010 at 11:26 a.m.
Well, that was interesting. I'm glad they're not seriously making a Live-Action Pokemon movie, though.
GrandMarshalon Sept. 22, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
Almost perfect, needed more team rocket
JJOR64on Sept. 22, 2010 at 1:08 p.m.
I seen it a few days ago.  Love it.    :)
D34dM4non Sept. 22, 2010 at 1:11 p.m.
i really hope somebody makes a full movie out of this. and that Mortal Kombat Rebirth thing
Nightwolfon Sept. 22, 2010 at 1:22 p.m.
That was pretty cool.
agila61on Sept. 22, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.
The flip side is, if they made the movie, this trailer would be a collection of ALL the cool stuff from the movie, and the movie itself would be horrible dreck.
Patradon Sept. 22, 2010 at 3:13 p.m.
interesting 
CrazyCanuckon Sept. 22, 2010 at 3:22 p.m.
I Loved this trailer!  I laughed so hard and then the pikachu parts made me want to cry, even though he looks like a plushie that was dragged through the dumpster.
ShadowKnight508 moderator on Sept. 22, 2010 at 3:23 p.m.
@sora_thekey said:
" Cheesy!  Yet entertaining... I hope they never make a live action Pokemon movie though! "
Agreed. There is almost no way that a live-action Pokemon movie would ever work. Besides, Nintendo would never allow it either (if they were smart and knew that it would be a big failure).
 
Favorite WTF Moment: Pikachu learned Anorexia? and Gary Oak's ticker quoter = I lol'ed
Kou_Leifohon Sept. 22, 2010 at 4:34 p.m.
Everybody knows that a R-rated Pokemon film will do the franchise justice.
Bestosteroon Sept. 22, 2010 at 6:15 p.m.
Oh My.
Levioon Sept. 22, 2010 at 7:31 p.m.
If you liked this, you should check out Let There Be Brawl, a dystopian take on the Smash Brothers universe
Shaon Sept. 22, 2010 at 7:51 p.m.
LMMFAO! The best was Team Rocket
Krak0on Sept. 22, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.
LOL dude owns a Charazar just to light his cigar. 
jlanzeron Sept. 22, 2010 at 9:50 p.m.
The voltorb in the car was hilarious.  They actually had some clever ways of utilizing pokemon in a darker sense like magnemite and a couple others.  Meowth with an AK is awesome.

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