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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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Guyveron Sept. 22, 2010 at 10:17 p.m.

The Gyrados was bad @ss.
sotyfan16on Sept. 22, 2010 at 10:18 p.m.

This was funny yet and horrible and awesome at the same time. I would be more apt to check out a more adult-oriented Pokemon series. As for the live-action, I mostly hope this doesn't happen although I would find it a bit entertaining.

Mezmeroon Sept. 24, 2010 at 2:06 a.m.
This is the dumbest idea I've heard of in the last 10 minutes.
newaveon Sept. 24, 2010 at 3:06 a.m.
i saw this on a.n.n. the other day. the team rocket part rules.
ryozakiLon Sept. 24, 2010 at 3:43 a.m.
i just wander if there s some one out there who thought this was real come on you know there has to be some one out there
Tommy_Xon Sept. 24, 2010 at 4:23 p.m.

Prepare for trouble and make it double part with the guns made me lol. This is the way pokemon should be, grim and gritty live action.
e887xon Sept. 25, 2010 at 10:02 a.m.

That was the best Pokemon I ever seen in my life! Better than the anime. . .
iseepenguinzon Sept. 27, 2010 at 10:49 a.m.

That's awesome
MadsWareon Oct. 13, 2010 at 3:45 a.m.
Pure Awesomeness!!
ThunderGodon Oct. 13, 2010 at 4:13 a.m.
Wow.. Pikachu looks like hes been on drugs O_O

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