Did someone break Pikachu’s heart or is he just trying to be trendy?
An image of Pikachu’s new hairdo is causing quite a stir on social media, with many netizens expressing worry over the beloved pocket monster’s well-being.
In the controversial photo, Pikachu is shown sporting some choppy bangs, which Twitter users immediately alluded to him going through an emotional crisis that caused the messy hairdo.
As it turned out, Pikachu’s new look is actually from a recent trailer for “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!” and “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!”
In the pair of upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, players can customize Pikachu and Eevee with different hairstyles including the infamous bangs.
Scheduled to be released worldwide on Nov. 16, the games are reportedly the first installments of the main Pokémon RPG series for the Nintendo Switch.
While the games are enhanced remakes of the 1998 video game Pokémon Yellow, they will also contain some influences from “Pokémon Go.”