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.
— PokéJungle (@pokejungle) July 12, 2018
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.
who broke up with pikachu pic.twitter.com/W0ARtQLd3b
— morgan sung (@morgan_sung) July 13, 2018
They gave pikachu terf bangs the whole franchise is cancelled!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/nTLaN81TjY
— tommy tsao ✌🏽😯 (@ttxao) July 12, 2018
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.
While the games are enhanced remakes of the 1998 video game Pokémon Yellow, they will also contain some influences from “Pokémon Go.”