Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed the model for a peculiar looking sack Pokemon named Mimikyu and, in so doing, introduced the world to one of the most bizarre and tragic backstories ever written for a video game character. The reason for its appearance as a badly drawn and malnourished version of superstar Pikachu: it’s just lonely and wants to be loved like everyone’s favourite rosy-cheeked electric mouse. Now if that wasn’t enough to make you feel all the feels, Nintendo have pushed us deeper into heartbreak by releasing an official theme song (inexplicably described as a rap) for Mimikyu, sung from its own perspective, telling the sad tale of how the Pokemon gets lonely very, very easily and just wants to be loved like Pikachu.
“The sun, the sun, I’m kind of afraid”, it sings. “But I love dark places!” (it’s reportedly a ghost type Pokemon). “I wanted to be on good terms with everyone, that’s why I’m imitating pikachu” (start to cry, now). The song lasts over 1 minute and is the most tragic and heartfelt message from a video game character in gaming history. What have you done to us Game Freak.
Mimikyu will feature as part of the next generation of Pokemon featured in Pokemon Sun & Moon, a dual title for Nintendo 3DS which will be released in Australia on the 18th of November 2016. A free demo of the game can currently be found on the Nintendo eShop where you can play through with a Greninja. Reportedly after the full game is released, you’ll be able to transfer your Greninja as long as you’ve finished the demo.
We are all here for you precious ghost pikachu.