We thought that Pokémon fever would never again reach the limits it soared to in the late 90s, but with the recent release of the augmented reality game Pokémon GO, the world has once again gone crazy for those adorably strange creatures.
The Pokémon app’s popularity has reached such heights that it has seldom been out of the headlines in recent weeks, with some intriguing stories highlighting just how addictive this app is (just read your favorite news site to find out all the details). And having come down with a bit of a Pokémon fever ourselves, Carmudi has compiled a list of your favorite Pokémon- and what car model they would transform into if they could take an automotive form.
1. Pikachu- Yellow Cherry QQ
Undeniably the most famous Pokémon out there, Pikachu won the hearts of kids and adults alike with his puppy-dog eyes and sweet voice. We think that Pikachu could easily transform into the Cherry QQ, with its diminutive size, large round headlights and high angled bonnet reminding us of this little Poké monster’s face. A cute car for the cutest Pokémon.
2. Mewtwo- Purple Chevrolet Camaro
Strong, agile and striking, Mewtwo exudes power in almost every way imaginable. And what car could come close to showcasing all of these characteristics? The Chevrolet Camaro, of course! With its distinctive look highlighted by its strong front grille, the Camaro is a car made for those with attitude as well as style. A perfect fit for the legendary Mewtwo.
3. Charizard- Orange Ferrari 458 Italia
The fiery nature of Charizard leads us only to one car- the Ferrari 458 Italia. Fast and imposing with just the right amount of fire, the Ferrari 458 Italia easily bests any car that comes near it, just like its Pokémon counterpart, Charizard.
4. Squirtle- Blue Hyundai i10
With his wide set eyes and slightly crooked smile, Squirtle is the definition of cutely awkward. And the same thing could definitely be said about his car counterpart, the Hyundai i10. Small in stature with a sharp front design, the Hyundai i10 is a small package with a lot of punch.
5. Bulbasaur- Green Honda Brio
He may be small and flash a cheeky smile, but Bulbasaur is one of the most resolute yet dynamic Pokémon you can catch. We think the only car that Bulbasaur would be rightfully matched with is the Honda Brio. This hatchback is on the smaller side but has all the dynamism of a sedan. And with its array of features and topnotch drivetrain, we think Bulbasaur would be proud to be coupled with this handsome hatchback.
6. Skarmory- Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
With its steel wings and sharp look, the somewhat scary Skarmory could easily transform into the stunning Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. An automotive wonder both inside and out, this sports car showcases some of the most impressive design traits available today.
7. Jigglypuff- Suzuki Alto Lapin
Quite possibly the most adorable Pokémon of all time, Jigglypuff is all candy floss and dreams. And the Suzuki Alto Lapin is exactly that, just in car form! With its baby pink coloring, round headlights, and cute boxy exterior, the Alto Lapin is a car you will understandably want to take care of more than drive.
8. Mightyena- Black Range Rover
Mightyena is fierce and stealthy, just like its automotive ally the Range Rover. Turning heads wherever it goes, the Range Rover is a sure fire way to intimidate other road users- and just like Mightyena- the Range Rover can travel long distances without getting out of breath.
Pokémon GO will be released this weekend in the Philippines, so get ready to “catch ’em all”!