Pokémon fans everywhere have probably played the “who’s that Pokémon” game thanks to the anime, but what happens when the actual developers try it? Turns out, there are some Pokémon that truly defy description.
Kazumasa Iwao, director of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, is joined by the game’s producer, Shigeru Ohmori, in this goofy challenge video. They’re playing a variant of that party game where you have to guess which celebrity’s name is stuck to your forehead based on other people’s descriptions, but instead of celebrities, it’s Pokémon. Ohmori is tasked with trying to describe a Magikarp to Iwao, and it’s pretty funny to watch.
Hearing Ohmori trying to make Magikarp noises is really cute. I also love when Iwao asks if this Pokémon can fly and Ohmori responds, “it would try really hard to.” Poor Magikarp!
Iwao and Ohmori have done this challenge once before, with Iwao trying to describe a Litten to Ohmori. He does better than Iwao did, but does stumble a little when Iwao won’t tell him if his Pokémon is a starter or not: