Pokémon Poetry: Fifteen Haiku About Our Collections

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Several of us here at Kotaku are playing Pokémon Let’s Go and collecting new adorable friends and fighters, and these little critters have inspired some poetry. What better form than the haiku to celebrate these pocket-sized monsters and their stories?


huge Clefable, please
carry me in your cloud arms
I name you meringue

- Cecilia D’Anastasio


Water beats fire
But I don’t know who will win
When bug faces ghost

- Stephen Totilo


“Raichu used THUNDER!
It was super effective!”
the worst bath ever

- Chris Kohler


Venusaur hopping
Like a frog shaking the earth
Just let him walk please

- Cecilia D’Anastasio

Professor Oak, sir
The candy you sent me is
Pokémon Soylent

- Cecilia D’Anastasio


My Pokémon live
In balls boxed within backpacks
I hope they can breathe.

- Mike Fahey


Pokémon in box
Never to see day again
Yes—Mewtwo was right

- Cecilia D’Anastasio


lost my save file
nothing matters anymore
oh! a Pikachu!

- Cecilia D’Anastasio


Mommy I leave now
Young child roaming the world
Hoping for monsters

- Mike Fahey

Jigglypuff, so cute
But then I saw you floating
And now you're scary

- Kim Snaith


Faint my Ditto
Super Effective my Psyduck
Pokéballs open

- Richard Stanton


Oh Rattata
Why do you or I bother?
straight to the box.

- Richard Stanton


I like the cute ones
But then they go and evolve
Sorry, Charmander!

- Kim Snaith


Wow Pikachu
The years have been kind to you
But I am bald.

- Richard Stanton


And since she's not in the office today, one for Laura Kate Dale and her quest to catch all the shiny Pokémon:

Gotta catch 'em all
But only when they're shiny
Can I has shiny?