Content warning: The embedded Twitter video below contains a parody song with offensive language.
The official and very child friendly Pokémon TikTok account accidentally posted an expletive-laden video to its 3.7 million followers.
As reported by Nintendo Life, the now deleted video showed someone in a Pikachu costume dancing around a Lucario statue, as a swear word enhanced parody of the nursery rhyme If You’re Happy and You Know it Clap Your Hands played in the background.
Naturally, the digital sin was immediately scooped from TikTok and swiftly reposted to Twitter before Pokémon’s TikTok could remove it. The clip can be seen below but, user beware, the word mother****ing and its variations can be heard several times.
Interesting choice of audio on the official Pokémon TikTok page… pic.twitter.com/NYowKts3cj
— Josh Withey ❀ (@josh_withey) January 13, 2023
Though using the song wouldn’t look especially out of place for the likes of PlayStation or Xbox, arguably most known for their mature rated games, it’s a particularly odd look for the incessantly child friendly Pokémon and Nintendo brand.
The Pokémon Company recently released another, more child-friendly video, celebrating the fact that over 1,000 of its iconic pocket monsters have now been created since Pokémon Red and Green first released in Japan on February 27 1996.
Next month will also see the release of patch 1.2.0 for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which will attempt to address some of the many bugs and functionality issues that have plagued the games since their November 18 launch.
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