The arrival of Pokémon’s inaugural Super-fkn-Bowl commercial raises a few crucial points:
- The very idea of training mythical, superpowered creatures to duke it out almost makes the NFL seem tame by comparison;
- Your childhood is officially over, ’cause the series is two decades old. If you’re reading this, Jigglypuff may somehow be even older than you are;
- That doesn’t even matter, as watching these guys spring from 8-bit graphics into the 3D realm is still bloody magical;
Bulbasaur remains criminally underrated and is clearly the best starter.
You can catch it on the tele when the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers on February 8; feel free to steel yourself until then, by imagining you can somehow control an enormous flying sea-dragon below: