We love Pokémon, but we’re willing to admit when we’re outclassed. When it comes to being top trainers, we have a feeling that the celebrities below may have the upper hand for earning those gym badges. Here’s six famous folks who might surprise you with their passion for those lovable pocket monsters.
Hearing this former MMA champion talk about her Pokémon obsession as a child and then her passion for each and every Pokémon game since is pretty incredible. She even claims getting the perfect score on Pokémon Snap, admitting she had a hard time doing it because she had to keep hitting Mew (which is one of her favorites, because, as she admits, “Mew is tough.”)
The former American Idol winner and recording artist is a solid Pokémon fan, celebrating the 20th anniversary proudly.
I’m gonna be Pokéhappy all day! After my errands it’s pokémon everything! Been a trainer 4 as long as it’s been around. Omg. ❤️ #Pokemon20
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) February 27, 2016
She’s clearly inclined towards Fire-types:
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) February 28, 2016
After crashing Top Gear’s reasonably priced car, Ed talked about how he had an awful gig, missed the train home, but took solace in the fact that he’d just bought a Pokémon game on eBay and entertained himself for the long wait until the morning train by catching them all. While Pokémon just turned 20, we’ll bet that Ed will love the franchise until it’s 70, at the very least.
The Blink-182 bassist & co-frontman often makes Pokémon references on Twitter. He also clearly loves Pokémon puns, which endears him to us all the more.
[Ellie Goulding playing pokemon] “????Love me like Mewtwo. L-L-Love me like Mewtwo????” — dadpool (@markhoppus) May 10, 2015
It’s also a way for him and his son to bond over their shared love of the game.
My son named one of his Pokemon “Yolo McMuffin.” — dadpool (@markhoppus) February 21, 2014
If we were to guess, we’d bet Yolo was a Snorlax.
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
We all know and love Weird Al, the geeky guy who embraced being a nerd long before geek was chic. It was he who ultimately penned the song “Polkamon”, which played during the end credits of the Pokémon: The Movie 2000.
Hulk has been around the the Pokémon scene for quite some time, having crowned the Pokémon National Champion 10 years ago and saying himself, “I’ve been a huge fan of Pokémon since it began.” He further describes one of the reasons he’s a fan: “It’s pure entertainment for the kids. It’s a very positive form of entertainment.” I can imagine the Hulkster encouraging kids to take their vitamins and catch them all, should he ever return to the ring for a comeback.
Which celebrity would you want to play Pokémon with? Let us know in the comments!
Featured Image Credit: Ronda Rousey Official Facebook Page (Fair Use)
Video Credit: BBC (Fair Use) – Sourced from: Ed Sheeran TOP GEAR interview & RACE LAP 1/25/2015 by mspeedi6