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Usain Bolt stars in Japanese Pokémon commercials

Apparently, Usain Bolt is a member of Team Skull


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 28, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:20 pm CDT

Olympic athlete Usain Bolt has an unexpected new side gig: filming Japanese TV commercials for Pokémon Sun and Moon.

The commercials team him up with Pikachu, playing on Bolt’s status as the fastest man in the world and the pun connection between his name and Pikachu’s thunderbolt attack.

Apparently, Usain Bolt is a member of Team Skull, the new gang introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Does this officially make him an anime goth?

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*First Published: Feb 28, 2017, 8:40 am CST