Donald Trump didn’t answer a single Pokémon question yesterday

Does Trump believe in evolution, or is he just going to keep his Charmander a Charmander forever?


Aaron Sankin

Internet Culture

Published Sep 22, 2015   Updated Feb 29, 2020, 7:13 pm CST

On Monday, real estate heir turned reality TV star turned 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump let Twitter ask him questions using the hashtag #AskTrump.

The result was, unsurprisingly, a swirling mass of angry citizens hammering Trump on his nativist rhetoric, comparing his hair to grocery store produce, and generally treating this pointless publicity stunt with all the seriousness it deserves. Since Trump is less a corporeal being than a concentrated mass of pure ego feeding solely on the constant attention of a cynical public, #AskTrump was an unqualified success.

But to be fair, there were a number of serious policy questions people asked about the single most important political issue of our day—Pokémon. What follows are the most insightful, probing, trenchant queries the former Celebrity Apprentice host received about Pokémon.

It doesn’t appear as if Trump has taken a public stance on evolution yet, so this hashtag campaign seems like a perfect time for him to clarify his position on whether he disputes the theory or if he has plans to eventually evolve his Squirtle into a Blastoise.

Trump currently leads the polls in the Republican field by a wide margin. He has already defeated the gym leaders in Wisconsin and  Texas

When it comes to the general election, however, Trump fares poorly in a hypothetical match-up against Democratic front-runners Team Rocket (pictured below).

Photo via Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0) | Remix by Fernando Alfonso III

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2015, 6:07 pm CDT