The Morning GIF: PIkachu kitteh

Neither animals nor Pokémon were harmed in the making of this GIF.

 

Lorraine Murphy

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Published Nov 22, 2012   Updated Mar 3, 2020, 12:29 am CST

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

“Gotta catch ‘em all” eh? Well, try finding even one Pokémon out there in the all-too-real world. Do you know anyone who’s accomplished this Herculean task? Me neither. But now, thanks to a pair of intrepid cryptozoologists, we have proof they’re out there.

As you can clearly see in this headline-worthy GIF, they are out there to be caught. Like Bigfoot, it took the technology of modern video to prove the existence of this chimerical creature. The elusive, lightning-flinging robotic rodent with the distinctive, Diana Vreelandish makeup style is equal parts adorable and fearsome, as revealed in this YouTube video from FinalCutKing.

To this point, 266,708 people on Tumblr have caught this particular one (from the Tumblr “Taylor Swift’s Sex Tape.” Well, you would catch something like that from the Pixie Princess, wouldn’t you?) and 2,253,841 have seen the evidence on YouTube.

Not to worry: According to the creators of the video, neither Pokémon nor kittehs were harmed in the making of this image.

A word of advice for videographers of the future: What do you do if Pikachu won’t get on the chair where you want to take his picture? You Pokémon.

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2012, 1:53 pm CST