71 Funny Pokémon Memes That Only Gamers Will Understand

What’s better than spending an afternoon playing Pokémon games on your Nintendo system or Pokémon Go on mobile? Looking at funny Pokémon memes, of course! I remember when Pokémon Red and Blue released in September of 1998 and how everybody was so excited for its release. I recall even parents scrambling to get a copy to make sure their kid(s) had a copy for Christmas.

Fast forward over 20 years and Pokémon is still as popular as ever, especially after the release of Pokémon Go in the summer of 2016. Everything from Pokémon costumes to memorabilia is available and fans can’t get enough of it. To celebrate our love of Pokémon, here are some of the best Pokémon memes you’ll ever find.

1) Let the Pokémon memes begin!

71 Pokémon memes - "A compliment. Boys."

“A compliment. Boys.”

2) Only in Pokémon memes could you get away mixing He-Man with Diglett.

71 Pokémon memes - "A wild Dugtrio appeared!"

“A wild Dugtrio appeared!”

3)

71 Pokémon memes - "Back then: 151 Pokémon. Catch all the pokémon! Now: 649 Pokémon. Catch all the Pokémon?"

“Back then: 151 Pokémon. Catch all the pokémon! Now: 649 Pokémon. Catch all the Pokémon?”

4) Pokémon memes only fans will understand.

71 Pokémon memes - "Bidoof, they outnumber you, 5 to 1, 'Then it is an even fight.'"

“Bidoof, they outnumber you, 5 to 1, ‘Then it is an even fight.'”

5) Pokémon memes are full of surprises.

71 Pokémon memes - "? Pokémon: It's Bulbasaur. Pikachu Pokémon."

“? Pokémon: It’s Bulbasaur. Pikachu Pokémon.”

6)

71 Pokémon memes - "Come at me bro."

“Come at me bro.”

7)

71 Pokémon memes - "Cramorant is a Flying and Water type Pokémon that will swallow absolutely anything that looks hearty enough. It also has its own exclusively ability. Gulp Missible. Watch it use Surf or Dive in battle as it rises from the water, along with its catch. Swallow absolutely anything: R34 and Deviant artists."

“Cramorant is a Flying and Water type Pokémon that will swallow absolutely anything that looks hearty enough. It also has its own exclusively ability. Gulp Missible. Watch it use Surf or Dive in battle as it rises from the water, along with its catch. Swallow absolutely anything: R34 and Deviant artists.”

8) Chuck Norris in Pokémon memes just made my day.

71 Pokémon memes - "Defeats all the legendary pokémon with Magikarp."

“Defeats all the legendary pokémon with Magikarp.”

9)

71 Pokémon memes - "Disguises: I have no idea who these people are."

“Disguises: I have no idea who these people are.”

10) Gotta love wholesome Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "This dude letting his Squirtle play on his phone while riding the subway is the backbone of our society."

“This dude letting his Squirtle play on his phone while riding the subway is the backbone of our society.”

11) Relatable Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "Father in every Pokémon game: Ight imma head out."

“Father in every Pokémon game: Ight imma head out.”

12)

71 Pokémon memes - Pokémon Go Expectation: I will travel across the land searching far and wide. Pokémon Go Expectation: I really shouldn't be in here...but there's a Diglett in here somewhere!"

Pokémon Go Expectation: I will travel across the land searching far and wide. Pokémon Go Expectation: I really shouldn’t be in here…but there’s a Diglett in here somewhere!”

13)

71 Pokémon memes - "Pokémon for beginners #1: Weaknesses. 1) Water beats fire. 2) Fire beats grass. 3) Grass beats water."

“Pokémon for beginners #1: Weaknesses. 1) Water beats fire. 2) Fire beats grass. 3) Grass beats water.”

14) Dirty Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "Girls when they wake up. Boys when they wake up."

“Girls when they wake up. Boys when they wake up.”

15) Pokémon memes everywhere!

71 Pokémon memes - "Pokémon Go memes everywhere!!!!"

“Pokémon Go memes everywhere!!!!”

16)

71 Pokémon memes - "Then: When I grow up I'm gonna be big and strong! Ooh, me too! I can't wait to evolve! Now: Remember when we had arms? Yes. Good times."

“Then: When I grow up I’m gonna be big and strong! Ooh, me too! I can’t wait to evolve! Now: Remember when we had arms? Yes. Good times.”

17)

71 Pokémon memes - "Has an IQ of 5,000. Can only learn 4 moves."

“Has an IQ of 5,000. Can only learn 4 moves.”

18) Pokémon memes that give me the creeps.

71 Pokémon memes - "Hey kid, there's Pokémon down here."

“Hey kid, there’s Pokémon down here.”

19)

71 Pokémon memes - "Pikachu is holding a Sitrus Berry...Do you wish to take the Sitrus Berry from Pikachu? Yes. Received the Sitrus Berry from Pikachu."

“Pikachu is holding a Sitrus Berry…Do you wish to take the Sitrus Berry from Pikachu? Yes. Received the Sitrus Berry from Pikachu.”

20)

71 Pokémon memes - "How old are you? Ten. And how long have you been ten? Awhile."

“How old are you? Ten. And how long have you been ten? Awhile.”

21)

71 Pokémon memes - "Pokémon: I need to lower this Pokémon's HP so my trainer can catch it. Pokémon to Pokémon: Do a critical hit."

“Pokémon: I need to lower this Pokémon’s HP so my trainer can catch it. Pokémon to Pokémon: Do a critical hit.”

22) Pokémon memes are not for babies!

71 Pokémon memes - "I'll have you know that I was told Pokémon was for babies, and I only cried for 1 hour."

“I’ll have you know that I was told Pokémon was for babies, and I only cried for 1 hour.”

23)

71 Pokémon memes - "In Soviet Russia Pikachu catches you."

“In Soviet Russia Pikachu catches you.”

24)

71 Pokémon memes - "Inside of a Pokeball! Now I can die in peace."

“Inside of a Pokeball! Now I can die in peace.”

25) Deep thoughts with Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "Is it just me or do the trees from Pokémon look like angry men flexing..."

“Is it just me or do the trees from Pokémon look like angry men flexing…”

26)

71 Pokémon memes - "It's still hysterical that Blissey's best attacking option is seismic toss like imagine this thing just yeeting you into oblivion."

“It’s still hysterical that Blissey’s best attacking option is seismic toss like imagine this thing just yeeting you into oblivion.”

27)

71 Pokémon memes - "Kid: 'Yay! I'm 10 years old now!' Parents in Pokémon: I"m gonna give you a Pokeball to f*** off."

“Kid: ‘Yay! I’m 10 years old now!’ Parents in Pokémon: I”m gonna give you a Pokeball to f*** off.”

28)

71 Pokémon memes - "Why does Charmander have noodles on his head. I don't want to live on this planet anymore."

“Why does Charmander have noodles on his head. I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.”

29)

71 Pokémon memes - "Me watching TV while mashing the A button trying to level up my Pokémon. My Pokémon: I'm fighting for my f***ing life.'"

“Me watching TV while mashing the A button trying to level up my Pokémon. My Pokémon: I’m fighting for my f***ing life.'”

30)

71 Pokémon memes - "Mom says it's my turn on the Xbox."

“Mom says it’s my turn on the Xbox.”

31)

71 Pokémon memes - "9 year old me: Mom, I want Pokémon Stadium 2! Mom: No. You will have grown tired of this Pokémon thing in a few months. 9 year old me: I will remember this. 21 year old me: Mom, do you remember the time you thought I'd grow tired of Pokémon. Mom: Not this s*** again."

“9 year old me: Mom, I want Pokémon Stadium 2! Mom: No. You will have grown tired of this Pokémon thing in a few months. 9 year old me: I will remember this. 21 year old me: Mom, do you remember the time you thought I’d grow tired of Pokémon. Mom: Not this s*** again.”

32) Pokémon memes featuring Pikachu are the best!

71 Pokémon memes - "More like Pokémon Go away."

“More like Pokémon Go away.”

33)

71 Pokémon memes - "One does not simply gotta catch 'em all."

“One does not simply gotta catch ’em all.”

34)

71 Pokémon memes - "Biker: You only live once, so I love. He said YOLO before it was cool."

“Biker: You only live once, so I love. He said YOLO before it was cool.”

35)

71 Pokémon memes - "When people say that they play the original Pokémon on their computer, all I can say is: You shall never experience Pokémon as I did."

“When people say that they play the original Pokémon on their computer, all I can say is: You shall never experience Pokémon as I did.”

36)

71 Pokémon memes - "Person: Hey, how's life? Me: Never-Ending Nightmare."

“Person: Hey, how’s life? Me: Never-Ending Nightmare.”

37)

71 Pokémon memes - "Pika pika Pikachu. Balba bal-basour. Chama char-mander. Maybe we could just speak normally."

“Pika pika Pikachu. Balba bal-basour. Chama char-mander. Maybe we could just speak normally.”

38)

71 Pokémon memes - "Pokémon CEO: We need to design a new Pokémon, what should it look like? Pokémon employee: Nut."

“Pokémon CEO: We need to design a new Pokémon, what should it look like? Pokémon employee: Nut.”

39)

71 Pokémon memes - "Team Rocket's disguises. Ash and all his friends since Gen 1."

“Team Rocket’s disguises. Ash and all his friends since Gen 1.”

40)

71 Pokémon memes - "Scientifically crafted Pokémon medicine: +20 HP. A regular bottle of water: +50 HP."

“Scientifically crafted Pokémon medicine: +20 HP. A regular bottle of water: +50 HP.”

41)

71 Pokémon memes - "*shake* *shake* *more shaking* Wild ONIX appeared!"

“*shake* *shake* *more shaking* Wild ONIX appeared!”

42) Pokémon memes are definitely not dead.

71 Pokémon memes - "Someone: If the Pikachu meme is dead, that means all Pokémon memes are dead. Me:"

“Someone: If the Pikachu meme is dead, that means all Pokémon memes are dead. Me:”

43)

71 Pokémon memes - "I spent my whole life researching Pokémon. Take my Pokedex with you. It's empty."

“I spent my whole life researching Pokémon. Take my Pokedex with you. It’s empty.”

44) It wouldn’t be Pokémon memes without Team Rocket.

71 Pokémon memes - "Team Rocket: Teaching kids about animal cruelty since 1998."

“Team Rocket: Teaching kids about animal cruelty since 1998.”

45)

71 Pokémon memes - "You opened up the Key Items Pocket and put the Pink Petal away inside. That's not a pink petal Mina."

“You opened up the Key Items Pocket and put the Pink Petal away inside. That’s not a pink petal Mina.”

46)

71 Pokémon memes - "I think I know why my dad had his eye on you now. Tell your dad I'm ten."

“I think I know why my dad had his eye on you now. Tell your dad I’m ten.”

47)

71 Pokémon memes - "How to kidnap a 28-year-old in 2016: Rare Pokémon inside."

“How to kidnap a 28-year-old in 2016: Rare Pokémon inside.”

48)

71 Pokémon memes - "High attack and defense stats. Versatile move pool. A mix of different species. Excessive purity and cuteness. Bulbasaur."

“High attack and defense stats. Versatile move pool. A mix of different species. Excessive purity and cuteness. Bulbasaur.”

49) More dirty Pokémon memes?

71 Pokémon memes - "Wait a sec..."

“Wait a sec…”

50)

71 Pokémon memes - "I wanna be: Loved. The very best like no one ever was."

“I wanna be: Loved. The very best like no one ever was.”

51)

71 Pokémon memes - "What is my purpose? You bone Pokémon. Oh my God."

“What is my purpose? You bone Pokémon. Oh my God.”

52)

71 Pokémon memes - "When she asks you if you go to the gym."

“When she asks you if you go to the gym.”

53) Just chillin’ with Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "When you hang with the coolest kids in school. You. Them."

“When you hang with the coolest kids in school. You. Them.”

54)

71 Pokémon memes - "Whenever I take a shower, I fill my mouth with water and then I spit it out and pretend I'm a Squirtle using water gun."

“Whenever I take a shower, I fill my mouth with water and then I spit it out and pretend I’m a Squirtle using water gun.”

55) Patrick understands Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "Why don't we take auto-save and put it in Pokémon?"

“Why don’t we take auto-save and put it in Pokémon?”

56)

71 Pokémon memes - "Wild Delibird appeared! Run. Can't escape. Wild Delibird fled! Wut."

“Wild Delibird appeared! Run. Can’t escape. Wild Delibird fled! Wut.”

57)

71 Pokémon memes - "Hello there! I am Professor Willow. Yes, but can I catch Professor Willow?"

“Hello there! I am Professor Willow. Yes, but can I catch Professor Willow?”

58)

71 Pokémon memes - "Yo mamma's so fat when she gets in the pool her splash attacks actually do damage."

“Yo mamma’s so fat when she gets in the pool her splash attacks actually do damage.”

59) Breaking bad Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "When you bump into someone on the street playing Pokémon Go: Stay out of my territory."

“When you bump into someone on the street playing Pokémon Go: Stay out of my territory.”

60) Only Pokémon fans will understand Pokémon memes like this one.

71 Pokémon memes - "You've heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for:"

“You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for:”

61) Legendary Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "Can we be legendaries now?

“Can we be legendaries now?

62)

71 Pokémon memes - "Dad: *doesn't want cat* Family: *gets cat anyway* Dad and the cat:"

“Dad: *doesn’t want cat* Family: *gets cat anyway* Dad and the cat:”

63)

71 Pokémon memes - "Enemy Pokémon: Uses fly. My slower Pokémon: Also uses fly."

“Enemy Pokémon: Uses fly. My slower Pokémon: Also uses fly.”

64)

71 Pokémon memes - "I want the national dex back!!! You always use the same 6 Pokémon!! They can't take away hundreds of Pokémon!! You won't ever use them!! I want the opportunity to use them!!!"

“I want the national dex back!!! You always use the same 6 Pokémon!! They can’t take away hundreds of Pokémon!! You won’t ever use them!! I want the opportunity to use them!!!”

65)

71 Pokémon memes - "Me and the boys not storming Area 51 because Pokémon Go says not to trespass."

“Me and the boys not storming Area 51 because Pokémon Go says not to trespass.”

66)

71 Pokémon memes - "No matter what legendary. No matter what starter. No matter what generation. Pokémon has brought us all together and the older something becomes, the more adventures we have. Thank you, Game Freak."

“No matter what legendary. No matter what starter. No matter what generation. Pokémon has brought us all together and the older something becomes, the more adventures we have. Thank you, Game Freak.”

67)

71 Pokémon memes - "Rich people. Poor people. People who don't catch the main legendary in their masterball."

“Rich people. Poor people. People who don’t catch the main legendary in their masterball.”

68)

71 Pokémon memes - "Step 1 - Catch a male and female Zubat. Step 2 - Breed a colony of Zubats. Step 3 - Release them into a nearby cave. Step 4 - Open up a repel shop."

“Step 1 – Catch a male and female Zubat. Step 2 – Breed a colony of Zubats. Step 3 – Release them into a nearby cave. Step 4 – Open up a repel shop.”

69) Oh no! We’ve almost reached the end of Pokémon memes…

71 Pokémon memes - "10 years old for 15 years: Everyone complains. 28 after almost 50 years:"

“Ash Ketchum is 10 years old for 15 years: Everyone complains. [Spider-Man] 28 after almost 50 years:”

70) Who doesn’t like Pokémon memes?

71 Pokémon memes - "You can't make a meme out of Pokémon and expect people to like it! Me:"

“You can’t make a meme out of Pokémon and expect people to like it! Me:”

71) I never thought I’d see Gordon Ramsay in Pokémon memes.

71 Pokémon memes - "When your Pokémon has been asleep for 4 turns: Stop it, and wake up!"

“When your Pokémon has been asleep for 4 turns: Stop it, and wake up!”

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