British Pokémon memes are going viral and it’s all thanks to Sword and Shield's Galar region

28 February 2019, 17:16

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

The funniest British Pokémon memes inspired by the Galar region in Sword and Shield...

2019 is really delivering on the meme front. It's only February and we've already been blessed with some of the funniest viral moments of all time. Over the course of the past two months alone, Kylie Jenner and the world record egg have launched a thousand memes, everyone has choked Sasuke and Shaggy from Scooby Doo has been transformed into an all-powerful overlord. It's been a wild few weeks.

However, the internet never sleeps and now Pokémon has inspired another iconic meme. Yesterday the video gaming series unveiled the trailer for its new Sword and Shield series for Nintendo Switch and it looks magnificent. Fans were immediately obsessed with the new starter Pokémon (Sobble, Scorbunny, Grookey) and region (Galar). Not only that but Galar looks so familiar it's spawned a meme.

Check out the best Sword and Shield memes below.

British Pokémon memes inspired by Sword and Shield's Galar region
British Pokémon memes inspired by Sword and Shield's Galar region. Picture: Nintendo // Game Freak

Yes. The internet was quick to clock that Pokémon's new Galar region is inspired by the UK. From the country side aesthetic and urban landscapes to the character clothing and imitations of historic landmarks, it's very clear that Pokémon Sword and Shield has used Great Britain as inspiration for Galar. Naturally fans are now making British Pokémon memes and they are hilarious.

With that in mind, we've gathered just a few of the best British Pokémon memes all in one place.

First things first the captions are more UK friendly.


Some of them are even Scottish specific.

Scottish Twitter is the best Twitter.

This one is particularly accurate.

I feel at home.

Relatable content.

Don't you just hate it when that happens?

This is art.

Someone give this person an award.

Historic monuments are also making an appearance.

It's not British without Greggs.

Multiple historic monuments.

Now that's what I call Britain.

Even the more obscure sites are getting the Pokémon treatment.

This is actually legit.

The game play looks incredible.

People may not know that actual Pokémon training genuinely exists in the UK.

The costumes are particularly well thought out.

If you didn't wear you tie like that short at school, are you even British?

And the new Pokémon are so UK specific.

Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, showstopping, spectacular...

I mean...

I'm crying.

Of course the Brexit jokes are rolling in.

Essential details.

Lots of them.

This cuts deep.

These are just out of order.

Galaxit plan is killing us.

In conclusion...

...we need to log off.