Sprigatito pokemon depicting a fan art depiction of the character passing a blunt and the original grass / plant type starter from scarlet and violet.


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Updated Mar 04, 2022 at 10:17AM EST by Philipp.

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Sprigatito, sometimes commonly referred to as Weed Cat, is the new grass starter for the next generation of Pokemon, coming in the new games Scarlet and Violet, which is expected to come out in late 2022. Many memes and jokes have been made using the character for its grass-type and leaf symbol in reference to marijuana and its playful-looking nature.


On February 27th, 2022, the 25th anniversary of the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, Nintendo did a presentation[1] centered around updates on its mobile games, Pokémon Legends: Arceus and on the announcement of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet including a look at the three new starters, which included Sprigatito (shown below).


After Sprigatito's introduction, people quickly began to joke about it becoming the target of Rule 34 fan art like Gardevoir was in the past since it was the first mammal Pokémon introduced for this generation. Other users were quickly drawn to make weed jokes for its green fur, leaf pattern on the face and reddish eyes.

On February 27th, 2022, Twitter[2] user MadamaStyx_ posted one such fan art depicting Sprigatito in a bowl with the caption "he will be baked soon," receiving over 48,500 likes in two days (seen below, left). That same day, Twitter[3] user Smuttysquid also tweeted fan art of the Pokemon with references to weed, receiving over 700 likes in a similar timeframe (seen below, right).

9:37 He will be baked soon alhamdulillah タイピー日記/ taipi *le bong * le empty bag 'O weed *shatter*

Throughout the day, the nickname "Weed Cat" also began seeing use in reference to Sprigatitio in fan art and memes. For example, on February 27th, Twitter[4] user MarshmallowEars posted one such version in a fan art piece, receiving over 50 likes in two days (shown below).

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Various Examples

Iveonly had Sprigatito for a day, but ifanything happened to himi would kin everyóne in thiu room and then myseK. 2inchesteR AND YOU BETTER STAY ON ALL FOURS! I don't think I will 鬼 RY-SPIRIT Sprigatito Sprigato Sprigatote ASHLEYLOOB STILL ANY DOUBT ABOUT ME BEING THE BEST STARTER?

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External References

[1] YouTube – Scarlet and Violet

[2] Twitter – MadamaStyx_

[3] Twitter – Smuttysquid

[4] Twitter – MarshmallowEars

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