Don’t pretend like you don’t know the words. As soon as that theme kicks in, decades of nostalgia come crashing back. Hell, I’ll admit it - I still love Pokemon. And why not? Those guys shaped my childhood. Not a day went by that I didn’t sit down with Ash, Pikachu, Brock, and Misty. I’ll admit that life has gotten in the way these days and I haven’t been able to keep up with their latest on-screen adventures. But, I still own a 3DS, bought solely for the purpose of playing new Pokemon games when they come out. I think I have every title, on every system (including Colosseum and XD Gale of Darkness on Gamecube), and around six Pokemon shirts. Well, seven if you count the one currently on its way to me. And now, you can too…
I think we’re all Magikarp in our own way - struggling along, splashing fruitlessly until one day, we morph into a giant flying sea monster that shoots lazer beams from its unclosable mouth. Yes - the dream. But, beyond that, this tee says more. It’s a lesson for life. It’s a mantra to live by. Through great hardship comes great achievement. Per aspera ad astra! A famous Latin quote meaning ‘through hardship to the stars’. Success takes hard work. You have to be a Magikarp before you can be a Gyarados.
Are you the sort of person who likes picking things up and then putting them down again? Do you like running for miles while you stare at a wall? Do you like driving to the gym cycling the distance from your house to where you are right now and then back again, without actually moving, and then driving home again? Well, if you do, then the gym might just be for you. Or, if you don’t then you can while away your hours in a real gym, where people force their pets to fight each other until one’s unconscious. And by real I mean fictional and virtual because I’m talking about Pokemon. But, you know, I’m a product description, not a cop, so you can wear this wherever you want.
I get to put these lists together, which is lucky because I get to choose the best tops and tees I think you’ll love. It was between this one, and another, but this just snuck in. I’ve saved the other for another post, so don’t worry - I just couldn’t deprive you of the ‘Puffed my Jigglies’ goodness. I’ve actually bought this for my girlfriend. I just hope she finds it as hilarious as I do. Just in case, I made it a men’s large, so I can wear it if she doesn’t. That’s a pro-tip for relationships. If you buy stuff in your size, you can always wear it if she doesn’t. Though, it doesn’t work quite so well for sexy underwear - trust me.
Ah, Dragonite, the pseudo-legendary. I always thought it must have been weird for Dragonite. Like, it grows up as a worm thing that swims, and then evolves into a more majestic worm dragon, and then out of nowhere - BAM! Arms, legs, wings. Any Dragonite evolving must have been like ‘Woah, what are these things coming out of my body? Are those… Feet? I have arms now? And Wings?! My world has been turned upside down!’ And I bet you never even thought of that, did you. Well, now you have. Welcome to my brain - in here, it’s always a party. But, anyway, this nested graphic tee is awesome, and it features one of the most awesome Mons from Gen 1. It also comes in a bunch of different colours too.