Sonic memes, Pikachu memes, and game memes

Gaming mascots from the ’90s are back in style! The official trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film released earlier this week, and Detective Pikachu releases in theaters on May 10. Needless to say, upon seeing their “live-action” forms, the internet reacted by giving birth to countless memes featuring these two iconic video game characters.

Here are some of the best Sonic and Pikachu memes the internet has been so kind to provide.

Sonic memes, Pikachu memes, and game memes
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They tried to escape…


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… but they’re in this together now.


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I mean, first of all, they clearly nailed it with Sonic’s design.


Above is a visual representation of the trailer and the rest of us.


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So, this “Brand Personality” image we saw a while back was practically telling the truth all along.



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Look at this handsome devil.



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Pikachu does look adorable here, not gonna lie.



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Oh yeah, hell.



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We’re probably witnessing the makings of something bigger. And hey, never forget the original live-action Super Mario Bros. movie, too.



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The meme just adds more layers.



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E-E…Ed…ward?


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But alas, this does seem like the internet in a nutshell.


Amidst the onslaught online, Paramount has responded to the many complaints by stating they will redesign Sonic. Who knows what awaits us in the future?

Whatever the case, I, for one, am super entertained. Whether you hate or love the designs of either character, you have to admit some of the stuff out there is pretty funny.

Sarah Chen
Howdy all, I'm Sary of Gamnesia! I manage the Facebook pages of Gamnesia and Nintendo Enthusiast. I'm from Orange County, California. Some of my favorite things include memes, Zelda, Phoenix Wright, and probably talking too much about food... Anyway, nice to meet you!