GIF: The Pokémon Company / Kotaku

What good is a whole day celebrating just one Pokémon without a special theme song? The Pokémon company must have had the same idea, because it started the promised celebration of today’s bidoof day with a video featuring the only track worthy of Pokémon meme status: a parody of Rickroll.

The video, billed as a “Bidoof Day Announcement”, quickly turns into an obvious homage to Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up”, with lyrics echoing Bidoof’s largely disappointing traits and legacy. as HM dump in the game. Also he loves you? I don’t know, there’s a lot going on here and I’m still waking up.

Here’s a full rundown of the lyrics if you can’t listen to the jam yourself:

[Verse 1]
This Pokémon can’t do much
You know the rules, and so do I.
It’s barely able to stand
But he’s our mate, and here are some reasons why

[Pre-Chorus]
Can’t you see her heart is full of feelings?
I have to make you understand

[Chorus]
I’ve always been a friend: Bidoof
On it you depend: Bidoof
Bidoof will hold on and stay true
I will never doubt Bidoof
Now I’m going to shout “Bidoof! “
Everyone loves Bidoof, and he loves you

[Post-Chorus]
Everyone loves, everyone loves
Love Bidof!
Everyone loves, everyone loves
Love Bidof!

[Verse 2]
There are so many useful movements
Much more than just an old haircut
Feel free to use them
Inside we all know it deserves a song
We know his name and we will sing it
Understand?

[Chorus]
It will never stop: Bidoof
Share what he has: Bidoof
Bidoof will show you how and support you

[Post-Chorus]
Everyone loves, everyone loves
Love Bidof!
Everyone loves, everyone loves
Love Bidof!

Look, I’m just an old fog. My knowledge of Pokémon memes basically begins and ends with Mud, a joke that’s about as old as the one this song is based on. From the comments on the video, however, fans have a lot of emotions about the Bidoof track, ranging from pure surprise to celebration of joy.

“I can’t believe this is the world we live in right now,” one wrote shortly after the video was uploaded.

I’m here with you, mate.

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