As every '90s kid will confirm, Pikachu is an icon in itself. The electric type Pokemon - who first appeared in Japan in as part of the original Pokemon game, and then achieved worldwide fame through the popular Pokemon anime series - has now entered the age of Internet memes. The latest meme to take over Twitter is known as 'Surprised Pikachu', and it is as funny as it sounds.
Who Is Pikachu?
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In the autumn of , the image was used as a reaction image paired with captions where a set-up leads to a predictable outcome that nevertheless leaves one surprised. The first post to use the image as a reaction appeared on Tumblr  on September 26th, User popokko posted a scenario with the image and gained over , notes shown below. The post began spreading to other websites in the following days. As October progressed, the image was paired with more captions. On October 14th, a post with the format gained over 3, points shown below, left. On the 24th, a post edited to be blurry in order to make a point about the effects of prolonged computer use on eyesight gained over 6, points shown below, right.
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It's a free online image maker that allows you to add custom resizable text to images. It operates in HTML5 canvas, so your images are created instantly on your own device. Most commonly, people use the generator to add text captions to established memes , so technically it's more of a meme "captioner" than a meme maker.
But, the king of them all? The Surprised Pikachu meme. The squirrel-like monster made his debut in the first episode of the series when he electrocuted trainer Ash Ketchum. OK, Boomer.