Shortly after the starters for Pokémon Sun and Moon were revealed yesterday, the internet exploded with love for the new monsters. Well, mostly.
While Rowlet (the owl) and Litten (the cat) were showered with seemingly endless positive tweets, comments, and enthusiastic fan art, one Pokémonseemed to be left on the sidelines: Popplio, the water seal/dog. While mostPokémon fans were freaking out about Litten’s perfect name, or Rowlet’s cute bowtie, Popplio seemed to either attract indifference, hate, or worse, straight-up pity. Here’s a small sampling of Popplio’s lack of popularity: