The Pokémon Jigglypuff is known for its melodic singing voice, a power that has persisted thorough all its iterations, even beyond the main Pokémon games: In the anime, a wild Jigglypuff follows Ash and his friends, trying to perform for them (and getting pretty upset if they don’t listen); the Super Smash Bros. character has a singing move, designed to put enemies into a trance. But now Jigglypuff is taking its siren song to the real world and sharing its mesmerizing voice with tunes that we’re a little more familiar with.
A new Twitter account, @jigglysinging, overlays hit songs from artists like Charlie XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen and Lady Gaga over a clip of Jigglypuff performing for Misty, Ash, Brock, and Pikachu. The scene is taken from the episode “The Song of Jigglypuff,” from the earliest season of the anime.
After discovering the Jigglypuff on a stump, Misty encouragingly requests, “Please sing for us, Jigglypuff.” Jigglypuff agrees. Everyone leans forward in anticipation as the music swells — and then Jigglypuff lets loose with a pop banger, like Ariana Grande’s “God is a Woman” or LOONA’s “love4eva feat. Grimes.”
jigglypuff singing focus by charli XCX pic.twitter.com/UC82TtV1Sa— jigglypuff singing to (@jigglysinging) July 25, 2018
The account gained traction after a clip of Jigglypuff hypnotically singing Charli XCX’s “Focus” earned nearly 1,500 retweets. Although Jigglypuff (well, the person running the account) was previously taking requests, they are currently closed — the bio explains that “jiggly needs sleep.”
While Jiggly takes a much needed break, please enjoy jigglysinging’s best bangers. Here are some highlights.
Jigglypuff cancels our reservations with its thrilling rendition of a summer bop, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling.”
jigglypuff singing cut to the feeling by carly rae jepsen pic.twitter.com/bKox6bNuOt— jigglypuff singing to (@jigglysinging) July 25, 2018
Certified Pride bop “LGBT” by rapper cupcakKe is a natural choice for the bright and sassy Pokémon.
jigglypuff singing LGBT by cupcakKe— jigglypuff singing to (@jigglysinging) July 25, 2018
And, of course, one of Earth’s traditional ballads — “Toxic” by Britney Spears — gets the honor of being belted out by Jigglypuff.