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This new Galar Pokémon is a bong, and fans are going wild

-slamming fists against desk and chanting- BONG! BONG! BONG! BONG!

Pokemon Sword and Shield - the new Galar form of Weezing. This Weezing is dark gray, has two beards made out of smog, and long top hats that make them look like a pair of bongs. Game Freak / Nintendo
Cass Marshall is a news writer focusing on gaming and culture coverage, taking a particular interest in the human stories of the wild world of online games.

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released new Pokémon Sword and Shield revelations this morning, and it’s delightful to get to see the host of new Pokémon we’ll get to meet, collect, and use in combat.

We now know that we’ll be battling against the very enthusiastic Team Yell, and we’ll get to use a hangry little mouse in our battles. All of that is pretty cool, but there’s one new reveal that is pretty high on the list of best new details: the Galar regional form of Weezing, who is a bong.

He’s not just a bong. This dignified take on Weezing has some striking smog facial hair, and certainly looks much classier than his non-Galar equivalent. But, I mean, look at him. Just take a long gander at this guy.

That is a bong. Even those of you who have never smoked a single weed in your entire life can admit that this Pokémon looks a whole lot like a bong, right?

While noted scholar Brian David Gilbert has gone over a variety of Pokémon who can serve as names for weed, we’ve never gotten a visual representation of pot or associated paraphernalia like this guy before.

I love him, and I would only volcano a massive hit off of Galarian Weezing if I knew for a fact that it wouldn’t harm this little guy. I’m not the only one who’s in love with the new Weezing, either. Fans have rallied to celebrate this new take on an old classic, and only some of the fan art and memes are related to getting high on marijuana.

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