An infamous Internet meme has resurfaced in the Pokemon anime. In the ancient days of the Internet (aka the 2000s), a picture of a Pikachu bounce house over in Japan went viral thanks to its unfortunate choice of entrances. The only way that kids could enter the bounce house was through a vertical slit positioned in between Pikachu's legs. That spawned this infamous picture, which has become a classic on many gaming messageboards.
In the latest episode of the Pokemon anime, that bounce house made a surprise appearance in the Alola region. Jessie and Mimikyu were blasted into a local shopping center after a battle with Ash and his new Lycanroc, where the Pikachu bounce house surprisingly broke their fall.
どっかで見たことある… #anipoke pic.twitter.com/C4X6Jmo3ca— スイレンbot (@lanapoke_bot) August 17, 2017
#anipoke pic.twitter.com/yTNRjV6znj— ポケモア (@moa151) August 17, 2017
While Jessie searched for Mimikyu's costume, which went missing after they landed, several children got a close look at the Pikachu bounce house. However, Jessie inadvertently popped the bounce house when she landed on it while trying to retrieve Mimikyu's missing Pikachu costume from some Murkrow.
グロ #anipoke #pokemon pic.twitter.com/oxeOBjxOCM— まかとら (@Macatora) August 17, 2017
Oh, and Meowth almost dies a second time after seeing Mimikyu's true form, although Jessie and Mimikyu looked at several alternate disguises first.
Jesse trying to fit Mimikyu with a new cover, id say take the wig, or the straw hat, then he can double as a pirate #anipoke pic.twitter.com/lbEB4ArWJP— HiMyNameIsChair💺 (@HiMyNameisChair) August 18, 2017
This isn't the first time that the infamous bounce house has made an appearance outside of kids' nightmares. The bounce house also appears in the background of one of Pokken Tournament's stages, complete with its infamous slit.
Of course, this isn't even the most disturbing inflatable Pikachu in existence. That honor belongs to a giant inflatable Pikachu found in South Korea, which allowed fans to actually look in between Pikachu's legs and look inside.