Fidough is the newest, cutest and least gluten-free Pokemon
Every time a new Pokemon game is revealed, there’s a brief but wonderful moment where the fan base comes together to collectively fixate on a particular Pokemon. They are in love with the cuteness or the weirdness of ‘my’, and they profess all kinds of love and affection up to and including a life pact. For Sword and Shield, that pokemon was Yamper, the corgi ‘mon. Now for Scarlet and Purpleit’s Fidough.
Humans are delightfully simple creatures. We love bread and we love dogs. Everything about Fidough was surgically engineered by The Pokémon Company to harness humanity’s love of carbs and canines. Even the name, Fidough, is meant to make it more appealing, capitalizing on humanity’s love for bad-but-clever puns. (Well done localization team, well done!)
Look at this candid gob! It smells like yeast! it makes bread and alcohol! Of course, we’re going to lose our minds over this thing. Here is its official description:
Fidough’s moist, smooth skin has elastic qualities and is both firm and soft. When these Pokémon become excited, they intimidate their opponents by inflating their bodies to look bigger.
The fidough ferments nearby things using yeast from its breath. This yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokémon has been protected by humans for a long time.
Because Fidough is the newest of the pokemon-we-are-not-sure-if-we-eat-types, he has staff to The edge ask all kinds of questions.
Antonio Di Benedetto wonders if Fidough is losing hair or breadcrumbs.
Cameron Faulkner asks what he poops and if he’s fully cooked when he’s born.
Andrew Webster ponders man’s oldest question: If you put a Dugtrio on top of a Fidough, is it a sandwich?
From his appearance to his description to the questions his existence raises, Fidough is a perfect creature. The Pokémon Company has done it again.