Pokémon are great. Rockstars are great. Rockstar Pokémon? Well, that sounds awesome! But which pop-punk frontman is the perfect Pikachu? What pocket-sized duo embody Twenty One Pilots? And which infuriatingly stubborn creature reminds us of Brand New? Read on to find out… we’re gonna match ’em all!
ALEX GASKARTH and JACK BARAKAT of ALL TIME LOW are… DODUO!
When it came to finding Alex and Jack’s perfect Pokémon, we needed a two-headed creature; something full of uninhibited goofiness and plenty of energy. The All Time Low stars are peas in a pod, and according to the Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, the two birds that make up Doduo have identical brains, making this Pokémon the ideal embodiment of the pop-punk heroes!
ANDREW W.K. is… SPINDA!
Just look at Spinda’s eyes; that thing looks like it’s been on one hell of a night out, making it the perfect companion for the party-starting Andrew W.K.! Both of them know how to have a good time, making this pair a match made in Pokémon heaven.
ANDY BLACK is… UMBREON!
A creature of darkness. A seriously cool proposition. Incredibly sought-after. We could be talking about either Andy Black or the Eeveelutionary Umbreon! Like Eevee before it evolves into Umbreon, Andy had to put in plenty of hard work and dedication before transforming into one of the most powerful musical beasts in the scene.
AT THE DRIVE-IN are… BOUFFALANT!
Okay, so this one is mainly about the hair. Whose afro is best: Cedric Bixler-Zavala or the mighty Bouffalant? You decide! Plus, we’re told that Bouffalant “can knock a train off the rails with the force of its headbutt.” And, you know, the head-banging that ATDI’s music rouses is pretty forceful, too.
AWSTEN KNIGHT of WATERPARKS is… TANGELA!
Does Awsten wear those luscious blue locks of hair better than Tangela? We’ll let you be the judge of that. One thing is for sure: The paralyzing effect of Double Dare and Tangela’s Stun Spore are the same. Waterparks, your tunes are stunning.
BEARTOOTH are… URSARING!
Yeah, this one was pretty easy; all we had to do was find an “Aggressive”(get it?) -looking bear and that was job done. Although, offstage, we’re sure Caleb Shomo and co. are lovely, so perhaps Teddiursa would be a better comparison.
BLINK-182 are… EXEGGUTOR!
The goofy looking, three-headed Exeggutor reminds us of Blink in their younger days: One of the heads (Travis) looks super chilled-out, whilst the other two are super wacky and ready for the stage. One thing’s for sure: Both these trios live on in a legendary sense.
BRAND NEW are… SLAKOTH!
Any Pokémon trainers out there will know the drill if they’ve played the Ruby and Sapphire games: You’re trying to have a battle with Slakoth, but the little devil just starts “loafing around.” It feels like we’re fighting a losing battle with the infuriating Brand New, too. Come on, guys. Are we getting new music? Are you splitting up? Put us out of our misery.