Sabrina

Update: It's come to our attention that the image posted was fabricated, therefore the joke is firmly on us. Touche @luulubuu, you got us.

Original Story: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! have been available on Nintendo Switch for four whole months now, dividing the fanbase with more ferocity than the age-old starter Pokémon dilemma. We thought it was a solid, if not exactly outstanding entry in the series when we checked it out for review last year, but there was something we didn't pick up on at the time. And now we don't know how to feel about it.

Twitter user, @luulubuu, has shared what could potentially be the most frustrating little easter egg to ever find its way into a video game. That's right, it looks like Game Freak might have put the 'loss' meme into our innocent little Pokémon adventure (note how Gym Leader Sabrina's strange love for the word 'loss' is combined with the way in which the lights are turned on in the building behind her).

If you're unfamiliar with the meme, or if you're just not seeing it, 'loss' refers to a 2008 webcomic of the same name by Tim Buckley. For whatever reason, the internet did its thing and latched on to its layout, recreating the shapes made by the people in each scene via everyday objects, drawn lines, and whatever else they could think of. The point seemingly became to annoy viewers as soon as they realise they've been tricked into looking at yet another loss image. Here's a visual explanation.

An explanation of the 'loss' meme. The comic is split into its four segments, with lines usually being drawn to represent the characters in each scene

If you imagine the windows highlighted in the second picture split into four, and then look at how the lights are used to represent the positions of each character, it becomes pretty convincing. We're surprised that it's there, but we wouldn't be surprised if it was deliberate.

Game Freak, how dare you?

[via twitter.com]