[Update: Tue 22nd Feb, 2022 21:00 GMT]

Episode Three is here! We've added it down below.

[Original: Mon 21st Feb, 2022 21:30 GMT]

The Japanese YouTube channel for Pokémon is a treasure trove of high-quality animation, and their latest videos — which have a focus on ASMR-adjacent recipes in the daily life of a guy who lives with Pokémon — are an absolute delight.

Episode One has Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and Psyduck having adventures around the house, while their Pokémon-obsessed owner makes an Eevee latte, Pikachu choux pastry, and later, when Jigglypuff gets sad about being left out, some Jigglypuff cream puffs.

Episode Two picks up on Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Charmander, and Psyduck playing catch in the garden, while their owner picks strawberries. Jigglypuff gets hit on the head, and has a little cry, but it all works out okay when their owner makes a ton of custard tarts, pizza, and what looks like ube mochi. Can Pokémon eat human food? Or are all those sweets for him?

Episode Three is a little more savoury, beginning with tanghulu — candied strawberries, oranges, and hawthorn — and ending with a feast of roasted chestnuts, popcorn, and cheese-topped roasted potatoes. The owner also makes a caramel portrait of Psyduck, which confuses Psyduck.

We should also tell you that if you don't like squelchy wet food noises, you are going to absolutely hate these videos. ASMR doesn't work for everyone, after all. But it's worth watching the bits with the Pokémon, because a day in the life of a world where Pokémon are real and mundane is actually very sweet.


Which Pokémon would you have as a pet? Tell us in the comments!