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It’s Valentine’s Day, and not content to merely spoof Antiques Roadshow, the slate of commercials for Pokémon Legends: Arceus tackles another perennial genre of television, this time romantic reality shows like The Bachelor.



With some truly inspired dialogue (“It’s just the sales — somebody’s gotta manage them!”) and a mischievous plush Budew spreading pollen leads to a lot of sneezing — and a lot of closeness. It’s the exact sort of silly parody I need in my Bachelor-addicted life. (It’s my junk food, okay?)

Pokémon Legends Arceus is out now. Heck, you probably own it already.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.