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Gene Simmons flattered to see Pokemon Co. seemingly taking inspiration from KISS for Pokemon Sword & Shield's Obstagoon

How about a KISS?

Earlier in the week, we got a chance to check out Obstagoon in Pokemon Sword & Shield, and the collective internet were quick to point out the Pokemon's resemblance to the rock band, KISS. Those comparisons made it all the way up to Gene Simmons, frontman for KISS. While Pokemon Co. hasn't commented on the comparisons, Simmons was more than happy to share his two cents.

"Pokémon has been a part of our household for decades, ever since our kids first discovered them, and to see Pokémon pay homage to KISS, is flattering."

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mikeyvids
Fri Aug 09 19 02:11pm
Rating: 3

While we’re at it I appreciate the Pokémon Company creating Snorlax inspired by my temperament and physique.

mikeyvids
Fri Aug 09 19 02:11pm
Rating: 3

While we’re at it I appreciate the Pokémon Company creating Snorlax inspired by my temperament and physique.

Tragically, due to the universal laws of dadhood, he can STILL never be cool to his kids. ;P

Sat Aug 10 19 04:13am
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Gene Simmons's son is a plagiarist though, so I can't really sympathize with him so much. (Namely that he plagiarizes comics and manga and tries to publish them as his own.)

Simmons is a really mellow guy though. I liked when he co-hosted Jeopardy! last year, reading out the clues to a Halloween-themed category.

jd
Fri Aug 09 19 04:21pm
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To be fair, he's definitely not the only one who thinks of Kiss when looking at the Galar Zigzagoon line... certainly the first thing I thought of...

enthropy
Sat Aug 10 19 02:26am
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I wanted to see KISS this summer here in Norway, but didn't have the money. But then I heard it was mostly playback, so all is good!

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