New Pokemon Characters Resemble KISS

August 7, 2019

KISS has managed to place their faces and branding on nearly everything, which includes KISS air guitar strings, KISS snuggies, KISS condoms, and even KISS caskets. But just when you thought the band's influence had reached its limit, enter Japan's massive gaming franchise Pokemon.

In the latest trailer for the upcoming video game Pokemon Sword And Shield, the newest collectable monsters bear a striking resemblance to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. Complete with black-and-white fur, star makeup, and dangling tongues, the homage to KISS is clear.

Even KISS fans spotted the resemblance between Simmons and the new pokemon: