Bowl haircuts for Pikachu and Eevee are not be everyone’s cup of tea.

After months of agonizing over clues about a release date on the new highly-anticipated Pokémon game, fans all over the world rejoiced when an official trailer announced that it would be available on the Nintendo Switch on 16 November this year.

Called Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go, Eevee!, players will be treated to a whole slew of new gameplay elements like co-op play and bonding with your captured critters.

▼ Here’s the trailer in case you missed it.

The game seems to hit all the right notes for players. Pikachu and Eevee, as partners that will accompany you on your travels, can be customized using a wide variety of fashion accessories and hairstyles. The official Pokémon Twitter account recently had netizens talking about how the two creatures looked with one of the new hairstyles.

▼ Are those… bowl haircuts?
(Translation below)

“We’ve never seen a Pikachu quite like this! Even the hairstyles of these buddy Pokémon can be changed. Eevee’s characteristic sprout-like ahoge (the lock of hair atop its head) is very cute.”

Twitter users thought they were far from cute, however, with one netizen comparing the style to Japanese actor Tsuyoshi Muro when he starred as an incompetent wizard in parody comedy Yusha Yoshihiko.

▼ What a striking resemblance.

Others were quick to express their disappointment:

“That’s quite creepy.”
“Do Pokémon need hairstyles in the first place?”
“Am I the only one who thinks that Pokémon don’t need those hairstyles?”
“What? That’s so ugly.”
“How did it come to this?”

Nevertheless, it bears mentioning that the bowl cut is just one style among a plethora, and is just one of many new features that players get.

▼ This puff of hair looks perfect on Eevee.

It’s hard to satisfy a tough crowd who have waited a long time for Nintendo’s newest flagship game, but if the trailer is anything to go by, we’ll soon see consumers rushing to stores for a chance to catch ’em all.

Source: YouTube/The Official Pokémon YouTube channel, Twitter/@poke_times via Hachima Kiko
Featured image: Twitter/@poke_times