2021, proper? Who would have guessed?

Everyone. We all guessed. We are solely eight days into the brand new yr, and yep, issues are nonetheless horrible. I wish to go crawl right into a gap. In explicit, a mouth-shaped gap that’s hooked up to a big, purple pocket monster with glowing crimson eyes. And by golly, it feels like different folks wish to try this, too.

It’s simply our luck, then, that The Pokémon Company and P-Bandai have introduced a brand new, good piece of Pokémon merchandise: the Gengar cushion, which has area to your head to relaxation proper inside the mouth — which is actually a portal to hell — and a pink, cushiony pillow of a tongue to put on. The tongue is simply round 5 ft, 5 inches lengthy, so for me, no less than, I can use a little bit little bit of tongue to cowl my toes. (I’m partly regretting typing this.) For simple storage, the tongue can be rolled up and stuffed again into Gengar’s mouth.

Frankly, I’m shocked nobody had considered this earlier than. Unfortunately for many of us, it’s already bought out on the P-Bandai web site, regardless of costing virtually $300. According to Pokeshopper, a web site that tracks Pokémon merchandise, the Gengar cushion bought out in simply over an hour. It’s unclear if P-Bandai will over one other wave of pre-orders, sadly.

The Gengar pillow is completely harking back to Gengar’s Gigantamax kind from Pokémon Sword and Shield. It’s in this kind the place his mouth takes over most of his physique., as famous within the Pokédex:

Rumor has it that its gigantic mouth leads not into its physique, crammed with cursed power, however as a substitute straight into the afterlife. It lays traps, hoping to steal the lives of these it catches. If you stand in entrance of its mouth, you’ll hear your family members’ voices calling out to you.

The different factor about Gengar is that, based on Pokémon lore, Gengar was as soon as a human. In Pokémon Moon, Gengar’s Pokédex entry talks in regards to the creepy cutie’s need for a “traveling companion,” which is what it’s making an attempt to do by “taking the lives of other humans.”

Man, Pokémon are cool.

Anyway, it’s clear that I’m not the one one who’d prefer to crawl into Gengar’s heat abyss. The web can be very intrigued by the prospect. People are making memes and fanart for the piece of merchandise.

It’s the same response that folks on the web needed to one other piece of Pokémon merchandise, the Metapod sleeping bag. P-Bandai additionally produced that good real-life cocoon to wrap up inside of. If there’s one factor that P-Bandai does proper, it’s realizing what the folks need.