For kids born in 1900s, their childhood is incomplete without Pokémon. The franchise stays at an important part of their imagination. This sense of nostalgia and mastery of the Pokémon universe irk many fans and Pokémon GO players after mainstream reporters mistakenly tag details of these cute creatures.
Korina Sanchez, one of the famous reporters in the Philippines and wife of presidential candidate — Mar Roxas, commited an error by saying that Pidgey and Ratata are grass type Pokémons. She said the statement on her Sunday weekend show, Rated K, yesterday August 14, 2016.
On that episode she said in Tagalog, “Nagkalat dito ang mga grass-type Pokémons, gaya nila Pidgey at Ratata”.
In English: “The are many grass-type Pokémons roaming around here, like Pidgey and Ratata.”
The error was meticulously observed and upload online by Facebook pages like, Breezy, making it a meme. Think on the links below:
Netizens in the Philippines reacted to the mistakes. It even joined Lauren Uy to the party for tagging Bulbasaur a water-type pokemon. They are now roasted in Twitter.
hahahahahahahahahahahaha huy grass type daw si pidgey at ratata sabi ni Korina Sanchez sa Rated K ratend kingina mo ahahahahahahahaha 🙁
— ??ince Cedric (@iinVINCEible) August 15, 2016
"Grass-type na katulad nina Pidgey at Ratata…."
— Nikko Dave ? (@nd_francisco) August 15, 2016
NEWSFLASH, KORINA SANCHEZ HINDI PO GRASS TYPE SI PIDGEY AT RATTATA. HUWAG PO TAYONG MAGBITIW NG SALITA NA MAAARING MAGTUNGO SA HIMAGSIKAN.
— Cedric Revilla (@cediirevilla) August 15, 2016
According kay Korina Sanchez, grass-type sina Pidgey at Rattata. The more you know….
— Jem (@AxleJeremy) August 15, 2016
Dear Korina Sanchez, di po grass type si pidgey and rattata!
— Robert Paul Gustilo (@intROBERT_) August 14, 2016
I know mainstream media is trying their best to jive with the latest trends online. Just a tip, for the content and script writers out there, if you are talking about Pokémon, please do your research very well. Most of the players in Pokémon GO know the game very well; you need to be careful.
In case if they still do not know:
Pidgey is a flying type pokemon.
Rattata is a normal type.
Bulbasaur is a grass type.