Petitions call for Harambe to join Pokemon roster

A new petition on has gone viral after calling for Harambe, the gorilla that was shot and killed after grabbing a young child who fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, to join the roster of Pokemon in the upcoming Sun and Moon.

The petition features art showcasing both a fully evolved Harambe and a pre-evolution. The duo are presented as Ghost/Fighting types — a combination that has yet to appear in the series — representing the death of the now famous gorilla. The designs seem similar to existing Pokemon Monferno and Slaking.


A similar petition was started two weeks ago but didn’t achieve the same viral status: Presumably because it lacked cool art and instead was riddled with typos.


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