Pokemon Legends: Arceus has arrived, and it's surprising fans with how it changes old features about the series to bring out something new while still giving the same experience the series is known for. For the loyal fans of the fourth generation of Pokemon, this latest title combined with Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl gives them a lot of Sinnoh, or Hisui, to appreciate. The adoration for the fan-favorite area doesn't stop there, however, as a joke regarding Kricketune in Pokemon Legends: Arceus may bring nostalgia to some.
Kricketune is the advanced form of Kricketot, the Cricket Pokemon. Kricketot can be found and caught fairly early in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, with the creature evolving once at level 10. Kricketune in particular was obviously designed to resemble a violin, which also reflects in its cry. Throughout the long term, its cry has interested players for a couple of reasons.
In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, players can experience an Alpha Kricketune as part of the quest Nature's Pantry. When fans experience the greater than-average bug, the Kricketune will shout out, which will be worked out as "de-le-le wooooooop." While this seems like an average Pokemon cry worked out, the nature of writing Kricketune's cry in this way is actually a lot older joke dating back eight years ago.
This specific way of writing out the Cricket Pokemon's cry comes from a YouTube video made by SenorPacman, dated October 5, 2013. The video, "What assuming a Pokemon's Cry was their Name," sees the YouTuber talking about the series' many creatures such as Mewtwo, sounding out their cries in place of their names. Kricketune in particular was the punchline of the video, leading to many individuals typing and quoting "de-le-le wooooop" in the same fashion.
hile some fans have argued throughout the long term that Nintendo's localization team sometimes relies too much on fan-made jokes and references, this one could be considered relatively harmless in Legends: Arceus' overall translation. All it simply does is change the way in which a Pokemon's cry is worked out, and in the event that some fans aren't aware of the meme, that's all it will be to them. Be that as it may, for those who know about the video and the joke it's created, it's certain to give them a decent laugh during their playthrough.