Earlier this month, YouTube user Southern Lights uploaded an animation of Dragonite and Charizard dancing to Garnidelia’s “Gokuraku Jodo”.
The video was made with MikuMikuDance, a free program that allows users to create their own 3D animation.
The animation spread across YouTube, where it was then picked up by multiple Pokémon fan accounts.
People started putting different music to the animation, showing that, whatever the song, the two Pokémon would always dance in time to the beat.
Eventually, the challenge made its way to Twitter.
so i put this video with this song and pic.twitter.com/D5z9L0vtoQ
— wes (@wesalanweber) August 20, 2016
And still, no matter what song is looped on top of the video, it always works, whether it is CL.
— 2ท૯1 ツ (@2NE1KH) August 21, 2016
Who made this, i just want to talk. pic.twitter.com/1JyZ1dCcDl
— mikey (@Michaelxbaker) August 23, 2016
i mean i know, but it works….. pic.twitter.com/PfNf4hmFLa
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) August 24, 2016
The animation’s popularity has even spawned similar Pokémon dance mashups.
However, the creator of the original video doesn’t appear to be too pleased with the lack of credit he’s getting.