10 Times Lady Gaga Was Totally Channeling Pokémon

Gaga catch 'em all.

-By Frank Donovan

Much has been made of Lady Gaga’s fantastical outfits over the years, for which she has publicly acknowledged the efforts of her behind-the-scenes creative team, Haus of Gaga. But Super Bowl 50 confirmed suspicions we’ve maintained for years—that it’s not only HoG that deserves credit for Gaga’s marvelous ensembles, but in fact the artist also finds visual inspiration for her signature avant-glamour in Pokémon characters.

And we can’t blame her. We’d be lying if we said we never wanted to hit the club in our best Pokéduds à la Drifblim, Garbodor, or Wurmple. Do the mood boards at Haus of Gaga consist exclusively of Pokémon cards? We may never know for sure. But we’ve assembled 10 good reasons to think so. Check out the gallery for notable instances when Lady Gaga was undeniably channeling Pokémon.

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    “Who are you wearing?” “Mienfoo.”

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    Snorlax Couture

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    More like Haus of Gothorita

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    #KlefkiVibes

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    Lady Gaga – Weepinbell 2016

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    “I’d like to thank the Pokémon Scizor…”

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    Lady Gaga and Tangela were likely separated at birth.

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    Don’t call me Dialga

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    Hi. I’m here for the Silcoon look-alike contest.

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    Gaga’s not vanilla. She’s Vanillish.