Bidoof’s Big Stand is an adorable and hilarious Pokémon animation

bidoof's big stand pokemon animation

The Pokémon anime has been running for nearly 25 years now, but that’s far from the only official Pokémon animated content. The Pokémon Company likes to surprise us with various mini-series and cute shorts on YouTube from time to time, and today is one of those times. Bidoof’s Big Stand just dropped on YouTube, and it is a must-see for fans of Pokémon, cuteness, and anime.

Watch Bidoof’s Big Stand

“A bumbling Bidoof with a tendency to bite off more than it can chew finds itself between a rock and a hard place as it embarks on a journey to find its place in the world.”

An unlikely hero

Bidoof’s Big Stand follows the adventures of a clumsy Bidoof who just can’t seem to fit in with his kind. Our hero is an impressive chewer, tearing through trees and even boulders at cartoonish speeds, but its talents are unappreciated. Every time it chews, it ends up causing trouble for the herd, and they eventually ostracize him. Things only get worse when he’s attacked by a flock of Starly, but his fortunes change when he’s saved by a trainer.

Bidoof’s skills are finally appreciated, but there’s something missing. Bidoof saw how happy the trainer’s Lucario was to receive a high five after a battle, and that’s a feeling it craves. At the conclusion of Bidoof’s Big Stand, our hero finally gets a chance to achieve that glory in an epic battle that feels like it was inspired heavily by Dragon Ball. It’s a fantastic animation that will have you laughing, smiling, and cheering all the way!

Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.