Munchies: Pokémon Legends: Arceus gets weird cooking contest trailer

Pokémon Legends: Arceus cooking contest

When it comes to commercials/trailers, Nintendo is known to dip into the unusual. But, more often than not, the advertisements at least make sense, and you can draw parallels between the real world and the titles shown off. Not so with this advert for the latest Pokémon game. The official Pokémon Youtube channel has uploaded a video for Pokémon Legends: Arceus that lampoons cooking contests like Hell’s Kitchen. And it features the adorable Munchlax!

Of course, a Pokémon would cause chaos on a cooking contest show

Take a look at the trailer below:

As clearly not Gordon Ramsay attempts to challenge contestants to make an eggplant lasagna, a critter can be seen stealing potatoes. The unknown meddler continues to nab ingredients until the chef sees it’s Munchlax causing the scene. As the terrified creature looks up at the chef’s face of death, we understand that their life will soon be cut short. Sparing us this visual, the clip cuts to mere seconds of footage from Pokémon Legends: Arceus. It tells us “it’s Pokémon, but not as you know it.”

Even though the trailer doesn’t have anything to do with the latest title in the Pokémon series, it’s still quite cute. I need the puppet Munchlax in my life.

Enthusiasts, did you enjoy the Pokémon Legends: Arceus cooking contest commercial? Let us know below.


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.