More importantly, we missed an opportunity to see Team Rocket’s perfectly on point hip action.
So apparently Pokémon Live!, a full-length musical based on the Pokémon anime series, briefly toured the U.S. in the early 2000s.
Yes, this was a real thing that happened. It even performed at Radio City Music Hall.
The full-length show followed Ash, Misty, and Brock as they competed for the Diamond badge, and it looks like it would’ve been TOTALLY AWESOME to see live.
For completely ridiculous reasons, of course.
All 150 Pokémon managed to make a cameo in the musical, along with some of our other favorite characters like…
… the ever fabulous TEAM ROCKET!
Prepare for trouble and make it double!