While the Pokemon franchise has been a part of Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series for quite some time now, it’s never made an appearance in Nintendo’s karting series. And after its reemergence into the cultural spotlight last year, a quick dash around the Kanto region in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sounds like the perfect DLC. After all, what would be more satisfying than sending a blue shell flying through the middle of Saffron City? Oh, how about skimming the waves over to Cinnabar Island with some conveniently placed boost jumps and our gliders?
It may seem a bit of a stretch at first thought, but there’s definitely a circuit that could be mapped out across the Kanto region. Switch item boxes for Poke Balls and have Pokemon battling it out as the racers speed on by. Heck, missed attacks could even result in additional carnage on the track. And we’re all for extra carnage in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Oh, and throw in Pikachu as a cameo racer because, well… why not?