Official Pokémon ASMR Videos Are One of the Coziest Ways to Enjoy Pokémon
Sometimes, it’s good to find a way to unwind during a busy day. Maybe make a cup of tea or have a snack. Or stand up and stretch. Or maybe look at an eight-minute ASMR video on YouTube Pokemon Chespin, crunchy multi-colored cookies? If you’re unfamiliar with the term. ASMR stands for “Meridian Autonomous Sensory Response” and is a fancy way of classifying certain kinds of sounds that make your brain feel good. For some people, ASMR causes a pleasant tingling sensation in the back of the head, neck, and spine. Although not everyone experiences it. In recent years, ASMR holds existed found and popularized primarily as a genre of YouTube video that features a variety of sounds, from tapping objects, whispering into special microphones, cooking, rustling sounds.
If they were made of paper or plastic, and many others. Options. You can find everything from intimate role-playing and ASMR performances to hours-long videos of people meticulously raking tiny zen gardens or arranging their makeup containers.
Not everyone experiences the tingling that ASMR is supposed to cause, and exactly which sounds a person will respond to can vary. But there is no doubt that even if you don’t feel a tingle. Many ASMR videos can be delightful and relaxing to watch and listen to. So why not pair them with adorable Pokemon characters to make them even more fun?
But why make videos about ASMR Pokémon at all?
This is what the video team at The Pokémon Company in Japan has been doing for the past two years. It all started back in January 2020 with a 30-minute video posted on The Pokémon Company’s Japanese YouTube channel. Charmander sleeping by the fire, only occasionally waking up to set it on fire with its tail. That’s all! All videos – just Charmander sleeps for half an hour while the flame crackles and crackles.
The next one didn’t show up until the following August, and it’s a bit more active. In this video, Squirtle frolics on the beach for 15 minutes to the relaxing sounds of the ocean waves, his little feet crunching in the sand, occasionally splashing in the water, and making several guest appearances as Wingall flying overhead.
Since then, The Pokémon Company has released several others, each a few months apart. For an hour, one is just a Bulbasaur wandering through small forces, briefly speaking play session with Pikachu in the living room, and half an hour Piplup rolls around the bedroom before falling asleep and falling asleep. A three-part series titled “Sweet Winter with Pokémon” was recently released, created by Chinese creator Lao Dao, who runs a YouTube cooking channel called cat kitchen. While the series isn’t explicitly labeled as ASMR. It features the detailed gentle sounds that are characteristic of these videos, combined with some delicious Pokemon-themed recipes.
While ASMR videos are a typical genre on YouTube, The Pokémon Company versions are interesting to see them interspersed on the official channel with game trailers, announcements, video clips, anime promotion, TCG announcements, and a lot of content focused on informing and exciting the audience – you know what brand channels usually do. It’s a little surprising that so much time and energy went into creating. Something like this that seemingly only exists to be cute and relaxing.
We contacted The Pokémon Company in Japan to answer a couple of questions about the videos, with a spokesperson saying that. The Pokémon and activities were chosen “based on Pokémon seasonality and ecology.”
The popular Pokémon GO game
“The Pokémon Company channels didn’t have long videos when demand was high for people to watch. While doing something else (or working),” a spokesperson said. “Also, one of the strengths of Pokémon is that people can feel their existence up close. In the popular Pokémon GO game, you can see where you can catch Pokémon in real life. Inside the video.
“Given this, we concluded that these videos should be made using the ASMR format, which was already popular on YouTube. We thought there was potential in making videos where sound is the main character, and you can feel its existence.”
The spokesman added that the team is grateful for the positive feedback on the series and wants them to continue in the future, although they don’t have a set schedule. Looking at what has already been covered, we saw cooking, lots of nature sounds, various tapping and cloth sound from Piplup and Pikachu videos, and course, Chespin’s eating sounds. Suppose we’re going to cover all of the significant ASMR genres eventually. In that case, that means we’re already overdue with thirty minutes of Psyduck whispering in our ear – though I’ll be waiting for Alolan Raichu to do the ASMR pancake-making tutorial.
Rebecca Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.