Pokemon Masters has so far been quite the success. The game reportedly earned over $25 million in just its first week of availability, and while it has its fair share of critics, also seems to be somewhat popular with Pokemon fans. Something that fans seem to like about Pokemon Masters is interacting with all the past Pokemon series trainers that are included, like Rosa from Pokemon Black 2 and White 2.
There is a point in Pokemon Masters where Rosa does a hand gesture that looks similar to the hand gesture seen in the "Hit or Miss" TikTok videos. This inspired Twitter user JillKatze to edit a screenshot of Pokemon Masters to make it seem like Rosa's dialogue was hiding a reference to the "Hit or Miss" TikTok song. This image has been shared on social media, various forums, Know Your Meme, and elsewhere, with some believing that it's real dialogue from Pokemon Masters, as opposed to an edit.
For those who are unaware of the "Hit or Miss" TikTok meme, TikTok, a Vine-like mobile app that has become extremely popular over the past year, and it often has users lip syncing to songs and other audio clips. One of the most popular sounds on the app samples a song by iLOVEFRiDAY, which has the lyrics, "Hit or miss. I guess they never miss, huh?"
One clue that should have tipped fans off that this Pokemon Masters dialogue is fake is that the song it's referencing is an inappropriate diss track. Now, while it would have been possible for someone working on the game to only be aware of the TikTok meme and not know the context of the song, it still seems unlikely that it would have slipped through the cracks.
Generally, the Pokemon franchise has kept its distance from adult content and themes, so sticking a song reference like that in Pokemon Masters would just be weird. However, some Pokemon media has experimented with more extreme material. The Pokemon manga in particular is full of shocking and disturbing things, but for the most part the games have avoided that kind of content.
Pokemon Masters is out now for iOS and Android mobile devices.