1. This is Popplio, one of Pokemon Sun and Moon's new starters


2. Even though Popplio is perfectly cute and capable, some have taken to hating on the poor clown seal


3. While Popplio isn't always seen in the most flattering light


4. ...some take the hate too far


5. It's hard to pin down why people dislike Popplio -- some think it's because its evolutions look feminine, but that can't be right

http://quarium-arts.tumblr.com/post/151955514999/these-dudes-foh-real


6. It's not like Popplio is a creepy abomination, either


7. Its evolutions aren't even ugly? To most people

http://plasticiv.com/post/151392401041/pokebonding-inspired-by-the-newest-evolution


8. Haters make it sound like a clown seal is a bad thing


9. Really, Popplio is a lot better than most people give it credit for


10. Heck, it's already got the meme game on lock


11. Popplio even looks cute as a human


12. In a way, Popplio is almost... divine


13. It's no wonder people want to care for Popplio

http://bri0nne.tumblr.com/post/153782766136


14. Not to mention protect it


15. If you're not already on board, there's plenty of room on Team Water Dog

http://pocketpagu.tumblr.com/post/153356338912/i-really-enjoy-this-happy-fella