Since its introduction in Pokemon Sun and Moon, the Alolan Exeggutor quickly became an obssessive cultural touchstone online. Without busting out my meme calipers, it's safe to say that the creature's unusual design and bold deviation from the usually conservative and predicatable Creatures Inc. team left a very strong impression, with an extra bonus stickiness for the nostalgia for Gen 1 pokemon. 

exeggutor

So last year, the reddit community found a found a funny exploit in the old site format that allowed them to create a perfect stack of posts from the thumbnails, creating a neverending tower, forever shuffling ranks in order of clickable viral-ness. 

reddit save long running pokemon meme

It was a fun joke for about a year, at which point it tapered off and was basically dead. That is, until this week, when TRAGEDY STRUCK.

reddit save long running pokemon meme



Proving the unstoppable power of the Star Wars Prequel Memes, this addition featuring Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi displaced the head of the Pokemon in the top spot, thus destroying the structure that held together the metajoke. Fortunately the mods leapt into action and called upon the community to come together and push a new head onto the top spot. In record time the head received thousands of upvotes, thus preserving what is admittedly an incredibly addictive scrolling experience.



reddit save long running pokemon meme



Maybe this is just "normie" internet culture doing what it does, but in this day and age I'm just genuinely delighted to see people online collaborating towards ANY common cause, no matter how silly it is. Check  out reddit.com/r/upvoteexeggutor to see how the the neck has advanced and maybe add some memes of your own while you're at it.