Wurmple is one of the earliest critters you can capture in New Pokémon Snap, though it takes some serious work to see it do anything special on that opening level. I’d know; I spent hours trying to figure out when and where, exactly, the bug-type monster appears lying on the ground, blank eyes staring straight into the sky.
This peculiar image has become a meme template on social media, where fans often Photoshop the poor Wurmple into sad situations. The funny thing is, the actual origin of the screenshot is completely jovial. When you get to research level 3 on Florio Nature Park, there’s a set of Wurmple that appear at the bend right after the flopping Magikarp. If you set your camera on them, rather than looking forward, there’s a small chance one of the Wurmple will roll around. The screengrab shows Wurmple mid-roll, thereby changing the tone of the scenario.
Based on my experience, the animation doesn’t happen every time. Sometimes, the Wurmple completely disappear from the area, other times, they do their typical “stand and chirp” animation. But, if you’re lucky, you get to see something else.
Here are some of the best jokes showing Wurmple having an existential crisis.
Vibin’ pic.twitter.com/oP0eKawmvc— Spencer Amundson (@SODAjerK_4) May 4, 2021
#PokemonSnap is a mood pic.twitter.com/zOQsiRWDNO— Starkrieg (LIS2 ;_;) (@starkrieg) May 4, 2021
I’d apologise but I’m simply not sorry. #pokemon #pokemonsnap pic.twitter.com/n0gA0XGqt6— Zebraprawn (@ZebraprawnArt) May 4, 2021
wurmple eternal mood pic.twitter.com/UOwd1QN41q— Osh | Wurmple Stan Account (@mochiiros) May 3, 2021
Our man Wurmple really going through it right now pic.twitter.com/NhSbgTB68B— BoxSloth (@theboxsloth) May 2, 2021
Every day, I wake up. pic.twitter.com/XgvGrfae6w— Setelai lives in Bozja now (@ProfChestnut) May 2, 2021
everybody: the end of the pandemic means constant partying, orgies, overdoses, prob straight up deaths at the club— Patricia Hernandez (@xpatriciah) May 4, 2021
the reality: pic.twitter.com/1tubRacpQx
This was just too cute and goody to not do #Wurmple #PokemonSnap #pixelart #animation pic.twitter.com/guACbFQcJf— Blaze (@Volvagiasblaze) May 5, 2021
Wurmple is such a mood, I had to make a #pixelart of this little buddy pic.twitter.com/AZCaur05sQ— Petite Echorizon (@PetiteEchorizon) May 7, 2021
pic.twitter.com/XtLkiy3xQj— Sam (@AzureSamurott) May 9, 2021
pic.twitter.com/ODnnzASvZJ— Ethan (@UnAmu17) May 9, 2021
absolutely obsessed with wurmple rn #PokemonSnap pic.twitter.com/Muo832IxQ3— JERICHOE! (@Jerichoe_Draws) May 11, 2021
Ending E— NEO: Starlight Mechanica (COMMISSIONS OPEN!) (@ArtsyMechSM) May 9, 2021
- the [E]nd of the Wurmple sphere - pic.twitter.com/eQL6oLHADp