I choose you, Weedle! Huge worm with horn spotted in Johor Bahru looks like real-life Pokémon

Pokémon fans know that the first-generation characters of the best-selling RPG series were highly analogous to real-life creatures.

There’s Rattata, taken from a rat, Pidgey from a pigeon, Ekans (a snake spelt backwards)…and now, Weedle, which was spotted in Johor Bahru recently.

The gigantic, alien-like worm went viral on social media after Facebook user Erain Tan posted footage of the sighting on Thursday (Nov 24).

Photo: FB screengrab/Erain Tan

She noted spotting the creature outside her store in Kampung Gajah, Johor.

The worm featured snake-like patterns across its back and was quite thick. Ms Tan noted that the slightest sound would cause the worm to twitch.

Photo: FB screengrab/Erain Tan

She added that the creature probably slithered away as it disappeared when she returned after setting up her store.

The worm had several similarities to the bug-poison type Pokémon, such as its segmented body and horn-like appendage, although the real thing had one at the end of its body.

Its appearance sparked a debate among netizens, with some joking this was an actual Weedle that crawled out of a Nintendo Switch.

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Others got scientific and said this was the larva of an agrius convolvulus, also known as convolvulus hawk-moth.

Photo: FB screengrab/Erain Tan

Regardless of the name or origin, the worm succeeded in scaring countless netizens./TISG


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ByHana O