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Snapchat Now Has A Pikachu Filter

Snapchat Now Has A Pikachu Filter

Like all Snapchat facial filters before it, from puppy dog to National Football League helmet, it's a relatively easy-to-use feature.

Now, thanks to a timely partnership between the ephemeral messaging app and The Pokemon Company, that end-of-days scenario is actually upon us, because you can now turn yourself into Pikachu using a Snapchat filter.

The lens adds "Pikachu's ears, nose, and bright-red cheeks" over users' faces.

Mewtwo coming to Pokemon Go isn't the only pocket-monster related news to hit the wire today. Additionally, if users open their mouths, a Pikachu will also appear on the screen, accompanying those in need of a Pikachu themed selfie or Snap.

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Longtime Snapchat users know that some of the best lenses come and go (RIP, the absurdly popular Rainbow Vomit), and Pikachu is no exception. Swipe the options until you see Pikachu. At the same time, it's obviously a huge win for Snapchat, as The Pokemon Company hasn't done all that much in the way of app partnerships.

Pokemon is a successful media franchise that spans video and trading card games, animated television shows, movies, comic books and toys.

Snapchat is available for Android and Apple iOS devices.