Toyota Employees Turn Miraidon Pokemon Into A Rideable Motorcycle

With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.

The mascot for Pokémon Violet, Miraidon is an electric dragon-style Pokemon that players use to traverse the game. And Toyota employees recently took it upon themselves to develop the Pokemon into a motorcycle, complete with a hubless front wheel. Admittedly, Miraidon probably does lend its style to a bike better than Snorlax does.

Developed and built by the Toyota Engineering Society, an internal group of Toyota employees “dedicated to prototyping and iterating on the company’s technology,” the bike is actually rideable. Will Toyota ever mass produce the unit? I doubt it, although they should at least make a few to give away before the next big Pokemon game release as a co-marketing effort.

It reminds me of Akira’s iconic bike, mainly because it just barely looks like a motorcycle. Fingers crossed there’s a button that makes it breathe smoke out its nostrils! Oh, and if it could shoot lightning bolts at tailgaters, too, that would be great. I wouldn’t mind that feature on my car either, actually.

[via Kotaku]

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With over 15 years of writing experience, Jonathan has had a passion for all things tech-related since watching Inspector Gadget as a child. He's disassembled countless appliances and managed to put a few back together, and one actually still works. When not writing, he can often be found playing video games or accidentally hurting himself tinkering in the garage.