Former President Barack Obama Says He Doesn't Care About Pokémon

The Pokémon franchise has been loved by millions for more than 20 years, but it seems former President Barack Obama isn't one of them.

In a new ATTN video to promote voting in the midterm elections, President Obama shut down the top seven excuses people give for not voting. The first excuse given is that people simply don't care about voting, which the 44th President of the United States retorted by saying, "I don't care about Pokémon, but that doesn't mean it won't stop coming back."

Check out the video below to see the former POTUS show his apathy toward Pokémon.

But President Obama doesn't just throw (Night) shade at Pokémon. Instagram and Coachella weren't spared from his rallying cry to get the American people to the polls this November.

In the U.S., the midterm elections take place Nov. 6. You can find more information on your state's election center, check your registration status and even register to vote at

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For those who do care about Pokémon, the popular mobile game Pokémon Go just introduced the Sinnoh Region with more than 20 Sinnoh Region Pokémon begin added.

Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee will release on Nintendo Switch on Nov. 16, marking the first time the series makes its way to the new console. That's not to mention Generation 8 of the Pokémon series for Switch, which is expected to drop some time in late 2019. It's still a good time to be a Pokémon fan, even if some people just don't care.

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