Pikachu Man, also known as Creepy Pikachu Man Tumblr Ad or Tumblrchu, is an image of a man wearing simple Pikachu cosplay and adjusting his glasses, worn over a human-looking Pikachu mask with a yellow morph suit. The image was uploaded to the stock photography website Envato Elements in 2021 and went viral on Tumblr in June 2022 after it appeared on an ad for the website, inspiring fan art and memes using the photo as an exploitable format, and many users found the costume creepy.
On October 15th, 2021, user twenty20photos uploaded an image to Envato Elements showing a man wearing simple Pikachu cosplay, comprising a yellow morph suit and a yellow plastic mask resembling a human-looking Pikachu, adjusting his glasses worn over the mask. Tumblr users took notice of the ad and began posting artwork and memes referencing it, often asking Tumblr to stop showing them the ad and calling the cosplay creepy. On June 14th, 2022, Tumblr user angelhannah posted artwork showing Pikachu man sharking a soda with a Manscaped razor, gaining over 4,600 notes in two days (shown below, left). On the same day, Tumblr user frogaroni posted a meme drawing Surprised Pikachu as the man, gaining over 1,700 notes in two days. Read More >>