Let's be honest, 2020 hasn't been a great year. Thankfully, news occasionally comes out that is so absurd and pure that it kind of brings us all back to life.
Sometimes that's just a cute animal video or the resurrection of a long-forgotten and very angry elder god, and sometimes it's just a weird trademark.
Well, in this instance, Nintendo is surprising everyone by moving into yet another new industry.
Here's what you need to know about this strange new trademark.
Say hello to the Pi!Car!
As reported on by Japanese Nintendo, Nintendo, Creatures Inc, and Game Freak Inc, have all applied for three new trademarks.
Each of these relates to the Pi!Car!. They were filed on August 13th this year, but all three were published on September 1st in Japan.
The Pi!Car! is a collaboration between the three companies and Toyota for an actual car.
This isn't about a video game or a peripheral, it seems to be about an actual car. Well, that and apparently education according to the categories in which the trademarks were filed.
Look, we're not sure what else to tell you. It looks as though Nintendo, Game Freak Inc, and Creatures Inc are teaming up with Toyota to create a car that sort of looks like Pikachu and might be used for education?
It's a really strange bit of news, but to be honest, it's kind of wholesome, and the images of the thing are either incredibly cute, or will haunt your every dream for the rest of your life.
We can't say which, but we hope it's not the latter, because sleep is good, and we should all get more of it.
Anyway, we'll keep you updated with all things Pi!Car! as we find more out, but in the meantime, why not design your own Pokemon vehicle?