Metallica ‘Performs’ the “Pokemon Theme”

Well this certainly isn’t the newest viral video you’d expect to see on your newsfeed.  At over half a million views, this new mashup video shows the band “singing” the Pokemon theme song to a crowd who simply can’t get enough of it.

It’s not real, but it’s still pretty entertaining.  Check it out here. 

Gabriel Salles, a Brazilian YouTuber, created this video in addition to dozens of others – all mashups of American bands singing famous Brazilian songs in Portuguese.  He issued a statement to Billboard, saying, “When I saw the Pokemon Go success, I thought, ‘Well, why not the Pokemon song?'”