Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Best Fidough fan art

Homer holding Fidough up like a donut
(Image credit: iMore / The Pokemon Company / Matt Groening)

Pokémon are animals that join us on our journey to, as they say, become the very best. With each new generation of Pokémon comes a new region, with Pokémon that are themed after the world they inhabit.

During the August 2022 Pokémon Presents, The Pokémon Company showed off their upcoming entry in the mainline series, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, detailing some of the new features, battle mechanics, and creatures in the region of Paldea. This region is based off of Spain, a country rich in culture and, most importantly, yummy foods.

Game Freak seems to love combining Pokémon with food objects, as can be seen with creatures like Alcremie, Slurpuff, and Smoliv from the second trailer for Scarlet and Violet. The newest Pokémon in Game Freak's food arsenal is the adorable Fairy-type Fidough, a portmonteau of Fido and Dough. Fidough is a puppy-like Pokémon comprised of what seems to be bread dough, and stands at a whopping one foot tall.

Once the internet sees something cute, it can't let it go. Artists across the world wide web have already begun drawing their interpretations of the good boi, and here are the best ones we've found.

Fidough, put that down!

Is it me, or is it hot outside?

It gets even cuter in 3D

Humans are so fickle...

Jiggly and warm


Can we take him home?

He is my reason for living

Look at what they've done to my boy

Gotta clack the tongs twice, it's the law

Another friend at the dog park

They must smell amazing

He doesn't seem to like cakes...

Fidough is simply friend-shaped

If Fidough is any indication of what's to come in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we're sold. Along with Smoliv, Pawmi, and Lechonk, not only are the designs stellar this time around, but the names are spot-on. We look forward to seeing more Fidough content, especially if there's a baguette variation!


Pokémon Scarlet

In the first open-world Pokémon game, players can take a journey through a region inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. Pokémon Scarlet features the legendary Pokémon Koraidon, whose name is reminiscent of the Japanese word "ancient". What secrets can you uncover?

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Pokémon Violet

Pokémon Violet is Scarlet's counterpart, featuring Professor Turo and Miraidon, whose name strikes a similar resemblance to the Japanese word for "future". Players can traverse the world alongside friends in this gorgeous Nintendo Switch game.

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Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.