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People Are Petitioning For Harambe To Be Immortalized As A Pokémon

A fitting tribute.

Posted on August 11, 2016, at 2:34 p.m. ET

Since Harambe the gorilla's tragic death in May, people have yearned for a proper way to honor his memory.

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Shrines have been erected.

Movements have been started.

But this could be the most fitting tribute yet: There is now a petition to immortalize Harambe as a Pokémon.

@RealShigeruM / Via Twitter: @RealShigeruM

The petition was created on Wednesday and currently has more than 14,000 signatures.

Eric, the petition's creator who also runs a popular meme Facebook page, told BuzzFeed News he started the petition when he saw the parody fan art (pictured above) while scrolling through Facebook and thought it "would be really cool if that actually happened."

The designs for a Harambe as a Pokémon by @RealShigeruM list him as a ghost-type and include pre-evolved forms named "Hambo" and "Himham."

@RealShigeruM / Via Twitter: @RealShigeruM

And Himham even has his very own unique ability, according to @RealShigeruM, which calls itself a parody account.

@RealShigeruM / Via Twitter: @RealShigeruM


"Having Harambe immortalized as a Pokémon would be great," Eric said. "Not only for me, but for everyone who has been on this Harambe train ever since his passing."