Olympic Female Wrestler Challenges Viewers to a Pokémon Battle

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Japanese female wrestler Saori Yoshida is appearing in two new Pokemon Sun & Moon commercials starting on January 31. In the commercials, the decorated wrestler is carried by Machamp (Kairiky) while dressed as a Trial Guide from the games.

Yoshida was interviewed after finishing up the commercials. She commented that after trying out the game for the shoot, she felt it was very similar to a wrestling regimen where she cannot win without working hard, practicing, and then battling with a well-trained body. She also enjoyed shooting with Machamp who she said would make a strong partner.

Yoshida is well known in her native Japan, having won gold in her weight class in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games. In her 20 year career, she's only lost three times internationally and has won 13 consecutive world championships.

Source: Livedoor News

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