UPDATED 7/13/16: The day has finally arrive. El-P just declared the winner of the Pokémon rap remix contest.

See below for the original story.

Pokémon fans are a passionate bunch, and with the release of the new app Pokémon Go, it was difficult to escape last week's fervor for the game. Rapper, producer, and one half of Run the Jewels, El-P, decided to have a little bit of fun at enthusiasts' expense last night.

The only problem was, a whole hell of a lot of Pokémon fans weren't at all impressed with El's attempt at humor.

A short while later El-P conceded his original point and offered an olive branch.

Then, he hopped over to Instagram to lay down a Pokémon-themed freestyle.


Pokemon rappin

A video posted by thereallyrealelp (@thereallyrealelp) on Jul 9, 2016 at 4:08pm PDT

After which he opened up the Internet to a rap remix challenge to turn his freestyle into an actual song.

A surprising number of people took him up on the offer.

In the end, amidst an exceedingly difficult week, the whole episode provided at least a moment of humor and coming-togetherness.

Let this be a lesson to us all: Pokémon is not to be messed with. 

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