Mulan’s ‘I’ll Make A Man Out Of You,’ But About Pokémon

Mulan’s ‘I’ll Make A Man Out Of You,’ But About Pokémon

I can barely handle this Li Shang version of Ash Ketchum. Heck, I can barely handle most of this parody of Mulan’s iconic song, ‘Make a Man Out Of You’. It’s just too good.

EsquirebobAnimations packs this video with a ton of clever references to Pokémon, and the process involved with training Pokémon — all in the hopes of somehow turning Gatomon from Digimon into a worthwhile fighter.

Here are the lyrics, in case you want to follow along:

Let’s get down to grinding

To defeat, our foes

Did they send me tailows

When I need, Ho-ohs

You’re the weakest team I’ve leveled up

And since I haven’t caught Mewtwo

Mister i’ll make a mon out of you

Tranquills in the forest

E-X-P, we crave

Once we find the center

We are sure to save

Could use candies so we’d stand a chance,

But ive only got a few

Somehow I’ll make a mon

Out of you.

How does it know dragon breathe

It’s a level seven goomy

Boy that Tentacool’s Whirpool is sure to win

We’re gonna get rolled out to death

Hope she doesn’t sweep right through me

Now I really wish that I knew Rapid Spin!



You must use swift on a Double Teamer


With all the force of the great Suicune


With all the STRENGTH of Electivire

Mysterious as the dark caves of Mt. moon


Rocket hideout puzzles

That we’ll need, to solve

Heed my every order

And you might evolve

You’re unsuited for the HM04

So pack up, go in BOX 2

How could I make a mon

Out of you

(repeat chorus)

(repeat chorus)

Here’s the original song, for comparison’s sake:

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