We know Pokémon games are no stranger to the odd lewd joke, lumped in between fondling Pokéballs and dodging Gunk Shots. Nintendo's first party games, too, have managed to raise a few eyebrows here and there, which is pretty cheeky for a company so focussed on family entertainment.
To highlight my point, I scoured the web in an attempt to find some of the best examples of cheeky Nintendo japes and there are a few dirty gems out there...
That Time Kirby's Dream Land 2 Had A Naked Lady In It
What kind of dream land is complete without an effigy of the nude female form? In #Kirby's first outing on our OG #GameBoy bricks, there was a hidden stage that...kinda resembled a naked lady. Right down to fuzzy creature left to wander alone forever in a rather suspect location.
Tut tut, Ninty.
That Time Everybody Learned Princess Peach Was A Sexual Being
Super Mario RPG was the first game that allowed us free reign to wander every inch of the Mushroom Kingdom. Whenever we pleased, we could point Mario's mustachioed nose forward. And yes that also meant behind Princess Peach's fireplace where, lo and behold, her super secret "XXX" resides.
Yep, in #SuperMario RPG, if you stand in the nook just by the fire in Peach's private quarters, you will find something that literally reads "Peach's XXX" in the Japanese version, or "Toadstool's ???" in the west. This "XXX" could be anything, because we don't actually get to see it. All you do see is a pretty pissed Peach rightfully berating Mario for peeking at her private stuff.
Could it be booze? Could it be material of a pornographic nature? Could it be a dildo? I'll leave that up to your good nature to decide.
That Time DK Got Down To Some Serious Monkey Business...With Himself
Okay, in Rare's defense this was a glitch, but it's still hilariously troubling all the same. In the seminal Donkey Kong Country there's a bug that transforms the rideable Rambi the rhino into a weird, static colored doppelgänger of ol' DK. Alright so that's not particularly dirty, until DK climbs aboard... himself and sets off around the land.
Now we're talkin'! What a vigorous pair.
That Time Primeape Hit Poké-Puberty
Redditor Michael56284 discovered that in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure, one particular Primeape discovered how to become a Prime-Mate by mastering Iron Tail... without a tail. Hopefully that'll chill it out a bit in the future. Rid some of that high blood pressure evidenced by the vein in its head. Face? Body?
That Time You Realized Duff & Eda Have No Chill Whatsoever
These two in Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver are just like that newly paired couple that have to let everyone know they're doing it, like all the time. Yeah, you really nailed it this time guys.
That Time You Actually Did Wonder Where A Bikini-Clad Woman Keeps Her Poké-Balls
Not in a clutch, a fanny-pack or backpack? No? Well where else could a woman keep her stash of Pokéballs when scantily clad?!
That Time Banjo-Kazooie Was Too Thirsty For Its Own Good
Rare are up to their old tricks again, and this time it's the turn of some rather sexualised geography. Would you pitch a tent on this landmass?
That Time The Legend of Zelda Also Knew Of The Thirst
Seriously, the inhabitants of Hyrule get hella dry mouth when the Hero of Time comes around.
That Time Pokémon Wanted You To Grab Dat Thick Club
And get crushing until the Moon wanes and the Sun rises...
Oh, Nintendo! How you make me blush.