On Wednesday, The Pokémon Company released a batch of new characters for their upcoming Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games that are played on the Switch. One particular creature called Obstagoon stood out among the rest thanks to its appearance.

With its black and white coloring and tongue sticking out, fans were quick to bring attention to the existing similarities between the character and how singer Gene Simmons portrays himself during KISS performances. In the tweet below announcing Obstagoon's discovery, you can view the raccoon hybrid for yourself.

This left people wondering how Simmons took the addition to the Pokémon world. In a statement to Newsweek, he seemingly approved of the company infusing his group's aesthetic into their universe.

"Pokémon has been a part of our household for decades, ever since our kids first discovered them," he said, adding, "And to see Pokémon pay homage to KISS, is flattering."

However, on Twitter, the musician seemed to share a different feeling on the matter with only one word, as can be seen below.

Neither The Pokémon Company nor game developer Game Freak have commented on the likeness, so players will just have to judge the similarities themselves. Pokémon Sword and Shield will be released worldwide on Nov. 15.

Gene Simmons Gene Simmons, a member of the rock band Kiss, poses during an announcement at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California, on March 17, 2014. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn