Relevant To Your Interests: Looks For The Queer Pokémaster

Pokémon Go is sweeping the nation and I absolutely, unapologetically love it. So I’ve put together some outfits that say I’m Here, I’m Queer and I’m Gonna Catch That Pinsir. Here are some looks for when you want to signal to the homospectacular at the pokéstop that you’d be down for some training.

Team Instinct

Team Instinct

Pikachu Shrug, $62.76 || Seel Crop Top, $13 || Pokémon Go Hat, $20 || Vapid Fluff Tote, $18

Team Mystic

Team Mystic

Team Mystic Tee, $20 || Pokémon Snapback, $17 || Magikarp Seatbelt Belt, $30 || A-Camp Water Bottle, $10

Team Valor

Team Valor

Ash Ketchum Ballcap, $25 || Pikachu Circle Skirt, $40 || Gal Pal Crop Top, $22 || Pokéball Earrings, $12

For Your Denim Jacket

Stick a denim jacket on literally any of these outfits if you’re hunting at night and it gets chilly. Then stick these pins onto the jacket.

denim jacket pins

Team Iron On Patch, $6.00 || Set of 8 League Badges, $25 || Gal Pal Pin, $10 || Pokémon Go Map Pin, $7

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A.E. Osworth

A.E. Osworth is part-time Faculty at The New School, where they teach undergraduates the art of digital storytelling. Their novel, We Are Watching Eliza Bright, about a game developer dealing with harassment (and narrated collectively by a fictional subreddit), is forthcoming from Grand Central Publishing (April 2021) and is available for pre-order now. They have an eight-year freelancing career and you can find their work on Autostraddle (where they used to be the Geekery Editor), Guernica, Quartz, Electric Lit, Paper Darts, Mashable, and drDoctor, among others.

A.E. has written 542 articles for us.


  1. I’m here, I’m queer, and I actually caught a Pinsir while reading this article

  2. Team Instinct Member here-I bought a Pikachu hat from Target and my hair is very short and I walk around in shorts with unshaved legs. If that doesn’t scream GAY AS FUCK AND I LOVE POKEMON idk what does.

    • Something with Pride rainbows, or a t-shirt with interlocked Venus symbols.
      I <3 Pussy perhaps.

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