While the United States’ elimination from the 2014 World Cup means that it’s safe once again for Americans to not care about soccer, sports-hating nerds in other countries are still in terrible danger of being forced by well-meaning friends to watch, talk about, and generally be bombarded by news about men kicking a ball. Luckily, the filmmakers at sportsbets.co.au have created a way for non-fans to stay conscious while being rambled at about that ludicrous display yesterday—merge it with Pokémon.

Even if you’re not a fan of Nintendo’s enormously popular game series, it’s hard to deny that having fire-belching dragons and knife-armed predators wandering the pitch wouldn’t liven up a 0-0 tie. But if watching players get sucked into Pokéballs really isn't your thing, Sportsbets still has you covered. They've also produced videos of the World Cup being played inside a pinball machine—it turns out that fast moving metal spheres are hell on players’ shins—and Gotham City—a controversial choice because it’s “fictional, and full of supervillains”.

[via Laughing Squid]