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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has been out for a few days now, and people around the world have been loving it. Or complaining about it. 

The game undeniably has a few key issues, including performance and a handful of bugs, including double run speed and the ability to climb slopes backward. These are silly glitches, but hey, at least they can be considered useful in the right context.

But this mystery is no glitch. When visiting Director Clavell back at the school, he will ask you a simple question: ‘Tell me, what does “cheugy” mean?’

I’m going to have to give Director Clavell some props here for being brave enough to ask, because I am 31 years old, and I have no idea what “cheugy” means. At least, I didn’t until today. I’m not alone, and Reddit’s TheWafflord was asking questions, in addition to hundreds more people.

According to the New York Times, “cheugy” describes a certain aesthetic on TikTok. No, I am not a TikTok user, again, I am 31 years old.

To reduce a description that is filled with words that are a bit too 2022 for my withered mind to fully understand, “cheugy” essentially describes someone that is basic, uncool, or perhaps even old-fashioned or overly traditional.

So, to answer Director Clavell’s question, select: “Being outdated and uncool.”

Answering correctly will boost your friendship level with the elderly director.

We can only assume that some people at the Nintendo Treehouse – Nintendo’s Western internal localization team – are big fans of TikTok, because we otherwise can’t imagine how this got into the game. If you already knew what cheugy meant – good for you, because we were clueless.