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This watercolor Pokemon sport concept is simply too cool to solely be an idea

Sugimori fashion

I can’t allow you to get by the remainder of your weekend with out recognizing this mock-up of a Pokemon sport impressed by the watercolor fashion of Ken Sugimori’s basic illustrations. It’s a superb concept for a first-gen Pokemon Crimson/Blue/Inexperienced remake from artist @pokeyugami.

I’d be writing this text if the supply was simply a picture, nevertheless it’s a full-blown video:

Within the clip (through The Escapist), Crimson strolls by the forest as a number of Caterpie and Weedle scooch by whereas a Bug Catcher boy stands guard, prepared to indicate off his beauties.

On Twitter, a fan tacked on the Viridian Forest music for the total basic impact.

To not tear down a few of the official Pokemon remakes we’ve gotten through the years (most just lately the chibi-ified Sensible Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Change final 12 months), however dang. This fan artwork is so fantastic. It’s how adults like me imagined Pokemon as a child.

A Bug Catcher talking to Red
The unique Pokemon fantasy.

Should you’re on board, you must also take a look at a few of @pokeyugami‘s different work on Twitter. I like this generation-spanning Health club Chief illustration, in addition to this Professor piece. Their artwork combines the previous with the brand new in a novel method.

What are the chances?

Simply the opposite day I used to be interested by one other comparable fan undertaking — a customized Gengar plush with Sugimori-esque painterly detailing. There’s a rising ardour for these things amongst creators, and a riled-up viewers of followers all able to go, money in hand.

With the facility of nostalgia and the best way traits appear to circle again round, I really feel prefer it’s solely a matter of time earlier than an actual Pokemon sport faucets into this watercolor vibe.

What’s it with me getting my hopes up as a once-die-hard Pokemon fan? I want to sit back!

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random photos. They’re something however random.

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