With the release of Pokemon Go, Niantic has brought both fans of the series much closer to their Pokemon counterparts, allowing a strong bond to build between trainer and their Pokemon.
Every Pokemon fan must have wondered more than once what it would be like if these creatures existed in the same world as ours. Perhaps that’s why we spend hours roaming the streets searching for Pokestops and new Pokemon to catch. What we do not realize is how much their real life forms could differ from their animated versions.
Concept artist, Joshua Dunlop, embarked on a side project to illustrate what 11 of his favourite Pokemon would look like if they were real life creatures. Some of them are pretty creepy! I wouldn’t want any of those popping out of my phone and scaring me. Of course, there are the adorable ones like Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Poliwag. Surprisingly, classics like Pikachu and Eevee, widely known for being adorable, fell into the creepy list.
Here are my favourites from his brilliant illustrations :
In my opinion, it’s the most adorable character of the illustrated series and nabs the first spot in my list. Some may even call the bumps and scales sprinkled across his body unappealing, but I think it makes it all the more enchanting.
Officially, it may be a water tadpole but I favor this version a lot, painting it as a penguin-sparrow hybrid that’s too cute for words.
Looking at the ‘Puss in Boots’ eyes and that little hard back shell, I find him absolutely loveable! Unfortunately for him, after passing this photo around the office, the consensus is that it isn’t as adorable as his animated form. *sadface*
But that’s not all, check out the rest of his illustrations:
Source for Images: Joshua Dunlop – Art Station