The Pokemon franchise is no stranger to giving fan favorite Pokemon all new looks throughout each iteration, and Pokemon Sword and Shield will be shaking things up even further with elements such as Gigantamaxing making them Kaiju sized. But fans are surprisingly still finding new ways to put fun twists on the franchise through cosplay. And one recent one has certainly taken fans by surprise.
Cosplay Artist @bukkitbrown (who you can find on Instagram here) shared this adorable new take on Ivysaur, and it's already been a massive hit with fans as it imagines the second stage evolutionary Pokemon having a quirky humanoid makeover in the real world. Check it out below!
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@bukkitbrown's cosplay has a fun concept too as explained through the Instagram caption, "I really wanted to capture the glorious blooming flower on the back of an Ivysaur! And do a version that’s kind of like the cute helper pokemon! I’d be the type of Ivysaur out in the garden helping an older trainer tend to their plants! Help all the plants grow with my photosynthesis powers!"
Given the adorable caption combined with the way this humanoid Ivysaur concept translates to cosplay, there's no mystery as to why it's been such a big hit with fans. And there's no mystery as to why fans have been excelling at giving all sorts of Pokemon surprising new looks through cosplay too!
If you haven't kept up with the current run of the anime, it has officially kicked off the much anticipated Alolan League arc. Pokemon the Series: Sun and Moon is described as such, "What starts as a summer vacation in the tropical Alola region turns into the next exciting chapter in Ash Ketchum’s quest to become a Pokémon Master! There’s plenty for Ash and Pikachu to explore in this sunny new region, with exciting new Pokémon to discover and interesting people to learn from along the way—including the cool Professor Kukui and the fun-loving Samson Oak.
More new faces will help guide Ash’s Alolan adventure, in the form of a group of skilled Trainers—Kiawe, Lana, Mallow, and Sophocles—and a mysterious research assistant called Lillie. Frequent foes Team Rocket have also made the trip to Alola, looking to swipe some high-powered new Pokémon. But they have some heavy competition on the villainy front: the ruffians of Team Skull, who delight in causing chaos and may have more sinister intentions..."