Pokemon has come a long way since it debuted its first generation. Way back when, trainers like Ash Ketchum only had to worry about 150 Pokemon species, but that number has risen fast. These days, there are over 800 species in the canon, and plenty more are to be added. So, when the folk at Nintendo and The Pokemon Company hit the drawing board, they may want to hit up fan-artists instead.
With Pokemon being the worldwide phenomenon it is, there is no shortage of fan-art for it. Over the years, fans of all ages have done up their dream Pokemon, and the Internet has helped share those dreams with the masses. Nowadays, finding fake Pokemon — of Fakemon — is as easy as heading to a forum. Still, there are some that are better than others.
As you can see in the slides below, there are some Fakemon that look like they were pulled right from a Pokemon game. Not even the anime could reject pocket monsters as good as these, and their fleshed-out biographies make these fake Pokemon all the more believable.
Oddly enough, most of these Pokemon designs come off more on-brand than a recent franchise leak. Last week, the fandom was tipped off about a leak of a long-rumored Pokemon Gold demo. The flood of data revealed a couple dozen never-before-seen Pokemon, many of which were baby forms. While fans were quick to coo over the 8-bit sprites, others wondered how the designs were meant to fit within the franchise. While the creatures were age appropriate then, some didn't age particularly well, but several of these Fakemon designs below have managed to stand the test of time.
So, which of these Fakemon do you like the best? Are you leaning towards the cuter breeds? Or do the bulkier species make you want to choose them? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to talk all things comics, k-pop, and anime!
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