One of the most popular trends in the Pokemon fandom is giving each of the monsters a human form, and often this leads to surprising results fans get the most out of this different perspective. Not only has this lead to lots of great fan art, this has branched into the world of cosplay as fans have somehow created great looking human interpretations of even the most wildly designed Pokemon.
Bringing the starter evolution Venusaur to life in this way must have been a major challenge as this Pokemon in particular is far and away from what someone would consider as "human" entity. But one artist was up to the task and brought Venusaur into the human world with a surprising warrior take. Check it out below!
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Cosplay Artist Lisa Mancini (who you can find on Instagram here) shared the above warrior take on Venusaur, and it's certainly an impressive interpretation. Venusaur isn't the most visually appealing Pokemon outside of the large flower on its back, but this cosplay flips that on its head by using the flower as an accent to a much better look. By creating an armored warrior look like this, which can even be interpreted as a Wonder Woman cosplay given the "vine whip," it circumvents Venusaur's distinct face.
By making the giant flower a shield, it creates a much more fun image than Venusaur could ever really give in the series. Given its size, it can't really divulge in the high speed action of Pokemon battles but this warrior human take provides a much better alternative!
If you haven't kept up with the current run of the anime, the Pokemon series is gearing up for the debut of the Alolan League pretty soon, so now is the perfect time to jump in! 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..."