Pokemon Fan Crafts Mewtwo Variants for All 18 Different Types

Mewtwo has easily become one of the most recognizable Pokemon from the franchise over the past 25 years. The Psychic-type critter has been front and center in the minds of fans since the days of Pokemon Red and Blue, but it's difficult to say if Mewtwo would have been as enduring if it had been based on one of the other Pokemon types. Earlier this month, artist Harry George on Instagram created different type variants for Squirtle, and now he has done the same for Mewtwo as well! It's really interesting to see the 18 different ways that Mewtwo could be interpreted, and it's clear that a lot of thought went into the process.

The Instagram post from George, featuring the different fan-created Mewtwo variants, can be found embedded below:

It's clear that George worked hard to capture Mewtwo's essence while also channeling details that bring to mind each specific Pokemon-type. None of the types are listed on the post, but a quick glance at each form should help most Pokemon fans decipher which one is intended to be which! There are a lot of little details that should help viewers tell the difference between which is Dragon-type and which is Flying, or which is meant to evoke Steel, and which one is Electric.

In the Pokemon series, there is really only one Mewtwo; the creature was created as a result of experiments conducted with Mew's genetic data on Cinnabar Island. As such, it seems unlikely that Mewtwo will gain any regional variants anytime soon, as it wouldn't quite fit into the narrative of the series. Of course, it's always possible that Team Rocket or another group might try to replicate those experiments, this time with a different Pokemon-type. Given Mewtwo's popularity, it wouldn't be a total surprise to see the creature get a regional variant in this way, and it might end up looking like one of the ones created by George! For now, however, fans will just have to be content with the version that has existed since 1996.

In addition to his takes on Mewtwo and Squirtle, George has created several other pieces of Pokemon fan art. More of the artist's work can be found on their Instagram page, which can be found right here.

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