You've Never Seen Pokemon Like This

Pokemon reimagined in all sorts of creepy and incredible ways.

I bet you've never seen Pokemon like this before. Artist Gavin Mackey this week posted a batch of renders on Imgur of Pokemon you know and love depicted in a decidedly different way.

There are 39 images in all, showing off new versions of well-known characters like Pikachu, Charmander, and Voltorb, among many others. Some of the renders are stunningly beautiful, while others are the reason I probably will not sleep tonight.

As one Imgur user so astutely says, "[N]ow I understand why you got warned about the tall grass." Indeed. You can check out more of Mackey's work at his Deviantart page.

The next major Pokemon games are Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, remakes of the originals. They launch exclusively for 3DS this November.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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76 comments
Evamorgana
Evamorgana

Maybe they could make a more adulty Pokémon using this art style...

Gosh I love Jolteon!

dementedlullaby
dementedlullaby

Eevee looks messed up, don't like it. And a lot of the rodent style Pokemon look a little too similar. But overall that is amazing. Good job Mr.Artist.

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

i cant stand Pokemon. but id be open to playing or watching Pokemon if the art style looked like this & if the story was a bit darker & less childish.

stereotypemango
stereotypemango

jigglypuff kinda (if you squint your eyes) looks like Conan

stereotypemango
stereotypemango

This crushed my inner child but I kinda wished it would never end

feleas
feleas

Now if only there was a Pokemon game where they looked like this. haha yeah sure would probably scare little kids, but would still be a different look on Pokemon

Zarkhaine
Zarkhaine

Alakazam looks awesome. Chansey, however, does not.

silversix_
silversix_

Holy f*ck burn these pics with the strongest fire

mrAtiger
mrAtiger

Gotta catch em all? 

no..

more like Gotta kill em ALL!!

surferosh
surferosh

i clicked a link for an article on "Drive Club demo" on Gamespot's main page.. and landed on a Pokemon one !


2nd time today, GS has got its links mixed up.. any Mods around, please help rectify this. thanks !

Veenox
Veenox

 It's easy to know which News are made by Eddie with only the title. Thank god there's less and less from him since a month. And yes, this is really old...

klonoa53
klonoa53

Someone's been browsing some furry sites, these things are super old.

redskins26rocs
redskins26rocs

A lot of these are awesome I set Lucario as my phones wallpaper

jayjay444
jayjay444

Mr mime from a freaky clown to something from left 4 dead....

omar_q
omar_q

This is why drugs are awesome.

Silithas
Silithas

Wait... "vanonat? o.O

It's Venonat...

Jas0n94
Jas0n94

Am I the only one around here who would like to see a Skyrim-type RPG Pokemon game with these???

TpaulH
TpaulH

Quality of the artwork is very good, but I just don't understand this need (by multiple artists, not just this one) to take away the cuteness of Pokemon. I didn't like any of the renditions of the Pokemon, and this kind of artwork makes it more clear to me that Pokemon works best in its cartoony, fantasy world of adorableness.

Fartman7998
Fartman7998

Polywrath one is a little over the edge with the blood, but wow, these are cool 

garalao
garalao

all of the sudden the need to "catch them all" has severely diminished lol... render quality is great though.

Franzkill
Franzkill

Say what you will about whether you dig the renditions or not but frankly..ALAKAZAM LOOKS BADASS!!

JoInfo
JoInfo

If the Pokemon card game and the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game had a love child...

Ayzed
Ayzed

Some of these are really awesome, It's like pokemon took a dark turn, I like it.

fgjnfgh
fgjnfgh

Very sick awesome art work. The only one I dislike is Chansey's. It's not a bird

Kalan_Arkais
Kalan_Arkais

A lot of these are really weird, but I'm glad that Typhlosion looks amazing.

magicalclick
magicalclick

This is giving me nightmares, I need to go back to FurAffinity instead.

captainwonton
captainwonton

Togepii looks like its trying to say, kill me please

guydude3412
guydude3412

drowzee looks like he has a rinnegan from naruto

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

Some of these aren't even the right colour. Electabuzz should at least be yellow.


Voltorb looks like a cupcake.

asapp7
asapp7

If they made a Pokemon game on wii u that looked like this I would play it. Wow these drawing or paintings are amazing!

danusty
danusty

some look badass, others look weird and ugly as hell!

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

@TpaulH I agree. While I like when artists take a realistic coat of paint to a cartoony, fantasy world or its characters, or vice versa, sometimes it just looks bad... most of these are downright creepy or simply appear to belong in another universe entirely.


I prefer other artists for that realistic Pokemon feel... this guy's art is pretty meh, to me. 

Dragon_Nexus
Dragon_Nexus

@TpaulH Because the world is diverse and there's space for inturpretation to anything.

If all we got was the same depictions of everything, things would get boring fast.

Also, learn what a juxtaposition is.