At this point, you’ve been late for work and skipping social gatherings, all in the name of playing the Pokemon game with endless amounts of enthusiasm — maybe you’ve even caught all 150 or so characters in the game. If so, kudos: But even if you’ve mastered the app, it doesn’t mean you’ve ever imagined Pokemon could look like this. As it turns out, you haven’t actually caught them all — thanks to illustrator and character designer Totomame, you’ve got new IRL versions of these sneaky creatures to dote on. He combines the Nintendo versions with their real-life counterparts, creating a hyperealistic Pokemon that we could actually imagine existing in the world. After seeing them, you’re going to wish Totomame’s versions were real — and you’re also definitely going to want at least one of them as a pet — the blue mouse you’ll recognize as Azurill is basically the most adorable creature ever.
This Artist Draws Pokémon As Real (And Slightly Scary) Animals. April 1, 2023