Sep 11 2012

If Pokemon Were Dinosaurs

Published by at 1:00 pm under Images,Video Games

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Why yes, I have been slacking on Pokemon posts lately. Thanks for keeping me accountable! To make up for it today I have this rather excellent series from Arvalis that shows Pokemon with a more badass twist to them. They’ve been dinosaur-ified. Some had dino-characteristics to begin with, but I’ve never seen a cooler version of Scyther, Nidoking or these other ones. If you stopped playing after Gold/Silver like me you can be kind of lost when it comes to the new ones.

Once there’s a Pokemon game released for the 3DS I’ll be all over it, and it will be fun to revisit the series after more than a decade away. I’d say I won’t recognize it but even ten years later Nintendo STILL refuses to take it off handhelds, so it can’t be all that different.

Check out the other pictures in the series below:





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6 responses so far

  • GrandWazoo

    Pokemon definitely should have been dinosaurs. It would have completely changed the dynamic in my middle school. EVERYBODY loves dinosaurs, so Pokemon would have been something kids would have publicly admitted to liking. Think about how huge Pokemon would be if it went mainstream rather than being publicly decried for being silly while those same people went home and played one of the GameBoy games.

  • Shade

    GrandWazoo you gotta remember tho, pokemon was a japanese anime before it spread to america not sure how popular dinosaurs were over there (no joke intended). Either way it’s pretty awesome tho :D

  • KW

    Very cool.

  • sharpman5000

    That rendition of Garchomp is goddamn terrifying.

  • Mike

    All of them are terrifying. Back when I was a teen, in High School there was nothing wrong with liking Pokemon. I played the hell out of Pokemon Red. It was so addictive. (One of my younger brothers had Blue)

    Can’t say I’ve played any other Pokemon game since Red though, with the exception of Pokemon Snap. Now that was another fantastic game!

  • MegaSolipsist

    You can download a bunch of the games (including the originals) for free. I’ve got Red, Blue, Yellow, Leaf Green and Fire Red. They’re awesome.

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