Traditional Japanese Pocket Monsters


(you’re really going to want to click to enlarge)

And here all this time I thought that Pokemon were ALREADY drawn in traditional Japanese artwork style, but here I go thinking Manga is the only historical art style of Japan. Some awesome artist whose name I totally can’t pronounce did this series of close to 200 Pokemon in a wicked cool art style you might find hanging in the halls of ancient Chinese emporers.

I stopped playing after Gold and Silver, so I don’t know some of these weird ones, but they’re all pretty damn cool. Any fans out there know how many Pokemon they’re up to these days? It’s gotta be over 500.

I’ve posted three more pages just like this one after the jump, all of which you can click on to see the full size version of the art.





  1. Kash Howard January 28, 2010
  2. Doc Brimley January 28, 2010

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