An Amazing Dark Pokemon Wallpaper

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I was actually tweeted this picture via my new Twitter account, so I’m not convinced that the medium is actually good for something. What I found in the link was this excellent “Dark Pokemon” picture that’s giant enough to be my new desktop background.

It features what Pokemon would look like if they were free of their family friendly creator, Nintendo, and were allowed to go down a darker, more twisted path. Can you imagine a console RPG where you capture and battle monsters that look like these?

I think I can place all of them. Team Rocket head there has Dugtrio, Nidoqueen, NidoKing, Rhyhorn and Mewtwo. Ash has Blastoise, Snorlax, Charizard, Venusaur, Lapras and Pikachu. I’m not sure who this other girl is, but she’s got a pair of Magnemites and what appears to be either Onyx or Gyrados, but I think it might actually be Steelix which I forgot existed. Great stuff all around and someone PLEASE let me know who drew this so I can virtually shake their hand.

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  1. okay this is getting ridiculous. the first 13 alt-pokemon art threads were fine, but you are pushing it with this shit. yes, its nostalgic, but overplaying the nostalgia card gets (cough) old quick.

  2. The Rocket guy looks like he has 7 pokemon (Cheater!), and I think it looks like he has both a Rhydon and a Rhyhorn. From the top they look like Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Rhydon, Rhyhorn(?), Golem, Mewtwo, Dugtrio.

    In other related news, guess who’s sleeping alone tonight…

  3. The guy on the far left is actually Giovanni, Team Rocket’s boss, and is the 8th Gym leader in the original Red/Blue series. On that note I believe the artist drew Rhydon and Rhyhorn together to symbolise the pokemon Giovanni has in the games. Mewtwo is added because Giovanni *acquires* it in the television series. I still would have liked to see Pikachu drawn a little bigger and much more sinister.

    Now some people might ridicule me by saying that I have no life. I would like to take this opportunity to give my rebuttal in advance:

    No you..

  4. The chick is names Jasmine, she’s the steel type gym leader from g/s/c, and the pokemon is a steelix. 🙂 I love the guy who did these pics. He makes such amazing pokemon art.

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