Artist recreates Pokemon Sword and Shield's Pokemon as Game Boy sprites

Can't beat the classics!

The Pokemon series may have started life on the Game Boy, but it's certainly come a long way since then. Pokemon in today's games are showcased with some lovely looking polygonal models, but longtime fans of the franchise are curious what today's Pokemon might look like in a classic style.

Rather than just wonder, artist Pat Ackerman took it upon himself to take the Galar region Pokemon and give them a Game Boy makeover. You can see the fruits of his labor in the tweet below.


It must be the nostalgia, because to me this makes the new gen designs really great. I'd love to play an old school looking game from Game Freak that looked like this. One way to solve having to model and aninate so many Pokemon, right?

I wouldn’t mind an option to display “classic sprites” at least in battle.


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