Gamers have been making their own animated content based off of the Pokemon series for some time. Oftentimes the videos show the world of the franchise at work, showcasing events such as pocket monsters evolving. The Pokemon animations that artists create let them use their creativity to imagine how the series’ universe would function.
One of the original 151 Pokemon is Magnemite. The creature was an Electric-type at first, but received the secondary Steel-type when it was added alongside the Dark-type in Pokemon Gold and Silver. It evolves into Magneton, which then becomes Magnezone, a pocket monster that was introduced in Generation 4.
An artist going by the name TheRevivalProd created an animated clip showing their take on a Magnemite’s evolution. The video begins with a lone Magnemite floating around what looks like a factory to the song “Peace and Love (On Planet Earth)” from the cartoon Steven Universe. The Pokemon begins to seemingly glitch when two more of its kind come flying into the screen and attach to it, with the newly formed Magneton continuing on as it floats off-screen. It is an interesting take on how the pocket monster would evolve and explains why Magneton is composed of three Magnemites.
TheRevivalProd’s Magnemite animation is receiving a bit of fanfare on Reddit. Many stated that it looks cool and they love the music choice. One user says that while TheRevivalProd’s work was cool, they do not know if they would want to see the Magneton evolve into a Magnezone. Another mused about what would happen if each Magnemite was owned by a different trainer and who the resulting Pokemon would stay with. The clip does bring up a few questions, but is nicely done regardless and is an interesting way of theorizing how the Electric/Steel-type would evolve.
The RevivalProd is not the only one creating animations of pocket monsters evolving. An animator named Dave Ashby created a short clip showing the Pokemon Kakuna evolve into a Beedrill. The video shows a number of Kakuna hanging on a tree near a hive, when one of them opens up and hatches a Beedrill that promptly flies off. The animation features the track “Bumblebee Who Likes to Eat KFC” by Jordan Raskopoulos in the background, which fits perfectly with the content. Ashby’s piece is another great example of a Pokemon fan exploring the game’s world through their art, creating works for all fans of the series to enjoy.
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