Pokemon Fan Crochets Adorable Dolls of the Kanto Region Starters

Pokemon boasts one of the most fiercely dedicated and creative fanbases of any franchise, video game or otherwise. Fans are constantly posting their own customized creations online, spanning across the numerous generations and hundreds of Pokemon. However, the original generation holds a special place in many people’s hearts, including the original Kanto region starters: Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander.

Unfortunately, none of the three starters are available in the long-running video game series’ latest entry, Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Developer Game Freak has instead opted for a more eclectic mix in the form of Rowlet, Cyndaquil, and Oshawott. While all Pokemon games normally allow players to choose only one starter, there is a way to get all three of Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ starters.


Posted onto r/Pokemon, a user by the handle of u/AstronomicalArtisan is going viral for their adorable crocheted versions of Kanto region starters Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander. All three depictions are executed accurately, with each Pokemon crafted in an upright sitting position. Each one of the crocheted creations is holding a Pokeball in its hands minus Bulbasaur, who is creatively clutching the iconic object with its vines. Shot during a snowy day, the images’ backgrounds provide great contrast and make each of the Pokemon’s distinct colors pop.

Fans have been quick to compliment the creator, as well as chime in on which of the original three starters they think is best. While the Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander are surely impressive, it pales in sheer numbers to another crocheting Pokemon fan, who is crocheting every single Pokemon. PatternsByJazz is creating the entire roster of Pokemon in the name of charity, with plans to either donate the entire collection directly to charitable causes or by giving them to fans by way of a charitable donation. While slightly varying styles, both crocheters are prime examples of Pokemon‘s creative fandom.

In addition to crochet form, Pokemon‘s original starters have found their way into an even more unique fan creation. On the same r/Pokemon page, user u/Hirosart has created an artisan spacebar featuring the original starters and Pikachu. The keyboard piece is truly a sight to behold, with each of the four Pokemon surrounded by their elemental environment, making for an awe-inspiring piece of artwork anyone can appreciate.

Whether it’s crochet, resin space bars, or even a starter-themed gaming PC, the enduring popularity of Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Charmander show how significant the first generation of Pokemon are and the legacy they continue to have.

Source: Gamerant

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