Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s New Pokemon Get Old-School Makeover

Nintendo and Game Freak continue to reveal more Pokemon that will be part of the new generation ushered in with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, with each quickly garnering their own following. Many fans have already taken to the few Pokemon introduced with the June 1 Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, including one artist that has given three of them an old-school makeover.

Twitter user Emimonserrate recently posted fan art of Lechonk, Pawmi, and Smoliv, which were all introduced with the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer released on June 1. Many Pokemon fans are debating which of the three is their new likely party member, while others continue to ponder on their expected evolutions or what Pokemon haven’t been revealed yet. Regardless, Emimonserrate’s fan art shows the three fresh Pokedex entries as small old-school pixel Pokemon that look like they could appear in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.


Emimonserrate’s three Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sprites use color combinations that would be possible on the Game Boy Advance, shining a retro let on the Gen 9 Pokemon. Smoliv is frowning while leaning forward in a tackling position, and Lechonk is the central Pokemon of the fan art. Lechonk has a standard stance with a coiled tail poking out from the back, and Pawmi is as low to the ground as possible, with its tuft of fur sinking further than its tail like a cat that’s ready to pounce. Just like in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s second trailer, the three Pokemon show their unique personality in the graphically limited Emimonserrate sprite redesigns.

Pokemon demakes have become a common staple of the Pokemon fan art community, as some members lament that the 2D sprites have given way to 3D models in recent generations. Emimonserrate’s fan art shows how Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokemon may appear with an old-school twist, though it’s unlikely that Nintendo will return to the simpler 2D setting. Some fan-made Pokemon titles like Pokemon Uranium have featured this old aesthetic, but official Pokemon games from the Nintendo Switch to mobile offer modern graphics.

Though much of the Pokemon community has taken to Lechonk as the Gen 9 Bidoof equivalent, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans have expressed enthusiasm for each of Emimonserrate’s sprites. Many Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans responding to Emimonserrate’s fan art lament that Lechonk, Smoliv, and Pawmi aren’t starter Pokemon despite the fact that none of them have been confirmed as exclusive to Scarlet or Violet. While Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito are left out with Emimonserrate’s 2D sprites, each of them has been the center of Pokemon fan art since the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet reveal trailer was released.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet release for Nintendo Switch on November 18.

Source: Gamerant

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe To Newsletter
Be the first to get latest updates and exclusive content straight to your email inbox.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.