Yeah, something tells me these guys wouldn’t think much of Poké Balls. Artist J.R. Coffron collaborated with a few other fan artists on this series of Pokémonstrosities — I don’t think battles between these creatures would result in anything just fainting.
If you like these not-so-pocket-friendly monsters, you can check out more of Coffron’s work on his website, his Facebook, and his Instagram. We’ll give a shout out to his collaborators alongside the beasts ahead!
I think Venusaur usually gets its power from the sun. I don’t think that describes this Venusaur.
We don’t really know what’s lurking at the bottom of the ocean. Looking at this, we’re good not knowing! Cloyster here was done as a collaboration with Chris Bjors.
To be fair, it’d really make a lot more sense if Pokémon came out of those cramped balls looking like this.
Coffron worked with Henrik Rosenborg to create this horrifying Gloom that I think might have just taken out a trainer? Good with Pokémon Go not being based on this universe!
This Lickitung clearly has no patience for any attempts to capture it with a Poké Ball. This one was done with Roberto Padula.
Nidoqueen would be scarier, just sayin’. This one was a collaboration with Stephen Oakley!
Those…definitely aren’t eggs.
Poliwag becomes a swamp thing lurking in wait for hapless trainers. This was done with Alex Negrea.
Preston Stone collaborated on this little horror — looks like Beedrill is done being an afterthought!
Ew on so many levels. This horrifying Weezing was created along with Stephen Oakley.
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Dropping vowels far before it was cool, Feraligatr is the final evolution of the Gen II water starter. Like Squirtle, little Totodile has also managed to stay adorable despite itself.
Looks like he went with the black Kyurem fused with Zekrom here. It’s a giant ice dragon, so naturally, there are going to be some Piloswines nearby.
I get it, it’s realistic Pokémon, but it’s still a bummer to see Magikarp without its crown-looking fin. Gyarados, as always, looks like a beast.
Props for playing up Mewtwo’s feline side while really knocking home the ‘lab experiment gone wrong’ angle. Solid work on the most savage of all Pokémon.