Well, Kanto or Johto or Hoenn or — you get the idea. For more than a year now, Pokémon Go has made as close to real as ever the dream of being a real-life Pokémon trainer, and that’s led a lot of artists to think about what it’d actually be like to see one of the pocket monsters hanging out around the city.
dekunobou-kizakura on DeviantArt might just be the best artist we’ve ever seen to do it. His take on Pokémon from the early generations to the later is simply stunning — we’re in awe of the skill and the detail on display! Check them out for yourself, then be sure to look at the rest of the artist’s work on their DeviantArt page.
The work on Arcanine’s mane is pretty next level.
Blastoise looks like it’s about to unleash a devastating hydro pump on whatever it’s looking at. The scales look awesome!
Charizard. Again, seriously, this guy is the best.
Play time for Eevee!
A majestic take on the legendary Entei!
Just your regular psychic house cat, Espeon!
Putting his scale skills to work again on Feraligatr!
So cute! Too bad Flareon might give you burns if you pet it.
Upside-down crazy-eyed Gengar is the best Gengar. This scene with Nidorino is a throwback to the very beginning of Pokémon — see if you recognize it!
A cosmic background for the legendary Jirachi!
We love how Jolteon’s fur is all standing up on end!
Adorable picture of a Lapras and a trainer being besties!
Amazing art of Lucario launching Aura Sphere!
Imagine whale watching, but this Lugia is what you see instead.
Meganium blooming in the rain. The leafy texture on the neck is such a cool detail!
Milotic was already one of the most beautiful Pokémon — this work somehow managed to make it even more lovely!
Raikou bringing the thunder and lightning!
Mega Gyarados is here, and it looks livid.
Such a cute idea for drawing Shaymin!
Basically, if Suicune had an Instagram account.
This is the coolest way we’ve seen Typhlosion’s fiery back drawn!
Tyranitar looking like a boss, as always.
Everything about their work is so well thought out! We love the night scene with the glowing circles on Umbreon!
We already wanted to anyway, but this art series really makes us want all the Eeveelutions as pets!
And finally, more incredible scales and fangs on this angry-looking Venusaur!
These Realistic Pokémon Are The Stuff Your Dreams Are Made Of!
Joshua Dunlop has created the most realistic Pokémon I have ever laid eyes on! They are so superbly detailed I feel like I could run into one on the street!
A beautiful Butterfree!
Snorlax taking a rest!
A Seadra swimming in the deep blue sea!
All I have to say about this one is Wow!!!!
A scary and cool Gengar!
A Golduck protecting her eggs!
This is one enormous Aerodactyl!
Kingler on a beach!
Nidorino charging at a Gengar!
Victreebell sun bathing!
Haunter creeping around!
Kingler on Cinnabar Island!
Want a whole different idea of Pokémon in the real world? Here’s an artist that interpreted them as people!