How could you ever attack anything making eyes like these? Artist Luke Phillippo is basically daring you to feel awful about yourself just thinking of catching one of these little guys — and we’re OK with it! Check out the first handful of the original Pokémon below, and if you like his work, you should check out his DeviantArt page and Instagram!
Bold move putting a tree on Venusaur’s back, but we like it!
The look on Butterfree is, I think, the same one the Girl Scout who sells you seven boxes of Thin Mints has on.
Didn’t think Charmander could look any more adorable. Wrong!
Aww, these snakes…totally mean business, actually. Fear of snakes overriding!
Pidgeot out here kinda looking like Heihei from Moana!
That Raichu is WAY too much for us to handle!
Miiight have to repeat the snake thing here. Still kinda cute, though!
Spearow and Fearow look a little more ready to get down to business than their bird friends before!
Squirtle got that Monday face on!
Aww, we love Weedle even if he shows up way more than we want him to!
Haven’t reached cuteness capacity yet? Here’s some more cute Pokémon from artist Eric Proctor!
We’d say we’d choose this Bulbasaur right at the beginning of Red, but wait until you see the rest!
Is there anything cuter than a cute Pikachu?
We told you that beginning choice would be hard!
Please don’t run away!