We thought that Pokémon Go had done a good job of bringing Pokémon into the real world, but it turns out someone else did it first — and way better! For the better part of the decade, concept artist RJ Palmer has been turning those cute pocket monsters into a monsters of a more terrifying sort. He’s now created tons of realistic Pokémon spanning generations, reimagining them as giant monsters alongside their smaller evolutions. We don’t know if he’s ever going to be able to draw ’em all, but if you want to help him do that, you can — if you like what you see, be sure to check out Palmer’s Patreon page, his personal shop, and his RedBubble shop!
Just imagine: this was drawn before mega evolutions became a thing. While we cross our fingers for the Mega Tyranitar update, here’s regular old Tyranitar alongside a Larvitar.
Suddenly, Daenerys’ dragons don’t look so tough and yes I’m aware Charizard is not a dragon type. Anyway, my low-key favorite part of this is Charmander nomming on what I think is a Caterpie, which is the only thing that would ever happen to a Caterpie in a world of realistic Pokémon.
Here’s a real dragon, though. Maybe the best dragon? Throw out the legendaries and I don’t know what dragon tops Garchomp.
No Nidoqueen, which sort of offends us. Not sure how much different she would look in this concept, though. Also, just a heads up, that little mouse to the right is all you’re getting of Pikachu today.
To be clear, I was stating that Garchomp is better than Dragonite on the previous page. Dragonite is still cool though, and we like the amphibian take on him here.