Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

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Pocket Monsters

Title: Pocket Monsters
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 10 Capo :: 53683 points)
Posted: 6/21/2012 14:29
Statistics:  145 comments    294 faves    0 avatars

Got stuck in an airport for a few hours, which allowed me to finish these. Each sprite is 64x64 or smaller.

edit: tweaked some problem monsters.

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Conker534 (Level 1 Depressed) @ 11/11/2015 14:54

These are awesome 

saulc12 (Level 4 Deputy) @ 10/30/2015 14:30

Looks like this was a real labour of love - superb 

Frost-of-the-forest (Level 1 Thug) @ 10/6/2015 14:24

Looks so cool

DinoPMC (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/20/2015 04:44

whoa, thats sick!

Coco88888888 (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/11/2015 19:48

:0 <3

chipg4 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/3/2015 20:02

1st gen is amazing and I miss fat pikachu

awesome piece

Sharp (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/7/2015 12:47

I like it how you made them all more monster-like. Amazing. All there is to say.  Well except for the fire. I've discovered that fire looks better, in my opinion, if the yellow is on the inside and the red on the outside. Many of the yes are ugly because of th lack of a pupil or one with a weird color, see gardos. There are also some that should have a lively highlight but don't. At first tt is hard to not think they are perfect.

Ceres Mikael (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/11/2015 12:38

I'd love to see at least a fan game with these... 

Joecreates (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 1/2/2015 17:12

I could probably stare at these forever.

Mosst (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 11/16/2014 05:10

I love how they're based of the orignial sprites from red and blue.

Level 1 (Level 1 Intern) @ 3/19/2014 04:22

Horse feels incomplete, Jigglypuff's proportions are well, a bit off for my liking, specially compared to the it's evolved counter part.  Chancey's mouth is a bit compared to the eyes, and finally Lapra's chest could use some more AA. Excluding this, they all look amazing, simply perfect, I would love to play a hacked version of the original tittles with this type of re-made sprites.

Mastro (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/7/2014 12:11

Omg, why can you work with so a palette of colors? That's very awesome!

Valeamor (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/15/2013 22:01

Wow, lots of memories.

w4rlock (Level 5 Sniper) @ 7/19/2013 06:55


MetalOrb (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/4/2013 10:34

HOW DID YOU DO THIS, this is remarkable, amazing 100 out or 100.

FreshSheet (Level 4 Ensign) @ 5/14/2013 16:58

These are phenominal. A tougher emphasis on the monster aspect, brilliant.

Advent (Level 1 Intern) @ 4/20/2013 16:53

Your style suits pokemon well.


ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/25/2013 08:30

I swear when I posted there was only 7 pokemon per row, maybe my browser simply hadn't loaded properly.
Now that I can see them all, glad to see you went with alien looking mew from rather than the cute mew it became.
Gloom looks more awesome than ah Vileploom I think it's name is.

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 3/23/2013 13:45

 I've pixelled all 151, this is as done as it'll get since I won't touch the newer generations

ultimaodin (Level 3 Corporate Drone) @ 3/22/2013 19:12

That Haunter, so awesome! Are you still working on the other 33 by the way? I'd love to see this completed.

SpeedXaaa (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/16/2013 19:25

 These are some really interesting takes on Pokemon. Some of them look like they were based a lot off of the Red/Green sprites (i.e.:Mew especially). The shading / color is also quite terrific. Overall, this is just really cool to look at.

Sapei (Level 1 Rookie) @ 2/21/2013 07:45

Epic Chillhood Piece :D

Thx A LOT :D

Really nice u take freedom for some of them (even of course, some i dislike, some i really love :3). Also Cute u stopped to the first generation; the others, in my opinion, really sucks...

Dyl (Level 2 Flatfoot) @ 12/12/2012 16:46

ADrawingMan (Level 9 Nidan) @ 10/27/2012 14:14


FrostPumpkin (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 9/16/2012 11:52

 This is pretty insane you did them all ! I love the way you play with their character design and draw them your style.

Some are a little under the top but most of them are really great. My favorite are Primeape, wartortle and haunter

xeroxz2k7 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 9/8/2012 02:40

Daaang, as much as I dislike Pokemon, these are all absolutely fantastic. No idea how I hadn't seen them before.

Papermoon (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 9/4/2012 03:18

so fascinating what you did with the colors...

Buddy90 (Level 5 Assistant Manager) @ 8/22/2012 19:50

Omg. How did I miss this? Cure, marry me.

Like, omg, this makes me wish so bad that this was in Fire Red and I could play it. omgomgomg

Peyton (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/21/2012 10:14

Nintendo should hire you to do the sprites in thier game, these are better than the ones they have.

carrion (Level 6 Made) @ 8/3/2012 05:15

 This is perfect. These Saturated colors do fit there verry well.

ryumaru (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 8/3/2012 00:30


Muziak (Level 3 Enforcer) @ 7/29/2012 19:44

love the colours and shading in this..! I love my old pokemon games :3

CakeDrake (Level 1 Rookie) @ 7/26/2012 13:18

whre's missing.no!                                             

Cilein (Level 5 Detective) @ 7/24/2012 15:27

 Amazing work, thank you for sharing cure. My baby bro was following these too and loved them - inspiring work!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/24/2012 12:46
I just realized you added the white pixel, since it didn't exist when you first posted this :p
It still intrigues me

MikauKahn (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/24/2012 11:55

 With your artstyle, the red/green/blue almost look like they should have been the real designs. These creepy, dark looking pokemon are starting to grow on me.


cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/24/2012 08:54

 I see. Well personally I felt the anime ruined a lot of the original character designs found in red/green/blue, and as such yellow was also heretical. I prefer giant-tongued goofy golbat, and freak experiment mewtwo, etc.

MikauKahn (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/23/2012 21:12

 I know they're original. My point when suggesting having referenced Yellow is because they redid some if not all sprites for Yellow, because the companies wanted them to match the anime better. For example, Haunter looks a lot less evil, Geodude looks more rocky, Golbat no longer has a super tounge, Mewtwo looks thinner and more magestic, Exeggcute no longer has a super sized main egg, and a bunch more changes.

From what I can tell from your pictures, is that most of them reference the Blue/Green/Red sprites, But all of them are completely original.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/23/2012 15:02
*dr. Evil voice* riiiiight. 
So why is it white and not pink!  
And do tiny eggs even exist outside of embryonic development •~•

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/23/2012 11:44

 A very, very tiny egg

Mikebissle (Level 3 Stalker) @ 7/22/2012 19:09

Great work. I like the bold hues. Interesting take on the first 151 Pokémon. Your Mew takes me back to the horror of its original Red/Green design.

Rockhart (Level 1 Intern) @ 7/22/2012 15:35

 This is amazing... Honestly your work is awe inspiring!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/22/2012 10:56

Then what is that 1 white pixel? D:

cure (Level 10 Capo) @ 7/22/2012 09:17

 @mikau: Pokemon yellow has the same monsters as red and blue. I referenced sprites from most of the games, including yellow, when making these. These are not the original art, they're scratch.

@friend: of course.

@jal: I prefer them on the lighter shade of grey I used, as opposed to pj's default :P

@Lucas: no, I'll sue.

MikauKahn (Level 4 Deputy) @ 7/22/2012 08:48

 It's far too late to say this, but maybe doing Pokemon Yellow's sprites would have been a good idea.

But I LOVE seeing the original art done in a more detailed style, it gives these guys a much darker feel to them.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/22/2012 08:11

I just noticed, is that white pixel to the upper right of exeggcute intentional?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 7/22/2012 04:44

...and now we have proof that a useless BG can rise to the top >.<

Mike B. Piece (Level 1 Gangster) @ 7/21/2012 14:47

 Wonderful work! My favorites are Blastoise, Haunter and Electrode =)

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 7/21/2012 13:04

Congrats on the monthly top. Well deserved!  

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 7/21/2012 11:16

This is tremendous! Some very lovely renders here. 

But I can't help but feel they're all a bit oversaturated. I understand it's a lot about personal preference, but it seems to me like all your versions of the Pokemon are a bit more menacing than the originals and I think the high saturation kind of clashes with that, because it suggest a more cartoony aproach like in the games. (Am I making any sense here?)

That's of course just a nitpick, and a pretty personal one at that. It truly is a fantastic collection.

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