Ever wanted to see Pokemons redesigned with a more realistic and fearsome look? Here is our selection of Pokemon characters, (re)designed by great artists. I was so impressed with this work, I had to share. I don’t need to say much more. The pieces speak for themselves. The end results of all the characters are incredible good!

Which ones are your favorites? Please share your comments with us!

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

Realistic Pokemon Character Redesign

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Alex Roman

I'm a 26-year old independent graphic artist and architect based in Bucharest and also the co-owner of iCanBeCREATIVE.

I specialize in branding for small businesses and startups: logos, websites, flyers, posters; mostly everything a brand may need to put the word out there in a professional way.

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Comments

  • Andrew
    2011-08-31 18:22:52
    Awesome, as usual , thank you!
  • Gianna M.
    2011-08-31 18:23:10
    As always great stuff!!! Keep up the good work!!
  • Fererra D.
    2011-08-31 18:23:27
    nice collection ! thanks for sharing !
  • Danielle
    2011-08-31 18:24:09
    I admire you compilation, thank you Alex!
  • Birthea Lem
    2011-08-31 18:25:38
    some of the most precious pic i’ve ever seen. This really brightens my day! Thanks to my soe for sending it to me and thank you!!!
  • Hannnah
    2011-08-31 18:26:16
    I just happened to stumble across your web site and I love it.I will visit it often from now on.
  • jennifer
    2011-08-31 18:57:38
    HD POKEMONS!! you can see their true colors! .. hahaha
  • Oliver
    2011-08-31 18:58:06
    Scary but awsome at the same time.
  • Ryan Nicholas
    2011-08-31 18:58:44
    Lets hope for a real life movie of Pokemon (fanboy scream)!
  • Yunus Karaca
    2011-08-31 18:59:16
    The last cindaquil evolution rulz!
  • Cheryl John
    2011-08-31 18:59:43
    Many of them are utterly weird, whilst some of them are actually acceptable. Still, I admire the amount of imagination this guy has.
  • Ricardo Vega Rosell
    2011-08-31 19:00:42
    Oh my god, pokemon in real life are hella scary.
  • Dan Joseph Panaligan
    2011-08-31 19:01:16
    the Pikachu, Sandslah, and Gastly, are awesome, but it destroy my favorite poliwhrath!
  • Zaren Nacario
    2011-08-31 19:01:54
    Ughhh its toooo detailed!
  • Nicholas
    2011-08-31 19:02:12
    Some hit and some miss. But overall, awesome art.
  • Gomez Mentado
    2011-08-31 19:02:59
    Wow...the polywrath is brutal stuff.
  • Anthony W Avery
    2011-08-31 19:03:15
    These are seriously amazing. Anyone who used to play Pokemon, look at these.
  • Jacob Peeler
    2011-08-31 19:03:39
    Pikachu, Charmander, Gengar, Haunter, and Muk are mine!
  • Tunca Ertör
    2011-08-31 19:03:56
    wow, real pokemons huh?artwork is beutiful for sure but truth is truth, pokemon is ruined(tough, lots of things happens here to ruin my childhood but non of them ever gets a succes.do i have stone heart?)
  • Miguel Riveros
    2011-08-31 19:04:15
    That would be the sickness remake ever made of cartoon!
  • Gabriel Pellizzaro
    2011-08-31 19:04:32
    raichu looks pretty awesome
  • 2011-09-03 14:14:17
    Wow, amazing designs..would look cool on a website!
  • Rachelle
    2011-09-07 12:40:17
    If Pokemon were real, and they looked anything like the above art, if anything ever approached me EVER I would just scream and run. SCREAM AND RUN!
  • Connal Santvoort
    2011-10-02 01:28:03
    WOW this is totally amazing, the way they have been portrayed is completely unique would love to see all of them drawn like this
  • Kent
    2011-10-06 08:16:27
    The art in itself is creepy and very aggressive. You would never expect to envision them like this in real humanoid like art. But in some deep, visceral level, I kinda am not surprised. Simply amazing and beautiful. It just screams the word "Monsters" in "Pokemon". Kudos to the artists!
  • Eefa
    2011-10-10 15:27:23
    This is absolutely amazaing <3
  • Eefa
    2011-10-10 15:27:58
    This is absolutely amazing <3
  • gar
    2011-11-14 23:42:27
    amazing is the only word for this.
  • dan
    2011-11-22 09:07:00
    man this design are so amazing if u can make a game from this design it will be more awsome and loved by this game s fan than the old pokemon they are all the same or making a movie is perfect too thnx
  • Getto
    2011-12-03 10:07:41
    Some are ewww... Some are awesome... Some looked too real for me to accept that it was true (Togepy for instance) But over all I like them!!!
  • adam henry
    2012-01-06 22:57:10
    And I have to do what a 12 years old? Seriously though, the reason some of these are creepy are because of something called the uncanny valley. The artwork transalates not unreality to reality, but approachible caricatures (ingraved into our minds to be cute) to inapproachible, insinent beast. all in all I love it.
  • gideon
    2012-01-22 09:22:34
    well this is the reason why pokémon have been cutisized, if they were like this then no children would watch it >.<
  • brody
    2012-02-17 17:40:37
    this makes me wat an umbreon....although the other ones creep me out O.o (i had a nightmare with that darn gengar in it *shudders*)
  • 2012-02-21 14:52:20
    Really nice tips, i learned more. And it is more useful for me.. Please keep on post like this..
  • ro
    2012-03-17 21:21:09
    they should remake pokemon in this style, amazing, and think more intresting for adults
  • Dan
    2012-04-22 03:43:05
    I love these, this makes pokemon cool again and I completely disagree with people saying they should be cuter. Cute does not equal realistic and if they were cute they would just look like the childrens cartoon. Great take on this! Just awesome.
  • KW
    2012-04-29 00:13:48
    Mewtwo looks like Voldermort!!!!
  • Jim
    2012-04-30 01:42:29
    Amazing design! But Chansey should be a bit bigger and a bit sturdy..if i remember right..its the most gentle pokemon but also a tough one if its mad...the design for chansey looks like it wont be able to get up if it was tackled ^_^
  • jata
    2012-05-02 00:21:29
    i like ur talent... awesome...browo
  • rembrandt
    2012-05-03 00:25:27
    its scary..
  • Razor
    2012-05-03 13:27:44
    They are not cute but pretty awesome styling skills though
  • Michelle
    2012-05-06 08:41:55
    O.O I just cried for thirty minutes.... Oh god i just saw Mew again. In going to throw up. Its not that they are terrible, they just freak the crap out of me (like Togepy). I mean theyre great... but that just ruined my (Ctd.) childhood. I am scarred fo life e_o
  • karen
    2012-05-11 20:38:18
    hi!there those where amazing the way u transform them from cute to creepy im so amaze and im a bit scared hehe..
  • Gsviolin
    2012-05-12 10:08:51
    Nice work!!! lol i magine somebody huuging this togepi....:s
  • Ron
    2012-05-13 04:54:18
    well...the only thing that stays close to real pokemon is snorlax and lucario,the rest r pure creepy.wtdouche...
  • 2012-05-13 06:40:36
    Amazing, i love the blastoise one :)
  • paopao
    2012-05-24 01:40:17
    ahhhhhhhhhhh my mudkip is so hidius but nice work though
  • Pravein
    2012-05-25 00:41:51
    They are awesome! In reality they would surely be like this. I think mewtwo is very realistic compared to others. Continue the good work. It really caught my eye. All the best!!!
  • roddy
    2012-06-12 18:48:49
    love them all they are so awesome iwant them to make a real life movie i reckon it would look good
  • 2012-07-06 01:42:30
    Way to ruin the series
  • irvan
    2012-07-06 23:04:49
    pokempn contains subliminal message/pictures who can hypnotize children
  • matt k
    2012-07-07 19:30:03
    Loved them I think they should do a live action movie with these styled characters
  • frosty
    2012-07-09 15:47:03
    i just wish they werent so creepy looking
  • holy crap
    2012-07-11 03:30:16
    holy crap!! some of them are plain ugly but the others...i was so shocked. oh my god. your skills are fricken AMAZING!! holy crap is all i have to say. idk which is my fave.
  • Adam
    2012-07-14 00:02:29
    well, after looking through these, the artwork is amazing, id have to say, if these things were real, and we had pokeballs to catch em in, it would be awsome...Mew 2 reminds me of an alien....just an alien... awsome job though...look forward to seeing more of em.
  • 2012-07-19 20:36:06
    sheeze! Y0ur art is s0 fantastic!but it freaked me out to seE s0me p0kem0ns that l00ks like mutants. I d0nt wanNa hug my togepi again! Haha
  • Concerned
    2012-07-19 21:58:46
    Yea some of these are too creepy, not enough diversity in your art. Not all of them would be so weird in real life. Try and change things up
  • Maxine
    2012-07-20 00:05:49
    HOLY COW!!!!!!! I would so keep them all as pets. But i would pee my pants if i saw the mew. *Shiver*
  • mitch
    2012-07-20 18:17:23
    they should make a pokemon movie (real life) and use these pictures and make them into real life, if that all makes sense, haha
  • mike
    2012-07-25 22:48:04
    I will never seen pokemon the same like before again.
  • sunofwhales
    2012-07-29 12:05:53
    Sheer amazingness. Are any of these available as prints for purchase?
  • uj.uj
    2012-08-04 13:08:56
    woow these r simply awesome!!! a realistic touch!
  • June
    2012-08-07 06:15:43
    Very Nice!!!! Never thought cute Pokemons can become scary. ;-) All renditions are awesome. Especially the one with Bulbasaur lifecycle thing.
  • Falius
    2012-08-27 07:21:56
    ...While some rare of them (namely Ghastly, Haunter (NOT GENGAR) and few more) are similiar to originals, most are totally not like the real ones...
  • B.G.
    2012-09-06 18:11:13
    The creepier they are the better, with some exceptions ( chancy, mew, and togepi right off the bat ). None of the Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, and Venesaur pics really clicked, i would like to see those improve. Overall, these are awesome, and i wish i could draw like this
  • Steven
    2012-09-10 01:07:52
    Do one of Altaria please
  • cattleya
    2012-09-16 07:50:33
    I like the Typhlosions the most
  • douzo
    2012-09-16 07:54:14
    your works are awesome,but in my opinion,could you make some of them look a bit more graceful or cuter?? for some of the cute and beautiful characters...
  • matthew
    2012-09-20 16:47:25
    That Poliwhirl (or Poliwrath) Creeped me out -_-, IS THAT POLIWHIRL eating that poor little poliwag?
  • PokeDesigner
    2012-09-21 10:57:57
    I love this! this is the things i hope to be able to do
  • Celeste
    2012-10-09 13:42:18
    TRUE some are a little too out there but forget all those people who say they dont like these man! Im a girl and i say forget them! these are some of the best concepts for pokemon realism out there! great job love it!
  • Poonam
    2012-10-12 03:20:32
    Those all r really scary...n having lot of scope for improvement
  • YT
    2012-10-12 13:53:26
    By far, one of my favorite posts by you guys. Creepy but very detailed and nicely done.
  • Oaks
    2012-10-17 02:14:55
    I gotta say, the alakazham and the lucario are the best two.
  • DOMO
    2012-10-21 23:21:57
    these ar pretty bad ass, you should draw a raikou
  • Ju
    2012-11-02 06:02:37
    wow these are better than the real thing. If pokemon looked like these I would actually like them way more. Seriously, if pokemon even existed this is closest to what they would look like. Not creepy at all, BADASS.
  • Remy Renard
    2012-11-03 07:50:31
    Awesome!! Some are kinda scary but pretty cool!!
  • EpiCs
    2012-11-11 03:14:15
    good/fail... they all look too alien like... like half of the eevee evolvments are good and the alien part goes well with mewtwo but just no on the rest...
  • Sean
    2012-11-17 03:13:09
    I see you are missing flareon and espeon.
  • Jamesmate
    2012-11-27 13:26:44
    Charmander, not Chameleon. *
  • Jen
    2012-11-30 17:35:38
    That Togepi will haunt my nightmares...
  • Will
    2012-12-02 00:32:04
    This makes me kinda glad Pokemon dont exist.... though i still love the original 102!
  • Azulacat14
    2012-12-02 18:36:44
    um no thank you! Except for Umbreon. I love umbreon!
  • miguel
    2012-12-03 11:44:17
    your f.d up
  • Harish
    2012-12-11 03:07:37
    I would like a darkrai too...but Umbreon and Milotic were my Favorite!
  • Estoperfarlo
    2012-12-14 20:48:30
    Dude, do Gardevoir, (but a sexy version but also realistic)
  • Sammy
    2012-12-23 07:44:36
    EPIC!!!!!!! They are so awesome!
  • madhatter90
    2013-02-08 08:02:33
    So I say we just let Them be. Togepi was especielly disturbing
  • Preetij
    2013-02-24 12:51:56
    Each one a master-piece in its own sense, though i wouldnt have loved watching pokemon if they really looked...surely would have scared the hell out of me...kudos to your work...
  • João Gabriel
    2013-03-11 23:09:02
    Thats Umbreons as very beautiful, I love yet.
  • rick!
    2013-03-13 17:04:16
    Awesome!!!
  • Bailey
    2013-03-23 18:46:51
    You ruined mudkip
  • alan
    2013-03-26 16:12:32
    son bastante buenos te felicito hermano!
  • naruko
    2013-04-07 19:29:05
    Gengar scared the sh** out of me but ironically my fave pokemon looked like a badass glowing wolf
  • erik
    2013-04-16 18:22:25
    puxa ficou aterrorisante, mas legal
  • Jay
    2013-06-03 04:45:53
    Id like to see an artwork on my favorite pokemon. Golem
  • 2013-09-18 10:33:03
    Wauw, really love Mewtwo and Gastly! :D
  • jacobZ_jacob
    2013-10-01 13:22:09
    dat togepie is soo creepy
  • Stretch
    2013-10-04 17:16:51
    This is amazing! I would love it if they made an adult version of Pokemon in a real game and used Pokemon like this! It would be insanely cool!
  • lukas
    2013-10-26 14:29:14
    now send this to Sony and require a "mature "Pokemon game, i think 1rst" Pokemon generation" will be almost over 18. (but some from the cute pokemons should stay cute)
  • Leo Suzuki
    2013-12-09 00:35:54
    A lot of these look amazing. Like, actually realistic while keeping the essence of the original pokemon. but some of these...just look like they were drawn to look creepy.
  • JGB
    2013-12-10 09:55:48
    Great photos. Also agree that some should retain the cuteness factor, but great job on interpreting the types to there environment
  • Terry
    2014-02-15 15:47:52
    This guy have Tim Burton´s sindrome... it´s the only explanation!!
  • The General
    2014-03-13 04:12:43
    This is the shit of nightmares but I have to admire the dedication to making realistic pictures of Pokémon but hey at least there is no Espurrs in these pictures cause that would give you nightmares for sure
  • wombats20
    2014-03-13 17:45:54
    If Tim Burton did a Pokémon movie...
  • jacksonator
    2014-04-11 20:56:13
    and so the nightmares begin...
  • fabrizio
    2014-04-20 21:55:27
    my childhood......destroyed.....
  • ummmm
    2014-07-01 16:26:01
    how is anyone hating? this is so imaginative ... they need to make a realistic pokemon movie geared towards the first generation for us 25 yr olds who only know the first 150 xP would be awesome
  • Ashley
    2014-07-02 22:14:34
    2 words: cool, freaky,
  • Kkyle
    2014-07-14 12:29:17
    WTF did they do to togepi??? D:
  • DeeNastie
    2014-08-04 04:51:44
    Man these are epic !!!! Awwwwwww inspiring and gorgeous!!! I wish i had these skills! Hands down to the artist and their creativity.
  • elliott
    2014-10-31 14:24:19
    they r cool
  • Dani
    2014-11-04 18:19:14
    Holy crap some of these are absolutely terrifying. A few of them are really cool (namely the first Blastoise and the Umbreon) but most of them make me want to run screaming. That being said, the art itself is outstanding! I wish I had that kind of talent!!
  • 2014-11-10 15:04:44
    Damn now im intrested in pokemon again
  • harsh
    2014-11-16 01:14:00
    Good work some of them are totally amazing so realastic like cyndaqil ,qulava ,typhlosian,syther, but some how pokemon like togepi ,mudkip,vepreon,are a lot cuter. Main tain cuteness just like you maintain in grass and water type pokemon and pikachu And i m turely amazed who you create ghost type they are really awesome You people rocks .. Keep it up and show us some more real pokemon........
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    2015-01-05 19:35:56
    just wondering can you try and also find the realistic versions of the other characters like Nurse Joy and Ash Ketchum cause that would be intresting
  • 2015-05-08 15:19:59
    Wani c: first of all they are monsters- pocket monsters to be exact. And the plural is Pokemon, not pokemons!