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Most things are cute in cartoons. Even hideous creatures in cartoon could look really, really adorable (read: Pokémon). Ok, maybe it was intended to be cute. I don’t know, but what if, just what if, these adorable creatures exist in real-life? Will they be as cute, or otherwise? Well, there’s only one way to find out: genetic splicing. Nah. We are just kidding. How’s that even possible, right? Even if we can (not me, those mad scientists), we do not wish mess with nature and in the process, creating monsters which we can’t contain. As it is, the world already has enough monsters (read: humanity). Anywho, put science aside, concept artist Joshua Dunlop has taken upon himself to reimagine Pokémon to look like real world animals, well, actually, more like creatures.
As it turns, Pokémon in real-life aren’t as scary as we thought. In fact, Joshua’s renders showed us they are still cute. Then again, that’s when viewed digitally as images. Though we imagine we will be totally freak out if we ever stumble on one in real life. Anyways, Joshua’s work of art is more than just turning fiction into non-fiction (in a manner of speaking, that is), but he has a bigger plan. His collection of real-life Pokémon, which he called Pokémon Zoology, is a prelude to a bigger project which will eventually cumulates into a website that will have details of the creatures, including stuff like diets, habits, breeding and whatnot, as if they were real deals. Intriguing.
And oh, Joshua needs a little helping here, with respect to financial bit of things, and he has set up a page on Patreon specifically for this enormous undertaking. So, if you are fan of Pokémon, specifically, real life ones, then head over to Patreon to show him some love.
P.S. Joshua should have rendered them based on Pokémon GO stats. That would be hilarious!
P.P.S. The world once had a real life Pikachu and it looks like this:
Images: Joshua Dunlop via Technabob.