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Artist Reimagines Monsters from Godzilla, Monster Hunter and Alien as Pokémon



I talked about this artist not too long ago and recently, he created even more fantastic art that I just had to write a blog about. RJ Palmer- an artist who worked on the Detective Pikachu movie- has reimagined some classic movie monsters with Pokémon designs to create the ultimate crossover fan art.

Palmers designed various versions of Godzilla and his fellow Kaiju from across the franchise and turned them into Pokémon in this excellent and highly creative art. This includes one of the more recent movies from Legendary, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. My favourite of these designs is that of the 2016 Japanese Shin Godzilla film, which has some of the creepiest designs for Godzilla as he evolves from a worm like monster into a giant creature. Palmer has taken all of these evolutions and managed to make them kind of adorable. Bravo, sir. The other monsters that appear in the King of the Monsters movie also get the Pokémon treatment from Palmer, including Mothra, King Ghidorah (who has a Charizard vibe if he was gold and had three heads and no arms) and Rodan. The classic Japanese designs of the Kaiju also look amazing and like they could be actual Pokémon. In fact, they have better designs then some of the actual Pokémon. Looking at you, Klefki.

The Xenomorphs from the Alien movies also get a Pokémon makeover from Palmer and I have to say that I feel it is inappropriate to find Facehuggers and Chestbursters this loveable. These designs are fantastic too, particularly the regular Xenomorph design which is amazing. The monster Pokémon designs don’t stop there either as Palmer has created a parody Pokémon card set- which is available to purchase here- that recreates the monsters from the Monster Hunter video game series as Pokémon. It is so impressive seeing this level of design creativity and passion for a pop culture series. I genuinely think that Palmer would be a fantastic art designer for the Pokémon franchise. Hire him Pokémon Company, please and thank you. Check out Palmer on his ArtStation, his official store, Twitter, Deviantart and Instagram for more of his work.

Antonia Haynes resides in a small seaside town in England where she has lived her whole life. She's a simple girl with a passion for zombies, writing, film, television, drawing, superheroes, Disney and, of course, video games. Her ideal day would consist of junk food, fluffy pyjamas and video games because quite frankly going outside is overrated. Follow her on Twitter on @RainbowMachete

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