#1 Edited by Symptomz (132 posts) -

Also I dont post here tons, but you may have seen my work. I did the mock cover for Spookin' with Scoops

So in celebration of Pokemon X&Y, I'm gonna attempt to draw every pokemon before the game's release. That will most certainly mean I'm gonna have to draw more than one Pokemon a day but at least one a day is the goal.

I'm in school right now but these are just doodles so it shouldn't be a huge chunk of my time.

I'm gonna be updating this thread and thecalgee.tumblr.com If this isn't the appropriate forum, I'll be glad to delete it.

If I don't post everyday, bug me about it. Help me do this Giant Bomb community.

And here's Bulbasaur to Venusaur to get started.

EDIT: I'll be updating this main post with full evolutionary lines.

#2 Edited by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

You know what, it never occurred to me that the 'saurs were horrible pig monsters, but looking back at it, you're probably right.

#3 Edited by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -


To me, they look more like horrible turtle creatures with ears.

#4 Posted by TyCobb (2005 posts) -

That Venusaur looks like the dogs from Ghostbusters with a pretty flower.

#5 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12964 posts) -

I like the idea of making pokemon look like ugly real animals, and that Spookin' with Scoops cover is fantastic, so I am very much in favor of this endeavor.

#6 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -
Can I play too?

#7 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@haltiamreptar: Most things I draw end up looking like horrible pig monsters. Expect this to be a recurring theme.

Thanks @arbitrarywater! Means a lot. And @ravenlight your rendition of Bulbasaur looks even more pug like than mine.

Here's a chicken like charmander.

#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -
I'm like Van Gogh but with both ears.

#9 Edited by Symptomz (132 posts) -

How wildly inaccurate. You can't catch Charmanders in the wild :P

#10 Posted by ajamafalous (12539 posts) -

These are awesome! Hope you end up going through with it; I'll be saving them all to a folder.

#11 Posted by moondogg (270 posts) -

Nice work. Skip over 'Trubbish' and 'Garbador' though. Or actually, no don't I'm sure what you'll do with them is better than the real ones. By real I mean... ahhhhh you get it

#12 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

BUT I like Trubbish. He'll be fun to draw once I get there.

I'll update the main post with full evolutionary lines.

#13 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (6370 posts) -

Good Luck in your quest to Draw em' all.

#14 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (974 posts) -


#15 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (466 posts) -

There are 132 days between now and October. There are 649 Pokemons.

You got this. Also tumbler followed.

#16 Edited by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

This is starting to turn into a Pokemon a minute. I don't know if I can keep up.


I have no idea.

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#19 Edited by yoshimitz707 (2532 posts) -

I can't wait to see your Mankey and Primeape!

#20 Posted by Bollard (6604 posts) -

These are disgusting and I love them. I'mma be following this thread eagerly.

#21 Posted by CreepingDeath0 (251 posts) -

Wow! These are amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretation of Mewtwo and the 3 original Ghost pokemon.

#22 Posted by Demoskinos (16510 posts) -

This is awesome! Great work duder!

#23 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -


Congrats on making it over 9000, duder!
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#25 Posted by Forderz (264 posts) -

These are amazing. Keep it up, duder!

#26 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

Thanks for all the support guys! I'm glad you're liking them :)

#27 Posted by FengShuiGod (1517 posts) -

This is cool.

#28 Posted by JackSukeru (6159 posts) -

This is supremely awesome, I'll be sure to come back here to check regularly. I also promise to bug you if updates become too unfrequent, and if I don't, bug me about it! ...wait.

Speaking of bugs, I have a soft spot for Bug pokemon so I'm especially excited to see your Caterpie and Weedle, but also Cubone, cause Cubone is a bad mofo.

#29 Edited by Phatmac (5923 posts) -

Chalizard looks freaking rad!

#30 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@jacksukeru well here's caterpie. I just lost Metapod and Butterfree in a photoshop accident. They'll be up later. And yes, Cubone is gangster as fuck.

#31 Posted by crusader8463 (14756 posts) -

Keep at it man. I always like seeing when people do different takes on the looks of Pokemon. Always makes me want to see Nintendo get around to updating them.

#32 Posted by WalkerTR77 (1538 posts) -

This is the fucking business.

#33 Edited by myketuna (1785 posts) -

I'm really liking these changes to the Pokemon. They look cool.

Also, I might have flagged your post, @jacksukeru, by mistake while looking through the thread. Sorry about that, but I immediately unflagged it.

#34 Posted by Bollard (6604 posts) -

@symptomz: These are so great. Would love a desktop wallpaper of all 151 original pokemon or something, but by all means don't stop after that :P

#35 Posted by Icemo (679 posts) -

I like your artstyle, these look cuter than the originals. Keep it up duder!

#36 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@chavtheworld I'll try to make them into a poster/desktop if I get that far

@icemo they're basically chibi

#37 Posted by JackSukeru (6159 posts) -
#38 Posted by Daftronaut (32 posts) -

If Pokemon actually looked like this, I would probably start playing again. Awesome stuff, man.

On the other hand, that would probably traumatize a lot of kids these days.

#39 Edited by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@daftronaut what was the last one you played?

Guys, I totally just weedle'd.

#40 Edited by HaltIamReptar (2038 posts) -

Pokemon, re-imagined with debilitating flesh diseases.

#41 Posted by JackSukeru (6159 posts) -

@symptomz: Weedle and Caterpie never learning more than 2 attacks always made me a little sad.

I don't know when I started appreciating Weedle. Maybe it was that specific sound bite of it saying its name as it lept to attack in an early episode of the anime, that had been stuck in my head for so long that it eventually crystallized itself into a form not unlike nostalgia.

Maybe it was its underdog nature, with it never getting any attention as its form was swiftly traded away for bigger and stronger ones. Forms that themselves never quite got the attention they were due (Butterfree, that smug bastard, is surely to blame).

Maybe it's the nose?

Either way, good going! I'm expecting great, creepy things from Kakuna and Beedrill.

#42 Edited by Daftronaut (32 posts) -

@symptomz: The GBA ones. I kinda stopped caring after that, because the designs just looked uninspired at one point. Thought about playing SoulSilver since it's a remake of one of the best Gens.

#43 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@jacksukeru I just like saying the name Weedle. And I think all his charm comes from his bulbous nose. It's a shame even Beedrill never became more useable.

@daftronaut I think there are hits and misses in every generation from a design standpoint. Soulsilver would be especially fun if you haven't played since the GBA days. Nostalgia boom.

Kakuna turned out okay. I like Beedrill better though.

#44 Posted by AiurFlux (936 posts) -

I look forward to Stunfisk. Some of these look like they're a few chromosomes shy... so that one should really be a gem all things considered.

#45 Edited by Symptomz (132 posts) -

@aiurflux Stunfisk. Maaaan. That's a long ways away.

#46 Posted by Bogitt (206 posts) -

That is awesome, keep up the good work!

#47 Posted by devilzrule27 (1242 posts) -

these things are horrifying and ruining my pokemon memories. Awesome work.

#48 Edited by Hunter5024 (6445 posts) -

Your Beedrill is sick as hell.

#49 Posted by JackSukeru (6159 posts) -

I like that you went a little off script with the colors and design of Kakuna, and Beedrill's design looks fantastic. Now if only its stingers were actually drill shaped its name would make a little more sense.

Next up are some pretty similar looking birds IIRC, I don't envy you having to think up how to make them look interesting.

#50 Posted by Symptomz (132 posts) -

Doing what I can to ruin one childhood memory at a time.

@jacksukeru It's hard. I'm trying to remain true to the design while injecting a little bit of my style into them. Some of them get hit harder with the ugly stick than others. ALSO, I'm gunna run into a problem soon. With Pikachu and many others, they have pre-evolutions or new evolutions. I don't know if I should just do it in the classic order or put the new evos with the whole line.