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What comes to mind when you think of bob ross? artistic icon? Healthy painter? The guy who helped bring joy to art? But what about a Pokemon Teacher? Well that’s what the Pokéfans are doing as they try to re-imagine this iconic painter in a powerful Pokemon champion. And yes, you can probably guess who his senior partner would be.
Reddit user u/Traditional-History4 challenged the community on r/Pokémon to create a Pokémon team for Bob Ross if he were a Pokemon champion. OP also managed to set the scene when the coach is about to meet Ross. And let’s just say it’s a healthy encounter.
And since we are talking about Bob Ross, the fans understood the task. A fan suggested giving Ross a squirrel-like Pokémon, as he is known to have one. And after the events of an official competition that occurred in 2014, a name came to mind.
Others suggested the Bouffalant because of Ross’s characteristic Afro. However, some pointed out the artist’s love-hate relationship with his iconic hairstyle.
One fan suggested that Ross should be a Normal-type champion, which would be the former since most of them have dragons built into their teams. They also suggested that his team should commit to different animal-based Pokémon. They may seem underwhelming, but some of these Pokémon can learn difficult moves like ‘Hyper voice’ and ‘Giga Drain’.
And of the more than 900 Pokémon that exist in the franchise, one name appeared among the rest. You can probably guess who it is. They are known for their artistic aesthetic.
Bob Ross was and still is the healthiest guy millennials and Gen Z know and love. His show helped make painting accessible to all, showing viewers that anyone, even someone picking up a brush for the first time, can create something beautiful. So it’s no surprise that fans see him as a healthy man. Pokemon champion.