We’ll be honest with you for a moment: we really miss the 2D art style of the older Pokémon games. There’s something timeless about it, right? Not to mention that there was a distinct lack of discourse around graphics in the past (well, maybe a mild resentment of the fans for the slow evolution of the images of the series, but that’s about it).
Pokemon visuals, in this writer’s opinion, really peaked around Gen 5, which consisted of Pokemon Black and White, plus their immediate sequels. Don’t get us wrong, we’ve loved the look of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet so far, but we can’t help but wonder what those games would look like with the old pixelated visual style instead of the more modern 3D graphics. .
Well, we don’t have to wonder anymore, as Reddit user CoffeeRacoon has taken the liberty of altering the previous generations’ sprites to represent what the protagonists of Scarlet and Violet, along with the starter Pokémon, would look like if they appeared in the games. older games (thanks, GameRant).
As CoffeeRacoon clarified, the starter Pokémon Sprigatito, Quaxly, and Fuecoco were created by altering the sprites of Purrloin, Ducklett, and Totodile from Gen 5. Meanwhile, the sprites of the protagonists were created by altering a pair of Diamond and Pearl NPC sprites from Gen 4. .
We have to say that, despite some clear differences between the sprites and their official counterparts (Sprigatito looks pretty dour compared to the more cheerful expression depicted in the official art), this is an incredibly convincing attempt to mix the old with the new. new. In fact, we’d be more than happy to play a version of Scarlet and Violet with pixelated graphics, imagine how beautiful that would look!
What do you think of these particular creations? Are you happy with the visual aspect of Scarlet and Violet? Let us know with a comment!