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In the words of copy editor Jason Wilson, “It’s ‘Grotesque Pokémon Week’ at GamesBeat.” Between these watercolors from Wednesday and what we’re about to show you, it’s either a good time for the adorable fighting animals or the worst time ever.
Tumblr artist Hat Boy is working on reimagining the original 151 Pokémon — from Nintendo’s Red, Blue, and Yellow titles for the Game Boy handheld system — in the style of director Tim Burton. This means big(ger) eyes, asymmetrical bodies, and stripes everywhere.
So far, Hat Boy has turned 11 adorable Pokémon into sullen beasts. I can’t wait to see what he does with Tentacruel (pictured above), since that thing’s straight out of a Freudian nightmare as it is.
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