One Pokémon fan sculpted terrifying reimaginations of the Ghost Ghastly, Haunter, and Gengar types, giving them sharp fangs and warped appearances.
A cunning Pokemon fan has reinvented the classic Ghost-type Pokémon designs with terrifying and lifelike changes. Creating crafts based on hundreds of Pokémon species has become a popular way for fans of the franchise to share and express their love for certain companions. This included crochet versions of different Pokémon, 3D printed models, and even elaborate carvings. While keeping the original designs can make cute additions to room decorations, folding traditional appearances can dramatically change the effect of some Pokemon species.
One of the main reasons why the Pokemon the series remained popular for over two and a half decades due to Pokemon in-game designs. Most Pokémon have simple, identifiable appearances that range from spooky ghost types to adorable fairy types. This diversity offers fans of all styles and preferences a companion they can relate to. The simplicity of the designs of the first 150 Pokémon can be especially appealing to crafting, as most species use simple colors, and even the evolutions aren’t too complex to recreate in mediums other than drawing.
In a video shared by Blinded By Daylight in 2020 on YouTube, the artist showcases the process of sculpting the Ghost, Ghastly, Haunter, and Gengar types of the Kanto region from clay. However, unlike their comic and cartoonish designs seen in the Pokemon games and anime, these recreations describe what each Pokémon might look like if it appeared in real life. Blinded by Light gives the Pokémon mouthfuls of long, pointy teeth as well as eyes devoid of pupils. Long tongues and ragged lips turn the once hilarious and spooky characters into creatures of a Pokemon-powered nightmare.
Although Blinded By Daylight hasn’t added any other realistic renditions of Pokémon species to YouTube, the sculptures are similar to the realistic reimaginations seen in the movie. Detective Pikachu, where cartoonish versions of Pokémon have been replaced with hyperrealistic designs. While fans would probably prefer to meet a prank-loving Gengar from Indigo League instead of a ghoulish monster, the change describes what most would think of upon encountering a ghost in a haunted building or on an abandoned road. In a similar vein, however, realistic versions of Pokémon like Eevee would likely look more like a cat or a dog, which would either increase their appeal or potentially make them confusing to watch compared to cartoons.
For fans more interested in the softer side of Pokémon crafting, however, another fan of the series is currently working on crochet the likenesses of each Pokémon in the official National Pokédex. That total of 898 crochet Pokemon plushies is no small feat, but the overall results are just as creatively inspiring as the spooky sculptures of Ghastly, Haunter, and Gengar. With so many adorable, intimidating and scary species in the Pokemon series to choose from, fans will have plenty of options for any craft project.
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Source: Blinded by Daylight / YouTube
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