Real World Pokemon

Topic started by No_name_here on April 27, 2010. Last post by SamJaz 4 years, 7 months ago.
Post by No_name_here (868 posts) See mini bio Level 11

Most often, the reality of how beloved characters would appear is significantly more disturbing than the fantasy we’re used to. I’m specifically thinking of the live-action SUPER MARIO BROTHERS Saturday Morning show that starred Cap’n Lou Albano and some other guy. That was the discomforting reality of what a sewer-dwelling Italian-American plumber would look like… a world from the cute, cuddly and clean Mario from the video games. I think about that when I see this image to the right - - an artist’s more scientifically-accurate impression of those Pocket Monsters so many innocent children are found of.   See, monsters that can fit in your pocket would most likely be warped, deformed and mutated, with many extra appendages. I’m surprised there’s no Pikachu to be found here, but the bio-mechanoid Pokeball has to be the most unnerving. (Thanks to Geeklogie)


A University of British Columbia biologist has been thinking along those lines. He’s created a collectible card game called Phylo, which is designed to make learning about the animal kingdom more fun than remembering little memory-jogging phrases about how King Philip Came Over For Grasshopper Soup (or however else you remember the order of Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family,Genus and Species).  As you can see, it’s modeled off of POKEMON (except for the real monsters that could fit in your pocket) and, if you lunatics in the Anime Vice community want to contribute, head on over to its official website. (Thank to Kotaku)

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia. Pre-order the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover now on

Post by buhssuht (223 posts) See mini bio Level 19
the first one is very scary
Post by crusader8463 (739 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I love the roided farfetched.
Post by Kelleth (7,798 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Disney is the reason why there is no Pikachu on that site lol
Post by Chengy (1,711 posts) See mini bio Level 17
first one scared the fuck out of me
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19
First image is trippy as hell to look at. I wonder what he was smoking when they made that image lol n_n
Post by blaakmawf (59 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Hooray for SCIENCE!
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Yep Voltorb and Electrode are pretty weird. (Voltorb is the one like a pokeball and Electrode inverted pokeball [so red on the bottom])

Post by user199 (20 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Real life electric element animals.
Electric Eels, Electric Catfish, Electric Rays.
Post by TriforceF (105 posts) See mini bio Level 15
What I don't understand is why Lickatongue has so many extra eyes on his tongue X D
Post by Mutant_God (260 posts) See mini bio Level 14

They look like demons from hell
Post by SamJaz (13,107 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Dude, that isn't pokémon according to science. That's pokémon according to H.P. Lovecraft.
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