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Pokémon fans create a beautiful imaginary Gen 1 remake that will never be

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A fan of Pokémon Red and Blue has transformed the games’ classic graphics into a modern remake that, sadly, will never exist.

That @pokeyugami Twitter account that describes itself as a group that “creates Pokémon-themed fan art in [a] a different spacetime than ours,” posted a short clip of protagonist Red walking through the Viridian forest from the original games.

However, rather than being 2D top-down or in a modern 3D style like the Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee remakes, this style mixes new and old with painted artwork over 3D models.

A handful of Pokémon appear in the video, including Caterpie, Weedle, and of course Pikachu (which eats an Oran berry), all stories that apply to the Viridian Forest area. A Poké Ball can also be seen in the background before Red looks into the eyes of a youngster trainer.

The clip is a fan project only and is in no way affiliated with Nintendo or The Pokémon Company, so unless the companies themselves are inspired by the fan art, we’ll never see a Pokémon game look like it.

However, Pokémon seems to be going in very different directions, with the aforementioned Let’s Go games and the more recent Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl showing that future remakes will follow more of a modern cartoon-like art style.

However, The Pokémon Company is experimenting a bit with Pokémon Legends: Arceus releasing earlier this year, throwing players back into an old version of Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region.

However, the next mainline entries will return to traditional Pokémon gameplay, albeit in an open world, as Nintendo announced in February that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet would be released towards the end of 2022.

Photo credit: @pokeyugami on Twitter.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally thinks about tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.

Photo credit: Pokeyugami

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