Recreates all of Galar’s Pokémon in Game Boy style

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Pat Ackerman recreates all the creatures with the color palette from Pokémon Yellow (1998). The result is obvious to the eye. We take a look.

Pat Ackerman is an illustrator artist specializing in pixelart and, it seems, also has a certain devotion to Pokémon. His Twitter account has been the chosen showcase to publicize his new work, a one-to-one recreation of the creatures of the Galar region, the Generation VIII Pokémon that we have seen in Pokémon Sword and Shield (2019, Nintendo Switch), in true Game Boy style.

Specifically, he explains that he has used the Pokémon Yellow (1998, Game Boy) color palette to design the sprites for each species; he also includes many of the Gigamax versions of the species with this altered form. The result, for now, is more than 1,700 “likes” on said social network. A really careful and respectful tribute to the work of Game Frekak.

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