Artist Illustrated 50 Pokémon Characters As Nightmare Inducing Monsters

  • By Asad
  • July 31, 2020
  • 7 minutes read

Pokemon is just one of those shows that have been with us for as long as any of us can remember. Whether you grew up watching Ash learn to tame Pikachu for the first time, or got into it when the Nintendo games went mainstream, or even before. See, the history of Pokemon is complicated because the first thing that came out was the game, then the cards, then the manga, and then the anime. However, the anime moved to the US and other countries before any of the others.

As such, Pokemon has been a staple of everyone’s childhoods, in one form or another. In twenty years, they’ve created a supermassive, insurmountable legacy. Now, we were all raised by Pokemon but so was David Szilagyi, who not only had HP Lovecraft and Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark raising him, but also franchises like F. E. A. R. and Silent Hill. Because he’s an artist, he was able to mash together his childhood memories into something truly horrific in all the right ways.

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#1 Pidgeot

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Pidgeot is an avian Pokémon with large wings, sharp talons, and a short, hooked beak. Its glossy plumage is mostly brown with cream-colored underparts and flight feathers. Its head has a decorated crest that is nearly as long as its body. The center feathers of its crest are yellow, while the outer feathers are red. The fan-like feathers of its tail are red or brown. Its beak and legs are pink, and there are three forward-facing toes and one backward-facing toe on each foot. Behind each eye is an angular black marking.

#2 Weepinbell

#3 Geodude

#4 Magneton

#5 Mimikyu

#6 Venasaur

#7 Venomoth

Venomoth is an insectoid Pokémon whose body is varying shades of purple. Its head and thorax are light purple, and it has bulbous, round light blue eyes, a small mandible, and a three-point crest on its head. Tucked close to its thorax are three pairs of tiny, whitish legs. Its abdomen is paler with several black, zigzagging stripes encircling it. It has two pairs of pale purple moth-like wings with thin black venation. These wings are covered in dust-like scales that vary in color depending on their toxic capability. Dark scales are poisonous, while lighter scales can cause paralysis. These scales are released when Venomoth flutters its wings.

#8 Arbok

#9 Parasect

#10 Ivysaur

#11 Golem

#12 Ekans

#13 Slowpoke

#14 Squirtle

#15 I believe this is Purrlion

#16 Rapidash

Rapidash is an equine Pokémon with cream-colored fur and a pointed horn on its forehead. It has small, red eyes and triangular ears with reddish interiors. Yellow and reddish-orange flames stream from the back of its head to form a long, flowing mane. A short version of the mane trails down its back to its equally fiery tail. Flames are also present on its fetlocks. It has slender legs, each with a single black hoof.

#17 Muk

#18 Slowbro

#19 Cloyster

#20 Shroom


#21 Bulbasaur

#22 Charmander

#23 Haunter

#24 Machamp

Machamp is a large, humanoid Pokémon with four well-muscled arms. It has bluish gray skin, red eyes, and pale yellow lips. On its head, there are three brown ridges right above its eyes. It has two arms on each side of its body: a pair located in the normal position, and another pair directly above that attaches on the top of the shoulders. It has black markings that resemble briefs and wears a golden power-save belt that resembles a championship belt. Its legs have considerable muscle tone, and its feet have two toes each.

#25 Nidorino

#26 Pikachu

#27 Nidoking

#28 Psyduck

#29 Meowth

#30 Nidoqueen

#31 Kadabra

#32 Dewgong

#33 Dugtrio

#34 Dodrio on a Psyduck

#35 Nidoran

#36 Ponyta

#37 Kakuna

Kakuna is a yellow, cocoon-like Pokémon. Kakuna has a dome-shaped head and black, triangular eyes. It has two scythe-like arms in the middle of its body. When it comes close to evolving, its body gives off heat that makes it warm to the touch. Kakuna remains virtually immobile and waits for evolution often hanging from tree branches by long strands of silk. When attacked, however, it can extend its poison barbs. Kakuna nests in temperate forests and misty wooded areas.

#38 Diglet

#39 Growlithe

#40 Primape

#41 Abra

#42 Crobat

#43 Clefairy

#44 Tentacruel

#45 Vulpix

Vulpix is a small, quadruped, fox-like Pokémon. It has a red-brown pelt with a cream-colored underbelly. It has brown eyes, large, pointed ears with dark brown insides, and a triangular dark brown nose. Its paws are slightly darker than the rest of its pelt and have light brown paw pads. On top of its head are three curled locks of orange fur with bangs, and it has orange tails with curled tips. It is most commonly seen with six tails. However, Vulpix is born with only a single, white tail that splits as Vulpix grows. The tails grow hot as it approaches evolution.

#46 Jigglypuff

#47 Zubat

#48 Poliwhirl

#49 Polywrath

#50 Alakazam

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