Pokémon: Down Under. If you sometimes wonder what a Platipus or Kangaroo-inspired Pokemon Might look like, this Australian fan-created ‘Straya’ Pokedexwill blow off your socks.
Pokémon: Down Under
Traditionally, all Pokémon games got their inspiration from real-world regions, and with this new upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, games theorized to be based in Spain, One fan has been fantasizing about what an Australian themed Pokémon world would seem like.
Users of Twitter VivinlArt originally began the project in the year 2019 – back when Pokémon sword and shield were announced originally – and the resulting straya-region pokedex took almost a year to be completed, with VivinArt finally able to declare it entirely complete in February.
The Prospective ‘Aussified’ titles of VivinkArt’s concept games are ‘Pokémon Yeah’ and ‘Pokemon Nah’ – a reference to the phrase ‘yeahnah’, which is speech that is quite common in Australian Slang that’s usually deployed when you do not agree with somebody.
This design has been received by the gaming community, with thousands of likes and near-universal praise in replies.
The artist has taken iconic Aussie animals and Pokefied them – and done such a stellar job that it cannot forget easily that it’s all fan art. Even if you are not fluent with the entire wildlife, it is really easy for you to recognize creatures that including the grass-type kangaroo and the water-type platypus starters.
Well, that is not all: Vivink did not only create all the pokemon of the Straya region, but also he designed potential NPCs that you would encounter in your outback adventure, a new region map, and a beautiful pokemon-style concert art. Also, there is a beloved crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, that plays the role of the Pokémon champion of the Straya region.
Like the other new Pokemon games are in possession of iconic region-exclusive Pokémon, the artist has created region-specific Doduos, Delibirds, Porygons with oddly specific Aussie references that would make you wanna laugh.
Also, the Pokémon fan integrated Aboriginal culture right into their concept by working on a legendary Pokémon based on the rainbow Serpent from indigenous Dreamtime, which the player would theoretically encounter right after taking down the four elders.
The remaining part of the thread goes right into more details concerning various pokemon that they designed, and it’s worth reading in full to appreciate how much work has gone into the designs. VivinArt’s Twitter feed is also hosting a lot of straya Pokémon concert art. There is no more time to wait as the next mainline Pokémon game with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, would be due before the end of 2022.