Since there have been Pokemon, there have been artists who have dared to imagine a world wherein humankind existed side-by-side with real pocket-sized monsters.
Consequently, for as long as fan-art has crossed that Rubicon into anime-made-flesh, the ultimate creations have spanned from soul-crushingly adorable electrified rodents and pink cows that we choose to believe dispense strawberry milk to double-headed lizards and golden spiders that might just make us shout, “‘Fraidy-Pee, I choose you!”
Character designer Totmame’s illustrations fear no stretch of the Pokemon spectrum, producing years’ worth of “fictional animal” creations that envision Pokemon as creatures more closely resembling their real-world counterparts. Credit where it’s due, Totomame’s renderings at least leave our pants dry. Hell, let’s face it. These are downright….cute.