A Pokémon fan showed off his massive collection of over 500 handcrafted Pokémon currently out there with the goal of crocheting them all.
a single Pokemon Fan has crocheted over 500 different Pokémon species into one massive collection, and more are to come. From the release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, there are now a total of 905 different types of pocket monsters. So having more than half of that total in crochet form is an incredible feat.
As always, Pokemon is an important source of inspiration for all kinds of fan work. One need only take a look at a Pokemon-Themed subreddit on any given day to see a new crop of creations from passionate gamers. There are all kinds of drawings and paintings, including hyper-realistic renderings of famous Pokémon and original animations. Artists are also constantly posting their “Fakémon,” which are custom ideas for new Pokémon in the style of the series’ longtime art director, Ken Sugimori. Cooking and baking is another extremely popular category, but crafting is even more important.
Crochet is often seen in the Pokemon community but Reddit users crochet pokemon has now made over 500 individual Pokémon in yarn form. They posted a compilation of their creations so far, which is almost nine minutes long and contains no duplicates (except for a few shiny versions). According to the video, pokemoncrochet has been working on this project regularly for years, starting in 2015. They plan to freehand crochet one of each Pokemon and have now reached a total of 503.
In response to a comment, pokemoncrochet says they use a reference image for each Pokemon and copy the image. While turning the 2-D pixel sprites into 3-dimensional crochet might seem difficult, pokemoncrochet actually shows that the process is fairly simple. So far, pokemoncrochet has been making about 100 Pokemon a year and would like to put them all in National Dex order once they have the last one ready.
Crocheting one of every Pokemon in existence is a daunting endeavor, but Pokemoncrochet certainly seems to be enjoying the journey. They already have a lot of impressive work to their credit, and other fans can follow them on social media to see their daily progress. On the other hand, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to launch later this year and will no doubt add a ton of new Pokémon to the mix – potentially pushing the total to over 1000. Only time will tell if Pokémoncrochet can spawn new ones Pokemon faster than Nintendo can unveil with each new generation.
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