Illustrator and character designer Totomame has been creating these "fictional animal" Pokemon for a couple of years now, combining Nintendo's monster franchise with their fluffy counterparts from the animal kingdom. While other creators have focused on the monstrous qualities of Pocket Monsters, I might prefer Totomame's gentler approach?



1. Pikachu

Half hamster, half electric eel. Pikachu might be even more marketable in this form.

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2. Helioptile

A solid no-frills entry in the Pokedex. Correction: it's mostly frills.

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3. Plusle and Minun

Opposites attract.

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4. Joltick and Galvantula

You look at that fuzzy tick and tell me that's not adorable.

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5. Meowth 

This would stop being cute if it started talking in a Brooklyn accent at me.

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6. Spheal

Are we SURE that's what Spheal looks like?

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7. Murkrow and Honchkrow

Birds + jaunty hats = the ultimate hipster Pokemon?

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8. Lucario

The only fighting/steel/ninja/rastafarian/dog-type.

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9. Seismitoad

Not gonna lie, this one's cuteness depends entirely on how you feel about warts.

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10. Miltank

The cow goes "moo", and the trainer who uses Milk Drink goes "ew".

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11. Ducklett

This isn't even the silliest looking duck on Earth and it's a Pokemon.

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12. Venusaur

You don't even wanna know what happens when you lick this thing.

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13. Milotic

aka. "Gyarados' hot cousin from out of town"

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14. Breloom

Breloom's name is a portmantaeu of "mushroom" and "umbrella".

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15. Azurill

In case you haven't checked recently, Azurill's official art makes it look like its having an existential crisis.

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16. Mew

Praise be to Mew, the glorious fetus cat that was the First Pokemon... not counting all the ones that helped create the universe.

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You can see more of Totomame's entires in this series here.