He's one of the most beloved and recognizable mascots in the world and his design has evolved through the years, but one question still bothers even the most diehard Pokemon fans... what would a real-life Pikachu ACTUALLY look like?  

(This gallery is the direct result of the talent, hard work, and passion of artists from every corner of the globe. If you see something that you enjoy, it would be CLUTCH if you then click the artists' names and follow them on social media or even better purchase a print/commission from them.)

1. Perhaps a fuzzy forest creature like how  JC Soto imagines it?

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2. Fernando Azulini renders an HD version of the existing design

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3. Or is the truth somewhere in between like in Super Dasil's design?

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4. Felipe Ramos focuses on the 'mouse' aspects of the character

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5. Realistic Pokemon Art MVP Lindsey Wakefield makes it work

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6. Christopher Stoll is more concerned about a realistic Pikachu's INSIDES

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7. This render by Zesar Garcia is focused on those old-school fans

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8. Yet Hristian Shyne just made me sh*t my pants

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9. Tierno Beauregard captures his violent side

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10. But Ubermonster has a take that burns with friendship and loyalty

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11. Always been a fan of totomame's vision of real-life pokemon

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12. And Colorbleed Studios did a great job with the tail

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13. Bobby Chiu takes lifelike features and gives them cartoonish proportions

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14. Finally we return to the "early game cute rodent" vibe with Juan Martinez

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