With over 650 Pokémon now in existence, Train2Game students may be forgiven for thinking that the Artist & Animators at Game Freak may be running out of ideas for new ones. However, it seems that is far from the case.
Pokémon’s Chief Art Director Ken Sugimori says his Art & Animation team could easily design many more new creatures.
“It’s not only myself designing new Pokémon,” he told Official Nintendo Magazine “We have about 20 people in our team at Game Freak who design Pokémon so if every one of them came up with ten Pokémon ideas, it’s going to be 200. And that will make a lot of Pokémon designs.”
Sugimori added: “Also, there are people still coming in new to Game Freak and that’s where we get fresh ideas from.”
Some of the stranger looking new Pokémon include Vanillish – which resembles an ice cream – the chandelier lookalike Chandelure.
As reported by the Train2Game blog, Pokémon Black re-entered the UK charts top ten this week at No.9. Pokémon Black originally debuted at No.2, one place behind Pokémon White which beat it to the top spot.
So Train2Game, what are your favourite Pokémon designs? Do you think the designs will need to get stranger to stay original? And if you had to design a Pokémon, what would you base it on?
[Source: Official Nintendo Magazine]