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Artist brings the Pokedex to life with incredible 3D Pokemon render

Published: 4/Feb/2020 1:43

by Brent Koepp


A talented Pokemon artist shared their stunning model animation of the Pokedex, bringing the iconic device to life like never before. The creation is so good, it will have players almost believing the RPG is real.

Pokemon has captured the imaginations of kids and adults from around the world since its debut in 1996. The Japanese title has continued to be one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises as its infectious gameplay to “catch ’em all” has never gotten old.

However an incredibly skilled artist has made fans’ dreams come true and brought items from the RPG to life with insanely gorgeous 3D renders. From the Pokedex to Pokeballs, it’s almost if they jumped from out of the Game Boy itself.

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The 1996 debut of Pokemon Red & Blue kicked off a cultural phenomena.

Artist brings the Pokedex to life

While the iconic Pokedex has taken many forms across its eight generations, one thing that has always stayed constant is its purpose. A core aspect of the game’s design is the players task of filling out the device by capturing every Pokemon in the region.

Artist Mario Arnone shared his jaw dropping rendering of the item on Reddit, which exploded in popularity with over 15.8k upvotes at the time of writing. The incredible art took inspiration from the Generation I design.

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The amount of detail in the animation model is astonishing, even creating the back label which reads “POKEDEX MK 1” and other spec details. As the red device spins, we get a glimpse of what it would look like in real life.

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Over on Reddit the talented artist answered questions from fans, and explained his process. He uses software Rhinoceros, Cinema 4D, and Octane to bring his creations together.

This is not the first time the Canadian artist has given us an idea of what Pokemon could look like if it were real. In May 2019, he posted a video of Pokeball being charged in a portable healing station, and even included the sound of the monster’s HP and PP being replenished as the item flickers with light.

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Mario hasn’t only rendered objects in the popular RPG’s universe, but has even brought Pokemon to life themselves. In February 2019, he rendered Magneton, the second evolution of Magnemite. As the three magnets hover together, electricity shoots across them in the mind blowing recreation.

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While it’s been over 23 years since Pokemon made its debut, the Nintendo series has gone on to become a cultural phenomena. In 2019 it was named the highest grossing media franchise of all time.

The RPG’s eighth generation kicked off in November 2019 with Sword & Shield, which saw trainers tackling the Galar Region. The latest title introduced players to Max-Raids and The Wild area, proving the property is here to stay for many more years.



Glastrier or Spectrier: Which one should you get in Crown Tundra?

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:21 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 0:22

by Paul Cot


Glastrier and Spectrier are two new Legendary Pokemon added in the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC. Unfortunately, you can only get one of them (at least in one save file), so which one is better and why?

First off let’s look at their typings. Glastrier is a pure ice-type and Spectrier is pure ghost.

Of course, this is somewhat down to preference but when it comes to weaknesses, there’s only one winner. Glastrier is weak to fire, fighting, rock and steel. It is immune against no types and only resistant to ice attacks.

Meanwhile, Spectrier is only weak to dark and ghost attacks. It is immune to normal and fighting, and resistant to bug and poison. In short, Spectrier’s typing is much more favorable.

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Calyrex fusing into its Shadow Rider form…

Glastrier vs Spectrier stats

There’s more to Pokemon than just typings, though. Each of their base stats are as follows:

Glastrier Spectrier
HP 100 HP 100
Attack 145 Attack 65
Defense 130 Defense 60
Special Attack 65 Special Attack 145
Special Defense 110 Special Defense 80
Speed 30 Speed 130

To simplify these stats, Spectrier will provide you with a fantastic fast and strong ghost-type Pokemon. However, while its special attack is massive, it doesn’t have the moveset to take full advantage of it.

Glastrier’s abysmal speed is a problem. Along with its undesirable pure ice typing many trainers won’t be interested in it, and we understand why.

Outside of those bad points though, the rest of it is very impressive. Along with great defense, it has a far better move pool than Spectrier which is very reliant on Shadow Ball.

If you’re interested in competitive battling then you can’t really go against Spectrier. If you’re playing for fun instead, then Spectrier may be the better option.

How to separate Glastrier/Spectrier from Calyrex

In the Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC you actually catch Calyrex with either Glastrier or Spectrier together. Respectively, it is Calyrex’s Ice Rider and Shadow Rider fusions forms.

While they do come together, you can separate them to give yourself two Legendaries for the price of one. To do this make sure either of Calyrex’s fusion forms are in your party.

Following that, head over to your inventory and select the Reins of Unity. Give it to the fused Calyrex to separate them. You can rejoin them while they are both in your party by once again selecting the Reins of Unity.

This is a brilliant option to have, although naturally the fusion forms are stronger. Now, you just have to decide which steed you want!