Pokemon are appearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and it’s amazing

Published: 24/Mar/2020 0:01 Updated: 28/Mar/2020 17:51

by David Purcell


The crossover between Pokemon and Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been an incredible sight since the latter released on March 20, with players coming up with inventive ways to mix the two worlds. 

It would be difficult to say which of New Horizons and Pokemon Sword and Shield generated the most hype after finally being made available on Nintendo Switch, but one thing is for sure, trainers are enjoying bringing a bit of the Pokemon series to their new game.

There are tons of in-game customization tools in Animal Crossing, with players being able to draw just about anything in the game, and we’ve rounded up some of the most creative posts we’ve seen so far.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Stitches
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has generated significant interest since its release, and its players are getting creative.

Some peoples’ favorite Pokemon are appearing on islands, but not in the way you might expect them to. Whether it be traditional art painting boards, or even incorporating Pokemon into pieces of clothing, there’s no lack of creativity that’s for sure.

Those who surf regularly through the Pokemon Sword and Shield subreddit will know that many designs have been getting a ton of upvotes, with one of the most popular being this version of Giratina – from PawOfLaw – who drawn it out on the floor.

Giratina is a legendary that first appeared in the Pokemon Platinum game, released back in 2008. It is a member of the Creation Trio, with Dialga and Palkia – from the same region – also included.

I now have my fav legendary in Animal Crossing. from PokemonSwordAndShield

PawOfLaw isn’t the only user to have shared their Pokemon creations from Animal Crossing, either, with several paintings having been posted as well – like these two from users SweetClovers and Shonentendo.

The players put together their own versions of Mawile and Mimikyu, two really popular species from the series.

Reddit: Shonentendo / SweetClovers
These are just two of many impressive ways Animal Crossing players are bringing Pokemon into a new world.

Of course, this type of artwork is great and definitely traditional, but some users went a step further and found ways that their Pokemon can travel around with them in-game, which has seen the creation of several bespoke hoodies and one unique take on the crossover, which we’ll come onto in a second.

Starting with the hooded tops, the one below inspired by Umbreon was created by JefferyMyers2008, sharing it to the subreddit on March 23. The other, from user Mystiically shows Snom on the front, and looks like it’s ready to be shown off in stores – given the way the image has been captured.

Pokemon hoodies in Animal Crossing
Reddit: JefferyMyers2008 / Mystiically
Here are some custom hoodies that players have been sharing. Impressive, right?

Finally, the one that might well be the pick of the bunch (we’ll let you decide, of course)… The Rotom phone!

Rotom is a small Electric and Ghost-type, who can transform into different household appliances. With a little refresh in the mobile design in Animal Crossing, user amiibodan has shown how the NookPhone can actually be turned into Rotom, and look a little like a Pokedex for that matter. This was done by changing the customizable phone kit in-game, and it’s pretty easy to do as well.

Turned my NookPhone into a Rotom Phone! from PokemonSwordAndShield

As posts of Pokemon designs keep flooding subreddits, many fans will likely look to break even more boundaries in the future and try out even more creative ways of getting their favorite characters into Animal Crossing. Hopefully, they will share them online for others to enjoy – because these are really impressive.

Whether or not New Horizons will do an official crossover with Sword and Shield at some stage is unknown, but this isn’t a bad compromise.


Animal Crossing player creates perfect Pokemon Center in New Horizons

Published: 6/Jan/2021 1:02

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player made waves on social media after faithfully recreating a Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Animal Crossing’s latest outing, New Horizons, was the breakout hit of 2020. Since its debut in March, the lovable Nintendo title has taken over social media as players around the world share their unique creations.

One Pokemon fan used the the game’s new editing tools to accurately build a Pokecenter in the social simulation title. Their stunning recreation of the iconic RPG location is one of the best things you will see all week.

Nintendo (via Twitter: @triforcemeg)
New Horizons’ features let players create their wildest dreams.

Pokemon fan creates Pokemon Center in Animal Crossing

Originally releasing on the GameCube in 2001, Animal Crossing has become a juggernaut for Nintendo. Its latest release, New Horizons, has given players an unprecedented amount of freedom to shape their island to their wildest imaginations.

Using the new game mechanics, a Pokemon fan set out to recreate what is perhaps the most iconic location in the Game Freak RPG – a Pokecenter. Artist ‘acnh.pokeland‘ shared their incredible project on the r/AnimalCrossing and r/Pokemon subreddits on January 5. “Pokéland is now opened!! 1st section: The Pokémon Center!!” they wrote.

The image shows the user’s Animal Crossing avatar adorably posing in Nurse Joy’s signature medical uniform. The artist creatively used various New Horizons items to bring the location to life, such as a pink shirt behind the counter featuring a Blissey design, and round hats patterned to look like Pokeballs.

animal crossing pokemon center
Reddit: u/ACQueen48
ACQueen48 created the Pokemon Center in New Horizons.

Pokemon fans praised the creator’s work, such as one user who exclaimed, “This is so cool!!! You did an amazing job on these.” Another player agreed and wrote, “Wow! I heard the music in my head as soon as I saw the pic! Great Job!”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans reacting to Animal Crossing Pokemon Center.

Incredibly this isn’t the only location the talented fan has created in New Horizons. Over on their Instagram account, they showed off images of their Poke-Mart as well. Longtime players of the RPG will remember the in-game store used to be a separate building up until Gen IV.

This isn’t the first time Pokemon fans have gotten creative in the Switch title. In May, one Animal Crossing user recreated battle Stadiums from the RPG. Players in July also used the custom Fireworks feature to light up the sky with popular ‘mon.

Despite releasing only at the beginning of 2020, New Horizons is already the second highest-selling game in Japan of all time. The social simulation title has sparked the imaginations of millions – including many creative Pokefans.