Pokemon are appearing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and it's amazing - Dexerto

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.

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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.

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The Simpsons intro gets epic recreation in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 8/Aug/2020 1:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by Brent Koepp


An Animal Crossing YouTuber went viral after re-creating The Simpsons’ iconic intro in New Horizons. The player’s incredible mashup is one of the best things you’ll see today.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm after making its debut in March. The latest release in the long-running franchise introduced new features such as the ability to shape your village however you see fit using terraforming.

The new mechanic has sparked the imaginations of millions of users on social media, and one creator went viral after using the tool to bring The Simpsons to the social-simulation title. Their re-imagination of the classic cartoon’s intro is the perfect crossover.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
A talented creator made The Simpsons intro in Animal Crossing.

The Simpsons re-imagined in Animal Crossing

The Simpsons made its debut in 1989, and has gone on to become a juggernaut in pop culture over the last three decades. In 2020, the animation is in its 31st season. To celebrate, a player re-created the show’s intro in New Horizons.

Gaming YouTuber ‘Great-Bit Arcade‘ uploaded their mind blowing creation to their channel on July 29, and quickly went viral. The video carefully re-creates the animation’s iconic intro, which follows the Simpson family throughout their town of Springfield.

The fan creatively used assets from Animal Crossing to create the town’s nuclear plant, before hilariously cutting to their character writing on a chalk board in school while wearing Bart Simpson’s signature outfit.

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YouTube: Great-Bit Arcade
Maggie and Marge Simpson are re-created in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Great-Bit’s video meticulously recreates every scene, from Maggie and Marge driving to Lisa playing her saxophone in school. The YouTuber even created a couch gag with the Simpson family walking in to find Tom Nook and Isabelle taking up all the space on their sofa.

Animal Crossing’s latest release has been a major success for Nintendo. In a quarterly report posted in August, it was revealed the social simulation title has sold over 22.4 million units – making it the second highest-selling game on the console.

New Horizons’ terraforming tool has encouraged players from around the world to share their creations on social media. Fans have reimagined things from Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away to Avatar: The Last Airbender using the game’s new feature.