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Should these Pokemon have been different types all along?

Published: 31/May/2019 11:09 Updated: 31/May/2019 11:39

by Paul Cot


At this point, each Pokemon‘s type is ingrained into our minds but should some Pokemon have been a different type all along? Renowned Pokemon designer abz-art has been altering the types of the most popular Pokemon.

The designs are so good and realistic that they make you question whether the Pokemon Company has made mistakes when selecting each Pokemon’s original type. 


Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar type change

Charmander as a fire-type, Pikachu an electric – the thought of anything else would baffle Pokemon trainers. You would have thought Gastly and its evolution are perfect for a ghost-type but abz-art‘s designs make you question that.

abz-artShould Gastly, Haunter and Gengar been electric-types all along?

The designs are so vivid and believable that someone not familiar with Pokemon would never think these are merely concept designs.


Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite better as ghosts?

When it comes to Dragon-type Pokemon, Dratini, Dragonair, and Dragonite are the Pokemon you think of. However, when you see them designed as ghost Pokemon, it makes you question whether they should have been ghost-types all along.

abz-artIf you didn’t know better you wouldn’t question Dratini, Dragonair and Dragonite as ghost-types…

The Kanto dragon-types are arguably the best example of a set of Pokemon looking better as another type. When looking at their new designs, it’s almost difficult to see dragon-type as the correct choice.

Elsewhere, the poison-type Arbok also looks incredible as a ghost-type.


abz-artAnother ghost-type design, this time Arbok…

Pichu, Pikachu, and Raichu aren’t electric?

If there is one particular Pokemon that is synonymous with the 23-year-old franchise, it is Pikachu. Everyone knows it is the face of Electric-type Pokemon and it is difficult to picture it as anything else.

abz-artIt’s hard to imagine Pikachu as anything but electric but abz-art does a great job of trying otherwise…

While we aren’t suggesting Pikachu would be better as anything but electric, abz-art does provide another design good enough to make people oblivious to Pokemon believe as if it were real.

Pikachu, along with its pre-evolution Pichu and evolved form Raichu, have been made into dragon-types. Yes, it’s hard to picture without seeing the image itself.


Snorlax as a ghost?

Finally, there are designs which just don’t fit at all. The sleeping Pokemon Snorlax would look weird as a dual ghost and Poison-type Pokemon, right? Well, the answer is it would, but despite the challenging type change the design once again is incredible.

abz-artA little more out of left field but Snorlax as a ghost and poison-type is pulled off!

It’s safe to say that if the Pokemon series were being made today abz-art would be at the top of the list to design the Pokemon.


Pokemon Go Autumn event – Start time, new Gen 5 Pokemon, bonuses, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:57 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:59

by Paul Cot


To celebrate the change of season, Niantic is hosting an autumn-themed Pokemon Go event. A new Gen 5 Pokemon will be introduced as well as other bonuses.

The 2020 Pokemon Go autumn event starts on Friday, October 9, 8 am PDT and finishes on Monday, October 12, 1 pm PDT. That’s an 11 am EDT start for those on the east coast of the US and 4 pm BST for those residing in the UK.


To the surprise of nobody, the event will feature various fall-themed Pokemon. These ‘mons can be found in the wild and in eggs when you hatch them.

Double effective Berries

Elsewhere, autumn is the time harvest and that seemingly applies to Pokemon Go, too. As a result, Berries can be found more often when spinning PokeStops. There will also be berry-themed Field and Timed Research.


During the event, all Berries will be twice as effective when giving them to your Buddy Pokemon as treats. Perhaps more excitingly, however, is that Pinap Berries will also become doubly as effective.

This means that instead of just double Candy when capturing a Pokemon, you’ll actually get four times the amount! Other Berries such as the Razz variety won’t be doubly as effective, though.

Autumn-themed Pokemon

Meanwhile, the following Pokemon will be appearing more frequently in the wild:

  • Oddish
  • Vulpix
  • Bayleef
  • Hoothoot
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Pineco
  • Zigzagoon
  • Seedot
  • Shroomish
  • Plant Cloak Burmy
  • Foongus

Others will be appearing in 5km eggs but those Pokemon weren’t released in the Pokemon Go blog post.

Additionally, Shiny Vulpix will be spawning more often. The ever-popular Fox Pokemon has already had its Shiny form released previously but few trainers will want to miss out on the chance to get another or even their first!

Deerling Pokemon Go
Deerling changes color depending on what seasonal form it is…


As is very apt for the change of season, Deerling will be introduced to the world of Pokemon Go for the first time. The Season Pokemon has four forms – Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter – so expect to come across its autumn variant.


It evolves into Sawsbuck, which has the same four forms, also. Deerling needs 50 Candy to evolve, so if you want to get Sawsbuck during the event you’ll need to catch as many Deerling as possible. When using a Pinap Berry though, you’ll only need to catch five of them!

There’s plenty to look forward to in Pokemon Go during October. Charmander is coming to a Community Day a second time with the exclusive move Dragon Breath and there is even a surprise Raid Boss to look forward to at the end of the month.