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Pokemon In Real Life | Detective Pikachu

Published: 14/Nov/2018 5:56

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer has shown what Pokemon in real life could look like. Here are several designs of real life Pokemon.

Pokemon In Real Life

There have been real life images of Pokemon circulating the internet for years now. The most notable of these come from artist, RJ Palmer. 


He has been designing Pokemon in what appears to be dinosaur form.

RJ Palmer’s collection of real life Pokemon.

Working on Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

RJ Palmer’s design work landed him a job designing “real life” Pokemon on the latest Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu. He was hired when the production designer of the film, googled “realistic Pokemon” and saw his work come up.


All of RJ Palmer’s designs of real life Pokemon can be found HERE.

Realistic Pokemon Pictures

How significant RJ Palmer’s input was into every Pokemon in Detective Pikachu is unknown but there’s no doubt he’d have been influential. The trailer showed us several scenes with Pikachu who didn’t seem to fit the style of Palmer. 

It appears the higher ups wanted to keep the cute Pikachu vibe. The same can be said for Bulbasaur (Palmer’s favorite Pokemon) and Jigglypuff who both keep the furry style as opposed to the reptilian style Palmer’s work used. 


Charizard on the other hand, looks extremely menacing and anything but cute. Perhaps they are using Palmer’s style of work for the more threatening, aggressive Pokemon. 

RJ Palmer’s design of a real life Charizard…

RJ Palmer said the following about his realistic Charizard design, “Though Bulbasaur has always been my favorite Pokemon, Charizard has always been my favorite fully evolved starter. I even had a Charizard Pokemon card back when that was a big deal. I wanted to make sure he looked reptilian not saurischian, so I pulled design elements exclusively from reptiles”.

Real Pokemon Divides Fan Opinion

The Pokemon: Detective Pikachu has divided Pokemon fans’ opinion. It has been a long time that the cartoon animations have been used for Pokemon. Both in the anime series and video games. 


As a result seeing Pokemon in real life is understandably a shock to fans of the series. Over the coming months we’ll see more snippets of the Pokemon Detective Pikachu film and therefore more real life Pokemon.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

Snivy Pokemon Go
Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.