Viral TikTok brings Pokemon to life in the most adorable way possible

Published: 22/Feb/2020 23:24

by Brent Koepp


A viral TikTok showed Pokemon players what it would be like if the creatures actually existed. The adorable videos left fans wishing they were real.

While TikTok is usually known for its short lip-sync and dance clips, a creative 3D animator has given the platform a twist by using Nintendo’s beloved Pokemon franchise.

The adorable videos of monsters mixed into real life quickly went viral on social media. Fans went wild over getting a glimpse of what the world would look like if the RPG was real.

Fans have always dreamed about what Pokemon would be like in the real world.

Viral TikTok brings Pokemon to life

Ever since Pokemon made its debut on the Game Boy in 1996, children from around the world have grown up wishing that their favorite monsters existed in the real world.

A video making that a reality was posted on Twitter by user ‘BulbaGanda’ who exclaimed, “This is why we want Pokemon to be real!” The clip shows a man walking down the street with his pet Bulbasaur by his side.

The adorable scene originated from a TikTok created by 3D animator Dave Ashby that went viral with over 89k views on the platform at the time of writing.

The talented artist uses the TikTok format to mix Pokemon into the real world, such as another clip that depicts a person using a blow dryer to make a Togepi egg hatch.

@daveashby7A new arrival! Togepi peter_holt #pokemon #pokemongo #PokemonPets #petsoftiktok #3d #Ar #augmentedreality #cute #togepi #egg #hatch #baby #foryou♬ Love Fool – Olivia Ong

The UK-based artist has had several videos go viral, such as a clip he posted in 2019 which shows a trainer talking to his Vaporeon in his kitchen. The video has an astonishing 504k views.

@daveashby7Teaching him new tricks. Oh dear… ? #Vaporeon #pokemon #pokemongo #PokemonPets #petsoftiktok #3d #augmentedreality kosupure__♬ Waterfall – Christopher

Fans of the series loved the videos, such as user ‘top_bearded_bad_bishhh’ who exclaimed, “You know how many times I have wished for this.” Another user ‘synergyonhigh’ stated, “So precious…my heart and childhood.”

Pokemon fans gushed over the TikTok videos, and wished they were real.

While the videos are not real, fans can still dream, right? And who knows, with the advancement of VR and augmented reality, maybe these Tik-Tok clips aren’t so far off from what could happen in the future.

With over 890 Pokemon across eight generations of titles, the beloved RPG has never been more popular. The latest release Sword & Shield released in November 2019, and became the quickest selling Switch title of all time.


Trainer confused by mystery location in Pokemon Sword & Shield’s Galar Region

Published: 21/Jan/2021 14:00

by Daniel Megarry


Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar Region map is vast and wonderful, but one trainer has spotted one place on the map they can’t manage to get to – a mystery house. 

The critically-acclaimed games have been out on the Nintendo Switch since 2019, and fans who have completed them probably believe they’ve seen everything the game has to offer.

But every now and then, something comes along that surprises players. Just recently, the community was stunned by the discovery of a Detective Pikachu easter egg that slipped by many players for over a year.

Now, one Pokemon Sword & Shield player has stumbled upon a strange house that they believe doesn’t show up in-game, but can be found on the map. What could it be?

Mysterious building found in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Reddit user jibbjebber took to the Pokemon Sword & Shield subreddit to share a screenshot of a building that appeared on their Galar map which they hadn’t seen before. They explained there was no obvious way to get to it, either.

“So while I was playing Pokemon, I looked at the map and saw this house. As far as I know there is no way to get to [it] and after looking up other maps it isn’t even there. If anyone knows more about [it] let me know,” they wrote.”

On the surface, this seemed like quite the discovery. Could we have really played this game for over a year now and never spotted such an obvious mystery?

So while I was play Pokémon, I looked at the map and saw this house, as far as I know there is no way to get to and after looking up other maps it isn’t even there, if anyone knows more about let me know. from PokemonSwordAndShield


The building appears behind Professor Magnolia’s house, and seemingly can’t be reached on foot. Galar Region maps that can be found online don’t appear to include the building, either, making things even more confusing.

It got the Pokemon trainer in question wondering what the building is used for in the game, and whether you can even visit it. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for a few other Redditors to find the answer.

Mystery solved

While jibbjebber assumed the mysterious building on the map was a house, it turns out it’s actually a train station.

In the comments section of the post, other Pokemon players pointed out that this is indeed a building that you can’t visit on foot, so in that way the poster was correct. But, it does serve a purpose as part of The Isle of Armor downloadable content.

Pokemon Sword & Shield Isle of Armor
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The Isle of Armor is a DLC for Pokemon Sword & Shield.

When a player wants to visit the DLC location, the train stops at the station, and a taxi then picks you up to take you to the Isle of Armor. It’s a simple explanation, but we can see why players might get confused! It does look like a house, after all.

It’s not the first time players have been left baffled by a Pokemon Sword & Shield mystery: Last year, a trainer discovered that there’s something not quite right about Wailmer and it caused plenty of debate.

At least this time, the answer was clear. Maybe the map icons could do with a slight tweak in the future, but it’s not exactly a game-breaking issue.