Realistic Pokemon fan artist lands job on Detective Pikachu movie

Here's where you might remember the Pokemon designs you saw in Detective Pikachu from.


If you looked at the Pokemon featured in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie and thought "Wow, those look familiar," there's a reason for that.

Artist RJ Palmer, who you might remember began drawing those "realistic Pokemon" we'd see plastered all over the internet and on clickbait sites for a good while, was chosen to work on the movie. Detective Pikachu utilizes that very artist's designs, and in fact found him when Googling around for "realistic Pokemon."

Palmer is an artist who works at Ubisoft's San Francisco studio and has had his work appear in games like Rocksmith and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. He spent about seven months on creating designs for the movie in 2016 throughout 2017, and the finalized products can be seen partially in the movie's full-length trailer that dropped yesterday.

Haven't seen the trailer? Check it out above, or have a read over our own Ozzie Mejia's trailer breakdown, which will tell you everything you need to know instead of you having to watch it – it's not very good.

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