The Pokémon universe is so friendly and soft that it's almost a bit too much sometimes. At least when you're not 10-years-old. Most of the people living in the Pokémon World are nauseatingly nice, even the "evil" Pokémons are still cuddly in some way, and the "bad guys" are still funny.
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And don't tell me that Lavender Town is scary and disturbing. It isn't. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is scary. Manhunt is disturbing. Lavender Town is chill and a bit weird. I don't remember being scared when I played through The Pokémon Tower when I was 10, and just because it's the least cuddly place in Pokémon, doesn't mean that it's objectively scary.
Disclaimer: There's a chance I might have repressed some horrible memories of Lavender Town, in which case you have to excuse me for my ignorance regarding this devilish place.
The Time For Horror Is Now Nintendo!
Illustrator Vaughn Pinpin a.k.a. Hatboy has created some Pokémon fan art which basically features cute pocketmonsters transformed into the Upside Down version of themselves. It strikes the perfect balance between recognizable Pokémon features and Tim Burton-like aesthetics, and the result is amazing. Check it out below.
Will you please make a new Pokémon movie based on this, Nintendo?
With Tim Burton directing?
And Johnny Depp as Professor Oak?
(They never will, it would be terrible business.)
Check out the rest of the Pokémon art right here. What do you think about the art? Is it time to take Pokémon in a more mature, weird direction?