Pokemon Woodcuts

A Semi-Historical PokeBestiary For Our Times

November 20, 2019 at 9:00 am

The new and vaguely British Pokemon game is upon us – and it has everything! Pokemon based on knights! Pokemon based on corgis!! Pokemon based on tea????? Like: a literal teapot??? What better way could we celebrate these fictional pocket monsters than by comparing them to ye olde terrifying monstrosities of antiquity? Behold: a bestiary of Pokemon woodcuts.

Spearow

Dragonair

Cyndaquil

Staryu

Entei

Gligar

Sudowoodo

Poliwrath

Solgaleo

Stantler

Grimer

Mimikyu

Sirfetch’d

Mewtwo

While I can’t be bothered to check and see if all the creatures above are actually in Pokemon Sword and Shield, this list should hopefully prepare you for all kinds of potential hazards in the wilds of the Galar region. Good luck catchin’ ‘em all out there — all of the Pokemon (but none of the Black Plague!)


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Carolynn Calabrese

If you prick your finger and write “Cat Fancy” on your mirror during a harvest moon, CC will appear behind you and make you put human clothes on your pets. CC is Head Crone in Charge at POMEgranate Magazine, as well as the co-host of Moon Podcast Power MAKE UP!!