A concept artist has imagined what the future of the Pokemon world would look like. We already have regional variants and fossil Pokemon brought back to life, so we know they adapt and change over the years alongside their sudden, more powerful evolutions.
R.Palmer is a concept artist who worked on Detective Pikachu, so it’s safe to say they know their stuff when it comes to Pokémon. They created images of how they imagine Vaporeon, Garchomp, and Tyrantrum will evolve over time.
The first is Garbooster. It takes the Garchomps Pokedex entry and works with it. It replaced its ground type with the flying type and now really looks like a jet. Just with a head and claws. Palmer chose this path because “many dragon Pokémon continue to convergently evolve into airplane-like forms.”
Next up is Cetaceon, the ghost of Vaporeon’s future predator. Gone is the cute and cuddly Eeveelution we know and love. It retains the appearance of its eyes, fins, tail, dorsal crest, and color scheme, but is otherwise unrecognizable as a deadly beast of the ocean. In a video showing the creation of these designs, Palmer said they wanted to “give us a cool orc Pokémon to have once and for all.”
Finally, there is Emperoster. It is the chicken descended from Tyrantrum. My boy! Look how they slaughtered my boy! Inspired by dong tao chickens which have very large feet, this design is inspired by “the common misconception that chickens are directly descended from T. rex”. Again, it retains the same color scheme and some key design features so it can be recognized as a descendant of the terrifying dinosaur fossil ‘mon.
The funniest thing about Emperooster’s design is that it stands under 3 feet tall. The Pokemon are all odd sizes and many have completely fake stats, but turning the king of the dinosaurs into an angry little rooster is just perfect.
You can find more designs from RJ Palmer on their online store. They even have more Fakemon.
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