It's Official: Real-Life Pokémon Look Awesome

It's Official: Real-Life Pokémon Look Awesome

We've seen live-action Pokémon before, but that was all fan-made. Consider these fantastic beasties the official real-life versions of your favourite critters, straight from the folks at Nintendo.

None of the screens, trailers or character art have made me quite as nostalgically excited for tomorrow's launch of Pokémon X and Y as the 15 seconds of live-action footage in this official ad. This is what it feels like to play a Pokémon game. Not your fingers on buttons and your eyes on flat, slightly-detailed terrain. You're in the wild, wind and leaves and snow and strange creatures lounging about.

You're also about 20 years younger, slimmer, and you have a full head of hair beneath your cap. Maybe that's just me.

It's Official: Real-Life Pokémon Look Awesome


    I know the stats are straight out of the Pokedex but I feel like Charizard is way less awesome when he is that size. In my mind he should be a huge dragon, at least a head taller than a tall human.

      was he taller in the anime? or did it just feel that way cause Ash is a kid, either way you're right, way less imposing than he should be

    They went to an awful lot of effort for that live action scene, couldn't they have made the Pokeball look a little less like the toy pokeballs they released for kids? Just a bit cooler?

    Erm. Charizard is clearly much bigger than that.....

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