Early and unused Pokémon designs reveal mecha Pokémon, balloon Pokémon, platypus Pokémon, Cubone-like creature, mini Blastoise and more

A plethora of early Pokémon designs recently surfaced online, courtesy of the Pokémon historians at Helix Chamber. The latest batch offers another look at early and unused Pokémon that include the following (with Helix Chamber’s made-up names): “Ohmega,” which was a Kaiju-meets-mech a la Mechagodzilla: “Bloonder,” a sentient, fighting balloon Pokémon: And “Weirduck,” which Psyduck … Continue reading Early and unused Pokémon designs reveal mecha Pokémon, balloon Pokémon, platypus Pokémon, Cubone-like creature, mini Blastoise and more

Video: Exclusive look at Pokémon’s early design documents at Game Freak

On a recent trip to Game Freak's studio in Tokyo, Japan, the folks at Game Informer spoke to the team about their earliest projects and the origins of the Pokémon series. Pokémon series producer, director and composer Junichi Masuda and the director of Pokémon Sun and Moon Shigeru Ohmori dug up their oldest documents and … Continue reading Video: Exclusive look at Pokémon’s early design documents at Game Freak