Pokemon Artist Showcases Imposing Legendaries in Gorgeous Fanart
A talented artist celebrating Pokemon Day created some gorgeous fanart showcasing the legendary Pokemon amidst their trademark elements.
Twitter user Devin Elle Kurtz celebrated Pokemon Day with some incredible fanart that depicts the legendary Pokemon in a whole new light: as massive, impressive, and imposing as they would actually look to the human inhabitants of the world:
Happy Pokémon Day!
I can't even describe how much Pokémon has meant to me as an artist. All I can say is thanks! pic.twitter.com/kzgyIn3Xky
— Devin Elle Kurtz (@DevinElleKurtz) February 27, 2020
Seeing them rendered in that level of detail as they command the elements is nothing short of wondrous. You can check out their official site for more of their fantastic works here. Hopefully they’ll continue to put out even more incredible Pokemon-related works in the future (though a recent tweet from them stating that Reshiram and Zekrom are next is very promising).
In huge news from Nintendo’s nine-month earnings report, released Thursday, it was revealed that Sword and Shield has sold more than 16 million copies since its November release, becoming the latest highlight in an already strong fiscal year for the company.
The recent Nintendo Direct two new expansion packs for the mainline games, called Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra, were announced with plenty of details. The former will launch in June 2020 and the latter sometime in Fall 2020. A remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch was also revealed and you can check out our preview of the demo here. Finally the new Pokemon Home service is set to drop in February and will be available for both the Switch and mobile devices with a variety of plans.
According to the latest NPD data, the latest installment in the long running series has the highest launch month dollar sales in Pokemon franchise history. And for the month of November, Sword was the third best selling game, the double pack including both titles ranking at fourth place, and Shield being in fifth place. However, if you combined those sales then total it would bring them to the number two spot.
In other recent news, Sword and Shield are already the eighth best-selling Nintendo Switch games of all time at six million units sold during its launch weekend alone. And if you’re one of those buyers, reading up on our guide on how to train Pokemon EVs and breed perfect IVs for competitive play is a great way to learn how to strengthen your team.
Pokemon Sword and Shield released for Nintendo Switch on November 15th. Meanwhile check out our in-depth review for the game here, in which the News Editor states that “Sword and Shield are a lot of fun, even if the series is experiencing growing pains with the transition to home consoles.” You can purchase Sword here and Shield here.