ByDylan Bonds, writer at Creators.co
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Dylan Bonds

The Pokémon community loves to make fan-art and we love looking at it. There's a whole load of new creations out there, especially after the recent release of #PokemonSunMoon.

Providing a glimpse of what a Pokemon Sun and Moon sequel might look like, the first adult versions of the main protagonists have finally emerged, joining the official grown-up Red and Blue that we saw in the Sun & Moon trailers.

If you've never played Pokémon or want a quick refresher on how we've reached Sun & Moon, watch the short and sweet video below:


This awesome selection of fan art comes from Tumblr user dc9spot.

Main Character (You)

Boy/Girl Main Character
Boy/Girl Main Character

Hey, you end up as Champion! Who would've guessed? This Champion would very likely be the hardest to beat looking at the note on the left: *Spam Health Items a lot in battle*. Stalling out your moves' PP with an endless stream of full restores and max potions sounds like hell. Or maybe even a struggle... Heh heh.

The Champ looks pretty relaxed and tame — if a little quirky and weird — but the dual-wield Z-gloves and the Masterball on their belt shows that this older main character must be fighting at the very pinnacle of the Pokémon world.

The Z-move dances are indeed weird and having mastered them all, the main character is ready to bust out some seriously interesting moves at a club, now that they're of-age.

However, there is also a darker timeline:

He must've taken an arrow to the knee [Credit: Nintendo]
He must've taken an arrow to the knee [Credit: Nintendo]

Lillie

'Professor' Lillie
'Professor' Lillie

This is a great concept for Lillie's future career path considering she was already helping Professor Kukui in Sun & Moon. Her timid nature (+Spe, -Atk) is still evident — with a contrast to Hau's jolly nature (+Spe, -SpA) — but that seems to work well for her imagined speciality: healing and preservation.

Lillie as we know her [Credit: Nintendo]
Lillie as we know her [Credit: Nintendo]

The repel technology element is a nice touch too. Those of you watching the Sun & Moon animated series will know Lillie's apprehension toward Pokémon all too well.


Hau

A big Kahuna burger or malasada?
A big Kahuna burger or malasada?

Of course Hau became a Kahuna! He seems to have such a great temperament for it too — relaxed and positive, but being able to take a battle seriously to respect the challenger.

Sharing a Poké Bean with Tapu Koko is the sign of a good relationship between Kahuna Hau and the guardian deity of Melemele Island, leading us to believe that it is in Melemele where he becomes the Kahuna, just like his grandfather Hala.

Hau as we know him [Credit: Nintendo]
Hau as we know him [Credit: Nintendo]

Gladion

Gladion got into My Chemical Romance later on in life
Gladion got into My Chemical Romance later on in life

Lillie's brother and Team Skull enforcer Gladion looks equally apathetic as he does in-game. His fixation on strong Pokémon has remained, as has his demanding manner of speech. I guess the main difference would be that he has now completed his degree in being edgy and is wearing the customary graduation gown.

The fabled fedora-less tip [Credit: Nintendo]
The fabled fedora-less tip [Credit: Nintendo]

It's cool to see the imagination of the Pokémon community sprout these fun creations, from older characters to realistic Pokémon, and we'll undoubtedly get more. Hopefully they can balance out fun and cool ones like these Sun & Moon characters with more nightmare-inducing redesigns:

If you don't catch him, he'll catch you... [Credit: PokemonFromHell - DeviantArt]
If you don't catch him, he'll catch you... [Credit: PokemonFromHell - DeviantArt]

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