Since the beginning of nerdom, geeks everywhere have dreamed up scenarios where their favorite fictional characters cross over with each other — which most of us acted out with our action figures when we were kids (or adults — no judgment). Some properties will never meet in film or on television because of rights issues, which has dashed my hopes of an ALF vs. Small Wonder crossover. But that hasn't stopped fans from creating wonderful fan art all over the interwebs.
Thankfully, there are skilled artists in the world that can make our dreams a reality and render beautiful images for our eyes to behold. One of these artists, Mike Vasquez, has taken to drawing clever mashups starring the characters from the beloved Adult Swim show Rick and Morty.
Vasquez has gifted us with a wide array of #RickandMorty mashups, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Defenders. Out of all Mike Vasquez's pieces, his Rick And Morty and #Pokemon mashups have caught the imagination of the internet, and fans can't get enough of them.
First Wave Of Rick And Morty Characters Imagined As Pokémon
Vasquez's delightful art features all your favorite characters, and his earlier work, published last year, combined Rick Sanchez and company with classic first-generation Pokémon:
- Gyardos/Rick Sanchez
- Exeggcute/Mr. Meeseeks
- Jiggly Puff/Morty
- Bulbasaur/Slippery Stair
- Grimer/Mr. Goldenfold
- Diglett/Mr. Poopybutthole
- Ditto/Mr. Jelly Bean
- Ghastly/Scary Terry
- Haunter/Scary Terry
- Geodude/Morty Jr. (Gazorpazorp)
Second Wave Of Rick And Morty Characters Imagined As Pokémon
The first slew of mashups were a hit with fans, who wanted to see more of their favorite Pokémon turned into Rick and Morty characters. So Vasquez recently took to his Instagram page and released yet more mashups. This time, he used more modern Pokémon from Pokémon Sun and Moon:
- Decidueye/Bird Person
- Bulbasaur/Slippery Stair
- Squirtle/Scroopy Noopers
- Weezing/Screaming Sun
- Diglet/Dugtrio/Hamsters In Butts
The image designs are flawless, appearing to have come straight from one of the planets in the Rick and Morty multiverse. Similar to these mashups, the world of Rick and Morty has already embraced Pokémon in the mobile game Pocket Mortys. In this #RPG you collect a slew of different Mortys from the multiverse and battle other trainers along the way.
Rick and Morty Season 3 premiered on April 1, but fans must wait until later this summer to catch the rest of the season. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland put a lot of care into each episode of the show, and if the rest of Season 3 lives up to the premiere episode, we could be looking at one of the best seasons in the show’s history.
While you’re waiting for the rest of #RickandMortySeason3, make sure you check out Mike Vasquez’s Instagram page for his amazing Rick and Morty artwork, and you can catch the first two seasons of Rick and Morty streaming on #Hulu.
Sound off! Which one of the Rick and Morty/Pokémon mashups is your favorite? Let your voice be heard in the comments section below.