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When it was decided the Detective Pikachu movie would fill the real world with Pokémon, RJ Palmer was hired on as a key artist for the project. For years before he had designed realistic versions of the critters, albeit ones that were a lot more visceral than the ones we saw in the movie. Now the project has wrapped up, he’s back to doing that fan art, starting with Sword & Shield’s Impidimp, Morgrem, and Grimmsnarl, plus a few other Glimwood Tangle Pokémon on the sidelines (including a mortified Sinistea!)

A video has also been uploaded showing the process of drawing the creepy beastie.

We’ll just have to wait and see if it creeps into any potential Detective Pikachu cinematic sequels…

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Written by Tom Brown

Whether it’s an exciting new entry in a series long established or a weird experiment meant only for the dedicated, Tom is eager to report on it. Rest assured, if Nintendo ever announces Elite Beat Agents 2, he’ll be there.