Toby Fox has to be one of the most multi-talented creators working in the game industry, but between his masterful composing, thoughtful game design, and memorable character work, it can be easy to forget that the dude is just plain funny. After it was confirmed back in June that he was working up the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Fox recently added that he had composed the game’s Terastal Raid battle music (revealed in August 3rd’s Pokémon Presents) — and added his own little flair to the announcement.
After stating he “can’t wait to have [his] Pokémon obliterated by a jewel-covered Fidough,” Fox revealed his inspiration for the music: a drawing by the game’s director, Shigeru Ohmori, that showed a Lucario with a gigantic crystal flower coming out of his head. While presumably an ordinary drawing originally, Toby offers his own rendition to help people visualize, and, well… it speaks for itself.
When I was first given this assignment, the game director, Ohmori-san, showed me a Lucario with a gigantic oversized crystal flower coming out of its head and told me it was the new game mechanic. Using this information as a blueprint, I created the song… Hope you enjoy! pic.twitter.com/Urvb1sJsRZ
— tobyfox (@tobyfox) August 10, 2022
People have already made fan art renditions of the doodles in the comments, underscoring both the sheer volume of Toby Fox fans and the insane speed that Pokémon fan artists work with. While there isn’t a clean full rip of the Terastal Raid track in question, we’ll be able to hear it for ourselves when the game launches November 18th.
Looking to secure a copy of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Be sure to visit our list of retailers you can purchase the game from in our pre-order guide!
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