r/pokemon May 26 '22 Masterpiece 3 Silver 26 Platinum 1 Helpful 12 Wholesome 24 All-Seeing Upvote 1 LOVE! 1 Heartwarming 2

[OC] Pokémon Emerald! Me on my first day with the bike :P Art

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u/LeviathanMonke May 26 '22

This really makes me want to dig up my GameBoy and play Emerald

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u/CandlelightSongs May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

Emerald just captures something about adventure and exploration.

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u/dannywarbucks11 May 27 '22

To me, it is the quintessential Pokemon game When I think Pokemon, I think Emerald.

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u/SMGmusic6 May 27 '22

I get the same feeling from Sinnoh and Unova. Them regions are so expansive and fun to explore

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u/concrete_isnt_cement May 26 '22

I recently did that with Sapphire, just got to the Elite 4. I highly recommend it! Even swapped out the battery so the in-game clock works again.

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u/ApteryxAustralis [Two Headed Kiwi-Ostrich] May 26 '22

Even swapped out the battery so the in-game clock works again.

I did that about 10 years back and it was something I’d never want to do again. It’s possible, just a massive pain in the butt. My Sapphire cartridge has tape on the inside holding the battery in place lol.

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u/concrete_isnt_cement May 26 '22

I was so worried I would snap something while getting the old battery out lol

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u/carifoo01 May 27 '22

I got the old battery out of my Ruby cartridge a long time ago, but I could never get it to recognize a new battery :(

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u/SourTurtle May 26 '22

Same! That’s why I just bought a pocket emulator. Check out Anbernic

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u/DrNubcake May 27 '22 Starry

If you learn how to solder, it makes the experience 1000x better not having to worry about your game falling apart.

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u/sexualtoast May 26 '22

I need to do this too. It pains me to see that message every time I start the game

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u/concrete_isnt_cement May 26 '22

It’s nerve wracking to be honest, especially getting the old battery out. Berry growing is worth it though.

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u/thundercloudtemple May 26 '22

I tried make an offer for two Emarald listings on eBay for $100 (price was $150).

They turned it down and asked for $140

._.

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u/Stormside76 May 26 '22

If you're on Android you could always emulate Emerald. I use retroarch and never had any problems. My Gameboy died a couple years ago so it was my best option

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u/ShitDavidSais May 26 '22

My Boy! Also works great. It also feels weirdly natural to play Pokemon on the phone. Probably it is always sort of turn based in a way.

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u/thundercloudtemple May 26 '22

That's what I ended up doing!

I soft reset until I got a shiny Mudkip!

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u/KingBarbarosa May 26 '22

i got a pokémon emerald that was like ‘aftermarket’ i guess? not an original copy but made by a different company. anyway it was way cheaper and works great so it’s a viable option if you just want to play but i understand wanting a real cartridge. i regret selling mine at age 16

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u/thundercloudtemple May 27 '22

I've considered an aftermarket copy but after having copies of Platinum freeze on me I figured it wasn't worth it for me.

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u/TRIGON_76 May 26 '22

Honestly just use an emulator at that point. $150, screw that.

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u/thundercloudtemple May 26 '22

Yep, totally agree

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Me too!

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u/dadylman May 26 '22

This is so smart and done so well!! I especially love the jigglypuff and the sleeping slaking!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks :)

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u/[deleted] May 26 '22

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u/gravity_ May 26 '22

Altaria is actually behind all those clouds

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u/joannash8 May 26 '22

This is so beautiful. Hoenn has always felt like the most homey region to me, and this just secures that feeling in my mind and heart forever.

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u/HareKrishnoffski May 27 '22

I love Hoenn so much man

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u/dylannotcollins May 26 '22

:(

you could get a retro pie emulator like the anbernic ones and have emerald on an sd card.

cheaper than getting a new gba and game.

or if you have a 3ds you can emulate it on that.

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u/Substantial-Pain-414 May 26 '22

Just a side note. The characters in these games were BUFF. Do you know how hard it is to cycle on level ground, carrying anything at all, VS a slight hill? Pokemon trainer quads appreciation post.

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u/Indicorb May 26 '22

Well they did travel an entire countryside, sometimes more.

Good point though!

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u/gexsiun May 26 '22

A good trainer never skips cardio.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

And traveling around the world x)

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u/pantless_vigilante May 26 '22

Can attest, I bike to work every day eith my gear in a back pack that weighs about 15 lbs and it took months for me to not have to jump off my bike when there was a slight incline. My bike ride is also only 30 minutes, these kids bike all day every day

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u/Dillo64 May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

The humans in Pokémon world are all super powerful. This is why it’s okay for a ten year old to leave home and go on an adventure, they’re basically indestructible. This is also how Team Rocket survives being blown up, shocked, burnt, and sent flying and crashing into the ground from thousands of feet repeatedly and they’re all perfectly fine. Plus there’s was that time where they calculated how strong Ash really is and it’s terrifying.

The whole reason Pokémon obey humans is because they’re afraid of them.

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u/Little-xim May 27 '22

You know what? That actually makes a lot of sense.

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u/uthersshadow May 26 '22

little buff boys

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u/0-90195 supreme honor pokepuff May 26 '22

TODAY!

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u/thebigcupodirt May 26 '22

I mean, you get that, right, Troll Boy? You get why it can't be you? Yeah, OK, see, it can't be him! It just can't be Troll Boy.

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u/Amane_VIII Saa~ May 27 '22

Every day is leg day in Hoenn.

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u/ICanBeKinder May 26 '22

Depends on your gear ratio which is why modern bikes meant for this stuff have shifting gears. With the right gear ratio riding up a hill isn't that insanely difficult.

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u/Substantial-Pain-414 May 26 '22

I guess I'm doing it wrong lol, I cycle to work and have a 170ft climb stretched over a few miles. It's hell, even at the low gear where I look silly pedaling. Mostly the slow speed / fast pedaling is when my bpm is the highest

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u/FabulousCarl May 26 '22

Slight inclines are the worst though. When you don't really feel like you're going up, it's just harder to get anywhere.

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u/_TREASURER_ May 26 '22

It's possible that your bike is incorrectly sized for you. Gearing and bike geometry should make inclines very manageable.

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u/miki_momo0 May 27 '22

I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to use the gears to maintain ~90rpm on the pedals, pedaling super fast just wastes energy. Don’t be too concerned with your speed and just try to maintain 90rpm as you climb, changing gears as the incline varies to keep at that pedal rate

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u/ChubbyLilPanda May 27 '22

After two months of cycling two miles to and from work, I can confirm. There was just an ever slight incline where you can’t even visually notice on the way in. I thought I was just tired and going home was a breeze.

After looking at super precise elevation maps, I found out there was a slight incline

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u/Rota_u May 27 '22

Well the children did some crazy shit, particularly Ash.

Makes me consider whether the people in the pokemon universe in canon just have significantly more strength that real people.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22 edited May 26 '22

I'm starting to draw some Pokémon fan art in pixel art, so here is my first one :)
I will create a wallpaper version for pc and mobile soon.

Thanks for watching! =)

www.twitter.com/1tzahwww.instagram.com/1tzah

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u/SLYeeter May 26 '22

That is a beautiful scene, captures the original vision perfectly. Whenever I beat the game I would sit there and watch the whole credits scroll by on my tiny chewed up Gameboy Advanced SP.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks!

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u/KiritoTheSigmaMale May 26 '22

Please dear god put this on wallpaper engine

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yes i will do a wallpaper version =)

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u/AssociationKooky7847 May 26 '22

Where can we find it when its done?

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u/very-polite-frog May 26 '22

I grew up with emerald, I don't think another version will ever take its place as #1 for me

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u/AegonTheC0nqueror May 27 '22

Same man. I’m gonna go listen to little root town theme and reminisce now lol.

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u/rushopolisOF May 26 '22

When you think about it, Pokemon trainers are more fit than professional athletes. They run and bike across whole regions without getting tired.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yeah that is insane x)

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u/SpooderPops May 26 '22

And without needing sleep.

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u/Aars93 May 26 '22

Naah everyone knows they sleep and eat when you put your Gameboy away

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u/DinoSmoreTheBard May 26 '22

OP I need 100 of these including Flygon on my desk by tomorrow. For real, amazing work.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks!

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u/exclaim_bot May 26 '22

Thanks!

You're welcome!

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u/Musicman1911 May 26 '22

Your pixel art is amazing. If you ever do commission work, let a guy know!!!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks Dm =)

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u/ProfessorMuffin May 26 '22

That spheal must be ENORMOUS

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u/Gaias_Minion May 26 '22

That looks amazing, love seeing my boy Slaking in there.

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u/G-Man777 May 26 '22

Ya imma need this put on loop with some Lofi, great vibes, loved those games…

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

I would like to do a lofi playlist on YT :P

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u/sumiTCG May 26 '22

That is awesome! Keep up the good work

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u/Kirbyfuckr May 26 '22

I love this!!

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u/Jookie08 May 26 '22

This is really cool, awesome job! Emerald is one of my favorite Pokémon games

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks!

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u/Jookie08 May 26 '22

No problem, what’s your favorite Pokémon game.

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u/GrenchamReborn May 26 '22

This is stunning! Great stuff OP

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u/KiKiPAWG May 26 '22

LOVE the pairing of Mudkip and Gardevoir, it's adorable how it looks like it is kneeling! Slaking, as per usual :P

Really love the energy this has!

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u/HealthyMuffin7 May 26 '22

This give me nostalgia. It's an odd feeling of sadness, regret, happiness and gratitude all at once

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks =)

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u/SxSummer May 26 '22

Omg so much nostalgia. Gen 3 will always be my comfort zone forever and that little Spheal is SO WHOLESOME I CANT

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u/PlagueDilopho Soft spot for feebas May 26 '22

This is fantastic!! I love the Tropius!

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u/alien_bigfoot May 27 '22

I can't believe no one else is talking about Tropius?! Most underrated Pokémon out there & looking epic in this!

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u/FrOHzD May 26 '22

I miss my nintendo pokemon games as a kid

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

What happened with them?

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u/CapnK7 May 26 '22

This is incredible, I love it! My favorite generation by far. Amazing work, thanks for sharing!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks for watching! :)

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u/Qtip4213 May 26 '22

This is a massive wave of nostalgia thank you!!!!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks to you :)

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u/Rare_figure0779 May 26 '22

I wanna live there 🥺🥺🥺

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

me too :(

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u/180mariak180 May 26 '22

There’s a sense of nostalgia and fresh air with this GIF. Amazing artwork!

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u/CrateringMoon67 May 26 '22

I love all the personality in this

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u/joshuar9476 May 26 '22

I just started playing Emerald for the very first time after having just finished FireRed and HeartGold for the first time.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Great, have fun :)

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u/Gamingwithbrendan May 26 '22

u/savevideo

I absolutely adore this I’d love to have it as a wallpaper

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yes i will do a wallpaper version :)

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u/0-90195 supreme honor pokepuff May 26 '22

This is amazing. It really brought me there, back to the first time I played Emerald as a kid. I’m weirdly moved!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Thanks! =)

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u/TOTFG_Rules May 26 '22

Absolutely amazing. I almost cried watching it. Really takes me back to simpler times

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u/AJ-Naka-Zayn-Owens May 26 '22

How did you make this?

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

With photoshop and a drawing tablet.

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u/Imrtltrtl May 26 '22

This is where Pokemon games peaked! My favourite generation! This brings the nostalgia bombs, it's so well done. I'd play it again but while moving, my roommate stole my GBA SP with my Emerald in it. :'(

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u/_antabakacast_ May 26 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tEelG9FjXM

this reminds me so much of the ending.

i played the remakes a few years ago, defintley my favorite pokemon generation

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u/DarkTenshiDT Flareon is life. May 26 '22

Anyone else stay in Route 102 until you find a Ralts?

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u/monk_man_mr_clean May 27 '22

Is she not tired she has been doing this for so long

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u/mvingiello7 May 27 '22

An aside - Tropius is a dope mon. Honestly one of the coolest.

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u/AmbersLeo May 27 '22

The Tropius makes me happy

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u/WinstonGonzalez May 27 '22

Getting the bike in this unlocked so much more fun

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u/Important_Cookie_763 May 26 '22

Fuck I nearly cried when I saw this. I love you OP

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u/Koksschnupfen May 26 '22

I see at least 8 lewdable characters here

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u/Dirtycoinpurse May 26 '22

This is so awesome. Look forward to seeing more of your art!

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u/jaygaygong May 26 '22

especially love the background, amazing job!

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u/Painting-Advanced May 26 '22

Que hace slaking con jiglipuf? Mmmmm eso debe doler!

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u/NuruSpirit May 26 '22

Emerald is the best.

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u/MRxTRICERATOPS May 26 '22

This is so good

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u/mild_adi May 26 '22

Absolutely beautiful!

Emerald was my first Pokemon game

Finishing it for the first time and seeing them cycling back

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u/Shadypanda007 May 26 '22

I got a sensational feeling just watching this

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u/FairPlayerSK May 26 '22

Wow that’s so amazing

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u/spitwhistle May 26 '22

YO THIS IS SO GOOD

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u/Hoaxtopia May 26 '22

I rarely post on reddit art but this makes me smile from the inside

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u/HonestlyMediocre0 May 26 '22

Aww the mudkip is so happy

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u/FunkyMark May 26 '22

I have a hard time describing what it is that makes Gen 3 really special for me. But seeing this brings a comforting presence

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u/threepiecesofbread May 26 '22

This is adorable, great work! I love spheals face

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u/Random-Lich May 26 '22

This is bloody fantastic

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u/Sparkupfool May 26 '22

This is really beautiful

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u/Maja_The_Oracle May 26 '22

Gardevoir used Mind Reader!

Mudkip's mind: Dial tone

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u/sErgEantaEgis May 26 '22

This is absolutely fantastic!

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u/Me_Speak_Good May 26 '22

Holy Wow! This is amazing!

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u/captaincainer Shuckle Truckle May 26 '22

The looping is PERFECT what the hell. OP this is beautiful!

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u/Capable_Raspberry_49 May 26 '22

The little Spheal in the background! 🥰🥰🥰

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u/Buddy6464 May 26 '22

Wow, this is incredible

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u/DonPablito12 May 26 '22

Just hit me with a wave of nostalgia. Thank you!

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u/HowHeStandOn10Perc May 26 '22

That’s so awesome! Saw that you’ll be making a version for Wallpaper Engine, will you make one for phones as well? Also, consider crossposting to r/ImaginarySliceOfLife, they would love this :)

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yes, I will do wallpaper ver. I want also phone version, but I don't know what resolution should be for phones .

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u/Electrical-Swing-935 May 26 '22

I think emerald is still my favorite

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u/j2tronic May 26 '22

Best Pokémon game ever made.

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u/Many-Employer6982 May 26 '22

Too much water :/

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u/ShadedTrees May 26 '22

That Tropius is high af staring at the bush.

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u/scarvesindoors May 26 '22

this is so amazing!!! I love how vibrant the colors are

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u/RaisinMmmm May 26 '22

This is so beautiful. Hoenn has always felt like the most homey region to me, and this just secures that feeling in my mind and heart forever.

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u/FeaR_FenixX May 26 '22

My favorite gen :) it just makes me happy

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u/Hemeriox May 26 '22

I never knew I needed a Gardevoir headpatting a Mudkip, this is precious!

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

lol thanks!

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u/pataky07 May 26 '22

Amazing. If you added an Altaria to the background clouds it would be absolute perfection.

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u/Fearless_Swimming_84 May 26 '22

how is this an oc?

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u/ISavezelda May 26 '22

Take me back to these days.

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u/Indicorb May 26 '22

What is this art style/aesthetic called? Bit-something?

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Pixel art.

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u/Slylizardcue May 26 '22

I hear the little Mac punch out music

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u/MrThingsNStuff May 26 '22

Emerald was my introduction to pokemon. I need to replay it...

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u/gyutop May 26 '22

Ugh god I miss those game boy color Pokémon games

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u/Yrollshi May 26 '22

Either there are a lot of Gardevoir petting Mudkip or you're in some sort of time loop buddy

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Gardevoir cloned herself to pet all the Mudkips.

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u/Dustin_James_Kid May 26 '22

Is it possible to make something with this art style, this amount of pixels, in 3D?

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yes, but sounds like a lot of work. =S

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u/joshuralize May 26 '22

Nostalgia overload

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u/brotbrun May 26 '22

Lovely!!!

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u/SuperdaveOZY May 26 '22

Dawn: The Angel of Death on the way to Mawville City.

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u/Administrative_Bus57 May 26 '22

Did you make this bro? It’s absolutely beautiful! Howd you do it? I’ve been meaning to learn some animation

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

Yes, i use photoshop.

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u/TheLastSamurai101 May 26 '22

This makes me happy

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u/Natos_Julie May 26 '22

It's amazing ! And there is Tropius ! ❤️

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u/dog123cats May 26 '22

Really love this, the only thing I think it is missing is some of the Pokemon should blink sometimes, mainly the spheal in the back.

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u/itzaspace May 26 '22

You are right, thanks for the feedback :)

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u/Dasamont May 26 '22

I love Tropius, if it was actually good I'd probably use it on every team, but it's sooo bad

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u/invincible_vince May 26 '22

This game had such a good vibe