Pokemon Swords and shields on the Nintendo Switch shows how far the franchise has come since the days of Red and blue, but what would the latest game look like in a similar 8-bit style? A Japanese YouTuber named Hayate Keiunji imagined just that with a new Pokemon video that married the two Pokemon generations together. Keiunji’s video is a pretty amazing recreation of the Galar region, and one that feels true to both past and present in the Pokemon series. What’s even more impressive is that the video lasts a total of 19 minutes, and even teases a follow-up!
The video can be found embedded below.
Pokemon red and blue opened with a battle between two Pokemon: Nidorino and Gengar in Redand Gengar and Jigglypuff inn Blue. Keiunji̵
There is a really impressive attention to detail in the video. Everything looks and sounds like a classic Pokémon game should, but the heart of Swords and shields remains intact; there’s even a sequence where Victor and Hop are chased by a Dynamax Wooloo! According to Keiunji, they came up with this concept when they wanted to hear a Game boy version of the background music from Swords and shields. When they could not find it, they decided to make it, and this project was the result!
The video is another testament to the creativity of the Pokemon fanbase. In the 25 years ago Pokemon red and green Released in Japan, fans have found a number of ways to show their passion for Pokemon, and Keiunji apparently did just that with his video. It will be interesting to see where the story goes when they release their second video!
Pokemon Swords and shields is available now, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the game here.
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