Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Fan Art Shows What New Pokemon Would Look Like as Gen 5 Sprites

The very first Pokemon games were released for Nintendo’s Game Boy handheld, a relatively weak device that had at that point been on the market for a whopping seven years. This meant that all the Pokemon in the game were represented by sprites, which is something that continued for Pokemon Gold and Silver, Ruby and Sapphire, Diamond and Pearl, and finally, Black and White. Pokemon X and Y on the Nintendo 3DS marked a significant shift in the franchise’s art style, featuring 3D animated Pokemon instead of sprites.