So this is what Pokémon might look like in real life!

While Pokémon have certainly been around for a long time, the magical monsters continue to captivate us, as evidenced by Pokémon GO taking the world by storm last year. And why should we expect otherwise? No one can deny how adorable Pikachu and Eevee are, or how cool Charizard and Mewtwo look, right?

But have you ever wondered what Pokémon might look like if we were to come face to face with the creatures in real life? Well, London-based concept artist Joshua Dunlop has created some amazing images using 3D art that give us a pretty good idea.

The Pokémon Zoology series that Dunlop has shared on his Facebook and Instagram accounts shows us some of our favorite Pokémon in such breath-taking reality and detail that the monsters seem to actually come to life! Let’s take a look at some of the images.

▼ Of course, we have to have Pikachu!
The detailed scenery makes it look even more real.

▼ And Eevee looks so cute and fluffy, you can’t help
wanting to touch the screen and try to pet the soft fur.

▼ And we also have some images from Dunlop’s Instagram page.
Bulbasaur is definitely looking cool and impressive here.

Squirtle looks mighty happy in the water!

Charmander is not just sizzling but burning HOT!

▼ Here’s Poliwag! The texture of the semi-transparent skin is stunningly life-like.

▼ We also have Jigglypuff. How adorable are those big eyes?

It's Jigglypuff! Had a few issues with this one, might come back to it one day 😊 #Pokemon #pokémonzoology

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▼ And here’s a wild Oddish, looking perfectly content perched on a fallen tree.

What’s even more awesome is that you can see time-lapse footage of how the image is created on Dunlop’s YouTube channel. The amount of time and effort that goes into the work is astounding and makes the images even more compelling.

If you want to see more of the fascinating world of Pokémon Zoology, make sure to check out Joshua Dunlop’s pages on ArtStation, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. We for one can’t get enough of his surreal yet life-like artwork!

And if you’re still left craving for more, you can check out some photos of actual animals (and some non-animals!) looking like Pokémon.

Featured image: Facebook/JoshDunlopConceptArtist
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