Pokemon fan makes horror Mimikyu art

An artistically talented Pokemon artist sends shivers down fans’ spines with his horror fan art featuring Mimikyu.

That Pokemon The fan community is by far one of the most creative fandoms in all of pop culture, regularly creating a range of different types of artwork featuring their favorite characters. While it’s common to see plenty of fan art featuring fan-favorites like Pikachu, Charizard, or Bulbasaur, one Pokémon surprisingly collects quite a few fan creations: Mimikyu.

Mimikyu is a dual-type Ghost/Fairy-type Pokémon first introduced in Generation 7. It’s a pretty interesting Pokemon that, as the name suggests, mimics Pikachu by wearing a semi-convincing cloth that resembles the mascot. While his true appearance and origins remain a mystery, are Japanese Pokemon Fans have come up with a disturbing theory that explains Mimikyu’s true nature.


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Posted on a Pokemon subreddit, a user morbidly named u/ShankYourself, presents his awesome horror-themed Mimikyu fan art. The image shows Mimikyu in a corner, lit by a flashlight on the floor while holding a large kitchen knife. Shocked eyes can be seen in the blade’s reflection, suggesting this Mimikyu isn’t messing around. Mimikyu’s name is repeatedly written in blood on the walls along with the words “Sabrina wuz here,” likely a reference to the original Saffron City Gym Leader.

The pair of unused Pokeballs on the floor could mean that the current trainer is in for a lot more trouble, or maybe even a previous trainer who met his fate at the hands of the creepy Pokemon. In any case, the work of art manages its horror theme very well and a rather ominous scene with Mimikyu emerges. The image also features a Gengar doodle in the other corner, with Gengar recently receiving his own horror fan art on the same Reddit page.

If the fan-made art wasn’t scary enough, it certainly is images of what Mimikyu would look like in real life. one Pokemon Using an AI generator, Fan created a series of realistic images showing what it would look like if Mimikyu were captured with a wildlife camera. Arguably more terrifying than the image above, the results feature creepily distorted versions of the Pokemon with realistic textures, creating something that’s pure nightmare fuel.

While a lot of Mimikyu fan art leans toward spooky themes given the nature of the Pokémon, some fans do the opposite. Such is the case for one fan, who has created an impressive Mimikyu rug with a lighter color scheme that’s more faithful to the Pikachu it’s trying to emulate, giving it a much friendlier look than most of its other fan-made iterations. Whatever the medium, it should be interesting to see what form the unusual takes Pokemon character will last next.

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