- A Pokemon fan created impressive Umbreon and Vaporeon renditions in the art style of Monster Hunter, receiving positive responses from both fandoms.
- These reimagined Eeveelutions showcase the artist’s creativity, with attention to detail in the features, especially the unique tails.
- The artist, known as shunixe, has a reputation for creating Monster Hunter versions of Pokemon and has a variety of Pokemon art on their profile.
An artistic Pokemon fan is receiving plenty of online attention after showing off their impressive Umbreon and Vaporeon renditions, created in the art style of the action-RPG video game series Monster Hunter. The pair of reimagined Pokemon has elicited positive responses from both the Pokemon and Monster Hunter fandoms, with many wishing to see more in the same vein.
Umbreon and Vaporeon are two of the currently possible eight evolutions that fan-favorite Pokemon Eevee can take. Also known as Eeveelutions, Vaporeon was first introduced in Pokemon‘s first generation alongside Flareon and Jolteon. Umbreon came into existence as part of Gen 2 with Espeon, with Leafeon, Glaceon, and Sylveon added in later generations. While much of the community art associated with the Pokemon tend to be fan-made Eevee evolution designs for the remaining available types, this fan instead blends two popular franchises together.
The pair of impressive Monster Hunter-style Eeveelutions comes from prolific Pokemon fan artist and Reddit user shunixe, alternatively known as Xezeno or Xezeno1 on other platforms. The artist excels at bringing both Umbreon and Vaporeon’s signature features into the design and reimagines them for Monster Hunter‘s more intricate art style. The artist especially flexes their creative muscles when it comes to the tails, with the Umbreon’s yellow radiating out like energy and Vaporeon featuring a fish-filled water one. Comments on the post are nothing but positive, with several fans making comparisons to either popular Monster Hunter enemy Tobi-Kadachi or Mizutsune.
While the Pokemon and Monster Hunter mash-up is proving to be popular, the artist has actually shown off one of the drawings before. Earlier this year, the artist posted their Monster Hunter-styled Vaporeon, which resulted in upvotes from hundreds upon hundreds of fans. The design is identical to the one featured above, but the Umbreon appears to be a new design. The artist has quite a few pieces of Pokemon art on their profile, seeming to have a penchant for creating either mecha or Monster Hunter versions of Pokemon.
In addition to Umbreon and Vaporeon recently receiving a Monster Hunter redesign, they and the rest of the Eeveelutions were given a new look as babies by another fan. The adorable post features all eight Eeveelutions essentially in the form of extra cute Eevees but with all of their proper coloring and defining physical characteristics. While vastly different than the fearsome-looking Umbreon and Vaporeon above, the two examples are illustrative of just how wide-spanning the creativity of the Pokemon fandom can be.
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