Just when you thought all of the weird crossovers had already happened, Pokémon announced a collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum. While details on this event are still slim, the fact that it has two completely different forms of art working together has fans intrigued.
The announcement was made via a video from The Pokémon Company. It starts with Pikachu and Eevee running through a field of sunflowers before everything turns into a Van Gogh painting. Not long after, the sunflowers turn into the Pokémon Sunflora and we then see the iconic Van Gogh sunflower painting with Sunflora replacing the original plants.
Based on the use of Sunflora, it’s clear that we’re going to be seeing more of Van Gogh’s paintings with various Pokémon in them. Although the details are slim, there’s definitely some potential for really weird standout art from this exhibit.
We can definitely imagine Van Gogh’s iconic painting The Starry Night with Staryus instead of regular stars (The Staryu Night?). It will also be fun to see the Wheatfield with Crows turned into a field filled with Murkrows instead. The possibilities for this collaboration are like the amount of Pokémon ten years from now; endless.
No matter how you feel about the franchise, there’s no denying that it has always lent itself to some great art. Fans tend to ogle at all of the Pokémon Trading Cards released because they always have some cool drawing. Ken Sugimori’s original Pokémon art also stands as some of the best creature designs in all of video games.
Fans in America will be able to attend the Pokémon x Van Gogh event later this month on September 28. As the collaboration suggests, this event will take place in Amsterdam’s Van Gough museum. Switch owners can also pick up the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet today.