Astonishing Fan Crafts Exquisite Rendition of Lanturn
Lanturn, the Water and Electric-type Pokémon from the Game Boy Color era, has been given a magnificent new design inspired by anglerfish and Greenlan...
Lanturn, the Water and Electric-type Pokémon from the Game Boy Color era, has been given a magnificent new design inspired by anglerfish and Greenland sharks.
The artist responsible for the reimagining drew inspiration from legendary Pokémon like Kyogre, incorporating bold lines in the fins and gills of the new design.
Fans praised the artwork of this ancient guardian of the Hoenn region, expressing their desire for it to be an official Gigantamax form in Pokémon Sword and Shield.
Lanturn from the Game Boy Color era of Pokémon has received a more majestic interpretation of its original design. The creator of the artwork responded to questions from enthusiastic fans who admired the fresh appearance.
Lanturn, known as the "Light Pokémon," was first introduced as a Water and Electric-type in Pokémon Gold and Silver. Players have the opportunity to encounter Lanturn by fishing in areas like New Bark Town or by evolving a Chinchou. Being an aquatic creature, Lanturn is capable of learning Hidden Machine moves like Surf or Whirlpool, which assist in navigating the seas. Both Lanturn and Chinchou have made appearances in various Pokémon games, with their most recent inclusion being in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
The artistically reimagined Lanturn is the work of WhatWonders on Reddit. The design features a blue body and a yellow mask that aligns with the official artwork from The Pokémon Company. However, the artist took inspiration from anglerfish and Greenland sharks, giving it a unique appearance. The design incorporates strong lines in the fins and gills, reminiscent of powerful legendary Pokémon like Kyogre. Lanturn, known for its light source, is depicted with the glow extending from the tips of its antennae, while streaks run from the mask to the tail and through the fins. The antennae resemble a tree-like structure with glowing bulbs accompanied by smaller trails nearby.
Drawing inspiration from monstrous creatures, Lanturn has been depicted in a colossal size. It is shown alongside formidable Water-type Pokémon like Gyarados, while peaceful schools of Luvdisc, Mantine, and Tentacool gracefully swim in the deep sea. In comparison to these smaller creatures, Lanturn appears like a radiant sun beneath the water's surface, emphasized by the presence of towering rock formations on the ocean floor. Furthermore, the expression and body language of Lanturn in this artwork exude a sense of calm and confidence, deviating from the more playful demeanor portrayed in official art.
The reimagined version of the "Light Pokemon" received praise from users in WhatWonders' comment section, with one user expressing a desire for the artwork to become an official Gigantamax form in Pokemon Sword and Shield. As users appreciated the attention given to Lanturn, the creator provided a brief backstory for the artwork in the comments. WhatWonders described this particular Lanturn as an ancient guardian of the Hoenn region, discovered only when players venture into the depths. It is suggested that this Pokemon may have performed a heroic act in the past, leading to its legendary status.
For those who share the same favorite Pokemon as WhatWonders, this impressive artwork showcases what could be possible for this beloved pocket monster. Since Lanturn is currently not available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, posts like these serve as one of the more recent ways to appreciate the Pokemon. In the meantime, various open-world games that offer underwater exploration can help fill the void of experiencing Lanturn's watery presence.
The enchanting worlds of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have now become accessible for the Nintendo Switch platform.