Monarobot is a Mexican artist who has created a series of stunning Pokémon illustrations. All of the pieces in this series, titled Pokémayans, recreate popular Pokémon in a Mayan-influenced style.
“I’m from Chiapas, México, so I’m very familiar with the Maya culture, I find it really appealing and aesthetically interesting, and I love learning new things about it,” Monarobot told The Mindhut.
“When I first started doing the Pokémayans I had been wondering why no one seemed to draw inspiration from this culture, around that time plenty of artists I know were drawing their versions of Pokémon so I decided to give it a go with this new idea,” Monarobot continued.
You can find this series and the rest of Monarobot’s work on their Tumblr here. If you enjoy their art, you can support them on Patreon right here.
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Bulbasaur, Ivysaur and Venasaur
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Charmander, Charmeleon and Charizard
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Squirtle, Wartortle and Blastoise
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Pidgeot and Mega Pidgeot
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Nidoran, Nidorino and Nidoking
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Abra, Kadabra and Alakazam
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Bellsprout, Weepinbell and Victreebel
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Magikarp and Gyarados
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Cyndaquil, Quilava and Typhlosion