A talented Pokemon fan took inspiration from the popular role-playing game to complete concept art for Eevee and his evolution as a human. Eevee was one of the original Pokemon that appeared in Pokemon Red/Blue, and his popularity continued unabated in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
One of 151 first-generation Pokemon, Eevee would go on to become one of the most popular creatures in the Pokemon franchise. Eevee is one of the most unique Pokemon as it has eight possible evolutions : Espeon, Flareon, Glaceon, Jolteon, Leafeon, Sylveon, Vaporeon and Umbreon. Eevee will also star in Pokemon Let’s Go on Nintendo Switch alongside the popular mascot Pikachu. Recently, a fan decided to create original human characters based on Eevee and his evolution.
Reddit user and Pokemon fan Jimbojims0 completed an original concept art of Eevee and its evolution as a Gijinka, the fandom term for a human being with the ability to transform into a Pokemon. The artwork depicts each Eevee evolution as a fantasy RPG character, seemingly inspired by games like The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Genshin Impact, and Monster Hunter. Each character represents an Eevee with clothing, hair color, and different mannerisms. For example, the Eevee character in the middle appears to be a young adventurer, while the Glaceon character appears to be a battle-hardened veteran.
Jimbojims0’s artwork quickly became a source of discussion in the Pokemon Reddit community, as Gijinka isn’t usually described as a warrior and fantasy role-playing game hero. Each character sees his own unique weapon, and their design references each evolved elemental ability. These fun new ideas from Gijinka quickly won over some Pokemon Crimson and Violet players who also enjoyed other role-playing games.
The new concept art accurately represents each Eevee form in a very creative way. Although Gijinka isn’t a typical event in the classic world of Pokemon, these fantasy RPG designs pay homage to the genre and Pokemon. The artwork may also inspire players to find all eight of Eevee’s evolutions in Pokmon GO and Pokmon Scarlet and Violet.
Currently, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can obtain all eight Eevee evolutions by obtaining Elemental Evolution Stones or by meeting certain conditions. These conditions include raising the Eevee’s friendship level and leveling up Pokemon at certain times of the day. New Eevee evolutions seem unlikely for the foreseeable future, but special variants are still possible thanks to events like Eevee Tera Raid Battles.