Hate to break it to you, but they are not. That hasn't stopped art student Alysia from drawing realistic Pocket Monsters. Besides breathing life in to Pokémon like Chatot, Gengar and more, she also has created realistic battle scenes.

Check out more of her work in the link below.

Leashe's Gallery [DeviantArt]

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real

If Pokemon Were Real