Because, let's face, it: Pokémon are already pretty damn cute. Yet, Japanese artist Ginger Ale is turning up the adorable meter up to ten (eleven?) for this series of Pocket Monster art.

Love the pastels, and the whole watercolor look. There's a nice children's book vibe going on that really doesn't exist in the games or anime.

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ジンジャーエール [PIXVI via Gotta Catch Em All]

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