If Hunter S. Thompson was a Pokemon trainer, pxlbyte figures he might've written "Fear and Loathing in Viridian City." Alas, that isn't reality—and perhaps the closest we have to that fantasy are these freakish yet beautiful takes on iconic Pokemon by AnemicAngel.
Up above we've got Pikachu of course, only he's not at all as cute as most people like to depict him. He's not the only one like this, check out the original starters in this style:
You can check out more of Anemic Angel's work here, including a ton of other video game related art.