If you love Pokémon, no matter your skill level, consider joining!
On July 17, 2020, a user by the name of NintenDweeb introduced to the world a passion project, to create an updated version of the Pokérap with all 893 Pokémon. Launching the Twitter account, UPokerap, and later on a Discord server that served as the hub of activity, NintenDweeb is on a quest to find a different artist for every Pokémon.
The project has made a lot of progress thus far. As of writing this article, there have been 263 completed pieces thus far, 328 other Pokémon claimed. Though it is important to note that these numbers do include alternate forms like Alolan forms or Pokémon like Lycanroc that have Midday and Midnight variations. Still, while that might seem like a lot, there are a fair number of Pokémon still available so it’s worth checking out. And if you’re favorite Pokémon has been claimed but hasn’t been drawn yet, it’s possible you might be able to trade with the artist who did claim that Pokémon.
You can check out full details for the project below:
Calling all artists! We are putting together an updated version of the Pokérap, with the music video having each Pokémon be drawn by a different artist. We need you!
Join our Discord to participate: https://t.co/DVU8PGVodW#Pokemon #pokemonart #UpdatedPokérap
RT’s appreciated! pic.twitter.com/ug4bBsliTt
— Updated Pokerap 📌 (@UPokerap) January 7, 2021
Personally, I’ve already joined and will be taking on Spritzee for my piece. Several other popular artists in the Pokémon community have also joined the project such as Madame Quin, Penpeaches, BudgieGryphon, and AConnor_72. And if you’re wondering what people have contributed thus far, here’s a sampling of the pieces already submitted!
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Chill Charubi for the PokeRap collab. Sleepy after a nice oran Berry snack pic.twitter.com/WyUVXS0O1T
— Lum but with a Hat (@LuminaryFurArts) August 14, 2020
— Festive Blazekrom (@ab1azing) January 7, 2021
My favorite pokemon, Grimer! (And their alolan cousin)
— The Soul (@The5oul) January 2, 2021
#inktober2020day22 features Talonflame, drawn by @BudgieGryphon for the #UpdatedPokérap. The first route 1 bird to gain an additional type, Talonflame is just a neat bird with fire. Sometimes that’s all you really need.#Pokemon #PokemonArt #inktober2020 pic.twitter.com/zSKm0fvR2g
— Updated Pokerap 📌 (@UPokerap) October 22, 2020
So what are you waiting for? If you’re interested, be sure to join in!