Pokémon has some pretty dedicated fans. One of those fans, Merfish (also known as Comrade), is absolutely devoted to the game. Well, that and Grand Theft Auto. In fact, he loves the second game so much that he’s made a number of videos showing the intros to shows, created within the game. You can check out the ones he did for Full House, though the brilliant one he did for the kids’ series Arthur has been taken down by YouTube. Tyrants!) This time around, he’s given us the intro to the animated Pokémon series remade in the Grand Theft Auto 5 world.
This is his birthday gift to himself. He said in the video notes: “Today I turn 23 years old, and for 17 of those years I have devoted my life to Pokémon. It’s one of the few video game series that matches GTA in my heart, so surely a combination of the two would be something special, at least for me. So this is my birthday gift to myself that I wish to share with all of you.”
So sweet! It’s actually pretty close to the original. He’s also included a side-by-side comparison to the original so you can watch it shot-by-shot. We’ve got it for you right here. The grouchy facial expressions as compared to the sunnier anime faces really kind of make the video for us. Check out the videos and tweet me/us @JennaBusch/@Nerdist and let us know which shots are your favorites. There are so many Pokémon mashups out there. Do you have a favorite? Send us links and help us waste time until the weekend! How is it not Friday yet?