Gotta morph ’em all! That would presumably be the tagline of an epic mashup between Pokemon and Power Rangers. But such a thing doesn’t exist, right? Wrong. Thanks to an enterprising group of cosplayers at Baltimore’s Otakon convention, the disparate worlds of pocket monster training and super sentai came together in a glorious union.
Reddit user eikyuu posted a gallery of images showcasing the inventive outfits, and now all I want is for this to become a legitimate animated series. You might say, “But Dan, why not a live action one?” Because, just trust me on this one, the world isn’t ready for live-action Pokemon; that’s the story that H.P. Lovecraft never got the chance to write.
Pictured from left to right, Mega Garchomp, Mega Scizor, Mega Charizard X, Mega Rayquaza, and Magikarp
Photo credit: regreenbl
Be sure to check out the Poke Rangers in all of their monstrous glory in our complete gallery below.
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of 100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. You can follow him on Twitter (@Osteoferocious).