Celebrating the release of Nintendo’s latest hit, an Aussie Artist has designed an all-new Australian Pokémon game with the perfect title; Pokémon Yeah and Pokémon Nah.

Nintendo just dropped their latest games in the Pokémon franchise; Sword and Shield, set in the vibrant Galar region, their first full-scale game in the series for the Nintendo Switch. Launching to both acclaim and controversy, the game was looking a little too British for some fans, so @VivinkArt took the Yeah/Nah logos they’d made back in March and designed an entire game around it.

The concepts are super adorable and you have got to check them out!

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Featuring a unique take on Australian cities and landmarks, there are 4 starting cities to choose from (and a little New Zealand on the side).

Our two protagonists, Bruce and Shella, take a step away from the red cap with jacket that’s been so popular in the franchise since Ash Ketchum took to our screens.

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But here’s where we get to the real meat – the Pokémon themselves. These designs are so good – they’d slot so effortlessly into the Pokédex – and Vivink clearly understands exactly how Game Freak does their modern names.

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Bin Chickens, Huntsmen, Simpson and His Donkey, and a Bondi-Rescue themed platypus, these designs are as clever as they are cute, but it doesn’t stop there!

Koalas are represented too, with the terrifying Dropbare there to convince all the American players that they are, in fact, a real threat.

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And rounding it all out is the adorable Kirakira – mapping the constellations on its back, as well as being maybe the cutest one here!

If you’re wondering how Vivnk’s designs look so good – it’s because they’re a designer in their own right, currently working on the equally-adorable project Ailuri. You can check more of their art on their Instagram and Twitter!

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The internet went understandably nuts over this, and some of the fanart in response has been amazing, including this fantastic theme for the theoretical Elite Four you’d have to face in-game.

Australian Wildlife is having a rough time at the moment with the ongoing bushfires, so it’s nice seeing them celebrated in such a cool way. Especially considering how Pokémon has pulled from real-life locations in the past, this could totally end up being made into a real game, and we would love to see it!

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