James Turner

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James Turner

James Turner (Japanese: ジェイムス・ターナー) is a British graphic designer, who currently works at Game Freak. In 2010, he became the first Westerner to officially design Pokémon.

Turner designed seven Pokémon for Pokémon Black and White, two of the Pokémon for Pokémon X and Y and two of the Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon. He also directed the 2012 Nintendo 3DS eShop title HarmoKnight and the 2015 video game published by Sega, Tembo the Badass Elephant.

Before joining Game Freak, James Turner worked for eight years at Genius Sonority and was credited under the name Jamie Turner (Japanese: ジェイミー・ターナー).

Pokémon

The following is a list of Pokémon designed by James Turner.

Works

Games

Title Platform Release date Position
Pokémon Colosseum Nintendo GameCube 2003-11-21 Camera Animation, Special Effects Art
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-04 Art Chief
Pokémon Trozei! Nintendo DS 2005-10-20 Art Director
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Art Director
Pokémon Black and White Versions Nintendo DS 2010-09-18 Pokemon Designer, 3D Map Designer, Digital Movies
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 Nintendo DS 2012-06-23 Pokémon Character Design, Pokémon Black Version and White Version Graphics Design
HarmoKnight Nintendo 3DS 2012-09-05 Director
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 Digital Movie Design Lead, Pokémon Character Design
Tembo the Badass Elephant Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One 2015-05-21 Director
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016-11-18 Digital Movie Design/Effect Design Section Director, Pokémon Character Design

TCG illustration

James Turner is a newer artist in the Pokémon Trading Card Game who made his debut in Next Destinies. He has only illustrated one card.

Trivia

  • Deoxys is Turner's favorite Pokémon.

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