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* Sugimori's favorite Pokémon is {{p|Gengar}}, while his least favorite is {{p|Venusaur}}.
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* Sugimori's favorite Pokémon is {{p|Gengar}}.<sup>''[citation needed]''</sup>
** Though it should be noted that he only dislikes Venusaur drawing-wise as he explained that "It is hard to draw because of many lines". He mentioned Venusaur as one of his favorite Pokemon according to the Japanese Pokemon X/Y Strategy Guide.<ref>[https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%25E3%2583%2595%25E3%2582%25B7%25E3%2582%25AE%25E3%2583%2590%25E3%2583%258A&prev=search/ Nico Nico Pedia Venusaur Page]</ref>
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** The Japanese Pokémon X/Y Strategy Guide lists {{p|Venusaur}} as another of Sugimori's favorite Pokémon, but he has also said its complexity makes it his least favorite to draw.<sup>''[citation needed]''</sup><!--Needs a better source than this, not a Google-translated one nor a wikilike one that can be freely edited. <ref>[https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://dic.nicovideo.jp/a/%25E3%2583%2595%25E3%2582%25B7%25E3%2582%25AE%25E3%2583%2590%25E3%2583%258A&prev=search/ Nico Nico Pedia Venusaur Page]</ref>-->
 
* His favorite Pokémon from {{game|Black and White|s}} is {{p|Zekrom}}.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20141011000532/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/24213/what-is-ken-sugimoris-favourite-pokmon/ What is Ken Sugimori's favourite Pokémon?] (archived)</ref>
 
* His favorite Pokémon from {{game|Black and White|s}} is {{p|Zekrom}}.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20141011000532/http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/24213/what-is-ken-sugimoris-favourite-pokmon/ What is Ken Sugimori's favourite Pokémon?] (archived)</ref>
   

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Ken Sugimori in September, 2010

Ken Sugimori (Japanese: 杉森建, born January 27, 1966) is a friend of Satoshi Tajiri and illustrator of the original artwork for Pokémon games. He also has developed conceptual artwork for the movies, and illustrates TCG cards and merchandising.

Sugimori's change of style over the years has been noticeable. Initially, he used a stiff, lightly shaded style using watercolors that was very reminiscent of Akira Toriyama's visual style, particularly that from 1989-onwards. However, his now digitally-produced drawings of people and creatures have gradually gained more muscle definition, significantly rounder corners, heavier shading, and more natural and fluid poses.

The character in the Pokémon anime, Kenji (called Tracey Sketchit in the dub), may be a homage to him, especially as both enjoy creating art. This is similar to the way Satoshi (called Ash Ketchum in the dub) is named after Satoshi Tajiri.

For a complete list of cards that Sugimori illustrated, go here.

Credits

Games

Trading Card Game

For a list of cards illustrated by Ken Sugimori, go here.

Animation

Manga

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorer's Guide (Original Manga by Sugimori included with Guide)

Trivia

  • Sugimori's favorite Pokémon is Gengar.[citation needed]
    • The Japanese Pokémon X/Y Strategy Guide lists Venusaur as another of Sugimori's favorite Pokémon, but he has also said its complexity makes it his least favorite to draw.[citation needed]
  • His favorite Pokémon from Pokémon Black and White is Zekrom.[1]

External Links

References