Yusuke Ohmura

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Yusuke Ohmura (Japanese: 大村祐介 born July 6, 1981) is an illustrator of the artwork for Pokémon games since Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. He has drawn several characters for the core series games starting with Pokémon Black and White, such as Gym Leaders and the Elite Four of Unova.

Ohmura created the designs for Piplup, Oshawott, Greninja, and the version mascots of Pokémon X and Y, Xerneas and Yveltal. Initial design for the two Legendary Pokémon was started by Ken Sugimori, but after he encountered 'artist's block', he gave the work to Ohmura, who furthered the designs. Sugimori later returned to finish them.[1] In Pokémon Sun and Moon, he became the lead of Pokémon designer, switching his role with Sugimori.

In 2016, Ohmura left Game Freak and became a freelance illustrator. [2]

He is also an illustrator for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, starting with the Mysterious Treasures expansion. For a complete list of cards that Ohmura illustrated, go here.


The following is a list of Pokémon designed by Yusuke Ohmura.



Title Platform Release date Position
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions Nintendo DS 2006-09-28 Pokémon Design, Graphic Design
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon Platinum Version Nintendo DS 2008-09-13 Pokémon Design, Graphic Design
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS 2009-09-12 Pokémon Design, Graphic Design
Pokémon Black and White Versions Nintendo DS 2010-09-18 Pokémon Character Design, 2-D Dot Graphics, Trainer Graphics (Main Design)
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 Nintendo DS 2012-06-23 Pokémon Character Design, 2-D Dot Graphics, Trainer Graphics (Main Design)
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 Pokémon Characters Design, Pokémon Design Coordination, Trainer Graphics Design
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 2014-11-21 Pokémon Characters Design, Trainer Graphics Design
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016-11-18 Pokémon Character Design (Lead), Trainer Graphics Design
Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 Character Design, Pokémon Design

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