Old-school: Graphic designer envisions Galar Legendaries as GBC sprites

Galar Legendaries

Pokémon Sword and Shield are receiving expansions. With these updates, players will be able to catch new and old Legendaries. Some of these pocket monsters look suspiciously like the original three bird Legendaries: Moltres, Articuno, and Zapdos. Could it be they are making a return as special Galar Legendaries? Twitter user @sindorman believes so. The pixel artist, known for making some incredible Pokémon drag queen crafts, drew the fowls in GBC sprite form upon seeing the designs.

These Galar Legendaries are exceptional

Take a look at the impressive creativity below:

Damn, he did it on the same day as the announcement! That’s some serious dedication.

I’m really digging the new designs of my favorite birds. At first, I was kinda bummed about the Direct because I wanted it not to be focused solely on Pokémon. But I love the idea of having DLC instead of buying a theoretical third entry in the series just to experience fresh content. Also, if these three are getting a facelift, who knows what other alterations we will see?

Galar Legendaries
Here are my picks!

Enthusiasts, what do you think of these retro depictions of the Galar Legendaries? Let us know if they tickle your fancy down below!


Arthur Damian
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.