Legendary Pokemon Sword And Shield

Yusuke Ohmura might not necessarily be a household name like Shigeru Miyamoto or Junichi Masuda, but he's definitely made some significant contributions to the Pokémon video game series over the years.

This former Game Freak illustrator started out on Pokémon Diamond & Pearl and contributed to various other mainline entries right up until Pokémon X & Y and the release of Sun and Moon on the Nintendo 3DS. During this period he drew Pokémon designs, characters and even the Gym leaders in the series.

In 2016, Mr. Ohmura left Game Freak to become a freelance illustrator. Despite moving on, he's now taken to Twitter to reveal he actually helped Game Freak out with the latest entries Pokémon Sword and Shield on Switch – designing the new legendary pocket monsters Zacian and Zamazenta, along with one of the protagonist's rivals in the game, Marnie.

Ohmura has also provided illustrations for the Pokémon Trading Card games before and previously helped out Ken Sugimori with the two legendaries Xerneas and Yveltal (featured in X and Y) after Ken experienced what he described as "artist's block" in a 2013 interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine.

What do you think of Ohmura's latest Pokémon and character creations? Comment below.

[source twitter.com]