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Artist James Turner Designed New Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Characters Tatsugiri and Dondozo

Artist James Turner Designed New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Characters Tatsugiri and Dondozo

James Turner, a Game Freak artist responsible for designing past Pokemon and Tembo the Badass Elephant, shared new fan art of additional characters he designed. In particular, he revealed he created the designs for the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet characters Dondozo and Tatsugiri.

First, here’s Turner’s Tatsugiri art. This is a dragon and water-type Pokemon that resembles sushi in all three of its forms. From left to right, Turner drew its Droopy, Curly, and Stretchy forms.

This was followed by Turner sharing art of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Dondozo with three Tatsugiri. There, he noted he also designed Dondozo. Dondozo is a water-type that engages in a symbiotic relationship with Tatsugiri via its Order Up move and Tatsugiri’s ability to Commander.

Turner often shares art of Pokemon characters and reveals ones he designed via social media. For example, Gholdengo fan art appeared back in December 2022. Turner also confirmed he designed Professors Sada and Turo.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on the Nintendo Switch.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.