Often, fans celebrate the announcement of new characters from series such as Pokémon by creating memes and fan art of the characters. This time, a modder has taken their interest a step further by introducing the three starter Pokemon of the new (and unreleased) Pokemon Scarlet and purple to the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons†
the developer, Doom Desireposted images of the mod on March 6. In a videocan we see the three starters of Pokemon Scarlet and purple, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, side by side with outfits that match their overall looks and type. The Pokémon were announced along with a new generation of games in a Pokémon Presents in February.
That said, the mod isn’t just something any player can download onto their Switch. Doom Desire told Polygon via Twitter that they made it by taking the village models into the game and customizing them to resemble any Pokémon. From there, they used the 3D modeling software Blender and Switch Toolbox to edit the Switch game files. Then they used a jailbroken Switch to patch their custom files into the game.
Doom Desire makes Animal Crossing mods for fun, saying they originally planned to make a Pokémon Villager mod after playing Pokemon: Legends Arceus† “But when I saw the gen 9 starters, I thought they would fit easily with the existing animal species — cat, crocodile, duck — without major changes,” they said.
For even more mods you can check out Doom Desire’s work on their Twitter account and other social feeds.