Young Artist Humanizes “Pokémon” Characters and It’s Mesmerizing

Kids born in the late ’90s and early 2000s were obsessed with Pokémon. It was created back in 1995 by Satoshi Tajiri and has been popular ever since. That same year, a girl named Chey was born. She is known as Endifi or Frosty on social media and is a talented artist who has been drawing since her earliest years. Despite being unable to walk far and being wheelchair-bound, she is most passionate about two things: art and Pokémon.

A decade ago, she bumped into an artist who was drawing Pokémon ‘gijinkas’, and inspired by her work, she decided she would start her project. Gijinka is a process of giving humanizing traits to animals, plants, and other things.

“Most of my gijinkas tend to be different people because I want to build and manufacture a creative world for them even if I’m just drawing a character,” the artist shared on Bored Panda. “I even give them personal names just to humanize them more because when I was a kid, I always nicknamed my Pokémon.”

In 2013 she even received a special reward on Deviantart for a Pokémon gijinka she drew.

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