Hitoshi Ariga Contributes to Pokémon X and Y!

If you're a fan of Mega Man, then it's a good chance you're aware of the amazing Mega Man Megamix manga by Hitoshi Ariga. Likewise, if you're an aficionado of video games, odds are you're aware of the recent release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y last month. What do these two things have to do with one another? Well, it turns out that several of the new Pokémon in the games were designed by Ariga-san himself!

As Ariga himself revealed on his deviantART page, he personally designed several Kalos-region Pokémon, including Pangoro, Inkay, Tyrantrum, and several others! As it turns out, Ariga-san has also done artwork for the Pokémon franchise for quite some time now, including this spectacular piece for the BW card game.

What do you think of the Pokémon Ariga designed? Do you see any familiar elements of his style? How do you feel about such a prolific and popular Mega Man artist contributing to one of the biggest video game franchises of all time? Let us know!