Amazing Pokémon video shows the evolution of Nintendo graphics

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It's not just Pokémon doing the evolving; look at how far computer game graphics have come in less than two decades. While visual disasters on a Cyberpunk 2077-scale do happen, they're pretty rare (and ever the more hilarious for it). If you're not convinced, a side-by-side comparison of the graphics behind some classic Pokémon games will remind you how much things have changed in the gaming realm.

Coming soon to the Nintendo Switch is the double-tap of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which remasters two classic Nintendo DS games from 2006. As the below video shows, the difference between the two generations of console is clear as light and day (or diamond and coal, if you will). In fact, you might be tempted to check out all the latest Nintendo Switch deals to experience the game yourself when it comes out later this year.

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Giacomo Lee

Giacomo is a writer and talking head who has covered creativity and creative tools for Wallpaper*, Digital Arts, Creative Boom, VICE, Little White Lies, the BBC and more. Giacomo has also hosted for Adobe and D&AD, and judged the annual New Blood Awards. He was deputy editor of Creative Bloq for a short time in 2021.