Something I've seen other people do, which seemed cool was using GANs to create Pokemon sprites. I decided to give this a go today. I pulled up the boilerplate code on PyTorch, and within an hour (and a few tweaks), I got these fun results:
What start out as blobs eventually turn into…something more.
Here you can see the training vs fakes side by side:
The real images are to the left, and the generated images are to the right. If you kinda squint, they do sorta look like Pokemon…eldritch horror-esque, nightmarish Pokemon…but Pokemon nonetheless. Maybe.
Here are some of the more intriguing ones:
An ice spirit of some sort? White hair, a clearly visible eye, and then maybe a tail and legs?
A small bipedal animal with a green lilypad hat?
Giant colorful celestial ram god?
A red lizard with tumors.
It's got a few colors.
Floating skull fortress?
A blue fish thing. Like stunfisk, y'know?
A four-legged beast. I think it's facing to the left.
A green sprite thing...?
Red hedgehog thingy. Maybe a fire spirit.
Small green lizard thing.
A peeled banana with extra leaves.
Red fire dragon thing.