Pokemon with GANs

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:

full images of pokegan sprites

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:

pokemon sprite generated by GAN An ice spirit of some sort? White hair, a clearly visible eye, and then maybe a tail and legs?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A small bipedal animal with a green lilypad hat?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Giant colorful celestial ram god?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A red lizard with tumors.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN It's got a few colors.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Floating skull fortress?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A blue fish thing. Like stunfisk, y'know?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A four-legged beast. I think it's facing to the left.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A green sprite thing...?

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Red hedgehog thingy. Maybe a fire spirit.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Small green lizard thing.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN A peeled banana with extra leaves.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Red fire dragon thing.

pokemon sprite generated by GAN Hydra.

Last Updated: 2020-02-16 10:17