I have been a Pokémon fan ever since the game first came out in the 90s. And playing Pokémon GO re-ignited the ‘fanboy’ in me.


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When the augmented reality Pokémon GO game started in late 2016, I wondered how it would be like to have Pokémon by my side. Thus, I started drawing Pokémon into my photographs (and some of the following photographs are from my friends). I have been drawing them for a year now using a drawing tablet and Photoshop programme. The inspiration was drawn from @onepikapi– Do check his works out at www.instagram.com/onepikapi/ !

On a side note, I am an entomologist, which is a profession I would love to believe is akin to a real-life Pokémon Bug-Catcher!

Similar to the Pokémon game, finding/catching all the Pokémon to fill up one’s Pokédex, I am always on the move to find different kinds of insect and other bugs to add to the scientific collection.

Hope you enjoy the photos & the drawings!

More info: Instagram

#1 Befriending Onix at the sand dunes

#2 Bug-Team Roll Out

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/)

#3 Time to catch!

#4 Guess who is blocking my way

#5 My Venusaur & I, after we are done with field work

#6 Battle Time – Heracross & Scizor VS Mewtwo

#7 Let’s go catching together

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/)

#8 Hit the waves with Stand-Up Paddle

Photo by @whitehot_surfer
(https://www.instagram.com/whitehot_surfer/)

#9 Surf’s Up at the beach

#10 Going to the theatre with Pokémon

#11 When the worlds of Harry Potter & Pokémon collide

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/)

#12 Coffee Break

#13 Have a blast at the beach

Photo by @whitehot_surfer
(www.instagram.com/whitehot_surfer), featuring @curiouscathode

#14 What about cafe-hopping?

#15 It is Dino time

#16 Venturing into the world of Pokémon

Photo by @nattanla
(www.instagram.com/nattanla)

#17 Chilling out on a hot day

Photo by @whitehot_surfer
(www.instagram.com/whitehot_surfer)

#18 Encountering the wild

#19 Time to rest after a day of adventure

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/)

#20 Sometimes the Pokémon teaches the Trainer

Photo by @nattanla
(www.instagram.com/nattanla/)

#21 Partners in crime

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/) featuring @_kenn.k_

#20 Colours of the wind

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/), featuring @quinncls_

#21 That feeling when facing Lugia

Photo by @calvinavigator
(www.instagram.com/calvinavigator/)

#22 Prepare for a ride in the skies

Photo by @nattanla
(www.instagram.com/nattanla/), featuring @wweishengg

#23 Never alone in an adventure