Monday, May 23rd, 2022

These bot-generated Pokemon can be better than the real thing

image: Max Wolf / Nintendo Life

I love the content generated by the bot. I’ve used a variety of bots to create a story for the top page and a script for Ace Attorney that’s better than Shu Takumi, but I haven’t really touched the wild and wonderful world of Pokemon.

But Max Wolf has. Woolf is a Buzzfeed data scientist who creates and creates his own AI generation tools. Text written by the bot.. One day he wakes up and decides to “feed” a lot of Pokemon images into the bot — “fine-tuned”. ruDALL-E“It’s not open to the public because of its unique specifications and ease of use — to create a brand new, almost incredible Pokemon.

And the internet went wild.. First, let’s take a look at Wolf’s work.

Pokebot One
image: Max Wolf

It is strange. You can clearly see which Pokemon was the main influence of some of them, and others-if you squint-look real. Others aren’t convincing because Picasso has too many faces and limbs, but still … it’s pretty similar to the Pokemon brand.

what’s that?I want you more?? very well:

Pokebot 2
Image: Max Wolf

Not surprisingly, these adorable disgusts have created a lot of fan art. People are trying to get some order in their designs, but it doesn’t take much work to make them believable.

The results of Wolf’s work are honestly pretty impressive — teaching the bot to make the image look like the original material. difficult, Because bots don’t understand aesthetics. Most of the time, bots try to smooth everything together, like trying to combine the first 20 Google image search results into one image, but here Wolf’s tweaks are the understated star of the show. is. Faces defined as distinctive features are the majority of what makes these Pokemon designs very close to the real thing, and it requires many specific instructions for the bot.

But here are my six. I’m a bot type gym leader. If you have the courage, fight me and the army of weirdos.

Kate's 6 people
Image: Max Wolf

Do these bargain bin name, type, and backstory suggestions reject Pokemon? Can you see any of them enter the next game? Can you identify the parts? Let us know in the comments!