A talented Animal Crossing player went viral after merging Pokemon Gold & Silver and New Horizons in an epic crossover. The clever creation re-imagines the Game Boy RPG’s National Park in a whole new way.
New Horizons dropped in March 2020 to high praise and incredible sales. The latest title in the long-running Nintendo franchise gave players the ability to transform their towns however they see fit with the new terraforming tool.
A Pokemon fan decided to use the game’s new mechanic to bring Gold & Silver’s National Park location to Animal Crossing. Their jaw-dropping creation brings the 1999 Game Boy title to life like you’ve never seen before.
Pokemon Gold & Silver re-imagined in New Horizons
Pokemon’s second gen Gold & Silver first released on Game Boy in 1999. The portable RPG introduced players to the Johto region for the very first time, while adding a wealth of new monsters for them to catch.
A creative fan of the Gen II title used Animal Crossing’s latest release to re-imagine one of the title’s most iconic locations – the National Park. In the games, it’s located north of Goldenrod City, and is where players tackle the Bug-catching contest.
Redditor ‘jetwei‘ shared their incredible creation and went viral. The player posted a side-by side shot comparison of their AC island next to the original 2D pixel version – and they truly brought the park to life.
Despite only releasing in March, New Horizons has already become the fastest-selling Switch title of all time. The previous record holder was none other than Pokemon Sword & Shield, making this the perfect mashup between two beloved franchises.
The terraforming tool has inspired players to be as creative as possible. Fans have done everything from re-creating Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away, to the intro to Attack on Titan. Who know what they will come up with next, but we are excited to see.