If you want an example of how much Pokémon’s world has grown since original 151, look no further than Reddit, where one user has crocheted more than 500 monsters and counting.
Aptly named reddit user pokemoncrochet first shared their 300-strong collection more than two years ago but the collection has now reached 503 different pocket monsters. It doesn’t feature any doubles, and in the post featured below, pokemoncrochet said they plan to complete the collection by crocheting every single species.
While this currently means crafting 905 different Pokémon, that number may shoot up to more than 1,000 when Pokémon Violet and Scarlet are released in late 2022. Pokemoncrochet is making around 100 a year, so depending on how often The Pokémon Company and Nintendo release new entries, it could be years before they’re caught up.
That being said, this is clearly a passion project, so extending it a little likely won’t deter pokemoncrochet from completing their goal, which they said was to make one of every Pokémon and line them up in National Dex order.
They explained their process to a commentor, saying: “I don’t really think about what I’m doing to make a thing, I look at a reference picture and then make the picture. I started off learning how to make single crochet stitches and the magic ring/circle and some basic increasing/decreasing rules for rows.”
Nintendo hasn’t yet revealed how many new Pokémon will feature in the upcoming Violet and Scarlet, but have only revealed the three starters so far.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.