With the Pokémon series containing 718 entries to the Pokédex, why not add ten more to make it a nice 728? Why 728 you ask? Maybe Official Nintendo Magazine UK chose ten Nintendo characters to re-imagine as Pokémon because ten seems like a logical, even number. Or maybe perhaps the Official Nintendo Magazine UK knew that a wavelength of 728 nano-meters falls into the spectrum of red light, and Nintendo sports a classic red logo. Whichever reason it may be, the article offers a lighthearted and intriguing spin on Nintendo characters as viewed from the lives of Pokémon trainers.
Two of the Zelda characters featured were Tingle and Link:
Ability: Fairy Aura – Powers up each Pokémon’s Fairy-type moves.
Moves: Lucky Chant, Pay Day, Sketch, Torment
Pokedex Entries: “It longs to be a Fairy-type Pokémon. Mysteriously, it appears to grow more powerful when around rupees or force gems.”
“Sometimes Tingle attach a balloon to themselves and float lazily in the sky, drawing pictures of the landscape below.”
Ability: Vital Spirit – Prevents the Pokémon from falling asleep.
Moves: Sacred Sword, King’s Shield, Seed Bomb, Rollout
Pokedex Entries: “It restlessly travels across the land, searching for Pokémon to help and evil to defeat. Rarely, you may find a Link wielding a Honedge instead of a sword.”
“According to legend, this Pokémon was chosen by the Gods to be a protector and has the ability to travel through time.”
Be sure to check out the eight other characters that were chosen on the Official Nintendo Magazine UK’s website!