I never thought I would see the day when a post would require me to use both the “Persona” and “Pokémon” tags. Well, that day has come. While browsing Pixiv I stumbled upon a user named Elle (エル), who is not only a prolific artist but happens to love Persona 4. Amongst their work I found this collection of Persona 4 X Pokémon profile art. Not only does each image perfectly capture the stylish menus of Persona 4, but the skills and elements of each pokémon are likewise translated into the world of Persona.
For instance, Gardevoir, pictured above, is weak to mudo or death skills, which we can relate to the dark element in Pokémon. Her skills are a blend of healing (recarm, sama recarm), hama skills, and almighty (megido, etc.) Stats-wise she is as much a glass cannon in the world of Persona as that of Pokémon — her agility and intelligence are off the charts while endurance is very low. Finally, she is of the Temperance arcana generally associated with healing and angels. Bravo to Elle for his/her artistic eye and creative, RPG-driven mind. If any gifted individuals wish to continue the trend, I humbly request the following pokémon: Kecleon, Shedinja, Crustle, and Emolga. Here are the remaining profiles with some bits translated. Enjoy!
Elements: Strong against ice, normal, and fire. Weak to electricity.
Skills: Bufudyne, Mediarahan, Boost Ice
Elements: Strong against light, weak to electricity…
Skills: Garudyne, Megidolaon, Brave Zapper
Elements: Strong against normal, fire and electric. Repel dark. Weak to light and water.
Skills: Mudo Boost, Agidyne, Devil’s Smile
Elements: Immune to normal, absorb fire, strong against dark. Weak to ice.
Skills: Mahamudon, Agidyne, Mudo Boost
Elements: Weak to normal attacks. Absorb electric, strong against wind.
Skills: Ziodyne, Electric Boost, Maha Sukukaja
Pokémon Gym Leader: Flint
Elements: Absorb normal, strong against fire. Repel light and dark. Weak to ice and electric.
Skills: Die for Me, Morning Star, Ragnarok