All of the new Gym Leader character designs for Pokémon Sword and Shield are great. One recently revealed Trainer, in particular, has been racking up the fan art. Say hello to Allister.
Here is the character’s official description:
Allister is a talented Trainer of Ghost-type Pokémon who has taken on the mantle of the Ghost-type Gym Leader at a young age. He’s extremely shy and fearful, and he always hides his face with a mask when around other people. He rarely makes public appearances and apparently spends most of his time around ruins or in cemeteries.
The character is a Shield exclusive Gym Leader, so let’s see how Allister compares to previous Ghost-type Gym Leaders.
here is my summary of Ghost Pokemon trainers over the years leading up to the new Gym Leader announced today. this has been my TED talk, don't kill me Allister, thank you. pic.twitter.com/wUVGqSepF0
— Scott Becker (@Bluporo) July 9, 2019
Yikes! The letters on his shorts, 291, are a wordplay and can be read as ni (“two” in Japanese), ku (or “nine”) and i (which sounds like the English letter “e” but refers to “one” as in ichi. Said together, you get the word nikui (憎い), meaning, “hateful,” “horrible” or “spiteful.” But people don’t seem to hate Allister and even folks who are not into Pokémon dig this spooky emo Trainer.
Pokemon sword and shield have beautiful characters and now they goin exclusive! Idk which one i want anymore! But this boi is ma favorite boi#art #illustrator #PokemonSwordandShield #ALLISTER #game #FANART #DigitalArtist #anime #cartoon pic.twitter.com/YgS1kJemE2
— CandleNekra (@candlenekra) July 9, 2019
BOI BABY BOI ❤️
— ✨ Ladynoface ✨ ARTFIGHT! (@LadySuuke) July 8, 2019
— The pain is almost euphoric, Sam! (@ichiiart) July 9, 2019
— PrismaticJelly ?? (@Prismaticjelly) July 8, 2019
— ぴょ鳩 (@pyohato) July 8, 2019
— Remirii @ home now zzz (@remiriin) July 9, 2019
I thought I’ve already finished with Pokemon, but here we are X,D
— ?SireneTzukiDark ✨ (@SireneTzukiDark) July 9, 2019
— 赤樫◆盾の勇者4コマ①発売中！ (@hagane_redoak) July 9, 2019
i've never touched a pokemon game in my life but i would fight a thousand armies for this kid#PokemonSwordandShield #pokemonfanart #allister #digitalart #artistsontwitter pic.twitter.com/hYj0n7WYRH
— salti✨TEAM NIGHTMARE@AF✨ (@saltiraptor) July 9, 2019
— hoppy ? @ ARTFIGHT?? (@hoppysprout) July 8, 2019
Allister my spooky pokemon son pic.twitter.com/bF7egXhOqd
— Timbo?OCCULT ART CLUB (@TimLiljefors) July 8, 2019
— キヌミ❁原稿E14 (@kotamukinu) July 8, 2019
— Paola (@fromsado) July 8, 2019
— Willow (@iPhibi) July 8, 2019
— Soap? (@soaptaculart) July 8, 2019
Allister was the first Pokemon Sword & Shield character I've wanted to draw so far. pic.twitter.com/7Zjq3cNqqo
— Yomi (@yuki_yomi) July 9, 2019
— ian lee (@ianlee92) July 9, 2019
— sophie[ソフィ] (@mimiyoris) July 9, 2019
— Pantsu ? (comms CLOSED) (@MsPantsu) July 9, 2019
— NoodleBowl(?Commissions OPEN?) (@NoodleBowl_Pop) July 8, 2019