Usually, fans celebrate the announcement of new characters from the series like Pokémon by create memes and fan art of its characters. This time, a modder took their interest a step further by adding three starter Pokémon new (and unreleased) words Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Producer, Doom Desireposted an image of the mod on March 6. In One videowe can see three parts starting from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, stand side by side with outfits that match their overall look and feel. Pokémon has been announced with a new generation of games in one February Pokémon Gift.
That said, the mod isn’t just something any player can download to their Switch. Doom Desire told Polygon via Twitter that they’ve done that by taking the villager models in the game and modifying them so they look like individual Pokémon. From there, they use 3D modeling software Blender and the Switch Toolbox to edit Switch game files. They then use the jailbroken Switch to patch their custom files into the game.
Doom Desire makes Animal Crossing mods for fun and says that they originally planned to make a mod for Pokémon villagers after playing Pokémon: Legends Arceus. “But when I saw people starting gen 9, I thought they would easily fit into existing animals — cats, crocs, ducks — without heavy changes,” they said.