Arceus Edits Show How Outlines Would Appear in Pokemon Legends: Pokemon Legends – Arceus has arrived at players worldwide, giving them the chance to explore the Hisui area in ways that no Pokemon game allowed. The title’s stylized and cute approach to the world of Pokemon draws on the pastel art design from Pokemon.
One Pokemon Legends fan, Arceus, is making edits to show how the graphics could look better with cel-shading or solid outlines.
Cel shading (also known as toon shading) is a technique that creates striking but not-photorealistic graphics for animation and video games.
Cel shading uses black outlines to highlight characters and other objects against backgrounds. It operates in Pokemon Sword and Shield, which is two of the most popular Pokemon games.
Redditor DemiuM shared recently a post entitled “Pokemon Legends – Arceus look better with cell shading.”
You can’t change my mind. I made it in just 10 minutes using Photoshop. Three screenshots have been added to the post, including cell shading’s striking black outlines.
Arceus Edits Show How Outlines Would Appear in Pokemon Legends
The visually appealing Gen 6 games removed the systems, but it is clear that they make it easier to see the Pokemon Legends Arceus.
First screenshot: Adaman and Irida from the Diamond and Pearl Clans standing in snowy and icy terrain. It can be hard to see where the snow ends and where the characters begin in the unedited version. Not only is it easier to see the characters in the edited version, but it also includes lines that help distinguish the mountains and ice formations from the skybox.
The second screenshot shows Cyllene in her office with outlines. It also makes it easier to see her outfit.
Demian edits a screenshot taken during battle to show what cel-shading can do for Pokemon Legends.
This image shows a battle between a player’s level 20 Pikachu and a wild level 21 Luxio. Pokemon Legends The unique battle mechanics of Arceus are displayed, but what draws people is how cel-shading makes Pikachu and Luxio pop out.
Gamers may find it difficult to argue with the results. Even though the outline is noticeably thicker for Luxio and Pikachu, likely due to the shorter editing time.
Pokemon Legends – Arceus now available for Nintendo Switch