Here's what popular web browsers would look like as Pokémon

What you need to know

  • An artist created Pokémon evolution lines inspired by popular web browsers.
  • Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome received three Pokémon each.
  • The videos are aimed to help advertise the creator's game on Android.

An artist created full Pokémon evolution lines based on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The YouTube channel Shin Art posted several videos showcasing the drawing process of each Pokémon. There are also individual videos for each line, like this one for Internet Explorer.

Unsurprisingly, the Mozilla Firefox line is reminiscent of Vulpix, Ninetales, and the Fennekin line of Pokémon. These are all fire fox Pokémon so it makes sense that a Mozilla Firefox Pokémon would share characteristics. The final form has a flaming fox wrapping the world with its tail, just like the browser's official logo.

Chrome's evolution line is based on owls. The first stage looks more like an Angry Bird, but the final form flies in the sky with a Google inspired color palette emblazoned on its chest.

The Internet Explorer line is based on turtles- get it? Turtles are slow. The first two stages look derpy, but the final form is a zen turtle with the first forms of the Firefox and Chrome lines floating in the air above its hands.

In addition to being creative, these videos also serve as a form of advertising for a developer. Each of them finishes with an ad for the game "Clawmon" from the Google Play Store. Despite "mon" appearing in the name, it doesn't seem at all related to Pokémon. Instead, it appears to be a reimagined claw grabbing game.

While Internet Explorer has been replaced by Microsoft Edge, you can use Internet Explorer mode on the latest Developer and Canary versions of the Microsoft Edge Inider builds.

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