There have been some truly awe-inspiring creations to come out of the Minecraft community over the years, but if you're into Pokémon, the latest is a doozy. An enterprising Minecraft tinkerer who goes simply by Mr. Squishy has achieved the gargantuan task of completely recreating Pokémon Red in vanilla Minecraft. Yes, you read that right.

According to PCGamer, Mr. Squishy astonishingly completed the project by himself over a period of 21 months. No mods were used, and it was built using 357,000 command blocks. Better still, Mr. Squishy even managed to work in some of the famous bugs that those of us who grew up on the original games will remember fondly. From Mr. Squishy:

I have done my best to incorporate all of the original game's features, along with a few iconic bugs (most notably MissingNo/'M and item duplication). I chose not to add any sounds to the game, as I fear there would've been too many desynch issues distracting from the game itself.

I began working on this project in July of 2015 and worked on it fairly consistently through release. The most common question I'm asked is why I made this project. My answer is simple: I love pushing the boundaries of the game. Minecraft really shouldn't be able to run Pokemon Red - it's a 3D game about building and surviving - but the fact that it can is excites me. It truly shows that if you can dream it, you can make it.

The author warns that you'll want to dedicate 2GB of RAM to run the game and make regular backups. Of course, it goes without saying that there will be bugs to contend with, too. If this sounds like its up your alley, you find the download to get started at the Minecraft forum.

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got to go be the very best, like no one ever was.

Download at the Minecraft forums