Create Your Own AI-Generated Pokemon-Type Creature TechCrunch

After nine generations of Pokemon, it sometimes feels like game developers are just pulling random words out of a hat and seeing what they come up with. I still can’t decide if Klefki, the sentient keychain Pokemon, is genius or madness.

Now there’s an AI generator for that. Lambda Labs machine learning researcher Justin Pinkney created a “text to Pokémon” generator by tweaking Stable Diffusion, an AI image generator that works in the same vein as DALL-E 2.

Pinkney trained the AI ​​model on descriptions of Pokemon – for example, Bulbasaur is described as “a drawing of a green Pokemon with red eyes”, while Caterpie is “a green and yellow toy with a red nose”.

On Twitter, Pinkney explained that once the model is refined, it will generate images in that style no matter what. In this case, that means cartoonish pocket monsters.

To use the generator for yourself, simply connect your Github account and get started. Then you can toggle the number of image outputs, as well as the number of denoising steps and the guide scale without classifier.

Because we are all main characters in our own stories, thousands of people on Twitter entered their own names to see what they would look like as Pokémon. In case anyone is wondering, I’m a red-haired spider with only three legs. But when you enter the names of celebrities, you get some really damned pictures. For example, I created a monster:

Picture credits: Text to Pokemon (Opens in a new window)

What’s even scarier is when you enter the actual Pokemon names and get an alternate universe version of the characters you’ve loved since childhood. Take a look at these, clockwise: Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charizard, Mew, Lucario, and Sudowoodo.

Create Your Own AI-Generated Pokemon-Type Creature TechCrunch

Picture credits: Text to Pokemon, images powered by TechCrunch (Opens in a new window)

The SMS to Pokémon generator is fun to dig into, but don’t worry – The Pokémon Company will always shock and impress us at every turn with the crazier (and always, often delicious!) new creatures they come up with. . This morning, Pokémon fans received their next piece of information ahead of the long-awaited “Pokémon Scarlet & Violet” games releasing in November: a seaside variant of Diglett called…Wiglett. It’s like Digletts long furby. Pokémon fans, we are in good hands.


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