Bear Walker has beforehand designed skateboards that includes all the Eevee evolutions and fan-favorites like Gyrados and Mew, however the sixth collaboration between Bear Walker Industries and the Pokémon Middle will take you again to the place all of it started: selecting between the three Pokémon Starter choices supplied by Professor Oak in Pallet City!
— Bear Walker (@bearwalkerHQ) June 9, 2022
Out there solely from the Pokémon Middle, the official press launch notes every restricted version board is “crafted from a customized maple plywood, made solely for Bear Walker boards, and features a signed and numbered Certificates of Authenticity.”
The Beat bought the prospect to meet up with Walker over e mail to search out out extra about designing the Pokémon Starter Collection, to study why Cubone was included alongside the “authentic three,” and to ask which Pokémon can be greatest at skateboarding!
AVERY KAPLAN: The place did you flip for inspiration for the poses and backgrounds of the 4 Pokémon featured on this collection?
BEAR WALKER: I wished the designs for these to indicate every character’s persona, whereas additionally tying collectively effectively as a set. As somebody who grew up within the 90’s, Pokémon was the whole lot, and everybody’s first expertise with Pokémon was selecting a Kanto Starter. I really feel like followers may have a nostalgic connection to those boards, and I wished to verify the designs represented the enjoyable and pleasure that got here with selecting your starter.
KAPLAN: Is there a motive Cubone is your favourite Pokémon?
WALKER: I used to be very into paleontology and Jurassic Park as a child, so the cranium was a pure draw for me. However then while you dive into the character, there are a bunch of lore and legends round its origins, which I assumed was actually cool.
KAPLAN: Is there any explicit Pokémon you hope to design a skateboard for sooner or later?
WALKER: I might like to do a Mewtwo Clone set someday. All of the characters having the ‘tribal-esque’ tattoos, and the story that’s behind it.
KAPLAN: In your opinion, which Pokémon can be the most effective at skateboarding?
WALKER: The Browsing Pikachu in fact haha.
Which Pokémon do you hope to see in a future Bear Walker Industries x Pokémon Middle collab? Which of the 4 selections within the Pokémon Starter Collection is your favourite? Let The Beat know, right here within the remark part or over on social media @comicsbeat.