Takao Unno

Pokémon Artist Takao Unno

Takao Unno (Japanese: 海野隆雄) is a graphic designer for Pokémon games since Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. He is the art director for Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, who was responsible for the design of new female protagonist Lyra. He was appointed by Junichi Masuda as the director for Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.

He is also an illustrator for the Pokémon Trading Card Game since EX Deoxys expansion. His last illustration since many years was Team Rocket's Trickery from Undaunted expansion. For a complete list of cards that Unno illustrated, go here.


The following is a list of Pokémon designed by Takao Unno.



Title Platform Release date Position
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire Versions Game Boy Advance 2002-11-21 Pokémon & Graphics Design
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions Game Boy Advance 2004-01-29 Graphic Design Leader, Pokémon Designers
Pokémon Emerald Version Game Boy Advance 2004-11-16 Graphic Design, Pokémon Design
Pokémon Colosseum Nintendo GameCube 2003-11-21 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Nintendo GameCube 2005-08-04 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions Nintendo DS 2006-09-28 Graphic Design Leader, Pokémon Designers & Graphic Designers
Pokémon Battle Revolution Wii 2006-12-14 Pokémon Characters Designed By
Pokémon Platinum Version Nintendo DS 2008-09-13 Pokémon Design & Graphic Design
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions Nintendo DS 2009-09-12 Art Director, Pokémon Design
Pokémon Black and White Versions Nintendo DS 2010-09-18 Pokémon Character Design, 3-D Art Director, 3-D Graphics System Design
Pokémon Black and White Versions 2 Nintendo DS 2012-06-23 Director, Art Director, Pokémon Character Design, Digital Movie (Main Design), Nintendo 3DS Link Design
Pokémon X and Y Nintendo 3DS 2013-10-12 3-D Art Director, Pokémon Characters Design, Pokémon Design Coordination
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Nintendo 3DS 2014-11-21 Pokémon Characters Design
Pokémon Sun and Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016-11-18 Graphics Director, Pokémon Characters Design, Concept
Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Nintendo 3DS 2017-11-17 Pokémon Model Creation Coordinator
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Nintendo Switch 2018-11-16 Graphics Section Director
Pokémon Sword and Shield Nintendo Switch 2019-11-15 VFX • UI Section Director, Pokémon Design

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