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The information I find out about the people who designed which Pokémon.

Who Designed which
Hitoshi Ariga Pangoro,[1] Inkay,[1] Malamar,[1] Honedge,[1] Doublade,[1] Aegislash,[1] Tyrunt,[1] Tyrantrum,[1] Amaura,[1] Aurorus[1]
Motofumi Fujiwara Eevee,[2] Jolteon,[2] and Flareon[2]
Mana Ibe Victini[3] and Stunfisk[4]
Shigeki Morimoto Diglett,[5] Mankey,[6] and Mew[7]
Atsuko Nishida Pikachu,[8] Vaporeon,[2] Espeon,[2] Umbreon,[2] Leafeon,[2] Glaceon,[2] and Sylveon[9]
Muneo Saitō Raikou,[10] Entei,[10] and Suicune[10]
Yusuke Ohmura Xerneas,[9] Yveltal[9]*
Ken Sugimori Sudowoodo,[11] Dialga,[12] Palkia,[12] Zekrom,[13] and Reshiram[13]
James Turner Vullaby,[14] Golett,[14] Golurk,[14] Vanillite,[14] Vanillish,[14] Vanilluxe,[14] Mandibuzz[15], Buzzwole,[16] Guzzlord,[16] Poipole,[17] and Naganadel[17]
Hironobu Yoshida Wobbuffet, Dunsparce and Celebi[18], Deoxys[19] and Magmortar[19]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 DeviantArt: HitoshiAriga
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Twitter: Atsuko Nishida
  3. Eurogamer: The brains behind Pokemon Black and White
  4. Twitter: Junichi_Masuda
  5. Pokémon Sun and Moon: "You know Diglett, right? It's actually basically just a character that I had made up when I was a little kid. I even drew up a flip-book featuring it then!"
  6. Pokémon Sun and Moon: "You know Mankey, right? I'm actually the one who came up with it! The boss told me to make a Pokémon with a bit of this and a bit of that, and that's what I drew! I'm pretty fond of it myself!"
  7. Pokémon Sun and Moon: "You know Mew, right? I made it. Everything about it. The pixel art, its cry, its Pokédex entry, everything. I just barely finished in time, too! It was right at the very end of the game's development!"
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Official Nintendo Magazine: Ken Sugimori got 'artist's block' during Pokemon X and Y development (archive)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 KAI-YOU: 伝説ポケモンのイラストを手がける斉藤むねお、キャラデザ講座開講!
  11. Nintendo: 『ポケットモンスター』開発スタッフインタビュー
  12. 12.0 12.1 These were revealed on before it was redirected to It was like article 16 or something.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Official Nintendo Magazine Australia and New Zealand, Issue 28, April 2011, page 032
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 GAME FREAK: 「ポケットモンスターブラック・ホワイト」のつくりかた 4 (archive)
  15. Nintendo Dream
  16. 16.0 16.1 Twitter: JamesTurner_42: "I’ve designed quite a few Pokemon...including the Golurk line, Vanillite line, Buzzwole and Guzzlord. Like a lot of designs, Poipole was a brief from the planners."
  17. 17.0 17.1 Twitter: JamesTurner_42: "Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon are out today! ☀️ 🌙 I worked a little bit on the project, designing 2 poison ultra beasties 😈😈. Hope everyone has a great time playing the games!"
  18. クリエイターズ・ファイル:「作品にはこだわりを持って」ゲームフリーク吉田さん (archive)
  19. 19.0 19.1 - Pokémon Creators, Artists at the World Championships