It's not easy being a low level Pokemon when there's a bigger, badder anime monster around every corner.

Fortunately for these adorable little Pokemon, artist and huge Pokemon fan Birdy Chu saw fit to take the early development anime monsters and give them costumes of their fully evolved selves. Since the Pokemon games and movies deal with the idea of the adopted anime monsters growing from their child selves to powerful arena-battling beasts through experience, this is actually an incredibly clever idea. The striking colored pencil drawings are extraordinarily meta, considering how popular Pokemon are in the cosplaying arena.

Chu's images and art are also available on T-shirts, cases and other odds and ends, which could very well be the perfect gift for the Pokeholic in your life.