Ken Sugimori, the art director of Pokémon Black & White, has told Official Nintendo Magazine that there is no such thing as a Pokémon who is too strange.
As Sugimori revealed in part one of our Pokémon Black & White interview, a trip to the zoo provided his design team with inspiration for the new Pokémon.
However, within the roster of new Pokémon, there are some very strange ones (we're looking at you Vanillish!).
Yet Sugimori defending odd Pokémon saying "Strange means interesting. So we've never had a Pokémon that's been too strange to be in the game. If it's a little bit too much we tone it down into a useable Pokémon."
He also revealed that Fraxure was the first Pokémon he created for Pokémon Black & White.
"It was created by newly hired staff," said Sugimori. "It was created way before the project even launched. It was more like homework for the designer and it ended up being one of the Pokémon. This side looks like an axe."
Ken Sugimori will be in London with Junichi Masuda tomorrow for a signing session that will take place at GAME in London's Oxford Street.
Do you think there are some Pokémon that are too strange? Or do you like the odd ones?
Look out for the third and final part of our Pokémon interview tomorrow.