Overwatch 2 Fan Comes Up With Pokemon Types for the Entire Roster, Including Venture


  • An Overwatch 2 fan got creative by imagining the game’s heroes as Pokemon, assigning types based on appearance, personality, and equipment.
  • With 40 unique heroes, each with their own abilities and backstories, Overwatch 2 boasts a diverse and engaging roster.
  • The game’s latest hero, Venture, will be available permanently starting April 16 and has received a positive response from fans.

Fans of Overwatch 2 have shown off some seriously creative projects in the past, but a particularly alternative project recently shared among the community entertains the idea of the game’s heroes as Pokemon, and what type each member of the roster would use. The vibrant personalities and often unique appearances of Overwatch 2‘s many heroes create plenty of room for fans to create custom skins for them, and while the multiplayer FPS title has crossed over with various other franchises recently, reimagining Overwatch 2‘s characters as Pokemon makes for a pretty esoteric concept.

With new additions being added to hero roster throughout the almost eight years that have passed since the release of the original Overwatch, the series as a whole is now up to a total of 40 heroes, with Venture being the latest member of the game’s crew. Not only does every hero come with their own unique sets of abilities, weapons, cosmetics, and more, they’re also accompanied by in-depth character backstories and distinctive personalities. Overwatch 2‘s characters have always been one of the game’s strongest points, and play a vital part in developing the overarching lore of the series as well.


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If fans are able to imagine each hero as a Pokemon and assign types to match them, it definitely speaks to how unique each hero really is. This is exactly what a fan known as HelloIamTaylor did in a post that they recently shared online. The idea of Overwatch 2‘s characters as Pokemon has tickled the imaginations of many others in the game’s community, with the post itself attaching Pokemon types to each hero based on factors such as their appearances, personalities, and what equipment they use. Most of the game’s characters use dual typings, and the list does include the most recent playable hero, Venture.

Many fans allured by this creative post have made their own suggestions as to how some heroes’ types could be adjusted. Ultimately, the types that each hero would use is up to each fan’s interpretation, and it’s likely that different members of the Overwatch 2 community could come to completely different conclusions. Players haven’t stopped at Pokemon types though, and there are plenty of somewhat similar tier list examples featuring Overwatch 2‘s many heroes.

When Will Venture Officially Be Coming to Overwatch 2?

While they were initially only playable for a limited-time playtest event, Overwatch 2 fans won’t have to wait very long before they can play as Venture permanently. This adventurous, non-binary archaeologist was met with an impressively popular overall reaction from fans during their playtest period, and will immediately be available to all players for free upon the start of Overwatch 2‘s Season 10 on April 16.

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Overwatch 2 is Blizzard’s free-to-play team-based first-person shooter. The title features some new heroes like Junker Queen and Sojourn, as well as returning favorites.


October 4, 2022