Recently, an Animal Crossing: New Horizons player shared his island life. He brought Pokémon Colosseum's Phenac City to his island. The design inspiration mainly came from the water city structure, including gorgeous fountains and stairs. New Horizons allows players to design their own islands according to their own Animal Crossing Items preferences, mainly to show the creativity of players and that players can pay tribute to their favorite other games.
In the 2004 GameCube champion Pokémon Colosseum, players control a young man named Wes and work with a partner named Rui to rescue several Shadow Pokémon. Players actually don't encounter Pokémon randomly, but get these Shadow Pokémon from other trainers in the game. Pokemon Colosseum takes place in the dry desert area of Orre, where players can find Phenac City, an oasis themed water city. The city contains some interesting buildings, including Phenac Stadium, Pokemon Center and Prestige Precept Gym. Once Wes catches these Pokémon, he can win their trust and "purify" their dark hearts.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Reddit user IanThaGame captured the essence of Phoenix. In a video on Reddit, the creator introduced their Pokémon remake layout in New Horizons and compared it with the urban scene in the Pokémon Colosseum. The player adds a customizable stone fountain in the center of the stone path and surrounds the structure with small zodiac symbols to mimic similar structures in Phoenix. Behind the fountain, the player created a river and formed a waterfall between two stone ladders.
Since Ian was unable to completely rebuild the gym in Phenac City, they switched to the museum in New Horizons. In order to imitate other buildings in Phenac City, the creators even carefully placed their Able Sisters and Nook's Cranny stores. Although Ian's Phenac City rides are currently unexplorable, they said they will soon have a dream address for fans to visit the island.
Players rebuilt Phenac City in New Horizons, instead of completely copying every structure, but designed an amazing Animal Crossing Bells city based on their own inspiration. Although the items that players can build in New Horizons are relatively limited, this does not limit their creativity. Most players respect their favorite movies and other popular franchises such as The Legend of Zelda, but this does not affect the popularity of Pokémon crossover games in New Horizons. After all, it is a very enjoyable thing that players can get a sense of accomplishment from their favorite video games.