some scripts to print out images of pokemons to terminal. Inspired by
DT's colorscripts compilation
Prints out colored unicode sprites of pokemon onto your terminal. Contains
almost 900 pokemon from gen 1 to gen 8. Has all the pokemons you could ever want
(okay it doesn't have shiny pokemon or different forms, but cut me some slack)
demo of the program being used
demo of the program running on terminal startup.
The program itself is just a shell script that prints out custom color formatted
text files.So as long as you have a POSIX compliant shell like dash,bash,zsh etc.
/bin/sh the script should work.
You will however need a terminal with true color support, which most
modern terminals have. More on terminals and color support can be found in
Download the code from this repository or use git clone
git clone https://gitlab.com/phoneybadger/pokemon-colorscripts.git
cd into the directory and run the install script
cd pokemon-colorscripts sudo ./install.sh
now the program should be installed. You can check this by running
which should print out the help page for the program
You can run the program from the command line to either display a pokemon of your
choice by specifying the pokemon name or make it display a random pokemon.
Usage: pokemon-colorscripts [OPTION] [POKEMON NAME] -h, --help, help Print this help. -l, --list, list Print list of all pokemon -r, --random, random Show a random pokemon -n, --name Select pokemon by name. Generally spelled like in the games. a few exceptions are nidoran-f,nidoran-m,mr-mime,farfetchd,flabebe type-null etc. Perhaps grep the output of --list if in doubt
example of printing out a specific pokemon
pokemon-colorscripts -n charizard
example of printing out a random pokemon
Some pokemon with spaces or periods or other special characters in their name
might not be spelled as expected some examples include
these are rare exceptions and if required you can parse the
--list page to see
the names of all the pokemon.
running on terminal startup
You can display a random pokemon whenever a terminal gets launched by adding
pokemon-colorscripts -r command to your .bash_profile or .zsh_profile.
location of the files
The final files for the program are located in opt/pokemon-colorscripts/ with the script
being symlinked to usr/bin/
How it works
The program itself is a simple bash script that prints out text files corresponding
to the relevant pokemon or a randomly selected pokemon. The textfiles formatted with
appropriate colors can be found in the colorscripts folder of the repo. The sprites
were taken from pokemondb and were converted into text
files using a custom python script after some preprocessing. A simple script to
scrape and download all the sprites, and the python script to convert these sprites into properly formatted and colored
text files are also included in the repo and can be found in the generator_scripts folder.
The MIT License (MIT)