Alpha Tyranitar

The early depiction of Tyranitar

Early artwork of Tyranitar (バンギラス Bangiras) was shown on the front cover of the MicroGroup Game Review Magazine (volume 14) in 1997, where it was shown alongside an unreleased creature, an unreleased turtle Pokémon and two unreleased Trainers. There are a few minor differences between Tyranitar's design as it was in the MicroGroup Game Review Magazine and the final version. This earlier versions of Tyranitar has shorter arms, a tan rather than an indigo belly more spikes on its back than the final Tyranitar.