Waiting for Pokémon Go to arrive in your country? Check out these low-poly Pokemon by Agustin Flowalistik. Download and 3D print them for yourself.
Pokémon Go is Nintendo’s newest smash hit. Since the company released the game for smartphones and tablets, a massive Pokémon Go craze has been unleashed. And no wonder; it’s one of the first smartphone games from Nintendo.
By applying the same beloved roleplaying game mechanics to the real world, you get a mixture most gamers and kids simply can’t resist. According to VentureBeat, “Pokémon Go is generating more revenue and is getting more downloads than any other iPhone app in the United States.”
As great as that sounds… maybe you’re one of the unlucky gamers who want to play but can’t due to country restrictions (meh!). Nintendo has promised to deliver Pokémon Go worldwide as soon as possible. But that can take a while.
In the meantime, you still can get real Pokémon into your world — with the help of 3D Printing.
Agustin Flowalistik is a graphic designer and illustrator and well-known figure in the 3D printing world. He created a bunch of Pokemon characters via the magical medium of 3D printing. Each of his low-poly Pokemon is freely available to download and print from his YouMagine page.
The basic detailing of each model is a great way to represent the glory of the 8-bit videogames from which they first sprang. And some folks have interpreted the designs in wonderful ways, like a low-poly squirtle 3D printed in bronze.
Here are all the low-poly pokemon that Flowalistik has crafted so far, plus a special bonus set of models at the end. We’ll update this list as more models are released. Gotta catch ’em all!
Which Pokémon is it? It’s the world’s best known Pokémon, of course! Pikachu is an electric-type Pokémon introduced in the first generation of the Pokémon franchise (which latest installment is the popular Pokémon Go). Over the years, Pikachu became hugely popular as the central Pokémon franchise mascot. You’ve also seen it in the TV-Series, where Ash Ketchum, the protagonist, owns a Pikachu. Pika! Pika!! Pika!!!
Evolution: It evolves from Pichu when leveled up with high friendship. Evolves into Raichu when exposed to a Thunder Stone.
Which Pokémon is it? Squirtle is a small, light-blue Pokémon, which reminds players of a turtle. Like turtles, Squirtle has a shell that covers its body with holes that allow its tail, head and limbs to be exposed. Of course, he has a great armor capability.
Evolution: Squirtle evolves into Wartortle from level 16 on. After that, it mutates into Blastoise starting at level 36.
Which Pokémon is it? Charmander is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. Most of its body is colored orange, while its underbelly shiws a light yellow color (but not in the 3D printed version, unfortunately). Charmander, along with all of its evolved forms, has a flame. It is constantly burning on the end of their tails.
Evolution: Charmander becomes Charmeleon starting at level 16; Charmeleon evolves into Charizard at level 36.
Which Pokémon is it? Bulbasaur looks like a small, squatting dinosaur that walks on four legs. It has a large bulb on its back, what shoots seeds. It also has very sharp teeth. Its skin is a light, turquoise color with dark, green spots. Bublasaur also has claws on all four of his legs. Its most notable feature, however, is the aforementioned bulb on its back, which as the Pokédex states, was planted on it at birth.
Evolution: Bulbasaur evolves to Ivysaur (you need to train it to level 16). Ivysaur evolves into Venusaur starting level 32.
Which Pokémon is it? Chikorita are a small dinosaur-like Pokémon. They’re a light green color, their eyes are glowing red. Around its neck are tiny buds that shoot out into long vines, if in a battle. What makes them stand out is the large leaf on the top of its head. They have four short legs with one toenail on each foot.
Evolution: Chikorita evolves into Bayleef at level 16, into Meganium at level 32.
Which Pokémon is it? Totodile is a small Pokémon that appear to be bipedal crocodiles. While most of a Totodile’s body is blue, they have a yellow, v-shaped marking across their chest, red eyes, and red spikes that go down its back to its tail – not in the 3D printed version, of course. These Pokémon are well known for their large mouths, filled with razor sharp teeth. The shiny version of this Pokémon appears as having green or turquoise skin instead of blue and has dark blue spikes, which were previously red, along its back.
Evolution: Totodile evolves into Croconaw at level 18 and into Feraligatr starting at level 30.
Which Pokémon is it? Cyndaquil is a small quadrupedal Pokémon that hold a resemblance to an echidna. They are covered with a flame-resistant fur that is dark blue in color on its back to its head and light yellow on its underside. There are also four red spots of fur on the back that spits flames.
Evolution: Cyndaquil evolves into Quilava (level 14) and then into Typhlosion (level 36).
Which Pokémon is it? Lapras are a very large type of Water/Ice that resemble a plesiosaur. Its skin is mainly a light blue with a cream/white underside. It has a very long neck with a rounded head. Its ears are shaped like a spiral and it has a small horn on its forehead. Having no legs, it instead has four flippers for easy mobility in the water. Lapras also have a large, gray shell on their back with “knobs” covering it.
Clefairy is a small, pink Pokémon with a cute appearance. Many people think Clefairy looks like a combination of two Pokémon, because it has a body like a Jigglypuff’s, but ears like Pikachu’s. Its ears are brown and it has a long tail.
Evolution: Clefairy evolves into Clefable when a Moon Stone is used on it. Cleffa evolves into Clefairy when it levels up with a high friendship.
So you’ve made it this far to the end of the article. Congratulations, here’s your prize!
Flowalistik was recently the subject of an Ultimaker profile, and to mark the occasion he created another series of low-poly retro characters, these ones perhaps even cuter than the low-poly Pokemon.
Nintendo is definitely in the spotlight here. In this collection, you can print off low-poly versions of Mario, Link, Mega-Man, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Bowser and Yoshi.
Below you can see a cool time-lapse video from the Ultimaker team of the retro gaming characters being made. Be sure to crank up the volume!
License: The text of "Get The Pokémon Go Experience with Amazing Low-Poly Pokemon" by All3DP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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