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Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 1

I’m a huge fan of Pokemon as well as origami obviously and because of that I’ve decided to combine both of these things into a big multi-part series of posts over the next few weeks covering Pokemon origami.

There is a lot of really awesome Pokemon origami out there.  This post is going to cover Pokemon from what’s obviously the best generation, the original Red and Blue (or Green) games on the original Nintendo Gameboy.

Because this was the best generation of Pokemon there are a ton of origami models from it so I’ve decided to break down this generation into two posts.  This post will cover the first half of the Red and Blue generation, numbers 001 to 078.

We’ll get started with a Pokeball.  It’s not a standard red Pokeball, it looks to me more like a Great ball based on the blue paper used but nevertheless, it’s a great design.

Pokeball, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Charizard is probably one of the most famous Pokemon.  As a result there are a few excellent Charizard designs.  Here’s one designed by ShuaiJanaiDesu.

006 Charizard, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Crease pattern available from ShuiJanaiDesu’s Flickr

Original image on Flickr

 

Ivan Danny has designed another fantastic origami Charizard.

006 Charizard, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Tadashi Mori has probably the best Charizard design I’ve seen.

006 Charizard, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori’s YouTube channel

Original image on Flickr

 

Tadashi Mori has a great YouTube channel where he makes video tutorials for his models.  He’s made an excellent tutorial for his Charizard which you can view below.  It’s a pretty difficult model though so be warned.

 

Henry Phạm has designed a great Blastoise model.  I couldn’t really find any photos of it but there is a video tutorial showing how to fold it which you can view below.

 

Kakami Hitoshi is a master origami designer who has designed a fantastic Pidgey.

016 Pidgey, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

Image from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

016 Pidgey, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

Original image on Flickr

 

The awesome thing about origami is that by using different coloured paper you can totally make a shiny version of the Pokemon!

016 Pidgey, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

Original image on Flickr

 

Kakami Hitoshi has also designed a fantastic Ratatta model.

019 Ratatta, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

Image from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

Pikachu is probably the most famous Pokemon and because of that there are several different Pikachu designs.  Here’s a great design by Victor J. Quintero.

025 Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Victor J. Quintero

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Ivan Danny has a great, more realistic Pikachu design.

025 Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Crease pattern available from Ivan Danny’s Flickr Account

Original image on Flickr

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu has probably the best and cutest Pikachu design that I’ve seen.

025 Pikachu, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Tadashi Mori also has a great Pikachu design.  I couldn’t really find any photos of it but he does have a video tutorial on his YouTube channel showing how to fold it which you can view below.

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed an absolutely fantastic looking Raichu which is the evolved form of Pikachu.

026 Raichu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

Image from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

Another great design from Kakami Hitoshi is this male Nidoran.  Kakami Hitoshi always uses the best coloured paper which really makes these look like the actual Pokemon.

032 Nidoran♂, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

Image from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

Henry Phạm has an absolutely amazing Vulpix design.  I couldn’t find any photos of it and I’m very surprised more people haven’t tried to fold it.  There’s even a video tutorial for it on YouTube which you can view below.

 

Henry Phạm also has an amazing Ninetales design.  Ninetails is the evolved form of Vulpix.  All I could find for this Pokemon is this video showing it off.  I can’t find photos or instructions for it anywhere unfortunately.

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed a great paper Ponyta model that has been folded by several people.

077 Ponyta, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

Image from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

077 Ponyta, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Paulius Mielinis

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

077 Ponyta, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Artur Biernacki

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

That’s it for part one of the best generation of Pokemon origami!  Be sure to check back for part two where we’ll get into Pokemon numbers 078 to 151.  We’ll cover some really awesome stuff like legendary birds and the fossil Pokemon.

If you enjoyed these photos be sure to check out the artists on their own sites and Flickr accounts and give them a follow as well.

 

Check out our other Pokemon origami posts as well

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from the Best Generation Part 2

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from Gold/Silver and Ruby/Sapphire

Gotta Fold ‘Em All, Pokemon Origami from Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and X/Y