My Little Pony Origami

This My Little Pony Origami will Blow Your Horseshoes Off!

I'll start off by saying that I don't really know anything about My Little Pony. I thought it was some kind of toy from back in the 1990s. Now I guess it's an animated TV show that's become really popular, especially on the Internet.

As with anything that develops a large enough fanbase that means that someone out there has designed some origami around it. My Little Pony is no exception. Most of the main characters have been turned into origami models. So have a bunch of other random things from the show.

In this post we're going to take a look at all the My Little Pony origami out there that I've seen.

We'll start off with this paper version of the character Rainbow Dash. Because of the different coloured paper used to make the rainbow parts this model took a lot of planning.

Rainbow Dash
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703551657/

Rainbow Dash, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Here's a bonus picture that's pretty cool. As you can see, the whole pony is folded from one square of paper and you can see how Charles Wilson layered some different colours of tissue paper to get the rainbow in the final design. It's definitely a cool way to make those rainbow parts but apparently the paper there ended up very thick and was hard to fold which is understandable.

Rainbow Dash Paper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6703547633/

 

Next up we have a very well designed Princess Celestia model folded with some beautiful white mulberry paper.

Princess Celestia
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Celestia-352798598

Princess Celestia, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here we have a non-pony character from the show called Crackle the Dragon. I kind of like how you can see the lighter colour side of the paper on the underside of the model.

Crackle the Dragon
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Crackle-the-Dragon-293348014

Crackle the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Next we have another pony, Woona in a little scene with a Roc and some rocks.

Moonstruck
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Moonstuck-315783687

Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Here we have Daniel Chang's favourite character from the show, Pinkie Pie.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28744631@N06/8593971219/

Pinkie Pie, Designed and Folded by Daniel Chang

Photo diagrams available from Daniel Chang's Flickr

 

Here's another non-pony character with an absolutely fantastic design.

Draconequus Discord
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Draconequus-Discord-291657019

Draconequus Discord, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

This is another one of the main characters in the show and the paper used here matches it perfectly.

Twilight Sparkle
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6692113929/

Twilight Sparkle, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

This is a magical plant from the show called a poison joke.

Poison Joke
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/10263576363/

Poison Joke, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

This origami version of Gummy the Baby Alligator is pretty cute I have to admit.

Gummy
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Gummy-the-Baby-Alligator-272103807

Gummy the Baby Alligator, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Next is another one of the pony characters, Lyra.

Lyra
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/My-Little-Origami-Pony-Lyra-280511520

Lyra, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Cyberglass and Folded by Cahoonas

Photo diagrams available from Cyberglass's DeviantArt

 

This next model is a paper version of Spike the Dragon's fire ruby. It's a pretty excellent 3D geometric design.

Fire Ruby
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-s-Fire-Ruby-273375068

Fire Ruby, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's a second different Pinkie Pie design.

Pinkie Pie
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661712249/

Pinkie Pie, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

And this is another pony character named Fluttershy. With that paper and colours and it looks just like the show!

Fluttershy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6661707755/

Fluttershy, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

I don't really know how phoenixes fit into the My Little Pony Universe but I did a google search for a MLP phoenix and this origami one looks exactly like it does in the show. The colour change in the design is really fantastic too.

Phoenix
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Phoenix-Philomeena-297377988

Phoenix, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern and some instructions available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt

 

Here's another excellent pony character. With different coloured paper and small tweaks to this overall design you can pretty easily create all the different ponies.

Rarity
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6621615087/

Rarity, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

This next character I'm a little bit confused by. It's called Tim and I believe it's somehow related to the show but might not actually be from the show... If someone knows what's up with Tim let me know. An Internet search left me quite confused.

Apparently Tim believes he's a pony and Lyra is his adopted mother.

Tim
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Tim-300917688

Tim, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Instructions not available

 

Here's another non-pony character, Spike the Dragon. The colour changes in this model are fantastic and the paper used here was made by gluing together 4 sheets of tissue paper with methyl cellulose. When you don't have paper that's exactly the colours you need you can make it yourself.

Spike
Image source: http://cahoonas.deviantart.com/art/Spike-the-Dragon-271908735

Spike the Dragon, Designed and Folded by Cahoonas

Crease pattern available from Cahoonas' Deviant Art

 

Our final model for this post is another one of the main pony characters named Applejack.

Applejack
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6608104341/

Applejack, Head Designed by Cahoonas, Body Designed by Charles Wilson and Folded by Charles Wilson

Head diagrams available from Cahoonas' DeviantArt account

Body crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Well that's pretty much it for all the My Little Pony origami that I know of. I still don't really know much about the show but I'm definitely impressed with these designs.

Instructions for most of these are available so if you fold any of these ponies share a link in the comments so we can take a look!


Lugia

Origami Pokemon, Gotta Fold 'Em All

I'm a huge fan of Pokemon and we've made several posts in the past about paper Pokemon. This time I've put together a master post of as many Pokemon that I can.

I had originally planned to put every single one that I've seen together in this post however there were just too much. I had to scale things down and went with just one image per Pokemon.

Some Pokemon are more popular than others. There are at least 5 different origami Charizard designs that I know of for example. Multiple people have folded the same Pokemon as well.

Because of this in this post we're going to feature the single best version of each origami Pokemon. Whether that be an image or a video.

We haven't quite managed to catch them all but we did put together about 100 of them which is quite an impressive amount.

Before we get into the Pokemon I made to take a minute to give a shout out to four amazing artists. Each of these people have designed a bunch of really amazing paper Pokemon.

Kakami Hitoshi is the first Pokemon designer I ever saw. He runs a website called Calico's Origami Aquarium where you can find all his Pokemon models. Plus he has lots of other animals and especially origami fish.

Henry Pham runs a fantastic YouTube channel with lots of video instructions for folding Pokemon. He has video instructions that show how to fold the best Eeveelutions I've ever seen. I've even folded a few of them myself.

Paper Ph2 (I unfortunately don't know their real name) runs another really great YouTube channel with tons of video instructions for origami Pokemon.

Finally I have to mention Lee Bo-Yeon, an artist from South Korea who has also designed a ton of really great Pokemon.

You'll see all four of these artists come up lots of times throughout this post.

So with all that out of the way, lets get started with Generation 1.

 

Generation 1: Pokemon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow

Generation 1 is arguably the best generation when it comes to Pokemon designs. This is also reflected with the number of different origami designs there are. You'll see there are way more Generation 1 designs than any other generation in this post.

 

First up is this video tutorial for a Bulbasaur designed by Henry Pham.

#001 Bulbasaur, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Henry Pham also designed this really great Charmander.

#004 Charmander, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Tadashi Mori definitely has my favourite Charizard design. It's pretty complex and not easy to fold though.

Charizard by Tadashi Mori
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tadashiorigami/17199775278/

#006 Charizard, Designed and Folded by Tadashi Mori

Video instructions available from Tadashi Mori's YouTube Channel

 

Henry Pham has designed each of the original starter Pokemon. Here's a tutorial for his Squirtle.

#007 Squirtle, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Finishing our the original generation starters here's a tutorial for a Blastoise.

#009 Blastoise, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed this fantastic Pidgey. It's not a complex design but it looks really great, especially if you use brown and white paper.

Pidgey
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_poppo.html

#016 Pidgey, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Pidgeot design is easily one the best of all the Pokemon designs.

#017 Pidgeot, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Here's another really great design that's also not too complex but still looks really great.

Rattata
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_koratta.html

#019 Rattata, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

There's a ton of different origami Pikachu designs out there. For this post I've picked what I think is one of the more unique looking designs by Ivan Danny Handoko.

Pikachu
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855101223/

#025 Pikachu, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Crease pattern available from Ivan Danny's Flickr

 

I love the detail in this Raichu design. Especially that tail.

Raichu
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raityu.html

#026 Raichu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

The paper used to fold this male Nidoran is the perfect colour.

Nidoran
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_nidoranosu.html

#032 Nidoran Male, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Here's a pretty adorable little Vulpix design. I especially like the shape of the head.

#037 Vulpix, Designed by Henry Pham

 

He's also designed a pretty fancy looking Ninetails as well.

#038 Ninetails, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this great little Jigglypuff. The colour change on the eyes is a nice touch.

Jigglypuff
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/28480807526/

#039 Jigglypuff, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

This Zubat is absolutely perfect.

Zubat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/28720128831/

#041 Zubat, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Video insturctions available from sakusaku858’s YouTube channel

 

Just today Paper Ph2 uploaded this great Oddish tutorial to YouTube.

#043 Oddish, Designed by Paper PH2

 

I love how round and 3D this Venonat is.

Venonat
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/26385987602/

#048 Venonat, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

And here's a great Venomoth design to go along with the Venonat.

#049 Venomoth, Designed by Saku Saku

 

Here's a really great Psyduck design. Remember to use yellow and white paper and you'll get perfect colour changes on the face.

#054 Psyduck, Designed by Paper PH2

 

And here's the evolved form of Psyduck, Golduck.

#055 Golduck, Designed by Saku Saku

 

This Geodude design is absolutely fantastic! I'm very impressed how much it looks like a Geodude, especially since that's a really weirdly shaped Pokemon when you think about it.

#074 Geodude, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Here's a really cute Ponyta design with an excellent colour change in the design. It looks really great if you fold it with red and white or orange and white paper.

#077 Ponyta, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Slowpoke has always been one of my favourite Pokemon.

Slowpoke
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855100823/

#079 Slowpoke, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Instructions not available

 

Next is the evolved form Slowbro. The twist pattern on the shell is really nice, especially if you use white and pink paper so you get the mixed colours. It's a great seashell design.

Slowbro
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_yadoran.html

#080 Slowbro, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Gastly is made using 48 simple Sonobe units.

Ghastly
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723603/

#092 Gastly, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

There are a few different Gengar designs but in the end I had to go with this one by Paper Ph2. It's not too complex and looks excellent.

#094 Gengar, Designed by Paper Ph2

 

Here's another fantastic design from Kakami Hitoshi.

Drowzee
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DA_xXX00fkc

#096 Drowzee, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

This Voltorb isn't too difficult to fold so it's a great model to try if you're an origami beginner.

#100 Voltorb, Designed by Paper PH2

 

This Staryu and Starmie that Kakami Hitoshi designed are really just modular origami kusudamas. When you use exactly the right coloured paper though you end up with these great Pokemon.

Staryu
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_hitode.html

#120 Staryu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Starmie
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_sutami.html

#121 Starmie, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Tauros design, especially the tails.

#128 Tauros, Designed by Henry Pham

 

There are a couple of really great Gyarados designs out there. Henry Pham has a really good one but for this post I had to go with this fantastic design by Kakami Hitoshi. It's not too complex but it still has tons of details and really captures the ferociousness of the Pokemon.

Gyarados
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_gyara.html

#130 Gyarados, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Lapras design. I love how the shell on the back is a different colour.

#131 Lapras, Designed by Henry Pham

 

As mentioned at the start of this post, when it comes to Eeveelutions Henry Pham has some of the best designs. He's also nice enough to share them with these excellent video tutorials. I've tried folding them myself and they're not too difficult. They look really great too, especially the Vaporeon.

The hardest one I found was the Jolteon. The one I folded looked terrible but I think I just need more practice.

Eevee
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/31132965783/

#133 Eevee, Designed by Henry Pham and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Video tutorial available from Henry Pham's YouTube channel

 

#134 Vaporeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#135 Jolteon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#136 Flareon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

I really like the rainbow coloured paper used here for this Omanyte.

Omanyte
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14272373229/

#138 Omanyte, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

If you're going to have an Omanyte you of course need a Kabutops to go with it.

Kabutops
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/6980295047/

#141 Kabutops, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

Everybody loves Snorlax and now you can fold your own!

#143 Snorlax, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Back when Pokemon Go first came out and everyone was playing it Henry Pham designed amazing origami versions of the 3 legendary birds that were also the mascots for the 3 teams in Pokemon Go. Articuno for Team Mystic, Zapdos for Team Instinct and Moltres for Team Valor.

These are all a little bit tricky to fold but the all look amazing.

#144 Articuno, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#145 Zapdos, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#146 Moltres, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Next we have possibly the cutest origami Pokemon design there is.

Dratini
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ronatka/31569118880/

#147 Dratini, Designed by Adilio Toledo and Folded by Natalia Romanenko

Diagrams available for free from Origami-Shop.com

 

Here's a great somewhat 3D Dragonite design.

#149 Dragonite, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Our of all the multiple Mewtwo designs the one by Kakami Hitoshi is the best. The colour change on the tail is fantastic and couldn't have been easy to incorporate into the design.

Mewtwo
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_myutu.html

#150 Mewtwo, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon of Generation 1, Mew.

Mew
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723283/

#151 Mew, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Generation 2: Gold/Silver/Crystal

Generation 2 was probably my favourite generation. It kept all the really great Pokemon designs from Generation 1 and added a bunch of new ones which were just as good. Generation 2 also introduced Espeon which is probably my all-time favourite Pokemon and Umbreon, another one of my favourites.

There are a lot of great origami Pokemon from Generation 2 as well. Let's get started with one of the starters.

#152 Chikorita, Designed by Paper PH2

 

One of the most famous Pokemon from Generation 2 is Togepi so of course there's an origami version of it too.

#175 Togepi, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Here's a really great Wooper design.

Wooper
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/7300749416/

#194 Wooper, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

If you thought the previous Eeveelution designs by Henry Pham were great wait until you take a look at his Espeon and Umbreon designs!

#196 Espeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

#197 Umbreon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a whole collection of different Unown.

Unown
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_annon.html

#201 Unown, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Here's a great little Dunsparce. It's nice to see Dunsparce getting a bit of love.

Dunsparce
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/122577187@N08/14484142007/

#206 Dunsparce, Designed and Folded by Saku Saku

Crease pattern available from Saku Saku's Flickr

 

Someone even designed an origami Delibird.

Delibird
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269694201/

#225 Delibird, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

This Skarmory is amazing, especially when it's folded with silver coloured paper like you can see here.

Skarmory
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14224340828/

#227 Skarmory, Designed by Shintaro Miyamoto and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease Pattern available from Comic Folder

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this really great Kingdra.

Kingdra
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/21726919916/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Bo-Yeon and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon’s Flickr

 

This Suicune is definitely one of the best origami Pokemon designs I've ever seen! I really hope one day Kakami Hitoshi designs a Raikou and an Entei too.

Suicune
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_suikun.html

#245 Suicune, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

I absolutely love this Lugia. It's another one of the best Pokemon origami designs I've ever seen. It's all one sheet of paper and the colour changes are fantastic. It took Ji Woo Han 10 hours to fold this one.

Lugia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/53248898@N07/28562818342/

#249 Lugia, Designed by Hashimoto Haruka and Folded by Ji Woo Han

Crease pattern available from Hashimoto Haruka's Flickr

 

And of course if you've got a great paper Lugia you also need a great Ho-Oh to go along with it and to wrap up Generation 2. This Ho-Oh uses 8 sheets of paper.

Ho-Oh
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/76470970@N06/31081689252/

#250 Ho-Oh, Designed and Folded by Mark Hanke

Instructions not available

 

Generation 3: Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Generation 3 launched on the Gameboy Advance in 2002/2003 depending on your country. This generation added a ton of new features as well as some very unique looking new Pokemon.

We'll start this generation off with possibly the cutest starter, Torchic.

Torchic
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/12945942293/

#255 Torchic, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Instructions not available

 

Kirlia is apparently a pretty popular Pokemon because there are a couple of different Kirlia designs. This one is probably my favourite.

Kirlia
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/119910244@N05/15268297994/

#281 Kirlia, Designed and Folded by Kota Imai

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai's Flickr

 

Here's quite an impressive looking Gardevoir to go along with the previous Kirlia.

Gardevoir
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed by Jin and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Manectric is another one of my favourite Pokemon and this design is fantastic. I love how it perfectly uses colour changes so some parts of the model are yellow and others are blue, just like the actual Pokemon.

Manectric
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raiboruto.html

#310 Manectric, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Lunatone is not a Pokemon that I would have expected someone to design. Someone did though and it's an absolutely fantastic looking origami Pokemon.

Origami Lunatone
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343112553/

#337 Lunatone, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Absol is another one of my favourite Pokemon so it's awesome to see a paper version.

Absol
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cahoonasorigami/11425979954/

#359 Absol, Designed and Folded by CahoonasOrigami

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great Relicanth design. This is another excellent example of using a colour change in the design and two-sided paper.

Relicanth
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jiransu.html

#369 Relicanth, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Latios and Latias are both excellent Pokemon so of course there are origami versions of both of them. The really great thing is that they're essentially the same design except for the colour. If you use red and white paper you end up with Latias and if you use blue and white paper you end up with Latios (I think I got that right).

There are a couple of really great Latios and Latias designs out there so picking one for this post was a bit difficult. In the end I decided on this one which isn't too hard to fold and still looks really great. The colour changes match the actual Pokemon perfectly.

#380 Latias and #381 Latios, Designed by Wan Origami

 

The main legendaries in Generation 3 are Kyogre and Groudon. I managed to find a somewhat obscure Japanese YouTube channel with video instructions showing how to fold both of these. The designs are really great too.

#382 Kyogre, Designed by st te

 

#383 Groudon, Designed by st te

 

Jirachi is another legendary from Generation 3 and I absolutely love this Jirachi design. The 3 little strips of paper might technically be cheating but I don't mind at all.

Jirachi
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jirati.html

#385 Jirachi, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Deoxys is the final legendary for Generation 3 and ending things here we have this awesome shiny version of Deoxys. The whole model is folded from a single square of paper and it perfectly uses colour changes to match the actual Pokemon which is very impressive.

Deoxys
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8254618638/

#386 Deoxys, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Generation 4: Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Generation 4 launched on the Nintendo DS in 2008 or 2009 depending on your country. This generation saw a pretty big graphical update and introduced a lot of excellent new Pokemon. Leafeon, another one of my favourite Pokemon is from this generation and we'll see a really good origami Leafeon in a bit.

We'll start off this generation again with the fire-type starter. I tend to usually pick the grass-type starter but the fire ones always seem to be the most popular.

#390 Chimchar, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Ambipom is a pretty unique looking Pokemon and this paper version captured it perfectly.

Ambipom
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_etebo.html

#424 Ambipom, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lucario is probably the most popular Pokemon from this generation so it makes sense that we'd have an origami version.

Lucario
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/10145336126/

#448 Lucario, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Leafeon is another one of my all-time favourite Pokemon and I usually have it on my team. In addition to all his other excellent Eeveelution designs Henry Pham also has this awesome Leafeon. I've folded it myself and it's not too hard. You have to use white and green sided paper and for the most accurate look you need to fold with the white side as the dominant side and make the green side the back of the paper.

#470 Leafeon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Probopass is a pretty obscure Pokemon but yep, there's an origami version!

Probopass
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14303377450/

#476 Probopass, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

A YouTuber named Axojisan has designed a great Dialga and Palkia. I've folded the Dialga myself and it's not too hard and looks great.

#483 Dialga, Designed by Axojisan

 

#484 Palkia, Designed by Axojisan

 

Here's an awesome Darkrai model that uses 2 sheets of paper with a different colour on each side to get the 4 colours in the completed model.

Darkrai
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269724065/

#491 Darkrai, Designed and Folded by Scott Keita Okamura

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed one of the cutest paper Pokemon I've ever seen. He's got both the land form and sky form versions of Shaymin.

Shaymin Land Form
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimiland.html

#492 Shaymin Land Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Shaymin Sky Form
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimisky.html

#492 Shaymin Sky Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

You can totally use different coloured paper to fold all the various types of Arceus.

Arceus
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_aruseusu.html

#493 Arceus, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The final Pokemon from this generation is Victini.

Victini
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_bikuthini.html

#494 Victini, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Generation 5: Black/White

Generation 5 was a little bit different than the previous ones. Generations 2, 3 and 4 all included Pokemon from previous generations. As you played you definitely encountered some new Pokemon but you also ran into lots of Pokemon from the previous generations.

Black and White changed this and throughout the entire game you only encountered brand new Pokemon that were specially designed for this generation. After you completed the game you could start encountering older Pokemon though.

The developers wanted to capture the feel of how things were back in Generation 1 where everything was brand new.

Starting off this generation origami-wise we have each of the 3 starters.

Snivy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14723543742/

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Sea Crab

Instructions not available

 

Tepig
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_pokabu.html

#498 Tepig, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Oshawott
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_mijyumaru.html

#501 Oshawatt, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee Bo-Yeon designed this excellent Scraggy.

Scraggy
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/6610509605/

#559 Scraggy, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

Zorua is one of the most popular Pokemon from this generation so of course there's a paper version.

Zorua
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/23130716501/

#570 Zorua, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-Yeon

Instructions not available

 

Reuniclus isn't really a Pokemon that I would expect to be that popular but here's an origami version. It's very well designed too.

Reuniclus
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/7098146107/

#579 Reuniclus, Designed and Folded by Charles WIlson

Instructions not available

 

Our final Pokemon for this generation is really great Volcarona.

Volcarona
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6819077111/

#637 Volcarona, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Generation 6: X/Y

Pokemon X and Y released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 and was the first time that the series went into full 3D, instead of using 2D sprites. It also introduced another bunch of great new Pokemon.

First up is one of my favourite starters and this design by Kakami Hitoshi is really, really cute.

Fennekin
Image source: http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_fokko.html

#653 Fennekin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Greninja is arguably one of the most popular Pokemon from this generation. Here's a great tutorial showing how to fold a paper one.

#658 Greninja, Designed by Henry Pham

 

Henry Pham also designed this amazing Sylveon. The design is pretty amazing and even has those ribbons. Unfortunately there's no tutorial for it yet so all we have is this video demo of it.

#700 Sylveon, Designed by Henry Pham

 

This Yveltal is easily another one of the most impressive looking origami Pokemon I've ever seen. It's folded from a single sheet of paper. If you use a sheet of black and red paper you end up perfectly matching the colours in the actual Yveltal design.

Yveltal
Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10854756735/

#717 Yveltal, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny Handoko

Instructions not available

 

Paper PH2 made this great tutorial for a cute little Zygarde cell.

#718 Zygarde Cell, Designed by Paper PH2

 

Our final Pokemon for this generation is the unbound form of Hoopa.

#720 Hoopa Unbound, Designed by st te

 

Generation 7: Sun/Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon just came out so there hasn't been a lot of origami designed from these games yet. YouTuber st te though has created video tutorials for the main two legendaries from each of the games.

#791 Solgaleo, Designed by st te

 

#792 Lunala, Designed by st te

 

Wow, that's a lot of origami Pokemon! We'll probably keep updating this post into the future too as we see more.

In the mean time, let us know which one of these is your favourite in the comments. If you fold any of these feel free to share a photo of it with us too. We'd love to see!


Fox

I Give these Awesome Origami Animals My Seal of Approval

Animals are still probably the most popular thing to fold with paper. In this post we're going to take a look at another group of fantastic origami animals.

Starting off we have this great little rabbit.

Rabbit
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jack_dreyil/20604462234

Rabbit, Designed by Yoo Tae Yong and Folded by Jack Dreyil

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 21st Convention Book

 

Gen Hagiwara designed what's possibly my favourite origami monkey.

Japanese Macaque
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gen_hagiwara/21936272796

Japanese Macaque, Designed and Folded by Gen Hagiwara

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Gen Hagiwara also designed these cute little chipmunks.

Chipmunks
https://www.flickr.com/photos/49643647@N06/19610021085

Chipmunks, Designed by Gen Hagiwara and Folded by Eyal

Diagrams available in Spirits of Origami

 

Here's an adorable family of pandas photographed out in the wild.

Panda Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/foldedwilderness/14479082427

Pandas, Designed by Fumiaki Kawahata and Folded by Folded Wilderness

Diagrams available in Wild Animals of the World

 

This is one of the best deer designs I've seen. It's not super complex but looks really great and realistic.

Deer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/14920476066

Deer, Designed by Yasushi Miyashita and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Diagrams available in the Origami USA Convention 2014 book

 

Here's a really cute little origami pig. The paper used is absolutely perfect.

Pig
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami_vilkas/6288912499

Pig, Designed by Stefan Weber and Folded by Agnieska (Agne) Mackonyte

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 15th Convention Book

 

This is a fantastic simple and elegant looking horse design by Fabian Correa. His designs always have this sort of simple curved look to them.

Horse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126871950@N04/20131873028

Horse, Designed by Fabian Correa and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Diagrams available in Horses in Origami

 

This is a great ferret design that really captured the essence of the real animal.

Black Footed Ferret
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343120605

Ferret, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Here's a cute little hedgehog out in the wild.

Hedgehog
https://www.flickr.com/photos/-adri79-/17762242502

Hedgehog, Designed by Javier Dominguez Perez and Folded by Adriano Davanzo

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 20th Convention Book

 

This is a really detailed and awesome giraffe design by Nguyen Ngoc Vu.

Giraffe
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/12541390685/

Giraffe, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Beth Johnson designed this awesome beaver with a great colour change so the teeth are white. Using sort of a tessellation for the body is a very unique touch as well.

Beaver
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bethorigami/8537726252

Beaver, Designed and Folded by Beth Johnson

Instructions not available

 

Next we have this cute little bear also designed by Fabian Correa.

Bear
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabiancorrea/10761788226

Grizzly Bear, Designed and Folded by Fabian Correa

Instructions not available

 

This majestic looking rhino is one of the best rhino designs I've seen.

Rhino
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/16107558267/

Rhino, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

Hoang Tien Quyet's fox designs is probably the most famous origami fox design. This one folded by Gonzalo is one of the best versions I've seen.

Fox
https://www.flickr.com/photos/79001419@N06/15258602406

Fox, Designed by Hoang Tien Quyet and Folded by Gonzalo

Diagrams available from Hoang Tien Quyet's website

 

Seth Friedman has come up with one of the best origami sheep designs out there. If you use black and white paper the colour changes make it look really great and I especially love the curly horns.

Sheep
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62572859@N08/17127416630

Sheep, Designed by Seth Friedman and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available from Seth Friedman's YouTube channel

 

Here's a whole family of great little paper goats that were folded for the year of the goat in 2015.

Goat Family
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blackscorpion/16563032736

Goat Family, Designed and Folded by Nguyễn Hùng Cường

Instructions not available

 

This excellent bison is folded from a thin sheet of copper instead of paper. It was part of an exhibit at the National Museum of History in Taipei.

Copper Bison
https://www.flickr.com/photos/65167262@N04/25051363351/in/dateposted/

Bison, Designed and Folded by József Zsebe

Diagrams available in Paper Conceptions

 

Here's the deer from earlier folded by a different artist which gives it quite a different look.

Deer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/25604109@N05/14748561925

Deer, Designed by Yasushi Miyashita and Folded by Philippe Landrein

Diagrams available in the Origami USA Convention 2014 book

 

Eric Vigier designed this great little mouse. It's sort of similar to the design by Eric Joisel.

Mouse
https://www.flickr.com/photos/papygami/26618553180/

Mouse, Designed by Eric Vigier and Folded by Luc MARNAT

Instructions not available

 

Here's another really great goat. The twisted horns are really awesome, especially with the two coloured paper. Apparently this model only takes 25 steps to fold.

Long Haired Goat
https://www.flickr.com/photos/textori/27493208440

Goat, Designed by Miyuki Kawamura and Folded by Textori

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 6th Convention book

 

Quentin Trollip designed this fantastic Red Hartebeest. He's definitely designed some unique animal models. You can read the legend behind this animal by clicking through to the original image on Flickr.

Hartebeest
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12043525@N04/5358096674

Red Hartebeest, Designed and Folded by Quentin Trollip

Instructions not available

 

Here's a really great and detailed gorilla photographed at the 22nd Tanteidan Convention.

Gorilla
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kobashi_san/28793053900

Gorilla, Designed and Folded by Yuta Katsuzaki (Photo by Hiroaki Kobayashi)

Instructions not available

 

This Jerboa already looks pretty amazing but the whole scene P. Colman assembled here is even better.

Pygmy Jerboa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pcolman/29408257801

Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa, Designed by Yery J. Astroña and Folded by P. Colman

Diagrams available in the Origami Tanteidan 22nd Convention Book

 

Our final model for this post is another one of my all time favourites.

Shark Bites Seal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/caubetho/10761512915/

Shark Bite Seal, Designed and Folded by Nguyen Ngoc Vu

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post. Which one of these origami animals was your favourite? Let us know in the comments!


Shinku

21 More Anime Characters Brought to Life Through Origami

There's a ton of amazing origami versions of anime characters and other various things from Japanese anime and manga.

We already posted about this before and we're doing it again! There will probably be at least 2 or 3 more posts in the future since there's such a large amount of anime-themed origami. I never really thought that would be the case until I started making these posts.

First up is an origami version of the character Shinku from the anime Rozen Maiden. You'll find a lot more pictures of this model from different angles on Naoto Horiguchi's Flickr too.

Shinku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/15332619663/

Shinku, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Crease pattern available from Naoto Horiguchi's Flickr

 

Next is an origami Hatsune Miku who is a character for one of the voices in the Vocaloid music editing software.

Hatsune Miku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/5610896007/

Miku, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

Here's a fantastic looking origami Marisa. Marisa is a character from Touhou.

Marisa
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34652734@N04/16669052852/

Marisa, Designed and Folded by 晓 陈

Instructions not available

 

This is an origami version of Flandre Scarlet, another character from Touhou.

Flandre Scarlet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/16692158348/

Flandre Scarlet, Designed by Timothy Chang and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Timothy Chang's Flickr

 

Here's an origami version of the masks the Kaonashi creatures in Spirited Away wear.

Kaonashi
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sin_cynic_666/16531547969/

Kaonashi (No-Face), Designed and Folded by James Lucas

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Rey Ayanami from the very famous anime series Evangelion.

Rei
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ezorigami/5874869853/

Rei, Designed and Folded by Brian Chan (Photo by Evan Zodl)

Crease pattern available from Brian Chan's website

 

Here's another origami Touhou character named Cirno.

Cirno
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/19517707106/

Cirno, Designed by Scotta and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is a very cool and quite complex origami Ohmu from the movie Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. This tiny version couldn't have been easy to fold.

Ohmu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14184528984/

Ohmu, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's an awesome origami version of Goku from Dragonball Z.

Goku
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/19661042182/

Goku, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Shuki Kato designed an incredible origami version of Evangelion Unit-01 from the series Evangelion.

Evangelion
https://www.flickr.com/photos/origami-artist-galen/10427012533/

EVA, Designed and Folded by Shuki Kato

Crease pattern available from Shuki Kato's Flickr

 

Here's another incredible origami maid. This one took 4 days to fold.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/8488970711/

Maid, Designed by Kamiya Ryo and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

Here's something anime related but still a bit different, the Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon from Yu-Gi-Oh. Folding this thing so small must have been a huge amount of work.

Blue Eyes Dragon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/12287104263/

Blue Eyes Ultimate Dragon, Designed by Pham Ngoc Tuan and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

This is the character Sonoda Yuki from the web comic Megatokyo.

Sonoda Yuki
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/4438601241/

Sonoda Yuki, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Here's another fantastic origami maid.

Maid
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/12099987256/

Maid, Designed by Ryo Kamiya and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Crease pattern available in Origami Tanteidan Magazine #102

 

This next model is the character Mission-Chan from the anime Adventure of Mission-chan. It's folded from three sheets of paper, one for the head, one for the body and one for the legs.

Mission-Chan
https://www.flickr.com/photos/126863951@N02/27848622111/

Mission-Chan, Designed and Folded by Jhon Doe

Crease pattern available from Jhon Doe's Flickr

 

Here's Otani Mitsugu's incredible origami version of Kiki from Kiki's Delivery Service. This is one of my favourite anime-themed origami models and the whole thing is folded from one sheet of paper.

Witch GIrl
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/9585062882/

Witch Girl, Designed by Otani Mitsugu and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

Next is this amazing origami Princess Kaguya from the anime Naruto. The entire model is folded from a single 50cm x 50cm square of paper!

Princess Kaguya
https://www.flickr.com/photos/92763514@N05/28321636731/

Princess Kaguya, Designed and Folded by Neelesh K

Instructions not available

 

Here's the character Makise Kurisu from the anime Steins;Gate.

Makise Kurisu
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/9328290828/

Makise Kurisu, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

This is the cute little cat-like creature Kyubey from the anime series called Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

Kyubey
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tohs_origami/6994616376/

Kyubey, Designed and Folded by Timothy Chang

Instructions not available

 

This next model is the character Tomoe Mami from the manga and anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Normally the character wears yellow clothes but sakuryu(╯3╰) was running out of yellow paper and used pink instead.

Tomoe Mami
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lvsk/14942615062/

Tomoe Mami, Designed by Takeda Naoki and Folded by sakuryu(╯3╰)

Instructions not available

 

The final model for this post is this absolutely incredible origami Saigyouji Yuyuko. Saigyouji Yuyuko is a character from the Touhou series. This is apparently a work in progress but I think it already looks amazing.

Saigyouji Yuyuko
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sakamata53/5202012748/in/dateposted/

Saigyouji Yuyuko, Designed and Folded by Naoto Horiguchi

Instructions not available

 

That's it for this post but if you're a fan of anime and manga then don't worry because there's still a ton of anime-themed origami out there and I'll be making more posts in the future.


Yveltal

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

Welcome to the final edition of our Pokemon origami extravaganza.  This post covers all the Pokemon from the Diamond/Pearl generation, Black/White and X/Y.

If you missed our previous posts here they are:

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

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

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

 

Getting started with Diamond and Pearl we have this excellent Ambipom from Pokemon master Kakami Hitoshi.

Ambipom
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_etebo.html

#424 Ambipom, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Charles Wilson designed this great Lucario.

Lucario
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/10145336126/

#448 Lucario, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed an excellent Probopass.

Probopass
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14303377450/

#476 Probopass, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Axojisan designed an awesome paper Dialga.  Here it is folded by me.

Origami Dialga

#483 Dialga, Designed by Axojisan and folded by Me

 

Axojisan has instructions for this Dialga on his YouTube channel.  The video is embedded below.

 

Axojisan also has a video with instructions showing how to fold a Palkia.

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed this incredible Dakrai, it uses two sheets of paper to get all the colours right.

Darkrai
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269724065/

#491 Darkrai, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a really cute Shaymin.  Here it is folded by Xu Daniel.

Shaymin
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15848227408/

#492 Shaymin, Designed by Kakami Hitoshi and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Here's Shaymin in both its land and sky forms folded by Kakami Hitoshi.

Shaymin Land Form
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimiland.html

#492 Shaymin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Shaymin Sky Form
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_syeimisky.html

#492 Shaymin Sky Form, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl this Arceus designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Arceus
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_aruseusu.html

#493 Arceus, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Starting with Pokemon Black and White we have this papercraft Victini designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Victini
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_bikuthini.html

#494 Victini, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Sea Crab on Flicker designed this really awesome looking Snivy.

Snivy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sea-crab/14723543742/

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Sea Crab

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed paper versions of each of the Black and White starter Pokemon.

Snivy
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_tutaya.html

#495 Snivy, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Tepig
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_pokabu.html

#498 Tepig, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Oshawatt
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_mijyumaru.html

#501 Oshawatt, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee bo-yeon designed this paper Scraggy.

Scraggy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/6610509605/

#559 Scraggy, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Lee bo-yeon also recently posted this unique Zorua design.

Zorua
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/23130716501/

#570 Zorua, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Charles WIlson designed this cute little Reuniclus.

Reuniclus
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/7098146107/

#579 Reuniclus, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Charles Wilson also designed a very detailed paper Volcarona.

Volcarona
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6819077111/

#637 Volcarona, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Crease pattern available from Charles Wilson's Flickr

 

Moving into Pokemon X and Y now we have this incredible cute Fenneken designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Fennekin
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_fokko.html

#653 Fennekin, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The final image we have is of this incredible Yveltal designed by Ivan Danny.

Yveltal
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10854756735/

#717 Yveltal, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

And lastly, st te on YouTube has a great tutorial showing how to fold a paper Hoopa in it's unbound form.

 

That pretty much covers all the Pokemon papercraft that I know of for now.  Be sure to check out and follow all these excellent artists for more awesome photos.

 

Check out our other Pokemon posts as well

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

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

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


Suicune

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

While the Red and Blue generation of Pokemon is the first generation I played and will always have a special nostalgia factor, Gold and Silver I think were my favourite games. They added a lot of new features and some of my all time favourite Pokemon are from this generation.

There's some great origami Pokemon from this generation as well, starting off with this Wooper by ShuaiJanaiDesu.

Wooper
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/7300749416/

#194 Wooper, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has folded several different Unown.

Unown
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_annon.html

#201 Unown, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu folded a great little Delibird.

Delibird
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269694201/

#225 Delibird, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

This Skarmory design by Shintaro Miyamoto is absolutely fantastic, especially if you use metal coloured paper.

Tiny Skarmory
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14224340828/

#227 Skarmory, Designed by Shintaro Miyamoto and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease Pattern available from Comic Folder

 

Lee Boyeon designed a fantastic Kingdra model, here it is by two different folders.

Kingdra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56997154@N06/22045509415/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Boyeon and Folded by Nguyen Nam Son

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon's Flickr

 

Kingdra
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alex_mironenko/21726919916/

#230 Kingdra, Designed by Lee Boyeon and Folded by Alex Mironenko

Crease pattern available from Lee Boyeon's Flickr

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed this absolutely incredible Suicune.

Suicune
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_suikun.html

#245 Suicune, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

The last origami Pokemon we have from this generation is Lugia, also designed by Kakami Hitoshi.

Lugia
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_turugia.html

#249 Lugia, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

The Ruby/Sapphire generation saw the movement of Pokemon to the Gameboy Advance and brought with it a ton of new Pokemon many of which have been turned into excellent origami models.

Firstly we have the fire starter this very cute little Torchic designed by Vincent Achard.

Torchic
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincent-origami/12945942293/

#255 Torchic, Designed and Folded by Vincent Achard

Instructions not available

 

Kota Imai designed a great little Kirlia.

Kirlia
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#281 Kirlia, Designed by Kota Imai and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available from Kota Imai's Flickr

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed a Gardevoir, the evolved form of Kirlia.

Gardevoir
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723879/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Someone named Jin also designed an amazing looking Gardevoir.

Gardevoir
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/15168534533/

#282 Gardevoir, Designed by Jin and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a really awesome Manectric.

Manectric
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_raiboruto.html

#310 Manectric, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not avialable

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed a great little Sharpedo.

Sharpedo
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723479/

#319 Sharpedo, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

XiaoHong designed this incredibly detained Flygon.

Flygon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/106934544@N05/14214855151/

#330 Flygon, Designed by XiaoHong and Folded by Xu Daniel

Instructions not available

 

I absolutely love this origami Lunatone by Charles Wilson.

Lunatone
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/8343112553/

#337 Lunatone, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi also designed an incredible Relicanth.

Relicanth
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jiransu.html

#369 Relicanth, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico's Origami Aquarium

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed a great Latios and Latias model.  Both models are slightly different, I know you could cheat and just use the same model and different coloured paper.

Latias
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/22653431338/

#380 Latias, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Latios
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/5417234194/

#381 Latios, Designed and Folded by Lee Bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Wan Origami on YouTube has a video tutorial showing how to fold a different Latias/Latios design.  Check out the videos below and give it a try.

 

I also found a video tutorial on YouTube for an amazing Kyogre model!

 

The same YouTuber also has a fantastic Groudon video tutorial.

 

Here's another awesome design by Kakami Hitoshi, an origami Jirachi.

Jirachi
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_jirati.html

#385 Jirachi, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not avialable

 

Finally we have the last Pokemon from this generation Deoxys and based on the colour of the paper used it looks like a shiny Deoxys.  That's all one sheet of paper!

Shiny Deoxys
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8254618638/

#386 Deoxys, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Crease pattern available from ShuaiJanaiDesu's Flickr

 

That's it for these two generations.  Check back in the future for our next Pokemon origami post where we'll be covering Diamond/Pearl, Black/White and X/Y.  Be sure to check out all these origami artists on their sites and Flickr pages and send them some comments and love!

 

Check out our other Pokemon origami posts as well

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

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

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


Gyarados

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

I'm a huge fan of Pokemon so I've decided to make a series of posts featuring Pokemon origami because there's some really awesome Pokemon origami models out there.  We covered the first half of the Red/Blue/Green/Yellow last week and this week we're going to cover Pokemon #079 to #151.

First up this time is this awesome Slowpoke designed by Ivan Danny.

Slowpoke
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855100823/

#079 Slowpoke, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed a great Slowbro.

Slowbro
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/5487639337/

#080 Slowbro, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed probably my favourite origami Slowbro, it looks especially good with the right coloured paper.

Slowbro
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_yadoran.html

#080 Slowbro, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed a really good modular Ghastly.

Ghastly
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723603/

#092 Ghastly, Folded and Designed by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Ivan Danny has designed a great Gengar.  I couldn't find a photo of it from the front but it still looks pretty awesome from the back.

Gengar
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10855101363/

#094 Gengar, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed and folded this great Drowzee.

Drowzee
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_suripu.html

#096 Drowzee, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Crease pattern available from Calico’s Origami Aquarium

 

Kakami Hitoshi designed a very cool kusudama style Staryu and Starmie which is a really neat idea.  If you use the correct coloured paper they really look like they do in the game.

Staryu
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_hitode.html

#120 Staryu, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Starmie
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_sutami.html

#121 Starmie, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

This Gryarados designed by Kakami Hitoshi is one of the absolute best origami Pokemon I've ever seen!

Gyarados
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_gyara.html

#130 Gyarados, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

If you fold this Gyrados with red coloured paper you end up with an amazing looking shiny version.

Shiny Gyarados
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_gyara.html

#130 Shiny Gyarados, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Ivan Danny designed this amazing Eevee.  I hope some day he also designs the "eeveelutions" which are some of my all-time favourite Pokemon.

Eevee
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ivandanny/10854821626/

#133 Eevee, Designed and Folded by Ivan Danny

Instructions not available

 

Tadashi Mori has also designed a fantastic origami Eevee and made a video tutorial showing how to fold it which you can view below.

 

Lee bo-yeon has designed an amazing paper Omanyte.  Here's a photo of it with regular Omanyte coloured paper.

Omanyte
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/18014490374/

#138 Omanyte, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

Here is is again folded from some really awesome rainbow paper.

Rainbow Omanyte
https://www.flickr.com/photos/qhdus9530/14272373229/

#138 Omanyte, Designed and Folded by Lee bo-yeon

Instructions not available

 

To go along with Omanyte two different designers have designed two different paper Kabutops.  Here's the excellent design by Charles Wilson.

Kabutops
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47869008@N08/6816620694/

#141 Kabutops, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

 

Hubert Villeneuve has also designed a fantastic Kabutops.

Kabutops
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sunburst2001/6980295047/

#141 Kabutops, Designed and Folded by Hubert Villeneuve

Instructions not available

 

The legendary birds are some of my favourite Pokemon and Kakami Hitoshi has designed an incredible Zapdos.

Zapdos
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_sanda.html

#145 Zapdos, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

ShuaiJanaiDesu designed this really cute paper Moltres.

Moltres
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/7566156896/

#146 Moltres, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi has designed this amazing Moltres.

Moltres
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_faiya.html

#146 Moltres, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Kakami Hitoshi also designed an incredible Mewtwo.

Mewtwo
http://calicoorigami.web.fc2.com/main/pokemon_myutu.html

#150 Mewtwo, Designed and Folded by Kakami Hitoshi

Instructions not available

 

Finally we have the last and somewhat secret Pokemon from this generation, Mew.  This one is designed by ShuaiJanaiDesu.

Mew
https://www.flickr.com/photos/shua1618/8269723283/

#151 Mew, Designed and Folded by ShuaiJanaiDesu

Instructions not available

 

That's it for what's clearly the best generation of Pokemon.  That being said however there are still tons of really awesome Pokemon and Pokemon origami from the later generations.

Next week we'll cover Gold/Silver/Crystal and Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald generation Pokemon and in case you missed the first half of the Red/Blue/Green/Yellow generation you can view that post here.

If you enjoyed these Pokemon be sure to check out all the artists on their sites and Flickr accounts and send them some comments and likes.

 

Check out our other Pokemon posts as well

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

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


Kusudamas

This Week in Origami, August 8, 2015 Edition

Welcome to this week in origami where we are featuring the most awesome new origami that I saw on the Internet over the past week.  We're a day late this week because I actually got married yesterday.  I was debating skipping the post for this week but I have some time this afternoon so here it is.

First up are several excellent tessellations by Ilan Garibi

Square of Life: Adulthood

Square of Life: Adulthood

Square of Life - Adulthood (front and back), Designed by Hagay Golan and Ilan Garibi and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr 1, original image on Flickr 2

 

Childhood Version B

Childhood Version B, Designed and Folded by Ilan Garibi

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Francisco José González Alcázar folded a couple of Sebastien Limet's models that look great.

Climb Peaks

Climb Peaks, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Francisco José González Alcázar

Diagrams available in Drawing Origami Tome 1

Original image on Flickr

 

Twist Round

Twist Round, Designed by Sebastien Limet and Folded by Francisco José González Alcázar

Diagrams available here

Original image on Flickr

 

wilson_origami folded a very life-like looking origami flea.

Origami Flea

Flea, Designed and Folded by Charles Wilson

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Byriah Loper folded a beautiful looking kusudama.

Galatia Kusudama

Galatia Kusudama, Designed and Folded by Byriah Loper

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

fernando o_okj folded this elaborate kingfisher.

Origami Kingfisher

Crested Kingfisher, Designed by Morisue Kei and Folded by fernando o_okj

Diagrams available in Tanteidan Magazine 144

Original image on Flickr

 

Maria Sinayskaya folded a couple of beautiful looking kusudamas.

Origami Kusudamas

Origami Kusudamas, Designed and Folded by Maria Sinayskaya

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Shu Sugamata designed an excellent Republic Star Destroyer from the Star Wars prequels.

Origami Republic Star Destroyer

Republic Star Destroyer, Designed and Folded by Shu Sugamata

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Evan Zodl folded and then took this amazing photograph of this tessellation.

Origami Tessellation

Origami Wave, Technique by Goran Konjevod and Folded by Evan Zodl

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Matthew LaBoone folded this fantastic looking sea dragon.

Origami Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon, Designed by Petr Stuchlý and Folded by Matthew LaBoone

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Rui Roda folded a couple of adorable baby dragons.

Origami Baby Dragon

Baby Dragon, Designed by Daniela Carboni and Folded by Rui Roda

Diagrams available in Licence to Fold

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Baby Dragon

Baby Dragon, Designed by Jo Nakashima and Folded by Rui Roda

Video instructions available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Ivan Svatko folded a sort of simple but beautiful looking horse.

Origami Horse

Horse, Designed by Fabian Correa and Folded by Ivan Svatko

Diagrams available in Horses in Origami

Original image on Flickr

 

Kaede Nakamura folded quite an amazing looking insect.

Origami Cyclommatus Metallifer

Cyclommatus Metallifer, Designed and Folded by Kaede Nakamura

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Peter Keller created some fantastic looking origami paper and folded this beautiful coloured kusudama.  You can buy the paper from his Etsy page here (not an affiliate link).

Origami Paper and Kusudama

Original image on Flickr

 

Christophe MICHEL folded this beautiful vase of origami flowers.

Origami Vase and Flowers

Coquelicots, Designed by Eric Vigier and Folded by Christophe MICHEL

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Philipp-Marius Kost folded this great little bird and photographed it out in the wild.

Origami Little Bird

Little Bird, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Philipp-Marius Kost

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

AbrahamMardini folded this awesome looking eagle and put it into a fantastic pose for this photo.

Origami Eagle

Eagle, Designed by Hoàng Trung Thành and Folded by AbrahamMardini

Diagrams available in VOG: 50 Hours of Origami+

Original image on Flickr

 

Xu Daniel folded several awesome looking and incredibly tiny and complicated models.

Origami Ryujin and Hedgehog

Ryujin 2.1, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya, Hedgehog Desgined by Eric Joisel and Folded by Xu Daniel

Ryujin 2.1 crease pattern available from folders.jp

Hedgehog instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Guyver

Guyver III, Designed by Shuki Kato and Folded by Xu Daniel

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Mariano Zavala B. folded these awesome Domo-kuns and a fantastic looking elephant.

Origami Domo-kuns

Domo, Designed by Michelle Fung and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Crease pattern available here

Original image on Flickr

 

Origami Elephant

Elephant, Designed by Sipho Mabona and Folded by Mariano Zavala B.

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

Hosanna Tan made updates to the Sleipnir model from last week and it looks great.

Origami Sleipnir

Sleipnir, Designed by Satoshi Kamiya and Folded by Hosanna Tan

Diagrams available in Works of Satoshi Kamiya 2, 2002-2009

Original image on Flickr

 

Finally we have this amazing island by Sebastian Limet that's folded from one sheet of paper!

Origami Island

Need to Escape?, Designed and Folded by Sebastian Limet

Instructions not available

Original image on Flickr

 

That's it for this week.  Next week we should be back to the original Friday schedule.  If you enjoyed the origami here be sure to visit and follow these artists.