Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Chibi Piplup





Commentary:
 This was one of the first Pokemon papercraft I built. The model was originally released by the Pokemon Company back when Pokemon Ranch was released. I always wanted to rebuild this model, but I cannot find the original templates. I assume that the Pokemon company took it off their official website, but if anyone can find the original templates that would be great. When I first made this Pokemon, I cut off the tabs of the face😅, so I had to reprint the page again. Yeah... what a great start to building papercrafts cutting off necessary pieces to building the model. I built the model with my dad and he said he would walk me through building it (he just figured out how to build the model as we built). He showed me how to the head and body and left me with the arguably the easiest piece of the entire model.... the beak. And I am pretty sure you can guess how well I built the beak. It looked like absolute 💩. It did not look anything close to a cone when it was done.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.15 in / 5.46 cm
Width: 1.45 in / 3.68 cm
Depth: 1.59 in / 4.04 cm
Notes: This model is easy to build and the basic steps to building this model is like building any other model on this site. Besides that, enjoy building and stay tune!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Chibi Suicune

 




Commentary: 
I love the dog trio from Johto. They are one of my favorite trio of legendary Pokémon. I remember being extremely excited when the Pokemon company announced that they were releasing the shiny versions of all three dogs through mystery gift. As a kid, I begged my dad to drive me to Gamestop every week to get all three shinnies, and we would reschedule the entire day just so I could get all three shinnies. I am very grateful, that for an entire month, my dad was willing to go out of his way to drive me to Gamestop to get pixels that were a different color than normal. I still have all three shinies to this day.

Model Details:
Pages: 2
Height: 3.20 in / 8.13 cm
Width: 2.28 in / 5.79 cm
Depth: 3.80 in /  9.65 cm
Notes: This model is not to difficult to build just be careful about the purple hair and the head piece. If you are confused where the pieces go use Pepakura viewer. I did not want to build the ribbons for this Pokemon(I do not know why, I built this a little bit ago) but I recommend that you just cut some scratch paper up and make it look like the ribbons rather than using the templates given. Besides that, I hope you enjoy building and stay tune!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Chibi Nidoking

 




Commentary:
 In my part of the world it is still Wednesday. So technically... I am holding myself to my promises. But anyways I used Nidoking in one of my first runs through Firered. I remember having a Nidorino and when I went through Mount Moon I found a moon stone. At the time, I did not know what Pokemon evolved because of a moon stone so I clicked use to see if any of my current Pokemon could use it. To my surprise, Nidorino could use it so I immediately evolved Nidorino. Little did I know Nidoking would not learn any other moves through level-up besides Trash and Megahorn. I boxed it after level 25 and never used this Pokemon again. Later on I learned, that Nidoking could learn close to all the good TMs (flamethrower, ice beam, thunderbolt, etc..) and had great type coverage. Running a choice specs Nidoking would be a cool Pokemon to run competitively, but I do not know much about competitive Pokemon.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.72 in / 6.91 cm
Width: 2.74 in / 6.96 cm
Depth: 3.01 in / 7.65 cm
Notes: The model is simple to join. The only suggestion I have is to trim the bottom part of the ear, so they do not flair too far off the model. Besides that enjoy building and stay tune. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Chibi Bastiodon





Commentary: Before I talk my opinion/story about this Pokemon. I recently worked with Paperpokes to build a larger and a model closer to the video game model of Bastiodon. If you want to build that model go visit http://www.pokemonpapercraft.net/ to get the free download. I have been building Paperpokes models for the past decade and they provide free and quality templates, so I highly recommend checking them out to find more templates.


Ok back to the normal content. I never used a Bastiodon during a playthrough. I have a Bastiodon from when I almost completed the national dex for Sinnoh (I was 487 out of 493) but that is it. The only memory of Bastiodon I had was when I faced the steel-gym leader dude who was Roark's father (this is literally how I remembered him before I looked up him up on Serebii to figure out his name was Byron). For some reason, I had some trouble facing this Pokemon with my team as my Empoleon's surf three shotted it and I kept getting bad rolls so Byron would always used a hyper potion whenever this Pokemon was low. This Pokemon was just annoying as I could not knock it. It was not doing any damage to me so it kinda of just sitting there doing nothing and not fainting. Is Byron the only gym-leader, elite four member, or boss to use a Bastiodon because I do not remember anyone else using it? 

Model Detail:
Pages: 2
Height: 2.40 in / 6.10 cm
Width: 2.35 in / 5.97 cm
Depth: 3.91 in / 9.93 cm
Notes: Even though it may seem logical to connect the nose pieces together and Pepakura says to, DO NOT connect the horns on the nose. They should be two separate horns you will attach individually to the model. For the spikes on the back of the model, I personally only made four, but if you are going to make five you will have to trim each spike so that they can all fit on the back. For the feet spikes, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND following the PDO, Pepakura designer. I could not make these easier to make so follow the PDO as places do not attach where you think they should attach. Besides that, enjoy building, stay tune and do not forget to visit Paperpokes if you want to build the bigger Bastiodon!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Chibi Deino





 Commentary: I do not have much to say about this Pokémon. I mean I used one during my first run through of Pokémon Black and it took multiple runs through the elite four to evolve it to Zweilous (level 50) and then Hydreigon at level (64). It felt completely useless until it evolved into Hydreigon, but the exp.share made this journey much easier. Besides the Pokémon being a complete pain to evolve, I love the design of this Pokémon as it starts as a cute Pokémon, gains a head every evolution and becomes a beast by the time it is fully evolved. It is ashamed that this Pokémon is not available until Victory Road because if it was available earlier it may have been more useful during the story.

Model Details:
Pages: 1
Height: 2.20 in / 5.59 cm
Width: 1.00 in / 2.54 cm
Depth: 1.87 in / 4.75 cm
Notes: The model is quite small and can be a little difficult because of that, but besides that the model is easy and straightforward to build. Hopefully you enjoy building and stay tuned! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Chibi Volcarona




Commentary: 
For the longest time, I thought that Volcarona was a legendary. My first encounter was in the sand place in Pokemon Black. You had to wait until after you beat the elite four, navigate through a maze of rooms (Like you did to find Pokemon like Moltres or Giratina), and the weirdest part of all when you were battling it, it was level 70. I just assumed this was a legendary Pokemon and did not bother to breed it when I went on a rampage of breeding every Pokemon to fill out the Pokdex. I did not figure out that Volcarona was not a legendary Pokemon until you receive a Larvesta in Black 2 (I think the way you obtain a Larvesta in this game was to hatch an egg you receive). I looked up on Serebii what and when Larvesta evolved and I was stunned to learn it evolved at level 59 to Volcarona. So that blew my child brain at the time. 
For Pokemon Showdown I have always wanted to run a Volcarona as a sweeper as it can learn quiver dance, but unfortunately Volcarona has a severe allergy to rock-type attacks. It basically dies whenever it is hit by a rock-type attack and loses half its health whenever switching into stealth rocks.  

Model Details:
Pages: 2
Height: 3.00 in / 7.62 cm
Width: 4.44 in / 11.28 cm
Depth: 2.77 in / 7.04 cm
Notes: Building the body is the probably the most difficult part. Build from the bottom up closing at the top of the body. Make sure to fold every line on the bottom of the body and closely follow the PDO on for the correct attachment. When attaching the head and head piece, first attach the head and then when it is almost dry gluing slide the two head pieces into place. They should fit snuggly. Last two things. When you are making the black pieces in the front of the body make sure to trim each one significantly, you will be surprised how much you need to trim. Finally, when making the wings you can just fold the the wings on top of itself, since the wings are symmetrical and trim any of the tabs or excess white you see. Hopefully, you enjoy building and stay tune!