If you grew up in or near the nineties, then at least one of these two things is true; you have a favorite Pokémon, and you’ve dreamed of having one of your own, or even fantasized about going on a Pokémon journey yourself.

Of course, part of growing up means learning that that’s never going to happen, but that hasn’t stopped us Pokémon fans from taking whatever creative outlets we can to make our inner child that little bit happier.

Despite the lovable 2D sprites and animations of the early games and cartoons (I miss fat Pikachu…) 3D Pokémon in just about any form are common household decorations for those of us who grew up wanting to be the very best.

3D Print Pokémon Low Poly Example

So whichever your favorite, you can easily find 3D Pokémon print files all over the internet as a fun project for just about any one of your choosing from any one of the Pokémon games and anime. While there isn’t enough bandwidth in the world to talk about every single one of them here, I (likely the biggest nerd here at 3DSourced) am going to show you some favorites I’ve found in my travels.

ShadowBons 3D Pokémon Models

  • Downloads: Cults3D
  • Designer: SHADOWBONS
  • Prices: Variable
3D Vulpix

Now what kind of geek would I be if I didn’t start by talking about a model of my favorite Pokémon of over two decades; Vulpix.

This fire fox was the first 3D printed Pokémon I ever owned courtesy of a gift from a friend of mine. But after scouring the internet for more 3D Pokémon models of this six-tailed little wonder, I think I might have found my favorite here.

What I love about this Vulpix design is that the detailing isn’t so low-poly that the print could be considered simple, but it’s also not so overly detailed that it loses its cartoonish charm.


Naturally, I had to see what other works creator ShadowBons had come up with, and his library page has an impressive array of 3D printable Pokémon from Caterpie to Bulbasaur and both of their respective evolution lines, as well as Ponyta, Slowpoke, Sandslash, and even a little statuette of the three Galar starters to collect amongst many others.

Thinking outside of the box, the designer has also created a collection of prints on his website including Pokémon in many different poses and positions. These include Charmander breathing fire and, even more impressive, a Butterfree coming out of its Metapod cocoon, changing into its evolved form.

If you’re in the market for 3D printable Pokémon models that really stand out in both charm and creativity, then ShadowBons collection of files (which only cost around $1 each) is well worth a download.

Not to mention ShadowBons even recreated Ash’s Butterfree, complete with bandana, if you want to relive the famously tear-jerking Bye Bye Butterfree episode from the anime.


Of course, a lot of care will need to be taken in post-processing and painting to get them to look as good as they do in this collection, but what was Pokémon if not a valuable lesson in teaching us to take good care of our friends, especially between each battle?

Low Poly Pokémon

  • Example Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: Various
  • Prices: Variable
Low Poly Eevee

Likely the go-to project for beginners in 3D printing are these 3D Pokémon printed to look like low-polygon versions of themselves, some of my favorite examples include Eevee and Dragonite, among many other notable creatures from the Pokémon games.

These designs are not only easy to print and require very little by way of post-processing, each model is also unbelievably adorable, and makes an excellent addition to any Pokémon collection.

3D Printed Lapras

While both separate versions as well as the full collection of these low poly 3D Pokémon models from any game in the series are available for purchase, don’t sweat it if you don’t want to break out your wallet. These versions of the pocket monsters are so simple for any experienced designer to make that many versions are available completely free by original designers.

Take this Bulbasaur, for example, or this slightly smoother-looking Lapras. Both are fantastic models that only took a little extra time to find free of charge.

If you can’t find your favorite 3D print for free, most of the individual models only cost around 80₵, so if you don’t mind that expense then you can also go for this adorable Alakazam family (Abra sold separately), or this Dragonite.

3D Pokémon Alakazam Family

For those of you veteran fans who dream a little further beyond the Pikachu and Squirtle from the Kanto region (or if you’re just sick of Charizard being absolutely everywhere), fear not. Johto Pokémon like Totodile and Cyndaquil are also ready to print in all their low poly glory.

And if simply having a plethora of these 3D Pokémon in your home isn’t enough, an honorable mention has to be given to this low poly Bulbasaur doorstop. It’s practical and cool, as well as being a fairly simple print.

Bulbasaur Doorstop

Many of the free versions of these 3D Pokémon models were designed and uploaded by talented designer Agustin Flowalistik, whose Pokémon libraries can be found wherever good 3D prints are. You can browse his Thingiverse library following the link above.

3D Printed Pokéballs

So now that you’ve got your favorite pocket monsters picked and printed, you’re going to need a poké ball (or pokéball) to store them. Of course, you’ll probably want to display them with pride wherever you can, but that doesn’t mean a pokéball isn’t still a cool thing to 3D print.

While Ash’s Pikachu famously despised being confined to its poké ball, many of the other Pokémon seemed perfectly content with it.

Given the dozens of canonical poké ball designs, ever-expanding with each new game, you’d be forgiven for being a little paralyzed (get it?) over the 3D printable choices available, so here we’ll look at some cool and practical 3D Pokémon storage balls for safe keeping between each battle.

Hinged Pokéballs

3D Printed Pokéball

Call me a sucker for nostalgia, but my favorite pokéball design has always been the original and iconic red and white.

While fairly easy to design a sphere yourself in any CAD design software, there are a few neat little touches designers have put into their own renditions of the classic capsules. My favorite of which is this 3D printed pokéball complete with functioning hinge and decorative stand.

Even if you are new to 3D printing, the designer has laid out some clear instructions along with the free files so you can store your 3D printed Pokémon or whatever else you like with ease! Personally, I like using this design as a candy dish, but you can do just about anything with it.

Ultra Ball

Not a fan of the classic? Or maybe you just have a particular preference elsewhere? Well no worries, because the designer has gone out of their way to recreate many of the different designs featured in the games.

From the Great Ball to the Ultra Ball, and even the one-of-a-kind Master Ball are all available and all free as functioning hinged pokéballs to print and enjoy. Even the lesser-used Net Ball and Timer Ball are amongst this collection, so no favorite should be left out!

3D Printed Pokemon Master Ball

Want something unique? Try out this incredible futuristic pokéball design!

3D Printed Pokéball Cartridge Carrier

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Price: Free
Pokéball Switch Cartridge Carry Case

Chances are if you’re interested in making your own 3D printable Pokémon, you’re likely something of a gamer. And if you’re a gamer, you may own a Nintendo Switch along with the now two generations of Pokémon games for it (not to mention Legends: Arceus).

Nintendo Switch game cartridges are notoriously tiny and very easy to misplace if not stored properly. While we always promise ourselves we’ll return every game to its box, we have to accept that many of us are guilty of not sticking to that promise for very long.

The Pokéball Cartridge Carrier is just like the hinged pokéballs above except it’s designed with slots to store up to eight Nintendo Switch cartridges safely and securely in a cool and hard-to-miss way.

Some assembly is required for this model, as well as the purchase of a spring and some painting to get it to look its best, but all details, including a Youtube video tutorial for assembly will have you soon resting easy knowing those expensive little game cards won’t get lost so easily.

Honorable Mentions

While I still can’t cover every 3D printable Pokémon model out there, there have been more than a few I’ve come across that really deserve a spotlight if you’re as much of a fan of this undeniably gargantuan franchise as I am.

Here are a few of my top picks for Pokémon memorabilia and accessories to 3D print today.

3D Printed Pokémon Keychains

  • Example Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: NATECREATE
  • Price: Free
3D Print Pokémon Keychains Kanto

Keys are such a constant in our lives that many of us like to decorate the rings with pop culture references and personal memorabilia. Naturally, there are plenty of 3D printable Pokémon keychains out there.

From this cute Charmander to the leader of the Squirtle Squad of anime fame, there’s no shortage of Pokémon that you can print out and carry with you everywhere!

3D Pokémon Psyduck Keychain

My personal favorite is this unbelievably cute Psyduck keychain design, whose noticeability will hopefully cause you fewer headaches every time you lose your keys!

For more: our list of the best 3D printable keychains

3D Pokémon Gym Badges

  • Example Download: Thingiverse
  • Designers: Various
  • Prices: Free
Kanto Badges

You may have noticed that I’ve largely focused on Kanto and Johto Pokémon in this list, and that’s because I, like many Pokémon fans, have a preferred generation and therefore a favorite Pokémon region (it’s Johto, if you were wondering.)

Each region has its own gym badges, each with unique and apt designs depending on the gym leader’s specialty (i.e. the type of Pokémon they use). Well, you’ll be happy to know that you can 3D print Pokémon gym badges from your favorite game and display them with pride just like a real Pokémon trainer would!

Maybe you want to go old school with things and 3D print Kanto and Johto badge sets, or want to complete your 3D printing Pokémon journey with this creative disc format brought to us by the Galar region from the Sword and Shield games.

Galar Badges

You’ll be ready to battle the Pokémon League in no time, be it at the Indigo Plateau or on the northeastern-most corner of Unova.

3D Printed Pokémon Badge Carry Case

Whichever you choose, you’ll also want to 3D print this Pokémon gym badge case to display your badges from any corner of the Pokémon world wherever you like!

Pokémon Go Aim Aid

  • Download: Cults3D
  • Designer: B1GON3
  • Price: Free
Pokémon GO Pokéball Guide

If you play Pokémon Go, you may get frustrated at how hard catching those darn things can be at times, especially in cold weather or with a wet screen in the rain.

Fortunately, this designer has created a very simple smartphone add-on which allows you to throw your pokéball in a straight line every time, making it one of the most useful 3D printable Pokémon GO accessories out there!

While you do get more XP for curveballs, and some Pokémon have been known to move around, this clever design will still make those simple catches infinitely easier.

3D Printed Pokémon Cookie Cutters

  • Downloads: Cults3D
  • Designer: MUNCHYOTAKU
  • Price: $0.65 each
3D printed Pokémon cookie cutters

3D printed Pokémon collections don’t have to just be decorative, that can be practical too! Designer Munchyotaku has a very impressive collection of 3D printable Pokémon cookie cutters from generations 1-9 and even includes Legends: Arceus renditions.

The Gen I cookie cutters include fan favorites like Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Charizard, and any other Pokémon you want to be shaped into a delicious cookie. In fact, these collections are so exhaustive that they don’t just include fan-favorite Pokémon, they include every single Pokémon from their respective generations, including a print for each of their Mega variants.

If you can think of a Pokémon, chances are you’ll find a model cookie cutter in this library. If you’re a fan of both Pokémon and baking, then I highly suggest you save the link above for future reference.

3D Pokémon Planters

  • Download: Thingiverse
  • Designer: MechEngineerMike
  • Price: Free
3D Printed Oddish Planter

Last but not least are these super cute Pokémon planters you can print today.

Featuring the two leafiest of the Kanto Pokémon, Oddish and Bulbasaur were made for these kinds of plant pots to liven up your garden in the best (and nerdiest) way possible!

Can you 3D print a Pokémon?

Pokémon is one of the first things to cross the minds of many new 3D printer owners, and if you’re reading this then you’re probably in the same boat. Goodness knows I got straight to work making Lickitung and Noctowl the instant I was up and running.

The magical thing about Pokémon is that every single one is someone’s favorite. Whether it’s world-famous like Pikachu, Charizard, or Greninja, or a little more obscure like Spinda or Smeargle, every single one of the 1008+ pocket monsters (as of Scarlet and Violet’s release on the Nintendo Switch) is special to at least one person.

Fortunately, you can find STL files for Pokémon on various websites all over the net.

Can you 3D print a Pikachu?

Pikachu is one of the most popular and recognizable Pokémon even today, and so you can find many different STL files on 3D print sites all over the internet. These range from the classic fat Pikachu look, to models inspired directly from the anime.

What’s the Easiest Pokémon to 3D Print?

The easiest Pokémon to 3D print are probably Voltorb or Electrode since they’re just spheres. But any Pokémon can be easily printed by using a low poly model found on sites like Thingiverse.

Low poly Pokémon are basic, polygonal shapes that don’t have or need much detail to still look good, so they can be done on any printer and by people of all skill levels.

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