12 January 2009


025 / PIKACHU - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Pikachu
Type: Electric
Species: Mouse
Generation: One
Height: 0.4m (1′04″)
Weight: 6.0kg(13.2 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: Pikachu are known to have acute senses of hearing, thanks to their large ears. Most domestic Pikachu are very intelligent, understanding and interpreting human speech at levels far surpassing those of any pet dog. A female Pikachu has a small "dent" at the end of its tail, causing it to resemble a heart. It evolves from Pichu by the measure of it's happiness, and evolves into Raichu using a Thunderstone. There's also two Pokédolls based on Pikachu; Normal and Surfin'.

Height: 16.5 cm /6.49 in
Width: 9.6 cm /3.78 in
Depth: 18.5 cm /7.28 in
No. of Pages: 4
Level: Medium
Designer: Skelekitty
Photo: Skelekitty
NOTES: Special thanks go to POdragon for her help with some of the 3D editing. Before closing the model, glue a penny onto the inside of tummy, as a counter balance for the huge tail! Observe the coloured tabs on the fingers - it'll make building (away from the .PDO) much easier. The apple is also included in the download pack.

Download: A4/ Letter

Pikachu v2


PMF said...

(not my fault

/run away...)

Anonymous said...

Best pikachu model I've seen! I'll get right on this!


After surfing vaporeon. (Vaporeon <3!)

Carlos Jiménez said...

Wow the best pikachu, that i never seen in papercraft.

Anonymous said...

hey, great model

but I wanted to know if you could help on the fingers. It's sort of hard to understand where the pieces go

thanks :D


Yes, the fingers are tricky, but this is the case with every model that has fingers/toes.

The finger tabs have been colour coded, so that you can see where the tabs attach.

But the best advice we can offer you is to use Pepakura Viewer - the program will show you how each piece fits together, which tab goes where, and where the next corresponding template section is.

Anonymous said...

any tips on closing?

Unknown said...

how do parts 257 and 332 connect to each other? its such a small peice of the tabs :S


No, because there are only 41 parts.

HNB said...

O melhor pokémon papercraft!!!
Simplismente perfeito!!!
Nossa realmente congratulations!!!

Unknown said...

Do you have any tips on how to close this up?

Unknown said...

finally i've done this model..it was great! thnx paperpokes' team! but..can you make pikachu papercraft model in real life size? ^_^

Anonymous said...

I dont see the "colored tabs" on the fingers and i cant get them or the arms to work! Help!

PS Thx for makeng PAPERPOKES, there awesome

Rine said...

Uh, hate to say it, but the tabs weren't colored at all. Still, this is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I'll try and figure it out, but if I could get some advice, that would just be great.


Anonymous said...

~ Paris Hilton <3


Anonymous said...

having problems with the fingers and i own a mac so i cant use the viewer. my tabs arent color coded either. Help?


@ Anon
here are some screencaps of Pikachu's hands in Viewer:
1. http://img202.imageshack.us/f/51282028.png/
2. http://img440.imageshack.us/f/79434487.png/
3. http://img13.imageshack.us/f/30273170.png/
4. http://img545.imageshack.us/f/56764770.png/
5. http://img146.imageshack.us/f/76384671.png/
6. http://img32.imageshack.us/f/89875533.png/
7. http://img714.imageshack.us/f/67330804.png/
I hope this helps you.

Anonymous said...

He's so chubby!! and cute

Anonymous said...

Can someone post new pictures please ?
I need help for the fingers and I can't see the pictures...
Thanks !!

Kristen said...

Hey, is there a certain place that's easy to close? Not sure where to close :)

Anonymous said...

Same question. In which order should I make it ? Back at first ? Or front ? Can I glue the tail at the end ?
Where should I close it ?
Thanks :)


@Kristen: we usuallt recommend to close at the feet or the back since those are the place where people cant see when on a shelf :P

As an order, start with head, make arms, tail, body then feet.

Unknown said...

I adore this! I've made 4 of them so far for my friends!

Unknown said...

I adore this! I've had to make 4 of them for my friends! I really enjoy it, and the fact it resembles the Pokemon Stadium model.

Anonymous said...

can you give me instructions or is it extremely hard?

Deathwolf200 said...

im going to die of the cuteness

Anonymous said...

any tips for the apple? it looks easy, but I have no clue how to do it.... <(o0.0o)>....chu?

Anonymous said...

is there any instructions? For some reason I can't open the PDO files to see on that japanese designer.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to do the life sized ? I can't find it. :(

Unknown said...

How do you do the feet?

ZeldaTheSwordsman said...

The Letter link is busted

Brandon said...

Good catch, thanks! Fixed