24 September 2010

TEPIG [POKABU] (Chinese New Year 2019)

498 / TEPIG - Pokémon Papercraft
Name: Tepig (Pokabu)
Type: Fire
Species: Fire Pig Pokémon
Height: 0.5 m (1′07″)
Weight: 9.9 kg (22.0 lbs.)
Interesting Facts: Ken Sugimori said that Tepig and its evolutions were meant to evoke a Chinese feel. Its typing and appearance are reminiscent of Zhu Bajie, a pig demon from the Chinese tale, Journey to the West. Tepig evolves into Chaobu starting at level 17, which evolves into Enbuoo starting at level 36.

Height: 18.1 cm/7.1 in
Width: 7.5 cm/ 2.9 in
Depth: 17.8 cm/ in
Pages: 4
Pieces: 35
Level: Medium
Designer: Paperpokés Team
Photo: PMF
NOTES: The model is kinda simple to build, the only hard parts are to close the body, but mostly to glue the tail correctly on the body so it stand right.

Start by building the nose and then the rest of the head. You can glue the ears already on the head or wait until the end (it might be easier now). After, build the front legs, the chest and the body (orange pieces) and attach them together. You can now glue the head and the body together. Glue the first big black piece on the body, then build the rear legs and attach them to the black piece. Finish to build the "behind" from the top to the bottom where you can close the model between the legs with the black square piece.

The tail is the hard part to make; not to build but to twist correctly. You'll probably have to force it a little to bend correctly and it might be a good idea to glue the tail to the body at the base and also at the middle of the tail where it roll over the body. You'll also need something to hold it in place while it dries.

Finally, you still have to build the ball and glue it at the tip of the tail. You can use the twist of the tail to make it stand more easily and you'll need something to hold it in place while it dries too.

Download: A4 / Letter


trash said...

Thank you.
Clearing my schedule....
hope i can make it soon.

Anonymous said...

Piggey poke makes me have a happy feel when I see it!
Do I have to fold up little tail tip ball which looks very hard, or is it Ok if I roll some wet paper into little ball. I do not want to break any rules and build little poke wrong way and get into trouble.


Don't worry, you can build any of the models any way you want. If you think the tail would be easier to make that way, go ahead.

But the ball is not too hard to make. Glue the middle tab from one side to the other to make a ring, then build one side before closing with the other.

Anonymous said...

ma encanta su pagina
los saludo desde argentina !! plis pongan a eevee !!!! es el pokemon que mas me gusta

Anonymous said...

SOMG!! Soo good and cute! i start building it :D!! Thankyu

Wolfy said...

Yes~ errm, i'm just curious, is a BIG Pokabu planned? Like the big Snorlax? <3 i would LOVE to Build a big Pokabu too.


@Wolfy: nope, we're not planning that. sorry.

Anonymous said...

On the shiny version of Pokabu, there's an orange spot on the chest. Is this a coloring accident?


thanks for that, first time I see that spot. It's kinda weird tho since it only shows on the pdfs and not on the pdo or the 3d file.

I'll try to fix it, but you can print the shiny model from the pdo until then.

Anonymous said...

Are there going to be any instructions like the number matching thing because this may be my second project as I am trying to figure out the bulbasaur,
Love the crafts!

Anonymous said...

es muy bonito

Chrissy said...

TEPIG! I finished this one today, and now I finally finished the starters. I found his legs really complex. and the tail easy (which is unusual for me, it's usually the other way around).

By the way, I was wondering how long it takes you guys to build the models?

Anonymous said...

i luv tepig its so cute but i was wondering how do i get the template do i hav to make it or do i hav to print it out im only ten so paper pokemon is very new to me but beside thatt i hav been playing pokemon since i was 5 so i know i will enjoy making tepig thanx for ur help:)

Brandon said...

Just click on the A4 or Letter button to get the templates. You can find them just after 'Download'. To open the rar (the main file that downloads) you will need Winrar. After opening the file with winrar, extract it somewhere that you can find it. It will create a new folder, and in the folder will be the pdfs and pdo. The pdfs should open normally with Adobe Acrobat reader, but in order to open the pdo you will need Pepakura Viewer. With Viewer you can view the 3D model and print; from Adobe Acrobat reader all you can do is print.
Hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys for Tepig, he's turning out awesome.

MayIzAwesome said...


Anonymous said...

The legs are giving me the hardest time ever!!!! Any help is very much appreciated

Unknown said...

how do I get the template