- A talented Pokemon fan hand-carved and painted several Gen 1 Pokemon, including Vileplume, Staryu, Sandslash, Beedrill, Blastoise, and Charizard.
- The carvings of Blastoise and Charizard stood out, as they were carved using their elemental attacks and featured translucent and glass-like effects.
- This is not the first time the fan, known as samheck, has showcased their carving skills, as they previously created Eevee carvings and documented the process on Reddit.
A talented Pokemon fan hand-carved and painted several of the lovable pocket monsters from the series’ first generation. With each new Pokemon game released, fans of the series are being introduced to even more of the fictional creatures to the point where there are now over 1000 of them. Despite this, however, Generation I still holds a special place in the hearts of most fans.
The first generation of Pokemon refers exclusively to the earlier games, such as Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Stadium, that were released back in the 90s and the early 2000s. In those days, there were only 151 Pokemon available to catch in the games throughout the Kanto Region. But before players ventured out on their journey, they were first tasked with the choice of picking either Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur as their starter, with Pikachu being the only choice eventually in Yellow. As a result, these Pokemon in the first generation have been the subject of many projects, such as a Halloween-themed Bulbasaur plush that one fan made.
Another user going by the handle samheck on Reddit posted photos of several different Gen 1 Pokemon that they hand-carved out of wood and painted. The first of these carvings was the Grass and Poison-type Vileplume, followed by Staryu and Stormie, the Water-types who were also made popular because they were known to be two of Misty’s main partners in the Pokemon TV series. The other carvings included the Ground-type Sandshrew and its evolution, Sandslash, posing on a piece of wood, and the Bug and Poison-type Beedril on a base with grass painted on it.
Two pieces that stood out were the Water-type Blastoise and the Flying and Fire-type Charizard because they were carved using their elemental attacks. The Blastoise figure was gearing up to use the water move hydro pump, with samheck painting the attack with blue paint, making it translucent and standing out from the Pokemon’s usual color. As for Charizard, the figure is mid-attack using a Fire-type move that features a similar technique where the attack is translucent and almost glass-like with tones of yellow and red.
Other Pokemon that samheck carved included Wartortle and Charmeleon, the second evolutionary stages of Blastoise and Charizard, with Wartotle wearing the iconic sunglasses from the television show. The post was well-received on Reddit, with other users complimenting the carvings and stating their favorites. The figurines were not samheck’s first, as they created a pair of Eevee carvings using several different types of wood and documented their process on Reddit.
Pokemon fans have often showcased their immense talent in creating various projects dedicated to their favorites. With the Indigo Disk, the next Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC, less than a month away, fans will undoubtedly be introduced to new Pokemon or possibly reunited with familiar faces.
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are the upcoming main series Pokemon games. These two versions will be the arrival of Generation IX.
- November 18, 2022
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