Pokemon Chess

by roshandp1, published

Pokemon Chess by roshandp1 Apr 11, 2016


Complete Pokemon Chess Set weights (including supports, but not including raft)
King 1: Mew - 10.79g
King 2: Mewtwo - 11.54g
Queen: Pikachu - 11.32g
Bishop: Bulbasaur - 9.37g
Knight: Charmander - 8.74g
Rook: Squirtle - 10.12g
Pawn: Pokeball - 5.63g

I created this chess set as a gift to my friend using Tinkercad. All pieces were made as close to regulation size as possible while still maintaining the appeal of the Pokemon figures placed on top. Sizes of pieces range from around 40mm (Pawn) to roughly 72mm (king 2)

Print Settings

Printer Brand:











How I Designed This

The entire design was done through the Tinkercad online 3D design program, and comprised of multiple files pulled off of Thingiverse.

In order to create the prints, I downloaded the design for pre-made 3D chess pieces. The chess pieces were then adjusted so that each piece would have a flat top to act as the base for the Pokemon. Each piece was also scaled down so that even after placing the Pokemon on top, they would still be near regulation sizes.

Individual Pokemon designs were then downloaded and placed at the top of the pieces after being scaled down. Minor changes were then made, such as putting a notch in Bulbasaur's bulb, or placing a sword in Charmander's hands. Pokeball Pawns were made by simply taking a regular chess pawn and editing to sphere on top to resemble a Pokeball.


Quantity and color of each piece

Mew King - ------------Black (0) - White (1)
Mewtwo King --------- Black (1) - White (0)
Pikachu Queen ------ Black (1) - White (1)
Bulbasaur Bishop --- Black (2) - White (2)
Charmander Knight - Black (2) - White (2)
Squirtle Rook - --------Black (2) - White (2)
Pokeball Pawn ------- Black (8) - White (8)

More complicate pieces (Mew and Mewtwo King) should be printed with better resolution (0.1) to look better
I have found that other pieces (Bulbasaur Bishop) commonly misprints at better resolutions, and so is better printed at a lower resolution (0.2 or 0.3)

More from Chess

view more

All Apps

Auto-magically prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. A cloud based 3D models Preparing and Healing solution for 3D Printing, MakePrintable provides features for model repairing, wall thickness...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Quickly Scale, Mirror or Cut your 3D Models

App Info Launch App

My students and I love this!. We had to change to Mew and Mewtwo to Snorlax. But LOVE LOVE LOVE this chess set!

Hi! I love what you did! is there any way I can order a set?

Unfortunately I don't actually print them for sale. But if you have access to a 3D printer, the designs are downloadable for you to print one out on your own!

I would totally play this game!!!!!!!

Comments deleted.

i printed on mono price mini on pla without supports (the pawns) and looks incredible, the support lows quality of the piece, i add a little support on the tail of the mew two an mew, and the others i printed without supports

Hey, after I printed Mew and Mewtwo, it was hard to take off the support, and I ended up breaking off both of mew's feet, and one of mewtwo's arms. If you could fix this, that'd be great. After I printed mew, it was basically hugging the support and I couldn't very well take that off.
If you could try to make another model of it but instead made the support into the original model, put that into a second folder in case it's worse than the first or just doesn't work. Also, i don't know how you might fix the tail, but if you could change the tail positions (on both) so it drooped down to the pedestal they stand on, that might not need as much support, and it'd be better if you made them thicker so the tail doesn't break as easily. If you could make those changes,
I'd be very grateful if you could pull this off, I've never made anything myself so i'm not sure how to change it myself. Thanks for considering this!

I was able to print the mew from the remix without much problem (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1696445), it only had support under his arms (got it off with needle nose pliers) and in the curve of the tail (got it out with an exactoblade). I just printed two of mew, didn't even try the mewtwo.

Pokemon Chess Set

Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately I'm a total novice designer, so the set had a few flaws. The Mew and Mewtwo took a few tries myself before I was able to get them right (and break away the supports without ruining it.) If I learn to do it I will for sure! This was more of a one time project however, but it'd be great if any other designer out there could do this!

hei man, nice job, but why don't use a 45° wall under the platform standing the pokemon? So it would be easier to print without support :)

I'm new the the whole 3D printing game with no background aside from a few internet tutorials. Didn't know that this was possible. Thanks for the tip!

looks great! you should run these through MakePrintable to fix some of the issues. I may print these when my Form 2 comes in.

Thanks! This is my first design so I'm still learning. I'll fix it up using that and upload updated designs. Thanks for the tip!