Togepi drawing in colored pencil
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Easy Pokémon To Draw: A Huge List For Artists With Step-By-Step Tutorials

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The best way to get started drawing is to practice with stuff you love. This keeps you going through creative blocks and lets you know you’re making progress.

Some of the most lovable creatures to practice drawing are the many Pokémon developed by Nintendo & Game Freak.

But there are over 800 monsters at the time of this writing. Where do you even start?

With the easy ones, of course!

I’ve listed my picks for the top 20 easiest Pokémon to draw. Each one includes a video tutorial and some guidance on how to get started.

Voltorb & Electrode

What could be easier than a round ball with some basic coloring?

Voltorb and its evolution Electrode are two of the easiest creatures to start with. They’re basically just spheres with red and white coloring and some basic anime-style eyes… really they’re Poké Balls with faces!

 

Ditto

A close tie for the easiest creature to draw is the amorphous blob Ditto.

This pink wad of bubble gum is basically a few wavy lines and small tiny dot eyes. Once you figure out the shape you won’t have much trouble drawing it out in the future.

Plus you don’t have to worry about perspective because Ditto isn’t all that tough to draw as a volume. I mean, it’s just a blob.

 

Luvdisc

The aquatic fish Luvdisc first appeared in the R/S/E games and it’s a brilliant example of a simple subject to draw.

It’s shaped like a heart(or a butt) and it’s got a really small face. You may have some trouble with the mouth but just think of the lips as puckered out.

With 60-90 minutes of practice you should be able to get this little guy down.

 

Jigglypuff

Ah the beloved singer that puts its audience to sleep. Jigglypuff is certainly one of the cutest Pokémon to draw and it’s also fairly simple.

The small wispy hair curl at the top along with its pointy ears are minor details that most artists should be able to follow. You can learn the eyes with a bit of work too and find plenty of drawing references in Google.

If you’re feeling froggy you might even tackle its evolution Wigglytuff or its baby form Igglybuff.

 

Pikachu

You can’t mention this series without its yellow electric rat mascot.

Pikachu is not really the “easiest” creature to draw, but it’s definitely not the hardest. It’s also one of the most popular so you’ll find tons of videos, articles, and image guides on how to draw this lovable rodent from any angle.

Keep an eye on its hands & feet since those can be the toughest parts to match with the original design.

 

Snorunt

Snorunt first made its appearance in generation 2 and it’s a fun little ice triangle… monster thing.

The cool part about drawing Snorunt is that it’s pretty static. Not too many moving parts and you can rebuild this little dude with basic shapes(cones, cylinders and spheres).

If you’re having trouble envisioning Snorunt in 3D try practicing some of its basic shapes first.

I recommend Drawabox lessons to start practicing in that area.

 

Gorebyss

This majestic sea creature can appear tricky when looking over its shape.

But I think of this much like Ditto’s shape: weird at first, but once you get it down you won’t forget it.

Gorebyss has a few tricky areas like the tip of the tail and the peculiar seashell bra cups. Still they’re just minor details and you can nail the overall shape pretty fast with a bit of practice.

 

Wobbuffet

Here’s one of the newer monsters form generation 5 designed as a ghost candle.

Litwick can be easy in some parts, difficult in others. The body is pretty simple and the facial features are a no-brainer.

However you may struggle to get the candle flame accurate. This often requires a bit of shading to distinguish between the different parts of the fire.

Still one of the easiest designs from monsters in the later games.

 

Litwick

Here’s one of the newer monsters form generation 5 designed as a ghost candle.

Litwick can be easy in some parts, difficult in others. The body is pretty simple and the facial features are a no-brainer.

However you may struggle to get the candle flame accurate. This often requires a bit of shading to distinguish between the different parts of the fire.

Still one of the easiest designs from monsters in the later games.

 

Spheal

The bubble-shaped Spheal is basically begging you to whip out a pencil and draw it up.

If you can draw believable spheres then you can draw this fun-loving seal. It’s name is even a combo of seal + sphere. Lazy naming or ingenious marketing… that’s for you to decide.

But this is a fun subject to draw and a whole lot easier than its final evolution Walrein.

 

Munchlax

I wasn’t sure whether to include Snorlax or Munchlax in this list. Ultimately they’re both pretty simple to draw and they both have similar features.

But in my opinion Munchlax is a bit more fun to draw so I’m goin’ with the baby.

Although if you wanna try Snorlax there’s plenty of artwork on Bulbapedia to study. Plus some great videos in YouTube if you’re looking for a step-by-step approach.

 

Piplup

I tried to avoid starters in this list so as not to upset anyone by leaving out their favorites.

But darnit, Piplup is so darn easy to draw and super adorable. What’s not to love?

One tricky area with Piplup is the face. There’s a lot of line segments and proportions you have to keep in mind to get this design just right.

Still it’s probably the easiest starter to draw if you’re looking for relatively basic shapes.

 

Swalot

After playing through gen 3 games multiple times I can’t say that I’ve ever used a Swalot.

Yet I always remembered it’s unique design and really crazy prior evolution Gulpin.

Of the two I think Swalot is a bit easier to draw. Or rather, it’s more pragmatic to draw because you’ll be pushing yourself a little further in the process.

Gulpin is also fun but feels a lot like Spheal in shape & size.

However if you wanna try drawing both check out the embedded video tutorial. It shows how to draw both in time-lapse.

There are other videos on how to draw these guys but the one I’ve embedded is probably the most accurate and easiest to follow.

 

Chimecho

Chimecho is the most adorable psychic Pokémon I’ve seen. Too bad I could never get my Chingling to evolve.

Thankfully you don’t need a copy of Emerald to draw your own!

I much prefer Chimecho’s design with the longer tail and small body to his pre-evolution state.

This longer design forces you to think about shapes and how proportions work together to make the whole figure.

 

Phanpy

Phanpy is another super cute creature and it’s one of the easier designs from the list of baby Pokémon.

However there are quite a few tricky areas in this design. I personally found 3 that really stick out.

  • Ears: odd shape with ring-like objects built in
  • Legs: short and stubby with one nail
  • Trunk: not too long, not too short, and gotta get that shape right

Give this a shot if you want a mild challenge without winding up too frustrated.

Phanpy may be one of the more complicated designs in this list but it’s incredibly rewarding to get it down on paper.

 

Seedot

What’s easier than drawing a basic acorn-shaped nut?

Well, probably an amorphous blob of bubble gum, but that’s about it.

Seedot is one of the easiest designs out there and it’s super fun to draw. No arms means less room for error. But the eyes are kinda tricky so you have to watch out for how big you’re drawing the pupils.

And if you want a real challenge try drawing Seedot’s entire evolutionary line. Even just attempting to draw Nuzleaf will help you realize how easy this acorn really is.

 

Togepi

Misty’s beloved egg creature became every gen 2 player’s annoyance hogging a whole slot for most of the early game.

But Togepi as a monster isn’t half bad. It can learn some pretty great moves, it evolves into a badass final stage, and for you artists out there it’s downright simple to draw an egg.

The hardest part about nailing Togepi in graphite is getting those little shell patterns just right.

If you try drawing this little guy over and over again don’t get too frustrated with the geometric pattern. Just remember the old adage “practice makes perfect” and you’ll get there.

 

Magnemite

The basic shape of Magnemite’s oblong body seems okay at first glance.

Once you sit down and put pencil to paper it’ll get a little more complex. Still Magnemite is one of the easiest designs from gen 1 so it’s a really nice choice for old school Pokémon gamers who were around in the ‘90s to watch Pokémania unfold.

Some problem areas to watch for: the perspective on the side magnets and the screw on top.

I had trouble getting these to look right but it’s all a matter of perspective and proportions. With some practice this floating magnet becomes all too simple.

Magneton, on the other hand…

 

Goomy

Admittedly I had trouble finding simple creatures from the generation 7 lineup.

Goomy was the first one that stood out and it definitely belongs in this list. The ears, the face, and the overall color scheme make this super easy to draw.

Biggest problem will be nailing the body shape but it’s the same basic formula as Ditto.

If you’ve practiced the pink blob of copycat goo then you’ll be able to draw Goomy in no time.

 

Mew

Last but certainly not least is the most cherished name in old school Pokémon history: Mew.

Some argued that Mew could be found under a truck in Vermilion. Others said you could get Mew after filling the Pokédex.

Turns out you can get a Mew right at home with a sheet of paper or a drawing tablet.

And since everybody loves legendaries you can find countless videos all teaching you how to draw this majestic pink creature.

Or if you wanna skip Mew and try your luck elsewhere there’s plenty in this list to keep you busy.

The key to drawing anything well is consistency and focused effort.

These ideas for easy monsters(and their tutorials) offer a good starting point for anyone hoping to draw their favorite Pokémon… or God forbid the entire 800+ lineup!