How to Make Your Own Pokemon

by Steven ElliottUpdated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Imagination

Someone, somewhere, has the job of creating hundreds of Pokemon. Successfully creating a new Pokemon requires little more than imagination and a willingness to create.

Conceive a general idea for your Pokemon. Is it going to be a bird, a bug, a fish, or something else? It's good to have a general direction.

Start drawing. It's OK if you haven't planned everything in your head; that's where the paper comes in. Be willing to make tweaks or completely start over if your goal changes. It's possible that your original idea will be nothing like the outcome.

Decide how your Pokemon survives. What does your Pokemon eat? Does it get energy from photosynthesis, eating grass, or does it somehow harness wind energy? Try to be creative. Determining how your Pokemon lives will really start to build its character.

Include any unique qualities. What does your Pokemon do all day? Is it a social creature? Write a short biography for your Pokemon. Include any unique traits or qualities. Don't forget that your Pokemon should fall into an elemental category with weaknesses and strengths. You can even go a step further and create your own element.

Think of skills that allow your Pokemon to protect itself. Try to tailor these toward your Pokemon's element. You don't want your fire creature to spout water at its enemies. Think up some new skills, or borrow some from the game.


Add various evolutions. When does it evolve? What does it become? The answers to these questions will determine the future of your Pokemon. A Pokemon's evolution will usually be a more powerful or wise version of what it came from. A lizard might become a fierce dragon.

A Pokemon's evolution will usually be a more powerful or wise version of what it came from. A lizard might become a fierce dragon. Repeat the steps above for Pokemon's evolution. Again, stay creative! Maybe your Pokemon has several evolutionary paths depending on its life.


Your Pokemon can be as in-depth or as simple as you like. Write stories, make up games, or create several Pokemon and an entire universe to surround them. Try creating several pictures of your Pokemon throughout its life--maybe some battle images next to a typical day of relaxation.

About the Author

Steven Elliott has been a writer for various websites since 2008. Although he publishes on a broad range of topics, his focus is in mental health. In 2011 he received a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Florida.

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