Pokemon Amigurumi: Detective Pikachu

Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view with movie poster

This week, for the release of Detective Pikachu, I have made the pikachu! Ever since I heard about this movie, I had to know more about it before deciding to watch it.

Believe it or not, I got the game just to play it through before watching it. I can safely say that the movie alludes to the game in accurate blips; the talking pikachu concept is straight from the game.

Detective Pikachu game cover

Pikachu was surprisingly hard to make, because every time I sketched it, my old drawing habits from 9-yr old me would show through. I had to really try to break the habit; this is also why I have a hard time making eevee. It still shows a bit in the face, but I’m satisfied how it turned out.

Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, concept art
This was the best attempt at drawing Pikachu

For the head, I wanted to make a bean shape that does a slight poke-out at the nose and mouth area – I’m glad I wrote it in my book, because I sort of forget how I did this part. It was by using a combination of double crochets and a sequence of increasing and decreasing that created the face. If I ever decide to make Eevee, I’ll be looking at this section for the face.

Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view of the head and body section
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, side view of the head and body section

The tail was made by creating a “flattened round” out of a chain; every new stepped section was made by cutting the round by half and then chaining a new section to continue the cycle. I would say that this was a neat method to try out – the tail turned out fairly sturdy with a distinct zig-zag shape.

Example of a flattened round
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, tail segment

The other parts were straightforward to make, and as usual, I stitched the eyes, nose, and mouth. Compared to some of my other plush toys, Pikachu wasn’t too complicated; it was just the fact that I had drawn Pikachu so much in my childhood that it was a hard habit to break.

Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view of face with eyes, mouth, and nose stitched in place
Look at those soulless eyes
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view of face with eyes, mouth, and nose stitched in place
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view of face with eyes, mouth, cheeks, and nose stitched in place

Here are the results:

Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, side view
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, alternate side view
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, back view
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view close up
Amigurumi Detective Pikachu, front view with promo cards from the movie

Are you going to watch the movie?

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