Fan 3D print Awesome Pokemon Themed Chess Set

Designating Pokemon to represent different pieces, this fan made a cool 3D printed Pokemon themed chess set.

Fans have been making game mash-ups for years, combining Minecraft with The Genshin effect or Doom Eternal with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These crossovers have resulted in some interesting combinations (Doomguy and Isabelle? Weird!), and they speak to the creativity in the game’s fanbase.

A fan and their friend decided to combine two unlikely games into one beautiful craft – Pokemon and chess. Using water-type Pokemon from the Generation I games, these fans created Pokemon– themed chess sets.

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In a post on the r/gaming subreddit, u / PhillSerrazina shows off a bright chess board adorned with black and white Pokemon pieces. Using turpentine as a base of selection, they 3D printed a complete chess set, using water-type Pokemon instead of traditional pieces.

On the chessboard, they use a team of Squirtles to replace the pieces. Standing tall in the center of the back of the sign were the Blastoise King and the Gyrados Queen. Additionally, the other pieces are replaced with Seadras, Poliwraths, and a Vaporeon atop the chariot tower.

The clear simple contrast between the two really makes the Pokemon pieces pop on the wooden board. While not as colorful as the usual Pokemon, the clean color palette adds an air of luxury, perfectly suited to chess.

Another Redditor suggested that Magikarp should substitute Squirtle for the pawn, so it would be suitable for queen Gyrados. Conceptually, it makes sense, but it’s hard to deny that there’s something incredibly cute about Squirtle’s puzzle pieces!

This isn’t the first time u/PhillSerrazine and their friends have created a Pokemon-themed chess set. In fact, the two had created a fire-themed set just a few months earlier. Also focusing on Gen I Pokemon, they set up their fire type table with King Charizard and Queen Moltres.

The creators mentioned that they are working on combining the two sets to create a Fire vs Water themed board. That being said, they are also planning to throw some grass type Pokemon into the mix for their final release. Whichever direction they go, we’ll definitely keep an eye on it!

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