Pokemon is one of the most popular series on the planet! These creatures have appeared in video games, TV shows, movies, books, comics and many more forms of media.
One of the most important objects in the Pokemon world is the Pokeball, as these are used to capture more Pokemon.
They are also a recognizable symbol of the series, and learning how to draw a Pokeball can be a great way to show your love for the series.
Drawing a Pokeball can be harder than expected as it’s not quite a simple circle, but this guide will make it much easier!
Grab your favorite Pokemon and enjoy this step-by-step guide on how to draw a Pokeball in just 6 steps!
How to Draw A Pokeball – Let’s get Started!
We will start this guide on how to draw a Pokeball by drawing the outline of the ball. We will be drawing a circular shape, so you may want to use a drawing compass for this and the next step.
As mentioned earlier, we won’t be drawing a simple circle in this guide, and for now we will be focusing on one half of the Pokeball.
If you are using a drawing compass, simply draw half of a circle using the tool, but at the halfway mark draw some small bulges for where the two halves of the ball connect.
Once you have drawn these lines then you are ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Next, draw the other half of the Pokeball
You can complete the other half of your Pokeball drawing outline in this second step. This is another step where you could use a drawing compass for the curve of the ball.
The curve for the bottom half of the ball will begin at the central bulge that you drew in the previous step.
That will finish off the outline for the Pokeball, and we can start to add some more details in the next few steps!
Step 3 – Now, draw the central part of the Pokeball
Part of the iconic design of the Pokeball is the round part connected to the central band of the ball. That is the aspect we will be drawing in this step of our guide on how to draw a Pokeball.
To do this, we will extend some slightly curved lines inward from the bulges that you drew in the outline in the previous steps.
These lines will culminate in a central circular shape in the middle, and this will serve as the button the opens the Pokeball.
Step 4 – Next, draw some details for the button of the Pokeball
Step 4 of your Pokeball drawing will be quite a simple one for you to do! All we will be doing for now will be adding some detail to the button that you drew in the previous step.
To do this, you can draw a circle inside the button, and then draw another one inside of it close to the outline.
Once you have the button details drawn, we can finish off the drawing in the next step before we add some color to it.
Step 5 – Now, finish off your Pokeball drawing
In the various Pokemon shows, games and other media, the Pokeballs will usually look nice and shiny. We will be drawing this shining detail in this step of our guide on how to draw a Pokeball.
To start these details, you can draw a circular shape near the top of the Pokeball for a reflective detail. Then, draw a small curved line near the left-hand corner of the central band of the Pokeball.
Then, you can finish off by adding another curved line starting at the central band and to the side of the ball on the bottom half.
Once you have drawn these reflective details, you have finished the final details of the Pokeball! You don’t have to move on quite yet though, and there is a lot that you can do to put your own spin on this drawing.
One cool idea you could go for would be to draw your favorite Pokemon emerging from the Pokeball. There are also different variations of Pokeballs, and you could draw some of these variations.
How will you personalize this drawing before you color it in for the final step?
Step 6 – Finish off your Pokeball drawing with some color
This final step of your Pokeball drawing will see you adding some awesome colors to your image. The classic Pokeball colors are red, white and black for the central band.
We went for this color scheme in our reference image, but we changed it up a bit by using several shades of red and greys for the two halves.
Then we used some slightly darker greys for the central band of the ball to finish it off.
If you wanted to create different Pokeball variations, you could also use different colors to create ones such as a Great Ball or even the impressive Master Ball!
If you drew any extra details or added some Pokemon, you can also incorporate more colors by coloring in these aspects.
Then you can have some fun playing around with some different art mediums and tools. We can’t wait to see how you finish off this drawing!
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This drawing of a Pokeball shows a classic Pokeball with the vibrant red and white design that is most common.
It shows just one of many Pokeball variants that can be found in the series and games.
If you wanted to make some different takes on the Pokeball, you could create some of these other variants. Some of these Pokeballs have colors like yellow, blue and even black.
What other Pokeballs could you create for this picture?
The Pokemon series is filled with many great human characters that would use a Pokeball just like this one. You could add one of these characters to show who would be wielding this one!
One of the main characters of the series is Ash Ketchum. He would be a great character to add, but he’s far from the only one.
You could have the character of your choice merely holding the ball or it could be thrown by them.
What other characters could you add?
Adding human characters is one thing, but there are also tons of Pokemon that you could put into your Pokeball drawing! There are literally hundreds of these characters to choose from.
Maybe you could go with a well known one like Pikachu, or you could go with a more unusual one like Sudowoodo. These are just two of many, and any one you choose could even look like it has just emerged from the Pokeball.
Which of your favorite Pokemon could you add to the picture?
Whether you added some Pokemon or human characters, it could be great to add a background for the Pokeball sketch you have been creating.
This is another one you would have a lot of options for. If you have a favorite battle from the series, then you could portray the background setting from the battle to make a scene.
Or, you may want to create an entirely unique background instead. Where is this Pokeball being used?
Your Pokeball Drawing is Complete!
You have reached the end of this guide on how to draw a Pokeball, and we hope you had an incredible time working on it!
This drawing was deceptively tricky to draw as there were a few tricky details in it. This guide was made to show you how fun and easy it can be to create this iconic Pokeball!
Now you can have lots of Pokemon fun by adding your own details and additions to the picture. You could draw your favorite Pokemon coming out of it or create some Pokeball variations.
There are lots of great ideas you could go for, so be sure to get creative and have fun with it.
We have more guides that cover how to draw many more awesome series and other objects for you to enjoy. Be sure to visit our website frequently as we upload new ones all the time!
Once your Pokeball drawing is complete, we would love to see your artwork! You can give us a look by sharing it on our Facebook and Pinterest pages. We can’t wait to see it!