Drawing Pokémon is an intensely satisfying hobby, you can start off with the easiest to draw and work your way up. I’ve seen a ton of future artists try to complete the Kanto dex and continue onwards.
With just shy of 900 Pokémon in the national dex, finding some challenging Pokémon to draw can be a nightmare. Hundreds can be considered moderately difficult but some of them are on a whole other level.
I’ll go through the 10 hardest Pokémon to draw, I’ve tried to include different varieties for you to draw. It’ll help you expand your portfolio considerably!
If you’re looking to expand your horizons in terms of drawing, Metagross is the perfect start.
Not major difficult but providing enough in the way of uniqueness to prove a challenge. Especially the 4 legs which can be a pain to master!
Lots of straight lines but don’t think Cryogonal is simple by any means.
The way the inner rings go inwards then outwards, is very tough to get right.
So many colors and different details, Raikou is a really fun Pokémon to draw!
More animal based than other Pokémon on this list, you’ll likely be used to drawing cats or tigers but Raikou’s additional details warrant a place on this list.
Plenty of spikes, claws and fins. Dialga can be an interesting Pokémon to draw, albeit extremely tough.
Getting the light blue/white patterns right is a big target, as it’ll look completely different. Also, the chest plate can make or break your drawing!
Thankfully the color scheme is forgiving or Kyurem could well be in the top 3 on this list.
Lots of shapes, lines and of course, an unnatural body. All of this adds up to one difficult to draw Pokémon!
One of the most badass Pokémon of all time, Yveltal should not be taken lightly. So many claws, as well as intricate details on the skin and head.
The difference between a decently drawn Yveltal and perfectly drawn one is staggering, there’s so many shades to consider!
In terms of shape, Blacephalon is pretty simple but the real difficulty lies in the colors. No other Pokémon requires as much alignment in small, individual shapes too, which is a labour of love.
Getting this Pokémon drawn right is a great step in becoming a competent artist!
Ultra Beasts are always crazy, Guzzlord is perhaps the most bizarre Pokémon in existence.
Getting all those dozens of fangs drawn correctly is a lot harder than it seems, especially when you need to scale them to match the smaller parts, such as the claws.
Of all humanoid based Pokémon, Buzzwole will be your go-to.
Getting this one right requires a ton of time and effort but it’ll work wonders for any future humanoid based drawings you do!
The sheer amount of detail required to draw Celesteela is crazy. Patterns, shapes, layers and a rich color scheme add up to one difficult to draw Pokémon.
Scaling is the major player here, getting each individual aspect correct will take a long, long time.