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Pokemon BW Animation Tutorial by Snivy101 Pokemon BW Animation Tutorial by Snivy101
At long last! 

If anyone's ever wanted to know how I animate Pokemon Sprites in the 5th Generation style, this is a step-by-step tutorial that goes through the whole process. 

I could have spent more time to make the tutorial a lot more organized and aesthetically pleasing, but this one gets the job done, and I wanted to get it out as soon as possible.

If you animate a sprite using this tutorial, link it to me! I'd love to see it!

Litten, Ivysaur, and Dusknoir belong to GameFreak
Litten Sprite by N-Kin
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KNIGHTBRUH Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You maybe should do that with aseprite dude
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^; It would probably be easier and more efficient but I'm so used to using Paint.NET
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KNIGHTBRUH Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand, but it isn't Photoshop !
I mean it's quite easy to use
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Bateye Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Is paint.net a website or soemthing you can download?? is it free o;?
great tutorial btw!
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually a program! (misleading with the .NET right?)

www.getpaint.net/index.html

Yes, it is free ;) and thanks!!
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RasecDreemurr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
thanks!! you helped me C:
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad I could help! :D
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yashu204 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How would you make a head move? For example, your Rowlet sprite's head turns. What would you do if you wanted to achieve something similar to that?
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's something that I do by hand in MS Paint or Paint.net
sta.sh/01u674mf50lq
I hope this rough explanation helps a little ;)
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yashu204 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks for that in-depth tutorial! I think I get it now :D
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Let me know if you have any questions!
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Alessia-Nin10doh Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey can you help me plz ? After I made my sprite animation and uploaded it on deviantart it looks blurry ! How can I fix this problem ? Sad dummy 
Here's the animation
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice animation! But it doesn't look blurry at all for me. It may seem silly, but I think your window is zoomed in or out, which will distort the sprite and make it look blurry. Make sure you're zoomed in 100% in your browser. If that's not it, could you send me a screenshot of it blurry?
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Alessia-Nin10doh Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
sta.sh/01notcxbrvz0 <---- Here's it ! Strangely it's not blurry when I see it in someone +fav  but when I go in my page and try to click it, it's like in the stash ! Even when I try to resubmit it, it looks perfect in the pre-view but when submitted it's blurry !
I controlled the frames and it seems perfect !
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? that's weird. I did look at your screenshot though and the Deviation icon on "Newest Deviations," and it's the exact same quality as when I view one at 110% zoom, so I really do think zoom is the problem. Have you tried zooming out to 100%? I could still be wrong though xD
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Alessia-Nin10doh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to try again,thanks ! :'D

(And thanks for inspiring me for doing the sprites !)
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I'm happy to be an inspiration! :D
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lemmingland Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hiimfromtransformice.deviantar…

i was bored and i made this
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Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this alone has inspired me to download Paint.net
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dominekkas Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't tried animating my Pokemon sprites yet. This makes me want to animate them now. Love your tutorial by the way! Clap 
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! :D I'd love to see what you can do!
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dominekkas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to get the back sprites done first. After that, I'll try some animation. I will definitely not animate all my sprites. Maybe just my Mewtwo sprites, front and back. Then, I'll decide if I'll animate the rest. It'll be tenacious though. X_X
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's no way I'll be able to animate all of my Fakemon's sprites either. Still, it's always awesome to see them!
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dominekkas Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or fantasize them Laugh LOL 
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol me the animation nerd who used to go through the old guide books and imagine how they would've been animated shhh
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Albond-Art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Great tutorial! The way you put it, it seems so simple! (I'm sure it's not ;) )
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is actually! Learning it is the difficult part, but it really isn't terribly difficult. The difficult parts are smoothing the frames if you choose to and filling in the holes. The hole filling isn't really too hard either. Practice makes perfect ;) but thank you very much!
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Jephed215 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I've been looking my ass of for a tutorial like this. THANK YOU! Watching you on Deviant Art was definately one of the best decisions I made recently. :D
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) Wow Thanks a lot!
I appreciate the appreciation!
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JayLuxray Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, informative tutorial. Hopefully we see a lot more animated sprites just as good as your's in the future! :D
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Snivy101 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, I'm really excited to see the animated sprites people make on their own!
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