They're adorable, imaginative and great in battle-Pokemon toys of characters like Pikachu, Squirtle, Turtwig and Chimchar are fun to collect…and images of the figures are fun to color. Print free Pokemon coloring pages for your kids to use on rainy days or when they need a break from their Pokemon video games and toys. Use these steps to find, download, print and use free Pokemon coloring pages.

Finding Images

Find an assortment of free Pokemon coloring pages at online sites like, and In addition to favorite Pokemon, some websites even offer images of Pokemon trainers like Ash, Brock, Misty and the dastardly Team Rocket.

To get more free Pokemon coloring pages, conduct a Google or Yahoo search for the images. Just type "free Pokemon coloring pages" in the search field or search for the character your child loves most (although a specific search works best with the most popular characters like "free Pikachu coloring pages" and are less successful for more obscure Pokemon, like Unown.)

Printing Pokemon Coloring Pages

Print the free Pokemon coloring pages directly from your computer by clicking on the desired Pokemon image and hitting "print." Some sites offer pdfs that you can print or save immediately.

Alter the size of the Pokemon coloring pages to make them more realistic, like making a picture of Snorlax much bigger than one of little Weedle. Simply right click the image and save it to your computer hard drive. Open the image in a simple program like Photoshop Elements and resize it before printing.

Coloring Page Activities

Turn the Pokemon pictures into characters to put on a fun puppet show, for example. After you get free Pokemon coloring pages, print them on sturdy cardstock and cut the Pokemon out. Color the characters, then glue a Popsicle stick to the back so your kids can manipulate and "battle" with them.

Use the Pokemon pictures to create custom coloring pages for your children. Print the images on 8.5-by-11-inch pieces of paper or card stock and write instructions across the bottom for your kids to follow. Ask them to fill portions in with certain colors, find specific objects hidden in the coloring pages or write a simple paragraph describing the action in the picture, for example.

Create crafts with the free Pokemon coloring pages. Output the images on colorful cardstock and fold as simple greeting cards or reduce the Pokemon images to become backpack tags, bookmarks or cute decals to stick on book covers. You can even print the Pokemon clip art on t-shirt transfer material to customize kids' play shirts.