Pokemon Fan Shows Off Custom Poke Ball-Themed Switch Joy-Con Controllers
Nintendo doesn’t follow the trends in gaming, and is not one of them. The motion controls on the Wii and the Nintendo Wii Motion ControllersVirtual Boy, a failed VR headset, is also known as the Virtual BoyThe Japanese gaming company has sold many unique pieces of equipment. The Joy-Con controller for Nintendo Switch was one of Nintendo’s most innovative, but still bizarre designs. One gamer recently decided to make their own Joy-Cons themed on the Nintendo Switch.PokemonSeries.
One creative Pokemon fan decided that their Joy-Cons needed a makeover. The creator painted the controllers using their artistic talents. They painted the Joy-Cons with red and white paint to make them look like the Poke Ball in the Pokemon series. The black line divides each controller into two colors: the upper half is red, and the lower half is white.
Reddit user iloveulongtime shared some details about the creation of custom controllers inspired by Pokemon in a post. They also noted that they had scrubbed the Joy-Cons’ outer casings with Scotch-Brite before painting them. This was done to make the primer stick better on the surface. After cleaning the controllers with soap and water, the creator applied primer coats to them. After priming the controllers, the creator applied base coats to them and then used automotive masking tape to “create the Poke Ball effect.” Finally, the artist applied a few coats satin clear coat.
The design was created by iloveulongtime. They also shared some tips for those who want to paint their own Joy-Cons. The artists cautioned against airbrushing and said that it could cause damage if the base color is not right or the paint is too thin. They also advised those who are interested in painting their own Joy-Cons to wait until the previous coat is dry before applying a new coat of primer.
Reddit’s Pokemon community loves these custom Joy-Cons by iloveulongtime. This post already has nearly 800 upvotes and many users have commented that the creator did a great job. While Nintendo offers special Joy-Cons for fans to purchase, this new Poke Ball design from the creator on Reddit certainly stands out.