Pokémon Nanoblocks

Pokémon Nanoblocks (Japanese: ポケモン ナノブロック Pokémon Nanoblock) are a set of micro-sized building block models produced by Kawada. The first models were released in Japan in 2013. In the United States, Pokémon Nanoblocks are distributed by Ohio Art Company and were first released on October 1, 2015. They are recommended for ages 12 and up.

Nanoblock+ Sets Combined

Nanoblock Models

Released models

Name Release date Picture Difficulty Number of pieces
Pikachu October 23, 2013   2/5 Over 130 pieces
Charmander October 23, 2013   2/5 Over 120 pieces
Bulbasaur October 23, 2013   2/5 Over 120 pieces
Squirtle October 23, 2013   2/5 Over 120 pieces
Eevee June 28, 2014   2/5 Over 130 pieces
Mewtwo June 28, 2014   3/5 Over 130 pieces
Gengar June 28, 2014   2/5 Over 150 pieces
Charizard June 28, 2014   3/5 Over 200 pieces
Lapras April 10, 2015   2/5 Over 130 pieces
Caterpie & Poké Ball April 10, 2015   2/5 Over 170 pieces
Dragonite April 10, 2015   3/5 Over 190 pieces
Snorlax April 10, 2015   3/5 Over 220 pieces
Farfetch'd November 28, 2015   3/5 Over 160 pieces
Venusaur May 24, 2016   2/5 Over 160 pieces
Blastoise May 24, 2016   3/5 Over 220 pieces
Vaporeon October 7, 2016   2/5 Over 140 pieces
Jolteon October 7, 2016   3/5 Over 170 pieces
Flareon October 7, 2016   2/5 Over 170 pieces
Gyarados June 24, 2017   3/5 170 pieces
Psyduck June 24, 2017   2/5 130 pieces
Rowlet April 29, 2017*
June 22, 2019
  2/5 170 pieces
Litten April 29, 2017*
June 22, 2019
  2/5* 170 pieces
Popplio April 29, 2017*
June 22, 2019
  3/5 110 pieces
Pichu September 23, 2017   1/5 100 pieces
Cyndaquil September 23, 2017   2/5 150 pieces
Chikorita September 23, 2017   1/5 90 pieces
Totodile September 23, 2017   2/5 150 pieces
Lugia January 20, 2018   3/5 210 pieces
Ho-Oh January 20, 2018   4/5 180 pieces
Chansey June 23, 2018   2/5 140 pieces
Magikarp June 23, 2018   3/5 130 pieces
Pokémon Quest Pikachu September 29, 2018   2/5 60 pieces
Pokémon Quest Charmander September 29, 2018   2/5 100 pieces
Pokémon Quest Bulbasaur September 29, 2018   1/5 50 pieces
Pokémon Quest Squirtle September 29, 2018   2/5 80 pieces
Pokémon Quest Eevee September 29, 2018   2/5 120 pieces
Pokémon Quest Magikarp September 29, 2018   2/5 100 pieces
Espeon January 2019   2/5 130 pieces
Umbreon January 2019   2/5 130 pieces
Mew January 2019   2/5 90 pieces
Zapdos April 20, 2019   4/5 210 pieces
Moltres April 20, 2019   3/5 190 pieces
Articuno April 20, 2019   3/5 170 pieces
Mimikyu June 22, 2019   3/5 200 pieces
Bewear June 22, 2019   2/5 190 pieces
Celebi August 17, 2019*   2/5 130 pieces
Gyarados
(Translucent)
August 17, 2019*   3/5 170 pieces
Lapras
(Translucent)
August 17, 2019*   2/5 130 pieces
Mega Charizard X 2019   3/5 320 pieces
Mega Charizard Y 2019   3/5 310 pieces
Grookey November 16, 2019   2/5 190 pieces
Scorbunny November 16, 2019   2/5 180 pieces
Sobble November 16, 2019   2/5 210 pieces
Groudon April 2020   3/5 290 pieces
Kyogre April 2020   3/5 260 pieces
Rayquaza April 2020   3/5 240 pieces
Slowpoke* August 2020  
 
2/5 140 pieces
Farfetch'd
(Galarian Form)
August 2020   2/5 190 pieces
Ponyta
(Galarian Form)
September 2020   3/5 200 pieces
Lucario September 2020   3/5 160 pieces
Yamper November 21, 2020   2/5 190 pieces
Greninja November 21, 2020   3/5 180 pieces
Leafeon January 23, 2021   2/5 140 pieces
Glaceon January 23, 2021   2/5 160 pieces
Sylveon January 23, 2021   3/5 170 pieces
Garchomp April 17, 2021   3/5 210 pieces
Kubfu April 17, 2021   2/5 160 pieces
Turtwig September 25, 2021   2/5 130 pieces
Chimchar September 25, 2021   2/5 150 pieces
Piplup September 25, 2021   2/5 170 pieces
Pikachu in Lunar New Year Costume 2021   2/5 140 pieces
Lucario Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   3/5 160 pieces
Leafeon Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   2/5 140 pieces
Glaceon Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   2/5 160 pieces
Garchomp Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   3/5 210 pieces
Turtwig Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   2/5 130 pieces
Chimchar Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   2/5 150 pieces
Piplup Brilliant Shining ver. January 22, 2022   2/5 170 pieces
Raikou April 23, 2022   3/5 250 pieces
Entei April 23, 2022   3/5 240 pieces
Suicune April 23, 2022   3/5 220 pieces
Mega Venusaur August 6, 2022   2/5 250 pieces
Mega Blastoise August 6, 2022   3/5 360 pieces
Gardevoir November 26, 2022   2/5 130 pieces
Milotic November 26, 2022   2/5 200 pieces
Metagross November 26, 2022   2/5 230 pieces
Salamence September 9, 2023   2/5 210 pieces
Tyranitar September 9, 2023   2/5 210 pieces

Deluxe models

Several Deluxe (or DX) models have also been released. These typically contain more pieces and are of greater difficulty.

Name Release date Picture Difficulty Number of pieces
Pikachu DX September 29, 2018   3/5 560 pieces
Rayquaza Extreme DX November 21, 2020   5/5 1790 pieces*
Charizard DX November 27, 2021   4/5 860 pieces*
Dialga Deluxe November 26, 2022   4/5 1020 pieces
Palkia Deluxe November 26, 2022   4/5 1050 pieces
Mewtwo Deluxe November 18, 2023   4/5 620 pieces*

20th Anniversary Edition

 
Nanoblock Mew

To commemorate 20 years of Pokémon, a special gray monochrome edition of the first series of Nanoblocks were released on March 4, 2016. The gray color is reminiscent of the original games, and the models come in a box with the original game art box art at the front. Each model comes with spare pieces which can be collected together and used to make a monotone model of Mew. The instructions for Mew can be downloaded on-line by inputting four passcodes obtained from each of the four models. The Mew model requires 88 pieces and has a difficulty of 2/5.

Character Picture Difficulty Number of Pieces
Pikachu Monotone
ピカチュウモノトーン
  2/5 150 pieces
Hitokage Monotone
ヒトカゲモノトーン
  2/5 130 pieces
Fushigidane Monotone
フシギダネモノトーン
  2/5 140 pieces
Zenigame Monotone
ゼニガメモノトーン
  2/5 160 pieces

Other models

From November 23, 2017 to March 18, 2018, a translucent Pikachu model could be won by mailing in four barcodes from the Pokémon Nanoblock series.

For a limited time, players who bought at least two of copies of Ultra Sun and/or Ultra Moon from BIC Camera, Sofmap or Kojima received a Nanoblock model of an opened Poké Ball and Quick Ball.

An exclusive Machoke Nanoblock was available for purchase at Zozotown. The Machoke model has a difficulty of 2/5 and came packaged with Pikachu and Eevee Nanoblocks. These Pikachu and Eevee Nanoblocks have a slightly darker shade than the previous models. This set was released in March 2019.

A gray Pikachu Deluxe Nanoblock was was released in November 2019 for the Thunderbolt Project by FRGMT & Pokémon. Another series of gray Pokémon Nanoblock (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle and Snorlax) were released in early 2022 for the Thunderbolt Project.

Mini Nanoblock Models

These are a set of mini Nanoblock models which are about half the size of the regular Pokémon Nanoblock models. Each model comes in a blind bag so that the model inside cannot be identified.

First series

 
Translucent Poké Ball

The first series was released in April 2017. Each model consists of 25 to 75 pieces. For a limited time, a translucent Poké Ball model was given out to customers who purchased the whole box containing all 12 models.

Pikachu Charmander Bulbasaur Squirtle Nidoran♂ Nidoran♀
           
Diglett Cubone Porygon Magikarp Poké Ball Secret
         

Second series

 
Translucent Great Ball

The second series was released in July 22, 2017. Each model consists of 37 to 83 pieces. For a limited time, a translucent Great Ball model was given out to customers who purchased the whole box containing all 12 models.

Charizard Caterpie Rattata Eevee Doduo Psyduck
           
Raichu Mewtwo Magnemite Lapras Great Ball Secret
         

Third series

 
Translucent Ultra Ball

The third series was released in December 16, 2017. Each model consists of 34 to 88 pieces. For a limited time, a translucent Ultra Ball model was given out to customers who purchased the whole box containing all 12 models.

Blastoise Venusaur Weedle Pidgey Jolteon Flareon
           
Vaporeon Tentacool Dratini Bellsprout Ultra Ball Secret
         

Fourth series

The fourth series was first released in April 21, 2018. Each model consists of 81 to 121 pieces.

Gengar Chansey Snorlax Zapdos Articuno Moltres
           


Fifth series

The fifth series was first released on September 29, 2018. Each model consists of 59 to 79 pieces.

Eevee Flareon Jolteon Vaporeon Espeon Umbreon
           


Sixth series

The sixth series was first released at the end of June 2020. The Pikachu and Magnemite models are identical to the models released in the first and second series respectively.

Pikachu Magnemite Alolan Raichu Charjabug Flaaffy Rotom
           


Seventh series

The sixth series was first released at the end of September 2020. The Charmander and Charizard models are identical to the models released in the first and second series respectively.

Charmander Charizard Fennekin Cyndaquil Chimchar Pignite
           


Eighth series

The eighth series was first released in November 21, 2020. The Porygon and Eevee models are identical to the models released in the first and second series respectively.

Eevee Swablu Munchlax Bewear Porygon Chatot
           

Ninth series

The ninth series was first released in January 23, 2021. The Magikarp and Blastoise models are identical to the models released in the first and third series respectively.

Blastoise Wingull Piplup Slowking Magikarp Cramorant
           

Tenth series

The tenth series was first released in April 17, 2021. The Bulbasaur and Venusaur models are identical to the models released in the first and third series respectively.

Venusaur Bulbasaur Sceptile Shaymin Rowlet Grookey
           

Eleventh series

The eleventh series was first released in August 7, 2021. The Dratini model is identical to the model released in the third series.

Dragonite Dratini Goodra Bagon Drampa Garchomp
           

Twelfth series

The twelfth series was first released in November 27, 2021. The Doduo and Pidgey models are identical to the models released in the second and third series respectively.

Pidgey Aerodactyl Doduo Emolga Butterfree Corviknight
           

Thirteenth series

The thirteenth series was first released in August 6, 2022. The Tentacool and Weedle models are identical to the models released in the third series.

Tentacool Weedle Slowbro
(Galarian Form)
Toxtricity
(Amped Form)
Toxtricity
(Low Key Form)
Roselia
           

Other models

From August 5 to October 31, 2017, a translucent mini Zapdos model (90 pieces) could be won by mailing in four barcodes from the mini Pokémon Nanoblock series.

From November 23, 2017 to March 18, 2018, translucent mini Moltres and Articuno models could be won by mailing in four barcodes from the mini Pokémon Nanoblock series.

A translucent mini Squirtle was available for a limited time for the overseas release of Pikachu DX Nanoblocks.

Nanoblock+ Sets

Pokémon Nanoblock+ (Japanese: ナノブロック プラス Nanoblock Plus) models use larger building blocks than the Nanoblock models. They are recommended for people ages 5 and up.

Character Release date Picture Number of pieces Notes
Mega Lizardon X's Secret Castle
メガリザードンXの秘密の城
November 29, 2014   379 pieces Comes with the Mega Charizard X Moncollé figurine.
Can be combined with other sets
Keromatsu’s Yacht Harbor
ケロマツのヨットハーバー
November 29, 2014   199 pieces Comes with the Froakie Moncollé figurine.
Can be combined with other sets
Fokko’s Coffee Shop
フォッコのおしゃれなカフェ
November 29, 2014   230 pieces Comes with the Fennekin Moncollé figurine.
Can be combined with other sets
Harimaron’s Tree House
ハリマロンのツリーハウス
November 29, 2014   276 pieces Comes with the Chespin Moncollé figurine.
Can be combined with other sets
Pikachu's Battle Field
ピカチュウのバトルフィールド
November 29, 2014   222 pieces Comes with the Pikachu Moncollé figurine.
Can be combined with other sets
Pokémon Pikachu Set
ポケモン ピカチュウセット
July 22, 2017   Comes with instructions to build other objects including a helicopter and ship
Pokémon Deluxe Set
ポケモン デラックスセット
July 22, 2017   Comes with instructions to build other objects including a castle and plane

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