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Ancient Pokeball from Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Support-Free, 100% Snap-Together, Different Inserts Available, Nintendo Switch Game, Nintendo DS, Jewelry Inserts))

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3D model description

Timeline of Updates:

3/10/2021: Initial Upload

3/11/2021: Improved Snap-Together Pieces. Updated Hinge, Ring Bottom, Ring Top, Ball Top, and Steam Valve.

3/24/2021: New Inserts! I uploaded files for a Nintendo Switch Game Insert (2 Piece) & Jewelry Insert (3 Piece). The previous silver ring design (top & bottom) changed to accommodate the snap-in inserts (now v2).

3/25/2021: Steam Hinge with Extra Clearance Added

7/26/2021: New Files 'Ball Top (Extra Clearance)' and 'Ball Bottom (Extra Clearance)' added to help with the rings snapping into place.

3/19/2022: Completely Remade Version 2 Uploaded. See Description Below.

3/22/2022: Upload Heavy Ball files for Version 2. Also uploaded inserts for DS Games (2 pieces, Holds 10 Games) and SD/Micro SD Cards (2 pieces, Holds 12 SD + 12 Micro SD Cards).

4/1/2022: Re-uploaded v2 Arceus files with fixes inserts. The only change is the top inserts to accommodate the Heavy Ball Top.

Model Description

There are 2 completely different versions of this Pokeball design. Both fully snap together and both have to the ability to be used wide open or with storage inserts. Each design has its own set of tradeoffs, but in my opinion Version 2 (the newest version) is better for strength, ease of printing, and ease of assembly.

Version 1: This was the first version I uploaded, and while I am still very proud of it I became painfully aware of its flaws after printing a few hundred of them. One thing I disliked about the design was that it wasn't support free. Other big issues with this version is that it can become very difficult to snap together if your settings aren't juuuuust right, specifically Z height and Extrusion/Flow. It also doesn't have the strongest hinge, or the strongest locking assembly (the latch and front notch). Its a great model, but when producing them in mass it can become a pain to print and assemble. A lot of the componenets aren't replaceable if something breaks either.

Version 2: This complete remake was in response to the issues with Version 1 and there are a few big changes. First thing, the design is 100% support free, unlike Version 1 which needed supports in a few places. The hinge is also now print in place as opposed to the "snap-into-place" hinge on Version 1, which makes the ring assembly much stronger. The locking mechanism is now much stronger so very unlikely to break or come loose, but the components are also designed to be replaced easily if needed. The only major con I would say to Version 2 is that it isn't quite as "screen-accurate" as Version 1, which was the one minor sacrifice I had to make to make the necessary improvements.

**This design is uploaded with a non-commercial license. Downloading this file does not grant you the rights to sell commercially.

If you would like to consider gaining access to ALL of the models and the rights to print and sell, you can check out my Patreon at

3D printing settings

STL List:

Version 1 STL's:
- Ball Top (2 Clearance Options)

- Heavy Ball Top

- Heavy Ball SD Covers

- Ball Bottom (2 Clearance Options)

- Ring Top

- Ring Bottom

- Hinge

- Steam Valve (2 Different Clearance Options)

- Small Notch

- Nintendo Switch Game Inserts (2 Pieces, 16 Games)

- Jewelry Inserts (3 Pieces)

- Nintendo DS Game Inserts (2 Pieces)

Version 2 STL's:
- Ball Top

- Ball Bottom (Flat Bottom)
- Ball Bottom (Rounded Bottom)

- Rings

- Front Emblem Top

- Front Emblem Bottom

- Stream Valve

- Small Notch

- Latch

- Nintendo Switch Inserts (2 Pieces, 16 Games + 8 Micro SD)
- Nintendo DS Inserts (2 Pieces, 10 Games)
- SD/Micro SD Inserts (2 Pieces, 12 SD Cards + 12 Micro SD)

- Version 1 will need supports on the rings where the cutout is for the hinge.
- Version 2 is 100% Support Free


If you are having pieces fuse together (mainly the hinge), you are likely over extruding. I would suggest calibrating your eSteps/Flow and try again. You will also need to verify that your bridging is decent, otherwise that could also cause the hinge to fuse.

-If you are still having issues, please feel free to message or email me and I will see what I can do to help!

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 326760
  • 3D design format: ZIP Folder details Close
    • v1 Arceus Pokeball (Original Design).zip
      • Ball Bottom (Extra Clearance).stl
      • Ball Bottom.stl
      • Ball Top (Flat Inner Dome).stl
      • Ball Top.stl
      • DS insert bottom.stl
      • DS insert top.stl
      • Heavy Ball Top.stl
      • Hinge (Extra Clearance in Shaft).stl
      • Hinge.stl
      • Jewelry Insert Bottom Piece 1.stl
      • Jewelry Insert Bottom Piece 2.stl
      • Jewelry Insert Top.stl
      • Nozzle Insert Bottom.stl
      • Nozzle Insert Top.stl
      • Ring Bottom v2 (For Inserts).stl
      • Ring Top v2 (For Inserts).stl
      • SD Covers (Heavy Ball, Need 2).stl
      • Small Notch.stl
      • Steam Valve.stl
      • Switch Game Insert Bottom.stl
      • Switch Game Insert Top.stl
    • v2 Arceus Pokeball (Remake).zip
      • arceus_heavy_ball_top.stl
      • arceus_heavy_ball_top_sd_covers.stl
      • v2 ball bottom (flat bottom).stl
      • v2 ball bottom (rounded bottom).stl
      • v2 ball top.stl
      • v2 front emblem bottom.stl
      • v2 front emblem top.stl
      • v2 latch.stl
      • v2 rings.stl
      • v2 small notch.stl
      • v2 steam valve.stl
      • v2 switchinsertbottom.stl
      • v2 switchinserttop.stl
      • v2_DS_insert_bottom.stl
      • v2_DS_insert_top.stl
      • v2_SD_card_insert_bottom.stl
      • v2_SD_card_insert_top.stl

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  • Last update: 2022-09-01 at 00:00
  • Publication date: 2021-03-10 at 07:15


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