User agapl00 of PlanetMinecraft is a highly experienced skinner. She brings to use yet again a fantastic fan skin – this time of the legendary Ash Ketchum of the Pokemon series.
This character hardly needs an introduction for anyone born after the year 1980, so unless you’re nearly 40 and never had children, you should know who he is.
Here is an image of Ash and his signature Pikachu for reference:
As usual, agapl00’s details are spot on. Every important aspect of the character was captured masterfully within the restraints imposed by Minecraft’s model. The only issue that I have (and others, it seems) is that the colors in his clothes deviate a bit from that of his source material.
Other than that, the shading on this skin is phenomenal. Agapl00 has a long record of fantastic skins and this is just one more to add.
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Remember to keep your meta.inf and original steve texture backed up somewhere just in case.
Some time ago, I also reviewed a Misty skin. What character from the Pokemon universe would you like to see? Leave your answer in the comments below!