Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: January 2018 - Grass Types ~ Text-Based Results Up!

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  1. bbninjas Squid or Kid?

    Forum Super Mod Advanced Member Member


    Welcome to the January round of the Create-A-Card!

    Fitting for the fresh New Year, this month’s theme is Grass-type Pokemon! You may choose any Pokemon that is canonically a Grass type Pokemon (i.e. no Bug types, unless they are part-Grass) to be the subject of your entry. The card itself does not have to be [G]-type.

    As an artist, you will not be restricted to a specific card era when creating your card. However, if not otherwise stated, we will be assuming that the card you create is for the current TCG era.

    This contest has two sections, text-based and image-based fakes. For text-based fakes, all you have to do is create a card in text form and post it in here! For the image-based fake, you’ll need the help of some software to let your creations come to life. But one thing remains important between both of them: your cards must be completely original!


    • To sign up you must reply to the thread below. Make sure to include whether you’re in for text or image-based fakes!
    • You may register with a partner and work together on the same card. This way each member can use their different talents and combine their skills, especially if one of you is an artist and the other is a TCG player. (Feel free to post in the thread that you’re looking for a partner if you want one.)
    • We have a total of 20 spaces available for text-based entries and 20 for image-based. If you’ve never done an image-based card before, now is a great time to learn! PokéBeach has many card blanks and guides available for use.


    1. Creativity/Originality
      We’re all tired of effectless attacks! Without images, part of the intrigue with text-based fakes is the creativity of Pokémon Power / Body / Ability / attack effects. Let’s see something cool and new!
      Total: 20 points
    2. Wording
      Proper wording is key in designing any fake card. Try to ensure wording is correct for the era of card you choose as card wording has changed many times over the years. Naturally, grammar and spelling are also taken into consideration.

      Text-based fakers may format their entries any way they choose, but for those who are new or would like a guideline to follow, this is a simple formatting guideline you can follow:

      Pokémon – Type – HP50
      Stage 1 – Evolves from Pokémon

      Ability: Name
      Ability Effect

      [R][C] Attack 20
      Attack Effect

      Weakness: Fire (x2)
      Resistance: Psychic (-20)
      Retreat: [C] [C] [C]
      Pokédex Information

      Total: 15 points
    3. Believability/Playability
      Text-based fakes rely heavily on their believability. Think of your entries as if they were real cards. Try to avoid those 400 HP monsters which do 200 damage for [R]! Proper type (unless Delta-species), Pokédex information, and ballpark HP will be taken into consideration. We will assume that your card is being created for the current TCG era unless otherwise stated, so if you are making a card for a previous era, you must mention this in your entry post.
      Total: 15 points
    Max Points: 50

    1. Creativity/Originality
      This should be a given. With the proper photo editing tools, let your imagination run wild! This can involve innovating new gameplay mechanics, blanks, templates, etc.
      Total: 15 points
    2. Wording
      Proper wording is key in designing any fake card. Try to ensure wording is correct for the era of blank you choose as card wording has changed many times over the years. Naturally, grammar and spelling are also taken into consideration.
      Total: 15 points
    3. Fonts and Placement
      Correct fonts are imperative when creating realistic fakes. Placement of text / symbols / etc. is also taken into consideration.
      Total: 10 points
    4. Believability/Playability
      Because this division of the contest is so image-heavy, the believability and playability takes a backseat here. However, it’s still worth a portion of the total points, so try to keep it in the realm of believable! Proper type (unless Delta-species), Pokédex information, and ballpark HP will be taken into consideration.
      Total: 5 points
    5. Aesthetics
      Aesthetics is all about how your card looks as a complete whole. Aspects of this category include using creative and appropriate artwork, using neat or custom blanks, and overall having an appealing card creation. Additionally, You may not use existing artwork from the TCG for your cards. If you’d like to use Ken Sugimori stock artwork, you may do so, but it must be transformative in nature.
      Total: 5 points
    Max Points: 50

    So that’s the point breakdown for this month’s Create-A-Card. @TheR3DX will be judging both the text-based and image-based portions of the contest this month.

    Keen to join the judging team? You can learn how to apply here.

    General Rules

    • For those entering image-based, you must include the symbol here on your card (such as the set symbol) or else your entry won’t be accepted. It was designed by the lovely Nekoban Ryo who continuously creates resources for the faking world and faker himself. In addition, we do not allow any image-based entries that have been made using automatic, online card generators.
    • If you edit your post you’ll have an instant deduction of 2 points from your overall score, and posting your entry again on a different post also deducts 2 points. When you submit, make sure you’re done! If you mess up the tags or have a similar coding disaster, contact myself or the month’s judges as to get it fixed. If you forget to credit someone, do so in a new post instead of editing.
    • Participants who fail to submit a card by the deadline, if the particular portion is full, will automatically lose 2 points for next round (similar to losing 2 points for the current round for editing). If the portion you have signed-up for is full and if you wish to drop out, you must do so by the 23rd of January at 12 PM to not incur the penalty. Continuing to fail to post a submission in future rounds will result in a possible ban from the contest for a couple of months. Please keep a close eye on the deadline.
    • All CAC entries should not be posted elsewhere in the PokéBeach forums while the current month’s contest is ongoing. If you have a personal thread or gallery where you post your fake card creations, you must wait to post your CAC card there until the contest is complete and full judging results have been posted. This is to ensure that CAC judges can continue to give proper feedback both within the contest and in the forums.
    • Members will be able to weigh in on their favorite fakers! Members are free to vote for ONE text-based entry and ONE image-based entry, both spectators and entrants, though we encourage participants to not vote for themselves. A poll will be linked in-thread shortly after the deadline has passed, or votes can be PMed to myself (@bbninjas).
    • Artists (illustrators) are free to post in this thread, letting participants know that they are available.
    • All entries should meet the forum rules. You should always credit the artist, and never use someone else’s art without their permission, else it is considered art theft.

    Deadline: January 27th (Sat.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. Jabberwock
    2. TheNyanCatXD
    3. King1313
    4. Kavross
    5. JuStuPro
    6. MarshalBry
    7. Knight of Dust
    8. TeamAqua4Life
    9. demifiend700
    10. bbninjas
    11. Yog
    12. This could be you!

    1. GekkisaiDaiNi
    2. Lord o da rings
    3. VioletValkyrie
    4. rainyman123
    5. Jermaine
    6. P3DS
    7. DashKing
    8. Jake_Silberman
    9. The Last Shaymin
    10. jessalakasam
    11. DoubleAACE
    12. Tails
    13. GM Draclord
    14. Ilovepokemom
    15. Professor_jplap
    16. NinJamezor
    17. The Psychic Sorcerer
    18. Alex Sableye
    19. Ninja Penguin
    20. TheFlyingPidove


    Bold names means I have seen your entry in this thread.

    Want to help advertise the contest? Just paste the code below for the banner in your sig!
    Credit goes to @Nekoban Ryo for the banner.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018

  2. GekkisaiDaiNi The light flickers. I flicker back.


    Definitely in! (For text)
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  3. Lord o da rings


    /in for text
  4. VioletValkyrie Himedere ☆

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Put me in for text. I finally have the opportunity since last time.
    bbninjas likes this.
  5. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid



    EDIT: For image. Whoops.
  6. Nyan Staring into space again...

    Chat Room Staff Member

    Sign me up!

    EDIT: Just like jabber, forgot to put image :p. Sign me up for image!
    Jabberwock likes this.
  7. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid


    @bbninjas you should just assume that everyone who doesn't specify a category wants to be placed in image. :U
    TheR3DX, TheNyanCatXD and bbninjas like this.
  8. Jadethepokemontrainer Ready for anything!

    Forum Mod Chat Room Staff Member

  9. bbninjas Squid or Kid?

    Forum Super Mod Advanced Member Member

    Just to clarify, your card entry itself does not actually have to be [G]-type. It just has to be of a Grass Pokemon; for example, you could make a [G]-Type Mega Sceptile or an [N]-type Mega Sceptile.
    TheNyanCatXD likes this.
  10. Lord o da rings


    Virizion HP: 110 - Grass
    Basic Pokémon
    NO. 640 Grassland Pokémon HT: 6'7" WT: 440.9 lbs.

    Ability - Sword of Justice

    This Pokémon's attacks do 20 more damage (after Weakness and Resistance) for each [F] Energy card attached to this Pokémon.

    [G][C][C] Whirlwind Blade 80
    Switch this Pokémon with 1 of your Benched Pokémon. Then, switch your opponent's Active Pokémon with 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon.

    Weakness: [R] x 2
    Resistance: None
    Retreat: [C]

    Pokédex: Its head sprouts horns as sharp as blades. Using whirlwind-like movements, it confounds and swiftly cuts opponents.
    There were some very apparent inspirations from this card. It's easily my favorite Sword of Justice, and I absolutely love its shiny. I wanted to make an ability that seemed like a somewhat reversed Justified that it has in the games, and Fighting Energy cards would power it up more. I also took the entirety of Whirlwind Blade's inspiration from the Pokédex, and basically made it an attacking Guzma. This was an interesting one to make, for sure.


    - Palossand (SM, 75/149)
    - Guzma (BUS, 115/147)
    - Virizion (SL, 8/73)
    GekkisaiDaiNi likes this.
  11. GekkisaiDaiNi The light flickers. I flicker back.


    Like basically all of us, you forgot to put your category. :p
  12. Oh yeah right I guess ill just do image like I always do :p

    In for text
  13. Jermaine Aspiring Trainer


    I'm in for text.
  14. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015


    In for text
  15. Jake_Silberman Champion's Road is bad.


    If it isn't too late, I'll sign up for text.
  16. DashKing Aspiring Trainer


    In for text!
  17. The Last Shaymin He does it!
    The Last Shaymin


    In for text!!! ooh im excited
  18. The Last Shaymin He does it!
    The Last Shaymin


    I miss this little guy :)
    Sunkern – Grass – HP30
    NO. 191 Seed Pokémon HT: 1'00" WT: 4.0 lbs

    [G] Leech Seed
    At the end of your opponent's next turn, put 1 damage counter on the Defending Pokémon and heal 10 damage from this Pokémon.

    [G] [C] Seed Bomb 50
    Flip a coin. If tails, this attack does nothing.

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Resistance: None
    Retreat: [C] [C]
    Pokédex Information: Sunkern tries to move as little as it possibly can. It does so because it tries to conserve all the nutrients it has stored in its body for its evolution. It will not eat a thing, subsisting only on morning dew.
    Turtonator-GX Guardians Rising
    Ratatta Plazma Freeze
    I had a wrong pokedex number so I edited it rip 2 points
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
    Professor_jplap likes this.
  19. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    You have accidentally given Sunkern the Pokédex number belonging to Exeggutor. Sunkern's Pokédex number is 191. Other than that, I like it.

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