Welcome to the PokéBeach Faking Resources and Help thread! Whether you're a complete newbie to the world of Pokémon faking or an old pro looking to start up a new project, the information contained here should be helpful to potential fakers of all types and knowledge levels. 1) Table of Contents & Resources 2) Tutorials 3) Faking Critics, FAQ, Credits, & Changelog ResourcesOur Resource section aims to provide you with all the tools you need to begin faking in a number of eras of the Pokémon TCG. Everything from card blanks to font guides is provided here for your use, however we do ask that you please do not alter the blanks provided here without the consent of their creator. If there's a particular resource you're looking for that isn't listed, feel free to make a post and ask about it, or ask around at the community Discord server! Classic Era Classic Era is the very start of the Pokémon TCG and traditionally consists of all cards made during the 1st Generation of games, from the original Base Set days up to and including Gym Challenge. From a faking perspective, Classic Era is one of the simplest, as it contains the smaller number of types and is relatively uncomplicated in terms of mechanics and available cards. Pokémon Blanks (all stages and types) Trainer Blanks Star Foil Holosheet (used for English Base, Jungle, and Fossil Cards) Galaxy Holosheet (used for all Japanese cards and English cards from Base Set 2 onward) Alternate Circular Holosheet Photoshop (.psd) Font Guide | GIMP (.xcf) Symbols Sheet (closest match for Classic) Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) 1st Edition Stamp Gym EraThe Gym Era is often considered part of the Classic Era, however some notable aesthetic differences means it deserves a special mention. This era introduced the Owner's Pokémon mechanic, featuring the eight Kanto Gym Leaders, and also the Stadium card, which has remained prevelant in the TCG ever since. Pokémon Blanks (.psd) (all stages and types, plus Dark, Steel, Fairy and Ice) Trainer Blanks Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate Software Non-Specific Font Guide Symbols Sheet Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) 1st Edition Stamp Neo EraThe Neo Era was a relatively short-lived era at the beginning of 2nd Generation. Along with Gen 2 Pokémon, Neo also introduced many new mechanics into the TCG, such as Dark- and Steel-type cards, Baby Pokémon, Pokémon tools, and ultra-rare Shining Pokémon. Some aesthetic elements also changed, inducing different graphics for many parts of the card. Pokémon Blanks | Japanese Version (all stages and types, including Babies) Trainer Blank Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate | Subtle Overlay Shining Foil Holosheet (for use with Shining Pokémon) Symbol Sheet Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) e-Card EraThe e-Card series changed the style of Pokémon cards rather dramatically in order to make use of Dot Code technology with the Nintendo e-Reader. As a result, some of the flavourful elements of cards were removed, such as Pokédex information. The e-Card era was also the first to have separate Poké-Powers and Poké-Bodies, and also featured the beginning of Supporters. Pokémon Blanks (all stages and types, with symbol sheet) Trainer Blanks Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate | Subtle Overlay Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) EX Era The EX era began with the 3rd Generation of Pokémon and lasted throughout it, making it one the longest Pokémon TCG eras. A great many new mechanics were introduced during this era, including Pokémon-ex, Pokémon ☆, Delta Species, and dual-typed Pokémon. Some older mechanics also returned, such as Owner's Pokémon and Dark Pokémon. Pokémon Blanks (all stages and types, including Pokémon-ex and Pokémon ☆) Dual Type Symbols (blanks themselves are not available unfortunately) Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate Photoshop (.psd) Font Guide Symbol Sheet Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) DPPt EraThe DPPt Era started with the beginning of the 4th Generation. Like each of the previous eras, there were significant aesthetic changes, as well as mechanical. The classification of Poison-type Pokémon as Psychic instead of Grass began in this era, and supporter and Stadium cards went through large design changes. Pokémon LV.X became the new Ultra Rare mechanic, Shiny Pokémon see a return to the TCG as secret cards, and Owner's Pokémon came back in the form of Pokémon SP. Arceus received a new mechanic all to himself in the Arceus expansion, which ended the era. Pokémon Blanks (all types and stages, including Pokémon SP, Pokémon LV.X and Secret Rares) Bonus Dragon, Fairy Blanks (includes Mega and Ultra Beast blanks for all types) More Custom Types Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate Symbol Sheet + Holosheets + .psd Font Guide SP Character Art is the official Sugimori Art Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) TCG Symbols Font (includes Energy and mechanic symbols) HGSS EraThe HGSS Era was a rather short-lived era that began with the HGSS remakes. Many aesthetic changes were made, including switching borders over to a mottled gold and silver colour to replace the plain yellow of previous eras. LV.X Pokémon were replaced with 2 new powerful mechanics, Pokémon Prime and Pokémon LEGEND. LEGEND cards in particular are notable for requiring 2 cards to be put together in order to play. The English-exclusive Call of Legends reprint set also saw a return of Shiny Pokémon, this time as specially numbered secret cards. Pokémon Blanks (includes all stages and types, as well as a Symbol Sheet) Pokémon LEGEND Blanks (includes LEGEND-specific Symbol Sheet) Pokemon Prime Blanks (older versions) Trainer Blanks Galaxy Holosheet | Alternate Photoshop (.psd) Font Guide Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) TCG Symbols Font (includes Energy and mechanic symbols) BW EraWith the beginning of the 5th Generation of Pokémon came the BW Era and many changes to the Pokémon TCG. The English numbering system was altered to match the Japanese style, holo styles changed drastically, and Dragon-type cards made their debut. Pokémon-EX emerged as the new powerful Pokémon mechanic, and Full Art cards and UR Shinies were additions for collectors. Towards the end of the era, the Plasma Pokémon and powerful ACE SPEC Trainer cards were introduced, adapted from the Owner's Pokémon of eras prior. Pokémon Blanks (all stages and types, including Pokémon-EX, Gold Borders, Restored Pokémon and Full Art cards) Pokémon Plasma Blanks (older versions) Trainer Blanks (includes Energy templates)| Full Art Trainers | ACE SPEC Blank | Plasma BW Holosheet 1 | 2 FA Pokémon Textures | Secret Rare Shiny Pokémon | Energy Symbols Photoshop (.psd) Font Guide Symbol Sheet Evolution Icon Sheet | DIY Guide Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) TCG Symbols Font (includes Energy and mechanic symbols) XY EraThe XY Era was launched at the beginning of the 6th Generation. For the first time since 2nd Gen, a new Pokémon Type - Fairy - was introduced to the games, which arrived into the TCG under the same name as expected. Pokémon-EX from BW Era remained, but some new mechanics debuted, such as Ancient Traits, M Pokémon-EX as a representation of Mega Evolution, and Pokémon BREAK. Snoop's Pokémon Blanks (all stages and types, including Pokémon-EX, Gold Borders, Restored Pokémon and Full Art cards, excluding Mega Pokémon-EX) Ancient Trait Pokémon Blanks (includes Font Guide) | Full Art M Pokémon-EX (includes Font Guide) BREAK Pokémon Blanks (also a .psd Font Guide) | Dual Types (Basics only) Trainer Blanks (includes Energy) | Full Art Trainers Diagonal XY Holosheet | Alternate | BREAK FA Pokémon Textures | Energy Symbols Photoshop (.psd) Font Guide | Software-Nonspecific (for Asche's Small Blanks) Pre-ORAS Symbol Sheet | ORAS | BREAK | Dual Type Evolution Icon Sheet | DIY Guide Fonts Pack (contains fonts for all eras) TCG Symbols Font (includes Energy and mechanic symbols) SM EraThe fresh 7th generation, one that broke many long-running series traditions, brought alongside the new SM Era. Aesthetics changed significantly for the first time since Gen 5, with a much-needed blank makeover and a new swirly holosheet. The era experienced a shift in focus on Evolution Pokémon with the new GX mechanic, similar to the Pokémon-ex, on which GX attacks made their debut, representing the new Z-Moves. Ultra Beasts make their debut, and the Lost Zone sees its return in the new Prism Star mechanic. Two Pokémon can tag up on one card in a new GX exclusive mechanic, Tag Team. Larger Pokémon Blanks (all stage types, including Pokémon-GX, UB -GX, Prism Star and Gold -GX) Smaller Pokémon Blanks (all types excluding GX) Team-Tag Pokémon Blanks (on request, ask aschefield101) Trainers | Energy SUNLAVA™ Holosheet Rainbow GX Holosheets Symbol Sheet Custom BlanksThroughout the years, many Pokémon TCG Fakers have designed their own custom blanks for use in different situations. Feel free to experiment with some of our favourites listed below! Ancient Origins Blanks & Resources (remember Ancient Mew?) - aschefield101 Ancient Origins Font - Nekoban Ryo Beta Classic Blanks (Japanese) - Nekoban Ryo Beta Classic Blanks (English Remastered) - Nekoban Ryo BW-era Delta Blanks - Shining Bill Custom Mega Pokemon (PSD) - BigfootAUS Galactic BW Blanks (PSD) - ShiningBill Galactic Episodes Blanks - aschefield101 Horizontal Trainer's Blank - Nekoban Ryo Lunar Eclipse Blanks - aschefield101 Multisided Blanks - Nod3rator Neo-Gym Mash Custom Blanks - Nekoban Ryo New Species Blanks - Nekoban Ryo Rainbow Rocket Custom Blanks (SM-Era) - bartyboy6 Splattered Dual-Type Blanks (SM-Era) - bartyboy6 TCG Game Boy Blanks - Nekoban Ryo Tempest Blanks (centre to page) - aschefield101 Welkin Blanks - Zygarde Who Knows? Blanks (includes unofficial fairy) - Metagross101 WinchFall Blanks | Resources - aschefield101 Custom ResourcesSometimes Pokémon TCG Fakers will design some random custom goodies for use on their blanks, and will share them with the community. Here's just one assortment of them below. Alola Trainer Icons - Edwin Santander Classic Fake Card Stamp - Nekoban Ryo Classic Holofoil for Printed Cards - Nekoban Ryo Custom Holofoils: Mosaic | Ripple | Rounded Rectangles | Star Rings - Nekoban Ryo Custom Textures - TylerRVG Modern Gym Leader Icons - Rune-Blad3 Neo Johto Gym Leader Icons - CMP Retro-Style Textures Generator (.psd) - Nekoban Ryo Team Names for BW-Style Trainers Pokemon - Nekoban Ryo Villianous Team Icons - Rune-Blad3 Custom Energy Icons: 3D - Nekoban Ryo Battrio - Aschefield101 Classic - Nekoban Ryo Dualtype - aschefield101 Glossy - Nekoban Ryo Glowing - Nekoban Ryo Textured - TylerRVG Neo Classic - CMP Neo Custom 1 - Aschefield101 Neo Custom 2 - Aschefield101 Other ResourcesThe Common Wording Errors Compilation The Common Attacks & Effects Compilation Compilation of Pokemon Type Stereotypes SM-era Rule Book (PDF) Ruling Compendium A Compilation of Great Artists for Fake Cards (who have given permission to use) Looking for something from the old Faking Resources and Help thread? You can find it archived here.