Contest March 2019 CaC: Attack & Defense! (Results Are Up!)


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Welcome to the March 2019 round of the Create-A-Card!

In honor of the newly announced games, this month’s theme is Attack & Defense. For this round, we expect to see a card that embodies either particular attribute over the other –– in effect, either a glass cannon or a wall. This means that balancing will be of particular concern! And, as always, we expect creativity. Slapping a high-damage attack or high HP on a card isn’t enough to score well for this theme. Make it fun and interesting!

You’re not restricted to any particular Pokémon for this theme. Choose whatever Pokémon you like, and whichever attribute you like, and make a stunning card!

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 quarter’s Create-A-Card. @Jabberwock will be judging image-based, and TBD will be judging text-based.

We’re always looking for new judges. Keen to join the 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 with three days remaining before the deadline 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.
  • 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: March 31st (Sun.) 12:00pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants

  1. @bbninjas
  2. @steffenka
  3. @The Ωmega One
  4. @that ivy guy
  5. @Nyan
  6. @KnightofDust
  7. @Gabs Kazumi
  8. @RealArity
  9. This could be you!

  1. @Nyora
  2. @Vom
  3. @Kangaflora
  4. @SneaselGenesis
  5. @Luplayz
  6. @ScrawnyMeowth1
  7. @GM DracLord
  8. @A Dragon of Destiny
  9. @ShaQuL
  10. @FourteenAlmonds
  11. @MegaAbsol10
  12. @VioletValkyrie
  13. @Lord Goomy
  14. @TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK
  15. @DrakenNinja
  16. This could be you!

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 and @Jabberwock for the banner.
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A Cat
In for text, but sad to see that even CaC is making fun of my boi Aegislash qwq
when will it's suffering ever stop


Aspiring Trainer
I’ll enter text-based.

For a Gym Heroes/Gym Challenge Era Card

Stage 1 - Evolves From Jigglypuff
80 HP
Pokémon Power: Inflation - You may reduce all damage done to Wigglytuff by 10 for each damage counter on Wigglytuff (after applying Weakness and Resistance). (Any other effects of attacks still happen.) This power can't be used if Wigglytuff is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
[C][C][C] Careless Tackle 40 - Wigglytuff does 20 damage to itself.
Weakness [F]
Resistance [P] -30
Retreat [C][C]
The body is soft and rubbery. When angered, it will suck in air and inflate itself to an enormous size.


The Maker of Pokemon Lists
Here's my entry:
Claymagnus - [M] - HP110
Basic Pokémon

[M] [C] First Blood 50+
If your opponent has exactly 6 Prize cards remaining, this attack does 100 more damage.

[M] [M] [M] No-Guard Strike 160
During your opponent’s next turn, this Pokémon takes 50 more damage from attacks (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

Weakness: [R] x2
Resistance: [P] -20
Retreat: [C] [C]

NO.889 Claymore Pokémon HT: 6’03” WT: 65.9 lbs.
Legends say that the mythical King Alforth of ancient Galar wielded this Pokémon in battle.

This card is based on my idea of what the Pokémon Sword legendary mascot would be like. The name is simply a combination of Claymore (a big sword) and Magnus (Latin for big/powerful). I went with the obvious choice and made him a metal-type. The Pokedex number is based off of Meltan's original index number, 891. I assumed that the two legendaries would be right before that, with the Sword mascot being first. The height/weight is just a ballpark estimate of what a big sword would look like. Finally, the 'dex entry is just some lore I made up off the top of my head.

Obviously, I went for attack in this entry, with the low HP and high-damage attacks. The second attack especially embodies the glass-cannon idea. I think my card is pretty well-balanced for a legendary, though if it was a real card I don't think it would see much competitive play.

1st attack: Guzzlord FOL
2nd attack: Golisopod-GX, Talonflame PHF


Aspiring Trainer
Here's my Entry:

Masquerain - HP100 -

Stage 1 - Evolves from Surskit

NO. 284 Eyeball Pokémon HT: 2'07" WT: 7.9 lbs.

Aqua Protection
This Pokémon takes 40 less damage from your
Pokémon (after applying
Weakness and Resistance)

Scald - 50+
If this Pokémon has any
Energy attached to it, this
attack does 40 more damage and your opponent's Active
Pokémon is now Burned.

Retreat: ---

PokéDex Info: It intimidates enemies with the eye-like
patterns on its antennae. Its four wings allow it to fly in
any direction.


In for text :)

I honestly didn't expect that there would be a regular CaC this month due to the tournament, but I am pleasantly surprised!

A Dragon of Destiny

The Ultimate Dragon
Kommo-o GX – Dragon – HP 240
Stage 2 Pokémon – Evolves from Hakamo-o

Ability: Counter
If this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon and is damaged by an opponent's attack (except when this Pokémon is Knocked Out), put damage counters on the Attacking Pokémon equal to double the amount of damage done to this Pokémon.

[L][F][C] Close Combat 120+
Flip a coin. If heads, this attack does 120 more damage. During your opponent's next turn, this Pokémon takes 60 more damage from attacks (before applying Weakness and Resistance).

[L][F][C] Clanging Scales GX 300
This Pokémon’s weakness is now [G], [R], [W], [L], [P], [F], [D], [M], [Y], [N] and [C] until the end of your next turn. (The amount of Weakness doesn’t change.) (You can’t use more than 1 GX attack in a game.)

When 1 of your Pokémon GX is Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Weakness: [Y] x2
Retreat: [C][C]
Kommo-o GX (GR)
Porygon (EVO)
Sharpedo (SM)

I like to make pokémon that have moves and abilities that reflect in-game mechanics. Take counter for example, the damage done is doubled but only if the pokémon doesn't faint from the damage. Of course the glass-cannon has powerful moves, but they backfire and allow for more damage to be done back, especially with that GX attack. Being my third entry it may not be the best but I spent more time on it to make the effects follow correct format.

The Last Shaymin

so actually im not joining image as my school computer blocks all the image faking resources and the ability to use different fonts so rip

ill join text though