Contest May 2019 CaC: Coin Flips! (Results Up!)


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

This month’s theme is Coin Flips. For this round, we’re looking for a card that incorporated that most loved and feared of gimmicks -- the coin flip! Coin flips are often used as a way to balance an otherwise overpowered effect, but occasionally they can be so gimmicky as to render the effect unplayable. We expect a card that neatly uses at least one coin flip to great effect, whether as a multiplier, a balancer, or something else entirely. It’s up to you!

Note that mindgame-style effects, such as Mr. Mime MT’s Trick Play, while creative, do not count toward this theme. Your effects must retain the full-odds probability aspect of the coin flip.

You’re not restricted to any particular Pokémon for this theme. Choose whatever Pokémon 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: May 31st (Fri.) 12:00pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants

  1. @Nyan
  2. @RealArity
  3. @KnightofDust
  4. This could be you!

  1. @TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK
  2. @FourteenAlmonds
  3. @Vom
  4. @DoubleAACE
  5. @Lord Goomy
  6. @Nyora
  7. @ScrawnyMeowth1
  8. @The Last Shaymin
  9. @A Dragon of Destiny
  10. @SneaselGenesis
  11. @NaganadelIsBeast
  12. @X21_Eagle_X21
  13. @Gabs Kazumi
  14. 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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I've been on the next contest's tail for a while. Sign me up for text!


A Cat
Flip a coin. If heads, enter text.

Flips a coin.

Well heck.

T R I C K C O I N.

Flips heads likes a boss.


Wait, that wasn’t an attack? Trick Coin doesn’t affect it? Well shit....


The Maker of Pokemon Lists
Here's my entry!


Meowth 60 HP (C)
Basic Pokemon

(C) Playful 10
If the Defending Pokémon tries to attack during your opponent’s next turn, your opponent flips 2 coins. If both of them are tails, that attack does nothing.

(C)(C) Lucky Charm
Flip 3 coins. If 1 of them is heads, draw a card. If 2 of them are heads, draw a card from the bottom of your deck. If all of them are heads, put a card from your discard pile into your hand.

Weakness: (F)
Retreat: (C)

NO. 052 Scratch Cat Pokémon. HT: 1’04” WT: 9.3 lbs.
Appears to be more active at night. It loves round and shiny things. It can't stop itself from picking them up.

I feel like this card is pretty well balanced. the attacks aren't that good, but it's a Meowth. it's not going to do 100 damage for 2 energy. Playful was more of a filler attack, so it's not that original. Lucky Charm is the main attack, and I think it turned out pretty good. Drawing a card from the discard is a bit overpowered, but you have to get three out of three heads to do it, so it balances out. The HP is the same as Meowth from UNB. The PokeDex entry is the one from LGPE.

Playful-Cyndaquil LOT, Pinsir TEU
Lucky Charm: Scyther LOT, Galvantula TEU, Looker ULP

Lord Goomy

Got Goomies?
Unown - Psychic - HP60
Basic Pokémon

No. 201 Symbol Pokémon HT. 1’08” WT. 11.0 lbs

Ability: BOOST?
Once during your turn (before your attack), you may Knock Out this Pokémon. If you do, flip a coin. If heads, search your deck for up to 4 Energy cards and attach them to one of your Pokémon. If tails, at the start of your next turn, before you draw a card, if your Bench isn’t full, you may put this Pokémon from your discard pile onto your Bench.

[C] Hidden Power 10

Weakness: [P] x2
Retreat: [C]
This Pokémon is shaped like ancient writing. It is a mystery as to which came first, the ancient writings or the various Unown. Research into this topic is ongoing but nothing is known.
The question mark is there because it’s randomized.

The Last Shaymin

[Basic] - Guzzlord - HP150 - [D]

Ability: Guzzle

Once during your turn, you may flip a coin. If heads, discard the top 5 cards of your deck. If any of those cards are Energy cards, attach them to your Pokémon in any way you like. If tails, discard the top 5 cards of your deck and put 1 damage counter on this Pokémon for each Trainer card you find there. If you used Tyrannical Trick during your last turn, put 1 damage counter on each of your Pokémon instead. You can't use more than 1 Guzzle Ability each turn.

[D][D][D] Tyrannical Trick 100

During your next turn, if you use the Guzzle Ability, flip tails and you have exactly 5 or 6 Prize cards remaining, you may choose to discard 10 cards instead of 5 cards and attach all energy you find there to your Pokémon in any way you like.

Weakness: F*2
Retreat: [C][C][C][C]

It has gobbled mountains and swallowed whole buildings, according to reports. It's one of the Ultra Beasts.


In for image...

I've only ever put a coin flip effect on 1 other major card, and it was because of the random CaC theme. Sooo, this will be an interesting one for me.


Aspiring Trainer
In for text-based. Here is my entry.

Togekiss LV.X - HP 140
Level-Up - Put onto Togekiss

Poké-BODY: Hustle
Whenever Togekiss LV.X attacks, flip a coin. If heads, Togekiss LV.X does 50 more damage to the Defending Pokémon (before applying Weakness and Resistance). If tails, that attack does nothing.

Poke-POWER: Jubilation

Once during your turn (before your attack), when you put Togekiss LV.X from your hand onto your active Togekiss, you may flip 10 coins. For each heads, put a Pokémon or basic Energy card from your discard pile on top of your deck.

Put this card onto Active Togekiss. Togekiss LV. X can use any attack, Poké-Power, or Poké-Body from its previous Level.

Weakness: [L] x2
Resistance: [F] -20
Retreat: [C][C]

So this Togekiss is meant to be played with the one from Great Encounters. The idea for Hustle is based off one of the abilities that Togekiss can have in the game which increases its damage output, but makes it less likely to hit. I decided to go with the same concept here. I felt it would mesh well with Togekiss's GE attack that also requires a coin flip with the possibility of increasing its damage output. I decided not to give Togekiss an attack as I wanted to build upon Togekiss's GE's existing Air Scroll attack. With Hustle this transforms the attack from one that can increase damage or heal to one that can increase damage to 90 or 120 or fail to hit. Since I didn't give Togekiss a new attack, instead, I gave it a new Poke-Power in the form of Jubilation. Since Togekiss is the Jubilee Pokémon, I felt an ability of returning cards that you have lost earlier in the game could reflect this well. Furthermore, it plays off of Togekiss GE's Serene Grace Poke-Power by returning up to 10 cards to your deck as you potentially took 10 cards out of it for its power, thus filling your deck back up either to use another Serene Grace during the game or to prevent yourself from decking out. And hey, 10 coin flips, how much more can you ask for?


Professional Lurker
(XY Era)
Giratina EX HP180 Dragon
PC Gravity Assist 20x
Put a Pokémon from you hand in the Lost Zone. This attack does 20 damage times the number of [C] in that Pokémon's Retreat Cost. Then, draw a card for each [C] in that Pokémon's Retreat Cost.
GPCC Utter Chaos 30x
Flip a coin for each damage counter on this Pokémon. This attack does 30 damage times the number of heads. If none of them are heads, draw cards until you have 7 cards in your hand. If 1 of them is heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Confused. If 2 of them are heads, before doing damage, the Defending Pokémon's Weakness is now [N] until the end of your turn (the amount of Weakness doesn't change). If 3 of them are heads, discard all Energy attached to each player's Active Pokémon. If 4 of them are heads, this attack does 40 damage to 1 of your opponent's Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon) If if 5 of them are are heads, this attack does 30 damage to each of your Benched Pokémon. (Don't apply Weakness and Resistance for Benched Pokémon) If 6 of them are heads, take 1 Prize card. If 7 of them are heads, discard the top 7 cards of your deck. If 8 of them are heads, choose a number of random cards from your opponent's hand up to the number of their remaining Prize cards. Your opponent switches each of those cards with the 1 of their Prize cards.
Weakness: [Y]x2
Resistance: -
Retreat Cost: [C][C][C]
Pokémon-EX rule: When a Pokémon-EX has been Knocked Out, your opponent takes 2 Prize cards.

Giratina EX (AOR 57): EX Rule, attack cost typing, stat ballparks
Lysandre <> (FLI 110): Lost zone wording
Throh (PLB 51): References to Retreat Cost
Forretress (FLF 60): Other references to Retreat Cost
Kirla (LTR RC9): Card draw in attack 1
Plusle (CES 53): Sentence breaks in attack 1
Bisharp (DEX 72): Numeric heads in attack 2
Espurr (BUS 59): Weakness changing
Hooligans Jim & Cas (DEX 94): Hand targeting
I'm predicting this card will suffer for believability, simply because I don't think there's a way you could actually fit the second attack on a real card (it's over twice as long as Persian-GX's Ability). That said, it is Utter Chaos, so it at least fits.