Contest PokéBeach Create-A-Card: February 2018 - Create-A-Card Anniversary ~ All Results Up!


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

It’s been one year since the reboot of the Create-A-Card! To celebrate this month, you may choose any Pokemon that placed in the top three in either the image- or text-based portions over the past year. A list of applicable Pokemon can be found below:

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. @Luispipe8 will be judging the text-based portion of the contest and @bbninjas will be judging the image-based part.

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 20th of February 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: February 24th (Sat.) 12:00pm EST
Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

Anticipated Entrants

  1. TheNyanCatXD
  2. Kangaflora
  3. KnightofDust
  4. TeamAqua4Life
  5. Kavross
  6. Robin Aisaga
  7. Edwin Santander
  8. Jabberwock
  9. This could be you!

  1. The Last Shaymin
  2. Professor_jplap
  3. quakingpunch73
  4. GekkisaiDaiNi
  5. Jadethepokemontrainer
  6. rainyman123
  7. VioletValkyrie
  8. Alex Sableye
  9. Lord o da rings
  10. TheFlyingPidove
  11. P3DS
  12. Sup3rTaco
  13. DashKing
  14. jessalakasam
  15. The Psychic Sorcerer
  16. GamePhoenix
  17. GM Draclord
  18. Lord Goomy
  19. Marshadow07
  20. 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 for the banner.
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Sign me up!

(For image, thanks for reminding me Jabber xP)
And my entry:
Mimikyu - [Y] - HP 70

NO. 778 Disguise Pokemon HT 0'08" WT 1.5 lbs

[Y] Baby-Doll Eyes
During your opponent's next turn, this Pokemon takes 20 less damage from attacks.

[C][C] Lonely Hearts Find No Comfort
Switch one of your opponent's Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon. That Pokemon cannot retreat during your opponent's next turn.

A lonely Pokemon, it conceals its terrifying appearance beneath an old rag so it can get closer to people and other Pokemon.

Retreat Cost:
I am extremely depressed now. I wanna hug it's wittle bitty face and cheer it up!
So I took my inspiration for the attack names from the fact that Mimikyu is so lonely and just wants to find a little love. I got the effect of baby-doll eyes from TCG attacks like Growl, Attract, and Charm which traditionally reduce attack damage. Lonely Hearts Find No Comfort was a bit trickier, because I wanted to use an effect that had something to do with finding a friend, but that territory seemed to be covered by Alolan Vulpix, and better at that. Guzma was just as good, even better, so using an attack that switched and prevented retreat seemed perfect for Mimikyu's quest for love. The Pokedex entry is from Pokemon Moon.
Here's my entry, hope you all enjoy! It's a small throwback to the one small mark I've made here.

Salazzle ◇ HP: 150 - Fire
Basic Pokémon

◇ (Prism Star) Rule: You can’t have more than 1 Prism Star card with the same name in your deck. If a Prism Star card is discarded, put it in the Lost Zone.

Ability: Manipulative Pheromones
As long as this Pokémon is your Active Pokémon, your opponent can't play any cards from their hand.

[R][C][C] Scalding Palm 50
Flip a coin. If heads, your opponent's Active Pokémon is now Burned. Put 4 damage counters instead of 2 on that Pokémon between turns.

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

Pokédex: Salazzle lives deep in caves and forces the Salandit it has attracted with its pheromones to serve it.
I submitted a Salazzle back in the September CAC, and scored 2nd place in the text-based portion, losing by only 1 point. I decided I'd make a new one (with another shiny sprite as a throwback) to try and get this one to the top. The first thing that came to mind was Salazzle manipulating the opponent by making it a part of it's harem. As for scalding palm, I thought if the Pokémon was part of the harem, the disapproval and punishment of their leader would be a figurative burn more crushing than a normal one, but only if you let it be (explains the coin flip).

Lunala ◇
M-Beedrill EX
Sign me up for text-based please!

Hmm, now which Pokémon should I pick? Litwick, Lampent or Chandelure?
Heh, I'm just going to randomly generate my Pokémon again... and it's Feraligatr!

Anyways, good luck everyone! I'm hoping to see some good fakes~
My entry:

Chandelure GX - [P] - HP 150
Stage 2 - Evolves from Lampent

[ABILITY] - Burning Wax
Whenever this Pokémon attacks, discard the top two cards of your opponent's deck.

[P][P][P] Swinging 60
During your next turn, this pokémon's Swinging attack does 60 more damage to your opponent's active pokémon (Before applying Weakness and Resistance)

[P][P][P] 100
Shuffle all supporter cards in your discard pile into your deck. This attack does 10 more damage for each supporter shuffled back into the deck in this way (Before applying Weakness and Resistance)(You can't use more than one GX attack in a game)