Contest September 2019 CaC: Bug Pokémon! (All Results Up!)

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  1. Jabberwock #Jovimohnaeliackvid

    Forum Mod Member


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

    This month’s theme is Bug Pokémon. Despite each region having its own hallmark Bug Pokémon line, and the existence of a wide variety of Bug Pokémon with secondary types, Bug itself is widely recognized in-universe as the weakest Pokémon type, both in terms of actual Weaknesses and in terms of base stats across the board. It’s treated similarly in the TCG, where Bug Pokémon only rarely receive exciting or playable cards. For this round, we want to see you take on the challenge of making a fun, creative, and thought-provoking card of a Bug-type Pokémon.

    Bug is commonly represented in the TCG by the [G] type, but your card does not strictly speaking have to be. If your Bug Pokémon of choice also has another type, or you wish to make a Delta Species card, or you wish to let your imagination run wild in another way, that’s up to you. Just note the Believability score. ;)

    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. @bbninjas will be judging image-based, and @NinjaPenguin 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: September 30th (Mon.) 12:00pm EST
    Here’s a deadline countdown for convenience: [link]​

    Anticipated Entrants

    1. @The Ωmega One
    2. @PMJ
    3. @chico
    4. @CardPone
    5. @Nyan
    6. @Fariszk7
    7. This could be you!

    1. @Vom
    2. @TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK
    3. @Anime Psyclone
    4. @Nyora
    5. @Dusk Form Lycanroc
    6. @Lord Goomy
    7. @P3DS
    8. @MegaAbsol10
    9. @DashKing
    10. @FourteenAlmonds
    11. @Ephemera
    12. @The Last Shaymin
    13. @ThePigThatCriedRii
    14. @Gabs Kazumi
    15. 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.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
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  2. Vom back to the usual she-ra pfps

    Forum Mod Member

    Well, if this isn't the perfect chance to make that Accelgor-GX into an actual card...I'm so in. sorry @VioletValkyrie

    edit: lol, forgot to specify which category, but if you don't know which I'm going for at this point, we might have a problem. :L
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  3. VioletValkyrie The Third / 死ぬんじゃねぇぞ


    I see how it is, not even gonna make it when I'm judging. I'm hurt. </3

    I don't think I'll be able to enter this month but best of luck to everyone who is! Remember to double-check your entries.
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  4. TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK The Phazing Spider-Man
    TeamAqua4Life #HEYNICK


  5. Kangaflora Aspiring Trainer


    I can't enter this time round sorry, I'm too busy with volunteering duties, but best of luck to all those taking part.
  6. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    Sign me up for Text based!
  7. Nyora A Cat


    Text please uwu
  8. Anime Psyclone The Raven Child
    Anime Psyclone


    Made my card, because inspiration cannot be quelled.
    Team Plasma’s Genesect
    HP: 200 [G] / BASIC

    Ability: Multi Drive
    Whenever this Pokemon uses an attack that does damage, flip a coin. If heads, the attack is super effective regardless of the Opposing Pokemon’s weakness.
    [G][M] Steel Swarm: 20+
    This attack does 20 damage plus 20 more for each [M] energy attached to this Pokemon.
    [G][G][M][M] Techno Rage: 30x
    This attack does 30 damage times the number of Prize cards the opponent has drawn. If the Opposing Pokemon becomes Knocked Out by this attack, pick a card from your opponent’s hand. That card is sent to the Lost Zone.
    Weakness: [R] x3
    Retreat: [C][C][C]
  9. The Ωmega One Aspiring Trainer
    The Ωmega One


  10. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    Put me in for text please
  11. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Cool. Bugs. Text please
  12. Lord Goomy Got Goomies?
    Lord Goomy


    Scatterbug - Grass - 40HP
    Basic Pokémon

    NO. 664 Scatterdust Pokémon HT: 1.0 ft. WT: 5.5 lbs

    Ability: Infestation
    When you play this card from your hand onto your Bench, you may put a Scatterbug from your discard pile onto your Bench.

    [G][C] Dust Plague 10x
    This attack does 10 damage for each [G] Pokémon you put onto your Bench this turn. Then, you may discard as many of your Benched [G] Pokémon as you like.

    When under attack from bird Pokémon, it spews a poisonous black powder that causes paralysis on contact.
    Weakness: [R] x2
    Retreat: [C]
    Made my card.
  13. P3DS UK VGC Regs Champ 2015

    Advanced Member Member

    In for text
  14. Nyora A Cat


    Oh, fun fact, this will be the third time in a row Bug-Typed Pokémon win in CaC, lol.
  15. Dusk Form Lycanroc Champion of Alola
    Dusk Form Lycanroc


    And heres my card (Drum roll please)
    Golisopod – Grass – HP140
    Stage 1 – Evolves from Wimpod

    Ability: Emergency Exit
    Once during your turn (Before your attack) if this Pokemon has any damage counters on it you may switch this Pokemon with one of you benched Pokemon.

    [G][C][C] First Impression 50+
    If this Pokemon was on your bench and became your active Pokemon this turn this attack does 150 more damage

    Weakness: Fire (x2)
    Retreat: [C] [C]
    With a flashing slash of its giant sharp claws, it cleaves seawater-or even air-right in two.
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  16. MegaAbsol10 I'm playing Big Blacephalon next quarter :)


    Text Please
  17. DashKing Aspiring Trainer


    In for Text Please!
  18. bbninjas Ready or Not!

    Advanced Member Member

    Hey everyone! Excited to be back judging the image-based round of the CAC!

    I’ll be looking for designs that take the bug theme and really run with it, with fun or unique effect designs and combinations that are clearly inspired by creepy-crawlies. Keep in mind that I do balance a bit differently than Jabberwock: I’m pretty strict with effects that dramatically shake up the metagame or can be easily exploited, but do not care if a card is competitively viable — rather, I consider card designs unplayable only if a casual would never willingly play it. Good luck!
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  19. PMJ happy thoughts

    Articles Head Activities Staff Badges Staff Elite Member Advanced Member Member

    If bb is judging, then I am definitely in, for image.
  20. FourteenAlmonds NTernetttt ERXploerer


    In for text

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