The top 4 designs for me so far:
Shanimanim: Many people have complimented you so far on this, and that is completely right. This is an awesome idea, it really brings out the typing of dark and grass. The fact that the eyes are on the tree and that's clearly the portion of the pokemon that thinks really develops the idea that the dino part can hide and surprise people walking past. Very evil tree.
Magistrum: I'm really surprised that nobody has commented on this because it is a really great design. It's got everything, it's a basic enough form that as CAP5 develops and we know more about it, it could be modified to fit the abilities and stats we decide for it. The Aku Aku/Uka Uka Mask going on calls to mind ancient tree evil spirit so you've got that down to a tee. Absolutely great. Could even be an ancient guardian of the forest that was corrupted or grew evil and bitter with the mass deforestation. Idk, cool design :)
Yilx: Would love to see more of the vampire heart. It's totally different to a lot of the designs that have been floating around and I'd love to see some supporting artwork for it as well. As a smaller design it's got a greater ability to change to fit the upcoming discussions and polls. The dark typing is subtle and I think that's a positive thing as dark typing that's too in your face in terms of colour or symbolism can look gaudy. This is great and the eye coming out from the heart of the flower makes it look very malevolent.
NastyJungle: You've received a lot of rap for this design and I think it is utterly fabulous. It's original, plays off mythology and shows that you've put a lot of thought into it and it is very well designed and drawn. I don't think that the Gold colouring says anything other than Dark in terms of the design concept. Gold is money and money is greed essentially which is the point that you're trying to get across. People need to stop worrying about others not thinking it looks dark enough. If you read the description and justification, it's all incredibly clear. It's a great design that holds great promise. It's very open to slight additions or changes depending on the upcoming polls too. Most importantly, it doesn't say straight away "Physical Attacker" or "Wall". It's understated and superb.
Insomniac: "Under further deliberation, I'm fine with the new art. My dad works at Nintendo and he told me you guys were going to get sued for Intellectual Property Theft."